Brittanye Blake, Valdosta Daily Times, November 23, 2022, GAgives reaches out to S.Ga nonprofits,
They quoted WWALS Executive Director Gretchen Quarterman, “ We have a lot to be thankful for in our area with these rivers and growing community of people to realize their value so we are hoping that the community to share their resources to help support us. We are grateful for everyone who supports us because $10 a month or more to a nonprofit truly goes a long way.”
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VALDOSTA — Georgia Center for Nonprofits hosts the 11th year of GAgives on GivingTuesday to provide nonprofits a platform for donations.
“GCN is honored to lead the state’s biggest giving movement and proud to serve as the official state lead for GivingTuesday, a generosity campaign reaching all 50 states and more than 150 countries,” Luiza Raposo, senior director, marketing and communications for GCN, said. “Despite COVID being ‘behind us,’ it’s more essential than ever to elevate Georgia’s nonprofits as they all are dealing with increased demand, rising costs and shortages of resources and people. We want to create the tradition of philanthropy and have Georgians give back to the nonprofits that give us all so much.”
GivingTuesday is held the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, this year on Nov. 29. GivingTuesday is an international day of giving to follow the traditional shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
GAgives kicked off with a 30 Days of #GAgenerosity campaign, providing a new prompt each day to inspire Georgians to share their “thanks” through social media while helping build momentum for GAgives, Raposo said.
South Georgia nonprofits such as Girls on the Run and WWALS Watershed Coalition are a part of more than 700 nonprofits across the state participating in GivingTuesday, many organizations returning and others for the first time.
Meanwhile, this is the fourth year that WWALS will be participating in GivingTuesday.
WWALS Watershed Coalition is an educational nonprofit charity that advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, Santa Fe, and Suwannee River watersheds in South Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring and resident activities.
Gretchen Quarterman, executive director WWALS, said, “We enjoy participating in GAgives and working to GCN as they support our yearly fundraising campaign for GivingTuesday and we are also able to host specific fundraisers for other projects.
“We have a lot to be thankful for in our area with these rivers and growing community of people to realize their value so we are hoping that the community to share their resources to help support us,” she said. “We are grateful for everyone who supports us because $10 a month or more to a nonprofit truly goes a long way.”
Here she is talking about WWALS at the Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®