April 7, 2020 is Arizona Gives Day, an annual day when people donate to their favorite nonprofit. This event online in the past has raised millions of dollars for worthy organizations in Arizona, since 2013. Now more than ever, due to the COVID 19 outbreak/pandemic, Arizona nonprofits need your help. Many of them have had fundraising events cancelled, so their revenues have decreased considerably. Many have had to shut their doors as “non-essential services”.
“Arizona Gives and Arizona Gives Day is a collaboration between the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Arizona Grantmakers that began in 2013. This partnership has helped raise more than $17 million for Arizona’s nonprofit sector. This statewide, 24-hour, online giving campaign takes place in early April each year. The program is supported by our presenting sponsor FirstBank, along with a variety of other sponsor organizations.”
$1.1 Million was raised in the first year (2013), growing to $3.6 Million in 2019.
It’s a 24 hour online giving effort via their website. Here’s a list of the participating nonprofits (240 in Tucson) : https://www.azgives.org/nonprofits
Give generously in 2020, as this is a time of great need and anxiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and increased unemployment.