Today is Giving Tuesday, and an Illinois campaign hopes to raise $6 million for nonprofits around the state. That would be a leap from last year’s $4 million dollar haul for the #ILGive campaign, which aims to increase individual donations to nonprofit causes and organizations.
Scott MacFarland, executive director of the Serve Illinois Commission, says this effort has drawn in a larger crowd than the regular pool of charitable donors.
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“It’s very easy to be looking at your Twitter feed at your Facebook page, and see that an organization that you care about is looking for a few dollars to help them out,” MacFarland said. “Somebody can easily donate as little as a few dollars to help that, and that is a force multiplier that helps out organizations around the state.”
More than 600 charitable organizations received money as part of last year’s push. To see a list of some of the nonprofits you can donate to today, visit www.ILgive.com