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Midlands Gives 2016 Video Released by Central Carolina Community Foundation

Midlands Gives 2016-by Mary Grant

Third annual 24-hour online giving day raised $1.6 million, despite national tech issues 

Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands’ expert on philanthropy, has released the first ever Midlands Gives video thanking supporters and participants of Midlands Gives, the annual, 24-hour online giving day. The Midlands Gives 2016 video can be viewed below and online at https://vimeo.com/166257007.

The Midlands Gives video – created by local production company Cinema Couture – captures the excitement of the giving day, which raised $1.6 million for 382 local charities on May 3, 2016. To view the leaderboard and prize winners, visit www.midlandsgives.org.

Midlands Gives is one of almost 100 giving days that takes place in cities across the country in conjunction with the national online giving initiative, Give Local America. This year, technical issues with the national online giving platform caused major delays in online giving; still, Midlands Gives raised $1,603,647 dollars via 12,560 gifts for 382 local nonprofit organizations across the 11-country service area of the Community Foundation.

In 2015, the event raised $1,543,032 via 11,372 gifts to 251 nonprofits; and the inaugural Midlands Gives in 2014 raised $704,932.23 via 5,186 individual gifts to 150 nonprofits.

Central Carolina Community Foundation thanks each and every donor and participating nonprofit, as well as the sponsors, media and community partners who helped make the third annual Midlands Gives day a huge success.

Learn more about Midlands Gives and view the giving day results at www.midlandsgives.org.

Twitter hashtag #MidlandsGives | Twitter handle @CCCFTweets

About Midlands Gives:

Midlands Gives is an annual 24-hour online giving challenge for local nonprofits, presented by Central Carolina Community Foundation. This year’s event took place on May 3 and 4, 2016. For more information about Midlands Gives, visit www.midlandsgives.org or call 803-254-5601.

About Central Carolina Community Foundation:

Central Carolina Community Foundation – the Midlands’ expert on philanthropy – is a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands by distributing grants and scholarships and linking the resources of donors, nonprofits and area leaders to communities in need. Major initiatives include the Midlands Gives 24-hour giving challenge, Connected Communities grants, the One SC Fund, the Best of Philanthropy Awards, annual scholarships and more. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.yourfoundation.org or call 803.254.5601.

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