Centre Gives 2017: Giving Back to Happy Valley

We can all agree that Happy Valley is a pretty magical place, and it's obvious that most of us want to give back to the community that's given us so much fun over the years. Sometimes, though, knowing when, how or which Happy Valley charities to give to can be difficult. 

Centre Gives, however, is a great way for you to get involved and make a donation that's really going to matter and make an impact.

So, what is it?

Centre Gives is a 36-hour fundraising event that supports a ton of local organizations (more than 150 over the last 6 years!). From the State College Food Bank to the SCASD Education Foundation, you're sure to find a charity that pulls at your heart strings, and that you can relate to on a personal level.

In addition to just the money raised by generous hearts all over the county, though, Centre Gives also allows participating organizations to qualify for their share of Centre Foundation's $200,000 stretch pool. The more money a nonprofit raises, the larger the share they recieve of that stretch pool, making your donation go further than ever before. In addition, there are prize amounts throughout the event that organizations can win for milestones such as most donors in an hour, etc.

How can I get involved?

Participating in this great opportunity is easy! Just head over to the Centre Gives website on May 9-10, and make your donation to the charity of your choice! Then, stay tuned to see how your charity is performing, and be sure to share your support via social media!


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