Calvary Christian School of Columbus currently ranks 2nd in the state for Georgia Gives Day donations. The school also won $500 from the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley for being one of two organizations to have the most donors in the first Power Hour. The other organization to win the Power Hour was the Open Door Community House.
Georgia Gives Day is a statewide 24-hour fundraiser sponsored by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits. It allows organizations to raise as much money as possible by directing supporters to GAgivesday.org, where they can make secure online donations, according to the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley.
The foundation is providing the incentives to encourage nonprofits to rally supporters. The competition continues until midnight tonight.
Earlier today, Girls, Inc. and the Columbus Habitat for Humanity Construction Fund won $500 each for being the first two local organizations to raise $500.
Other incentives include the:
Leaderboard Donor Dash prize of $2,500 for the eight local organizations that receive the largest number of distinct donors by 11:59 p.m.
Leaderboard Dollar Hollar prize of $2,500 for the three organizations that raise the most money during the day.
Friendraiser Champion $1,000 prize for the nonprofit that ends the day with the largest number of people who sign up to be become a "friendraiser" via social networks.
The foundation will also continue to award Power Hour $500 prizes to two nonprofits each hour and add $1,000 to donations of donors whose names are picked in six random "Golden Ticket" drawings.
To support your favorite, organization go to GAgivesday.org. The Ledger-Enquirer will keep you posted on winners throughout the day.