How did the Give begin?
We have always had a heart for our community. Every year we would host a holiday open house to connect with the individuals that make this County so special. In 2014, we decided to use the resources from our annual holiday event to do something different. The goal was to give a worthy local nonprofit an entire rebrand — from logo to website — in just 24 hours.
We couldn’t do it alone, so we reached out to other local businesses and received enthusiastic responses from printers, media, a video production studio, caterers, restaurants and even a yoga studio to keep us going for the whole 24 hours. The response to the first 24-Hour Give was overwhelming, resulting in more than $80,000 in services contributed by all involved. The grand reveal at the end of the 24 hours brought smiles, tears and the understanding that we had given a deserving recipient something truly beneficial. Right away, we knew we were going to keep doing this.
And we did, rebranding a total of six nonprofits over the years, each year, overwhelmed by the support we received from our partners and the thousands of community members who contribute and follow the progress. In 2020, we were honored to shift the event and work with Transitions Mental Health in promoting their crisis hotline. In 2021 we came together as a team and volunteered for nonprofits throughout our community. We are excited this year to shift our focus to elevate grassroots organizations in their efforts to make change.
Join our effort! Vote for a recipient, sign up for our enewsletter and follow us on social media to learn about and support some very worthy causes.