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By Rachel Barnes, Patch
LONG BEACH, CA — Citywide online giving event Long Beach Gives celebrated its fourth annual event to raise more than $2 million for 222 local nonprofits.
The campaign kicked off on Sept. 15 and raised more than $1 million from 4,877 donations as of the morning of Sept. 22, which was the last day to donate to the event. A variety of nonprofits participated with the overall goal to support vital causes in Long Beach that help communities, the environment, abandoned animals, veterans and many other causes.
“Long Beach really came together the first three years of Long Beach Gives to support the incredible work being done by nonprofits in this city,” noted Matt Guardabascio with Long Beach Gives. “As a Long Beach native, I’m incredibly proud of the way our city showed up last year, raising more than $2 million in 2021. I’m excited to see what we do in 2022.”
Over the past three years, over 20,272 supporters have given $4.6 million to Long Beach causes. Long Beach Gives said that community support is vital to help preserve and make a difference for the things residents care most about.
The city’s biggest giving event was spearheaded by the Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation in 2019 to move nonprofits to look toward online fundraising and reach more individuals in a new online generation.
Donor support goes toward a variety of helpful causes including;
Individuals can donate at https://www.longbeachgives.org until the end of the day Thursday to contribute to the event.
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