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December 5, 2012

Georgia Gives Day counts pennies for local groups

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MILLEDGEVILLE —

Through the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Community Foundation of Central Georgia will award additional prizes to nonprofits based in Milledgeville and Macon.

“One nonprofit will be drawn at random from each city at 9 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. on Dec. 6 to receive a $1,000 prize,” Community Foundation of Central Georgia Donor Services Director Julia Wood said via e-mail. “Plus, we will be giving prizes of $2,500 to the organizations in these two cities that have the greatest quantity of donations during the 24-hour giving period.”

CISMBC Executive Director Sandy Baxter said the need to find new revenue streams for program funding is critical in order to empower youth to stay in school.

“When donors select Communities In Schools of Milledgeville-Baldwin County, their gift will support our work to raise the graduation rate and support education for all of our families. Children are still dropping out of school, and we’re making progress with the literacy rate, but there’s so much work to do still. Anytime we have opportunities to raise funds and make life better for the people of Milledgeville, we are excited,” Baxter said. “I urge everyone to give to whatever charity supports their passion in Milledgeville and Baldwin County. We’re all struggling to raise funds to help our neighbor, children and families, but we’re all winners if we give on Georgia Gives Day.”

To take part in Georgia Gives Day Thursday, log onto www.gagivesday.org and search for various charities by zip code, county or name and make a donation via credit card.

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