On May 2nd, hundreds of nonprofits across Pioneer Valley will partake in a 24hr online giving event, Valley Gives Day. Valley Steel Stamp of Greenfield has pledged $3,750 to match donations made to United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) during Valley Gives Day. “Valley Steel Stamp has a commitment to supporting the local community where our employee’s work and live. By matching donations to United Way of Franklin County during Valley Gives Day we will encourage more people to give and make a difference in their community,” said Steve Capshaw, owner of Valley Steel Stamp.
This is the first time United Way has had a matching gift for this event, and if met by donors, UWFC will be eligible for a “Matchmaker” prize from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, matching the match. In addition, an anonymous donor will also be matching gifts made to UWFC during Valley Gives Day up to $2,500. To make a donation, or many donations to different organizations during Valley Gives Day, visit valley-gives.org and search by organization or by causes you wish to support.
“Valley Gives Day is a very exciting day and we very thankful for Valley Steel Stamp’s matching gift, allowing United Way to raise more funds for our partner agencies,” said Stephanie Gale, Dir. of Resource Development & Community Engagement at UWFC. UWFC Community Investment volunteers allocate money raised by United Way to local organizations working in the areas of health, education and financial stability on a 3-year funding cycle, supporting over 40 community programs. To learn more about the United Way visit www-uw-fc.org or call 413-772-2168.
Founded and hosted by The Community Foundation of Western Mass, Valley Gives has a real impact – on the viability of organizations and the vibrancy of peoples’ lives. Since 2012, individuals have donated over $7.2 million during Valley Gives Day to over 450 nonprofit organizations.