Local Organizations Raised Almost $500,000 Collectively During #GivingTuesday

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Causeway, The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, The Generosity Trust, and United Way joined forces to oversee this year’s  #GivingTuesday initiative, #CHAGIVES. Since 2015, organizations have come together for a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. 

Local organizations rallied together with three community goals in mind: raise $300,000, pledge 3,000 acts of kindness, and recruit 300 community partners, on Tuesday, Nov. 28. With community collaboration, #CHAGIVES surpassed this year’s monetary goal by raising $481,607.85. 

“At the United Way of Greater Chattanooga, we understand the power of people," said Lesley Scearce, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Chattanooga. "We are thankful that the community came together. This is the fourth year of #CHAGIVES and we are excited to partner with organizations like Causeway, Generosity Trust, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga to spark the #CHAGIVES movement.  Our collective goal was to inspire people to invest in the organizations that help make Chattanooga a great place for everyone to call home and we exceeded that goal.” 

Last year with #CHAGIVES over $225,000 was raised for Chattanooga’s nonprofits within 24 hours. This year, with #CHAGIVES there were over 300 community partners and almost 200 organizations participating. 

To find out more about #CHAGIVES for 2018 visit chagives.org or email info@chagives.org.
 


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