For many of us, this has been a year when charitable giving has been top of mind even more so than in past years. But when the world feels unpredictable and the need greater than ever, it's important to give in a way that achieves the greatest impact.
Brooklyn Community Foundation launched its second annual Brooklyn Gives campaign Tuesday.
The 24-hour donation drive helps raise money for 20 not-for-profits serving the borough. For every dollar each organization raises, Brooklyn Community Foundation will match it, up to $5,000.
"There's phenomenal work happening and there's also real need, so what we want to say is let’s make Brooklyn generous to support Brooklyn communities through the work of these non-profits," said Cecilia Clarke, the president of Brooklyn Community Foundation.
Originally aired: November 28, 2017
Hosted by Ashley Ford.
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Along with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season comes the ever-important consideration around charitable giving. This has been a year when charitable giving has been top of mind more than past years, and continues to be crucial support for affected communities right here in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn is out to prove that it’s New York City’s most generous borough this holiday season with #BrooklynGives on Giving Tuesday, a 24-hour giving day that aims to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for local nonprofits.