Community Foundation Giving Tuesday Campaign Takes Off

Nearly 60 local nonprofit agencies are participating in the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s (CFES) 2016 Giving Tuesday online charitable giving day. The effort is known locally as “Shore Gives More” and will be held this year on Tuesday, November 29th.

All the nonprofit organizations participating in the “Shore Gives More” online campaign serve Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. “Last year was the first time the Community Foundation organized a Giving Tuesday campaign in collaboration with nonprofits in Worcester County,” said Erica Joseph, CFES President. This year the campaign includes nonprofits from all three counties on Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore.”

One hundred percent of all charitable gifts made by donors through the Shore Gives More website will benefit the nonprofits who are participating in this year’s online campaign. All processing fees are being paid by the Hershey Family Fund at the Community Foundation. “This enables 100 percent of all online contributions to go directly to our local participating nonprofits,” Joseph said. “We also thank our primary sponsors, Delmarva Power and 47 ABC for their support.”

The popularity of “Giving Tuesday” has grown significantly in recent years and is held the Tuesday after “Black Friday,” the largest shopping day of the year, immediately following Thanksgiving, and “Cyber Monday,” the largest online shopping day of the year. “Shore Gives More is one more way of engaging donors and adding capacity to the participating nonprofit organizations who serve our area,” Joseph added.

To learn more about the “Shore Gives More” online Giving Tuesday campaign for local nonprofits visit www.cfes.org.

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