100+ nonprofits participate in Give4Marion
OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) - A 33-hour fundraising drive for charities in Marion County kicked off on Tuesday morning.
Give4Marion began at 10 a.m. on Sept. 19 and is set to end at 7 p.m. on Sept. 20. The event is an initiative of the Community Foundation of Ocala.
This year’s fundraiser has set a goal of $1 million.
“This year we have a $1 million goal to raise as a community together, working together without donors, our philanthropists, our community leaders and just anybody in the community,” Director of Strategic Engagement Ashley Wheeler-Gerds said.
Anyone can donate to the event, and donations are tax-deductible.
Area businesses are matching donations during certain times throughout the event.
The fundraiser features 103 verified 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofits headquartered or providing services in the city of Ocala and Marion County.
“This year for 2023 we have over 103 nonprofits in 33 hours of giving,” Wheeler-Gerds said. “This is the most nonprofits we’ve ever had participate so we’re super excited to help them with their missions and hopefully achieve their goals and make Marion County even stronger.”
All money donated during the event will be distributed to the nonprofit in 5-7 business days.
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