Arkansans Urged To Donate During ArkansasGives Event Thursday
ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Arkansans are urged to donate to the charity of their choice on Thursday (April 7) as part of a single day of giving called ArkansasGives.
The one-day event put on by the Arkansas Community Foundation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with the goal of raising $4 million for Arkansas nonprofits. Anyone can donate to the nearly 600 nonprofit organizations that are participating this year by going to ArkansasGives.org.
Donating during the ArkansasGives event will help nonprofits earn bonus money from a pool of a $400,000.
If an organization gets two percent of the total donations on April 7, they will get two percent of the bonus pool, or $8,000. Additionally, they will get a chance to win other prizes based on the number of donors and amount they receive in donations.
Last year the ArkansasGives event helped to raise $2 million for about 350 Arkansas nonprofits.
5NEWS is proud to be a sponsor of the 2016 ArkansasGives event.