Members of the nonprofit community and interested public are invited to the #ILGive campaign kickoff event on Tuesday, October 17 at Danny’s on Douglas, located at 231 Douglas Avenue. The event is free and will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The campaign is being spearheaded by Elgin Gives, a collaborative effort of community leaders in the greater Elgin area to bring the power of philanthropy’s biggest day, Giving Tuesday, home to Elgin. The kickoff is a chance to learn about Elgin Gives, meet nonprofit community leaders, register nonprofits to participate in the #ILGive campaign, and pick up promotional materials.
The annual day of giving is a nationwide event that takes place on the first Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year, Giving Tuesday takes place on November 28, 2017. During last year’s #ILGive campaign Elgin became a state leader by donating nearly $450,000 to local nonprofit organizations.
For more information about the campaign kickoff or Elgin Gives, please contact Ada Slagis from Grand Victoria Foundation, at 847-289-8575. All nonprofits who wish to participate in the #ILGive campaign must register their agency by October 24.
Make sure to Like ELGIN GIVES and follow the campaign on Twitter to stay tuned about upcoming events, read blog posts from nonprofits and community leaders, and share stories about your favorite causes and organizations in Elgin.