For 24 hours on May 4th, 25 local nonprofits will work together to fundraise in support of the critical work they do in our community, 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 one day 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 work collaboratively, receive the most individual donations, have the highest donation total, and make an extra effort to promote NEPA Match Day have a chance to nab the NEPA Match Day Bonus, which will give them an additional $6,000 (1st place); $3,000 (2nd place); or $1,000 (3rd place. That’s on top of the $1,000 match.
This Bonus means that every gift counts because your $10 donation to your favorite nonprofit could mean the difference between them receiving a match of $1,000— or a total of $7,000 in additional funds!
Here is the list of 2018’s participating nonprofits:
1. Alzheimer’s Association
2. Catherine McAuley Center
3. Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA
4. Countryside Conservancy
5. Dress for Success Lackawanna
7. Everhart Museum
8. Greater Carbondale YMCA
9. Greater Scranton YMCA
10. Heritage Valley Partners
11. Indraloka Animal Sanctuary
12. Jewish Family Service of NEPA
13. Junior League of Scranton
14. Lacawac Sanctuary and Field Station
15. Lackawanna Pro Bono
16. Leadership Lackawanna
17. Marley’s Mission
18. Maternal and Family Health Services
19. Meals on Wheels of NEPA
20. NEPA Rainbow Alliance
21. Northeast Regional Cancer Institute
22. Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple
23. The Arc of NEPA
24. United Neighborhood Centers
25. Women’s Resource Center
All gifts received by the Scranton Area Community Foundation will be divided evenly the 25 nonprofits…much like the gift we received in 2017 from the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Scranton. Their generosity 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 4th will count toward the NEPA Match Day total and bonus.