SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts and Jewish Endowment Foundation are partners in Valley Gives, a unique day of generosity in Western Massachusetts presented by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts. On Dec. 12, more than 200 nonprofit organizations from across Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties will join together for 24 hours in special events and online campaigns with the goal of getting thousands of Valley residents to make gifts to their favorite charities. The Jewish Federation is a participating nonprofit organization.
In a single day, Valley Gives hopes to raise thousands of dollars to support the important nonprofits working to make the region a better place to live. Each gift will have greater impact as participating nonprofits will be eligible on that day for special cash awards to fund the good work they do. When donors visit the Valley Gives website between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on December 12, they will be able to make gifts to their favorite local charities. At the end of 24 hours, the top three nonprofits that have raised the most money and the top three that have the most donors will be rewarded with special grants of $15,000, $10,000, and $5,000. The nonprofit in 12th place in each category will receive $1,200. In addition to those prizes, participating nonprofits will be eligible for special bonus gifts given between 11 a.m. and midnight to randomly selected winners.
For more information about Valley Gives, contact the Federation office at (413) 737-4313.