4th Annual NEPA Gives Close to Reaching $1 Million

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The 4th annual NEPA Gives is underway—where 250+ local nonprofit organizations are working together across eight counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania for 24 hours to collectively raise awareness about the critical work they carry out across the region and raise much-needed funds.

As of June 2nd, NEPA Gives raised over $822,087 for participating nonprofits with more donations still rolling in.

To celebrate NEPA Gives, there was an in-person event on Friday evening, June 2, at the Hilton Scranton Conference Center to coincide with First Friday Scranton. The ‘Give Gathering’ celebration included live entertainment including music by Black Tie Stereo, giveaways, real-time and live-streamed updates on NEPA Gives with Chris Strub, known nationally as ‘The Giving Day Guy’, and opportunities for the general public to meet many of the participating nonprofits. This event is for all ages and is free to attend.

Promoted as the single largest day of philanthropy in Northeastern Pennsylvania, NEPA Gives is a 24-hour online giving extravaganza that’s all about giving back to the community. NEPA Gives is hosted by the Scranton Area Community Foundation, in partnership with The Luzerne Foundation, Greater Pike Community Foundation, Wayne County Community Foundation, Carbon County Community Foundation, Posture Interactive, and other community sponsors.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in matching funds, incentives, and prizes provided by various community partners, businesses, and sponsors made donations to participating nonprofits during NEPA Gives stretch even further.

This is the fourth year for NEPA Gives. In the past three years, NEPA Gives has raised nearly $3 million for hundreds of local nonprofit organizations in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

To learn more about #NEPAGives, visit nepagives.org or contact Brittany Pagnotti, Communications Manager of the Scranton Area Community Foundation at 570-347-6203.