Good News Notes:
“Arizona Gives Day 2022 raised more than$6 million for 900-plus nonprofits statewide. Additionally, more than 36,000 volunteer hours were pledged by folks who want to give some of their time to help state charities.
“Given the nature of the economy, the global unrest and the fact that we were just climbing out of the pandemic, we weren’t sure where Arizona Gives Day would end up,” said Kristen Merrifield, CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, which co-sponsors the event with the Arizona Grantmakers Forum.
“The results certainly show that the people of Arizona are more than willing to generously step up to support the incredibly important work being done by nonprofits in every community in our state.”
In 2021, the day of giving generated more than $7 million, which was a record-breaking amount. Since 2013, Gives Day has raised more than $36.4 million for Arizona nonprofits and given nearly $2 million in incentive prizes to large and small organizations.
Phoenix Rescue Mission has participated in the event every year since it began. The group provides meals and shelter for homeless individuals and families. Last year, Phoenix Rescue Mission raised more than $150,000. This year: more than $160,000, including a $4,500 cash prize incentive.
“We love participating in this event each year because of how the community gets involved. Phoenix Rescue Mission is almost entirely funded by individual donations, so being part of the community and building rapport with community leaders makes a huge difference,” said the Mission’s Ryan Brown….”