Foundation for Roanoke Valley announces major community initiative


ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - Foundation for Roanoke Valley announced a first valley-wide day of giving called Roanoke Valley Gives.

The day of action will be on Wednesday, March 16 2016.

This is an online fundraising event and encourages people to donate for their charity of choice in 24 hours.

Sixty-nine Roanoke Valley nonprofits have signed up to join and 13 more pending.

The Foundation has raised $50,000 in the form of sponsorships as prizes throughout the day and for organizations that raise the most donations.

Donors will go online to rvgives.givebig.org.

Roanoke Valley Gives will begin midnight EST on March 16.

The goal is raise $150,000 for Roanoke Valley nonprofits.