Valley Gives Day 12-10-14

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Wednesday, December 10th is Valley Gives Day, and you’re encouraged to join this day long celebration of generosity. Katie Zobel, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, and Mike Balise, Vice President of Balise Motor Sales, told us how you can help make a difference in your community.

Valley Gives Day 12-10-14; 24-hour Celebration of Generosity
Valley Gives is organized and hosted by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

Valley Gives Countdown Party
Valley Gives presenting sponsor Balise Auto and the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts invite you to join us for a festive celebration as we countdown ’til midnight. This is an event open to Valley Gives donors and participating nonprofits.

Wednesday, December 10th
7PM to Midnight

Luxe Burger
1200 W Columbus Avenue

How it Works
Go to and make a gift to your favorite non-profit between 12AM and 11:59PM on December 10th, that gift will be added up along with all the thousands of other gifts being made to nonprofits in western Massachusetts throughout the day.

At the end of 24 hours, the nonprofits that have the most unique donors will be rewarded with special grants from a prize pool which consists of up to $225,000 in awards.

Throughout the day, donors will be randomly chosen and their gift will be amplified with a “Golden Ticket,” adding anywhere from $500 to $1,000 to support their favorite nonprofit. More than over 100 different nonprofits will receive this bonus. The potential for prizes is outlined in ourPrizes and Rules page. Please look and see what your nonprofit could win!

Since 2012, Valley Gives has raised over $3 million for our community. There’s strength in numbers! Last year, 11,640 individuals donated over $2 million through Valley Gives. This year, we are challenging the community to double its impact: twice as many donors helping twice as many nonprofits, raising more than $2 million!

Pick your favorite non-profit and donate at!

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