Give STL Day Kicks Off For 24 Hours Of Local Giving

By Kelsey Waananen
In Culture
Alex-Steen Stray Rescue

Photo courtesy of Stray Rescue of St. Louis, a participating nonprofit

From midnight to midnight on May 5, the city of St. Louis not only observes Cinco de Mayo but also a day completely dedicated to giving and the city: Give STL Day. Today, more than 790 nonprofit organizations will be working to raise money with the public’s help.

Last year was the first year of the initiative, created by the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation. That event was named a huge success and over $1 million was raised for the 528 nonprofit organizations that participated. Of course, today nonprofits and the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation are looking to make this year an even bigger success.

Incentives are taking place throughout the day to encourage giving. Cardinals tickets were awarded to the very first person to donate today and two tickets are being given away every hour on the hour, along with other prizes. For the organizations, drawings are being held throughout the day to award the nonprofits for hitting various benchmarks, so there’s always reason to check in on how your favorite organizations are doing.

Organizations participating include those large, (St. Louis Public Radio, CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation, Saint Louis Effort for Aids) small (Let’s Start, Missouri Prairie Foundation, ThiVe St. Louis) and even micro (Art Saint Louis, Invest STL, Urban Harvest STL). Learn more about the very first Give STL Day and the impact it had:

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