CHRISTIANSBURG — The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is holding its eighth annual giving day, GiveLocalNRV, on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, to help organizations both big and small raise money in the New River Valley.
More than 40 nonprofits that are either in or serve Montgomery County are participating this year. More than 50 organizations located outside of Montgomery County provide services to the county and the entire New River Valley.
A special feature of this year’s giving day will come from Maroon Door in Blacksburg, which has brewed a special GiveLocalNRV Kolch beer for the campaign. Maroon Door will donate to the GiveLocalNRV campaign $1 of each pint sold during June.
The annual online giving day has raised more than $1.6 million for over 100 nonprofit organizations in the New River Valley in the last seven years. The goal this year is $430,000 at a time when online support for nonprofits is more important than ever because COVID-19 has forced the cancelation of in-person fundraisers.
Pat Hyer, board chair for NRV Community Foundation, said, “If we have learned one thing during the COVID pandemic, it is how critical the local non-profits are to the well-being of our community. They feed the hungry, support kids trying to learn from home, provide emergency funds and mental health support to stressed families, and make sure that vaccinations reach everyone.
“GiveLocalNRV is the time to tell our non-profit organizations and their hundreds of volunteers how much they mean to us and to provide those ever-critical donations so they can keep serving Montgomery County residents in need,” Hyer said.
In addition to donations from community members, organizations can earn additional grant money from the Community Foundation during the giving day. The CFNRV will be giving out $15,000 in grants to organizations that raise the most money, have the greatest number of unique donors during designated power hours, show creativity through videos, and more. Moreover, donors don’t have to wait until June 23rd to support their favorite organizations. Any donation received through GiveLocalNRV through June 23 will count towards the organization’s giving day total.
Donate online today to support your favorite organizations at givelocalnrv.org, which may be any of the following organizations that are located in or serve Montgomery County:
Agape Center NRV, Blacksburg Community Band, Blacksburg Junior Women’s Club, Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation, Blacksburg New School, Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Virginia, Children’s Trust, Community Foundation of the New River Valley – Fund for the NRV, Dayspring Christian Academy, DePaul Community Resources, Downtown Christiansburg, Friends of the Farmers Market, Friends of the Huckleberry, Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley, Hacksburg, Historic Smithfield, Humane Society of Montgomery Co., Inmate Family Assistance of the NRV, Intellectual Disabilities Agency, Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley, Live Work Eat Grow, Montgomery Co. Christmas Store, Montgomery Co. Emergency Assistance Program, Montgomery Co. Friends of Animal Care and Control, Montgomery Museum of Art & History, Mountain View Humane, New River Family Shelter, New River Land Trust, New River Robotics Association, New River Valley Disability Resource Center, New River Valley Home TimeBank, NRV Academy of Dance, NRV CARES, Renaissance Music Academy of Virginia, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, SEEDS, Sojourn Center for Hospice Care, St John Neumann Academy, Summer Musical Enterprise, Sustain Blacksburg, The Blacksburg Master Chorale, The Community Group, The Kiwanis Club of Christiansburg, The Lyric Council, The Warm Hearth Foundation, United Way of the New River Valley, Valley Interfaith Child Care Center, Vittles for Vets, Wonder Universe, the YMCA at Virginia Tech.