December 12, 2013
Forbes Library is one of the hundreds of nonprofits participating in the second annual Valley Gives Day scheduled for December 12, 2013. Valley Gives is an innovative online fundraising event that encourages individuals to donate as much money as possible in support of their favorite charities in just twenty-four hours.
Throughout the day, donors will be randomly chosen and your gift may be amplified with a Golden Ticket adding $1,200 in support of our organization (more than 80 different nonprofits will receive this bonus). At the end of 24 hours, the nonprofits that have raised the most money, and those that have the most unique donors, will be rewarded with special grants from a prize pool of $200,000.
Forbes Library has less than $25,000 left to be raised to meet the goal of $300,000 to install a reliable, fully functional elevator at Forbes Library to replace the failing handicap lift at the front entrance. The campaign called Forbes For All has been underway since the spring and the library hopes to finish fundraising by the end of the year. All donations to Forbes Library given on Valley Gives Day will go towards the new elevator (unless you specify otherwise).
"We can't wait until this elevator is installed. When the lift is out of service, which is often, some people are denied their right to use their public library," said Janet Moulding, Library Director.To maximize Forbes Library's success on Valley Gives Day, we need you to help us with these things:
- Mark 12.12.13 on your calendar and bookmark our Valley Gives page.
- Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and help build excitement for Valley Gives by using the hashtag: #ValleyGives.
- Help spread the word! Let your family and friends know why you support the library's need for a new elevator, and why they should give on 12.12.13.