Give4Marion starts at 10am today
Local nonprofits can benefit from 33 hours of online giving and each donation will be disbursed directly to the donor’s chosen organization within 5-7 business days.
Lauren Deiorio, the president/executive director of the Community Foundation for Ocala/Marion County, celebrates as donations rise above $750,000 for the Give4Marion conclusion at the Marion Theatre in Ocala, Fla. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.
This year’s Give4Marion will take place from 10 a.m. today, Sept. 19, to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Give4Marion, which spans 33 hours, is a time of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Give4Marion, hosted by the Community Foundation for Ocala/Marion County, was born of a need to address societal challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event provides a platform for donors to support various causes, projects and nonprofits through online giving.
An FAQ page on the foundation’s website notes that each donation will be disbursed directly to the donor’s chosen organization within 5-7 business days. It states that 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofits that are headquartered or provide services in Ocala/Marion are eligible to participate. Anyone can make a donation via credit or debit card. The donations are tax-deductible.
In 2020, the inaugural year, just over $310,000 was raised to support local nonprofits. In 2021, donations grew to $532,000 and to $771,000 in 2022.
During the 33 hours of giving online, there will be Matching Moment and incentive prize opportunities.
To learn more and make a donation, go to give4marion.org