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NEPA Match Day Begins at Midnight!

The First Friday in May is NEPA Match Day!

For 24 hours on May 5th, beginning at midnight and lasting until 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, 25 local nonprofits will work together to raise $50,000 to support the critical work they do in our communities, which makes our region a better place to call home. For every dollar raised by each of the participating nonprofits, the Scranton Area Community Foundation will match the gifts, dollar for dollar, up to $1,000 for each nonprofit.

For tomorrow only, your $25 gift becomes $50, $100 becomes $200, and $500 becomes $1,000. Every dollar you give in support of NEPA Match Day will double.

THIS YEAR, THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL BONUS! Thanks to the generosity of a regional funder, the top three nonprofits that have worked collaboratively, received the most individual donations, have the highest donation total, and made an extra effort to promote NEPA Match Day have a chance to nab the NEPA Match Day Bonus, which will give them an additional $1,000-$6,000. That’s on top of the $1,000 match. This Bonus means every gift counts because your $10 donation to your favorite nonprofit could mean the difference between them receiving $1,000 or $7,000 in matching funds.

For a list of participating nonprofits with links to their websites, please go here. Tomorrow, please give directly to the nonprofit of your choice. All gifts received by the Scranton Area Community Foundation will be divided evenly the 25 nonprofits…much like the gift we received from the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Scranton, which gave every nonprofit a head start of $100 toward their NEPA Match Day goal. If you are mailing a check to the nonprofit of your choice, be sure to note “NEPA Match Day” in the memo section. Gifts received by mail up to a week after May 5th will count toward the NEPA Match Day total and bonus.

Tomorrow, help us beat the NEPA Match Day goal of $50,000 and help us reach $100,000 for our community’s nonprofits. Your gift will make a difference. Together, we are stronger!