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155 Local Charities Join The Community Give

FREDERICKSBURG, VA (April 14, 2015) Local residents will have plenty of choices when they support local charities during The Community Give on Tues., May 5. An unprecedented 155 nonprofits have registered to participate in the region's second 24-hour multi-charity online giving marathon.

"We were expecting more participants than last year, but a late surge in entries added 40 more nonprofits than last year," said Lisa Biever, Director of Donor Services. "We're thrilled!"

There is no charge for local nonprofits to participate in The Community Give. Last year, 115 nonprofits participated. In just one day, 4,877 gifts were received and $544,481 was raised.

For 2015, the foundation is setting its sights even higher. They believe 7,500 donors can be rallied to raise at least $750,000.

The online fundraiser begins at midnight and ends at 11:59 p.m. on May 5. Donations are made online at www.thecommunitygive.org.

To inspire local giving, The Community Foundation and area sponsors are offering $100,000 in incentive prizes. Every participating area nonprofit is eligible to win. Examples of the incentive prizes include: A $10,000 grand prize to the nonprofit that raises the most money during The Community Give. A $10,000 prize to the nonprofit with the most unique donations. Twelve "Power Hour" prizes to the nonprofits with the most unique donations during selected times. Also, two nonprofits will picked at random to win $500 each hour during the 24-hour period.

All participating nonprofits receive free training and tools from The Community Foundation.

The Community Foundation ensures that all donors will receive an immediate thank you and a receipt for 100% of their donation

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Pouches Visits the Past

HistoryCamp

If Pouches' experience at History Camp is any indication, your son or daughter will enjoy joining Washington Heritage Museums and the George Washington Foundation for History Camp in Fredericksburg. The week-long day camp will be held June 25-29, from 9:00 a.m. to noon each day.

Young historians discover American history with hands-on experiences as they walk in the footsteps where the history of Fredericksburg, and a budding America, was created. The camp complements the history taught in classrooms with activities such as soap making, code breaking, colonial crafts, penmanship and much more.

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