Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 04:10:00 EST
Updated: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 04:28:08 EST
It's all about "giving back" Wednesday as many Middle Georgia non-profits participate in a statewide online fundraiser for their organization.
It’s the second annual “Georgia Gives Day.” More than 90 non-profits in Middle Georgia are participating in the 24 hour event and every dollar counts. Not only are organizations raising money, but many in both Macon and Milledgeville are also competing for $83,000 in incentive prizes to be awarded throughout the day.
"Any amount of money that we're able to get as a donation is a great thing,” Middle Georgia Community Food Bank agency organizer, Doug Rohme said.
The food bank has more than 300 partner agencies and distributed 8.3 million pounds from the facility last year. Recently, he says the agencies are experiencing an influx of people. Rohme is uncertain if it’s because of the holiday season or funding cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Either way, Rohme says every dollar raised on the website is needed.
“Money is essential to keep up what we're doing on a year round basis."
Some are calling this "the biggest day of charitable giving" in Georgia history as a flash-mob of people are expected to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to organizations throughout the day.
If you’d like to donate, visit GAgivesday.org