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November 20, 2013

Local charities raise thousands on day of giving



“This was a great experience for us. Our infrastructure for fundraising wasn’t where I would have liked it to be, but next year we will be more prepared,” said Gregory Barnes, director of Campus Club. “I think Georgia Gives Day is a great opportunity for nonprofits to get the word out and use this platform to really support one another.”

Georgians had the opportunity to give back and help local communities by participating on Georgia Gives Day on Nov. 13, which was initiated by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits as a way to bring the state together as one community, and raise funds and awareness for Georgia nonprofits. More than 11,000 donors came together to donate more than $1.4 million to 1,720 participating organizations across the state.

Other participating organizations from the Milledgeville area included the Animal Rescue Foundation, raising $2,800 via online donations; Georgia Cancer Support, raising $742; Georgia College & State University Foundation, raising $2,385; Georgia Military College Foundation, raising $6,885; Lockerly Arboretum Foundation, raising $2,840; Milledgeville Cares, raising $1,310; and the Oconee River Greenway Foundation; raising $3,836.

Although 24-hour day of giving has passed, people can still contribute year-round to their local charities through the Georgia Gives Day website.

For more information about Georgia Gives Day or to make a donation visit

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