Arlington-based nonprofits have raised more than $16,000 so far as part of the United Way’s Do More 24 campaign.
The 24-hour fundraising campaign encourages D.C. area donors to give to any of more than 700 local participating nonprofits, thus funding “programs and services right here in our own community.”
“Held on June 8, 2017, Do More 24 is the DMV’s largest 24-hour online fundraiser,” said the United Way of the National Capital Area. “Last year, Do More 24 raised more than $1.55 million, which allowed nonprofit organizations to fill holes in their budget, buy desperately needed new equipment and serve more people in need across our region.”
Among the Arlington-based organizations on the Do More 24 leaderboard as of 5 p.m. Thursday were:
- Animal Welfare League of Arlington — $1,257 (28 donors)
- Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) — $368 (7 donors)
- Arlington Free Clinic — $274 (3 donors)
- Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) — $24 (1 donor)
- Arlington Thrive — $4,435 (40 donors)
- Doorways for Women and Families — $4,622 (35 donors)
- Bowen McCauley Dance — $738 (11 donors)
- Encore Stage & Studio — $24 (1 donor)
- Linden Resources — $493 (9 donors)
- Lucky Dog Animal Rescue — $3,839 (65 donors)
To help generate excitement for the campaign, many local nonprofits were active on social media, posting videos, detailing good things for which donations would be used, and setting goals for matching donations.
The donation campaign runs through 11:59 p.m. tonight (Thursday).