CORPUS CHRISTI–It started as a day of giving last year to help out non-profit groups during the tough economic times and turned into a big success as more than $400,000 were donated after matching grants.
So this year, for the second year in a row with the non-profit groups still suffering, organizers said they need your help today on November 16. Today is the only day you can donate with the matching grants.
For 24 hours, you can donate money to 33 charities and 10 foundations will match up on a 1:1 basis up to $200,000. Each charity is eligible to donate $6,1000 in the matching funds.
If you get an e-mail or a note on Facebook, it isn’t a sham. It is a fundraising effort being handled only in the Coastal Bend for 33 non-profit groups.
For more infomation, go to coastalbenddayofgiving.org
–Manuel De La Rosa, South Texas Tribune, firstname.lastname@example.org