Last week the nation recognized Giving Tuesday, a day of local giving, volunteering and sharing kindness. To encourage giving in our area, the Los Alamos Community Foundation hosted its inaugural Los Alamos Gives campaign.
Central to the campaign was a shared website to facilitate donations to local nonprofits, fundraisers and causes. We’re pleased to report that in conjunction with Giving Tuesday, the Los Alamos Gives site took in over $20,000 in donations to nearly 30 local nonprofits. Thousands more were donated directly to these organizations and others on that day.
What a wonderful Giving Tuesday response – you hit it out of the park Los Alamos!
Our nonprofits depend on local generosity to continue serving our neighbors in need and providing the abundance of enriching experiences that connect us as a community. Each of them deserves our support.
If you missed Giving Tuesday, it’s not too late. The LosAlamosGives.org site is open through December 31, and you can always donate to your favorite organization directly. The amount doesn’t matter, just give what you can. Your support lets employees and volunteers know their work is appreciated, and even the smallest of donations makes a big difference when combined with those of others. That’s the power of community!
Thank you, Los Alamos, for making our first Los Alamos Gives campaign a success, and for providing a healthy goal for us to shoot for next year. Wishing you all a joyous holiday season and a new year filled with renewal and optimism for this community we share.
Established in 2015, the Los Alamos Community Foundation improves the quality of life in our community by inspiring local philanthropy and building the capacity and success of our nonprofit organizations. LACF stewards 16 permanent endowment funds and supports nonprofits through training, initiatives and grantmaking. For more information visit www.losalamoscf.org.