BBCF Announces Second Annual Week of Giving

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Bridge Builders Community Foundations has announced the dates and deadlines for the 2018 Week of Giving and a new addition, Clicks for a Cause. The Week of Giving will take place March 19-23, and the deadline for nonprofits to sign up is January 15.

The Week of Giving is the largest regional philanthropic initiative to date, spurring collective charitable giving through the foundation. Nonprofits throughout Clarion, Forest and Venango counties, as well as the community of Punxsutawney, sign up online to become a participant, allowing community members to give numerous donations.

“Last year, we were able to give almost $104,000 from more than 300 donors to 88 local nonprofits and funds,” said Trenton Moulin, executive director of BBCF. “We’re looking forward to another Week of Giving and an opportunity to give even more back to the organizations making a difference in our community.”

Clicks for a Cause, taking place January 22-26, gives nonprofits another chance to raise funds and, as a Week of Givingparticipant of the Week of Giving, a nonprofit is automatically part of this addition. Clicks for a Cause is essentially a competition for nonprofits, allowing community members to click and vote for organizations by simply visiting the website from any device. The nonprofit with the most votes receives an additional $500 through the Week of Giving.

“The new addition of Clicks for a Cause to this year’s Week of Giving is yet another way to help us support our local nonprofits,” said Moulin. “This campaign isn’t just about getting money, it’s about educating people on our community’s needs and why it is essential to give.”

To participate in the Week of Giving and Clicks for a Cause, nonprofits must visit bbcfgives.org and register by Monday, January 15. Community members interested in voting and donating can visit the website for more information.

Please contact BBCF by phone at (814) 677-8687 or by email at trenton@bbcf.org with any questions.