Charleston Friends of the Library Announces Participation in Lowcountry Giving Day 2015

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The Charleston Friends of the Library, the non-profit that supports the programs of the Charleston County Public Library, today announced their participation in Lowcountry Giving Day 2015, a 24-hour online fundraising event sponsored by Coastal Community Foundation. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor the Charleston Friends of the Library has $1,000,000 available in incentive funds for the May 5th event, which will help the organization support over 6,000 library programs annually.

“The Friends are honored to take part in this exciting day of online giving for the second in a row. Last year, the Lowcountry and beyond supported the Friends with donations that totaled over $6,000. We hope to more than double last year’s final intake. Lowcountry Giving Day 2014 raised a total of $4,003,591.62 from 7,166 individuals for the 93 participating nonprofits, the highest amount collected in 24 hours of giving in similar challenges among all 50 states,” states Friends’ Executive Director, Emily Gildea.

Close to 200 nonprofits are participating alongside the Charleston Friends of the Library in this year’s event, nearly doubling participation from last year’s event. Lowcountry Giving Day is part of Give Local America, a national day of local giving held in partnership with over 8,000 nonprofits and 80 community foundations from across the country. Because of this broad partnership, Give Local America 2015 is gearing up to be the largest fundraising event in history.

To support the Charleston Friends of the Library on Lowcountry Giving Day, visit lowcountrygivingday.org (link is specific to the Charleston Friends of the Library) on May 5th.to make your gift. A full list of Lowcountry Giving Day participants is available at https://lowcountrygivingday.org/#leaderboard. Questions about other ways to support the Charleston Friends of the Library through Lowcountry Giving Day can be directed to Emily Gildea at director@charlestonlibraryfriends.org or by phone at 843-805-6882. 

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