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Monday, April 20, 2020

GIVE FOR GOOD provides the perfect platform for socialdistanced philanthropy: It all happens online!


Please "Step Up"

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event for not only Louisiana but our nation and the world. As “nonessential” businesses and events have been brought to a standstill, the need in our community has multiplied overnight. North Louisiana nonprofits are working tirelessly to help those who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

By assisting the homeless, feeding those newly struck by poverty, or providing behavioral health and/or addiction services to those in need, our nonprofits are stepping up like never before. To ensure the nonprofits are able to continue supporting our community, we must step up for them!

Founded in 2014 by Community Foundation of North Louisiana, Give For Good returns in perhaps its most important year ever. Since its inception, this 24-hour online giving day has raised over $10 million for North Louisiana nonprofit organizations. Give For Good allows area nonprofits to raise unrestricted dollars for the life-changing assistance they provide to those in need in our community. (Notably, the Community Foundation does not receive any proceeds from Give For Good.)

Best of all, Give For Good happens entirely online.

If you are looking for a way to help during this difficult time, Give For Good provides the perfect platform for social-distanced philanthropy. By donating online during Give for Good, you are doing your part by staying home while raising crucial dollars for your favorite causes at the same time. Donations at any level make a difference. A community giving together is much more powerful than giving alone. Whether you give $10 or $10,000, all donations are indispensable to the nonprofit services they support.

Plus, when you support nonprofits through Give For Good, your gift goes even further.

The Lagniappe Fund, a bonus pool that matches donations on a pro-rata basis, gives participating nonprofits “a little something extra.” The Lagniappe Fund is made possible through generous support from the Grayson Foundation and the Community Foundation.

Make an advanced gift today at giveforgoodnla.org or be a part of the action on May 5 as you watch the leaderboard tick upward in real-time. Our community needs us now more than ever. Please join the Community Foundation in making 2020 the biggest Give For Good yet by donating to the entities on the frontlines of helping those effected by COVID-19. We are stronger together!


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