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76 nonprofits to raise funds during Cattaraugus Gives, November 30

Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 10:00 pm
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Seventy-six nonprofits from across the Cattaraugus County region are set to participate in Cattaraugus Gives, the region’s day of giving, on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at cattaraugusgives.org.

Led by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, Cattaraugus Gives is a 24-hour online fundraising event that brings together area nonprofits of any service area, size or mission in friendly competition to celebrate the community’s spirit of giving.

Last year, participating nonprofits raised over $250,000 for their respective causes during the day. Since 2019, Cattaraugus Gives has grown by over 100% year-over-year in terms of dollars raised.

This year’s participating nonprofits include:

  • African American Center for Cultural Development
  • Allegany Area Historical Association
  • Allegany Public Library
  • Allegheny Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Almost home Animal Sanctuary inc
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Western NY Chapter
  • Archbishop Walsh/Southern Tier Catholic Schools Endowment Fund
  • Big 30 Athletic Fund
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier
  • Canticle Farm
  • Cats Knead TNVR, Inc.
  • Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc.
  • Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association
  • Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation
  • Challenger Learning Center of the Twin Tier Region, Inc
  • Chautauqua Blind Association Inc.
  • Chautauqua Cattaraugus Board of Realtors Scholarship
  • Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation (CAMP)
  • CRCF - Olean Parks Beautification Fund
  • Delevan-Yorkshire Public Library
  • Directions in Independent Living, Inc.
  • Dr. Lyle F. Renodin Foundation
  • Dream it. Do it. Cattaraugus County
  • Ellicottville Historical Society
  • Ellicottville Skatepark
  • Empire Animal Rescue Society
  • Enchanted Mountain Garden Club of Allegany
  • Friends of the Library of Olean, NY
  • Genesis House Shelter
  • Girl Scouts of Western New York
  • Gregory D. Spring Perseverance Scholarship and Awards Fund
  • HomeCare & Hospice Foundation
  • Intandem
  • Interfaith Caregivers, Inc
  • Jamestown Community College Foundation, Inc.
  • Joyful Rescues, Inc.
  • Literacy of Love, Inc
  • Little Valley Fund
  • Love INC of the Greater Gowanda Area
  • Marjorie and Robert Schaumleffel Rotary Scholarship
  • Meals on Wheels of Cattaraugus County
  • Mount View Cemetery Maintenance Fund
  • Nannen Arboretum Society
  • OHS Class of 1983 Scholarship
  • Olean Area Youth Hockey Assoc.
  • Olean Business Development
  • Olean City School District Foundation
  • Olean Community Theatre
  • Olean Food Pantry Inc.
  • Olean General Hospital Foundation
  • Olean Meditation Center
  • Olean Rotary Club
  • Olean Sports Boosters
  • Olean Theatre Workshop
  • Operation Warm Hearts
  • Pfeiffer Nature Center & Foundation Inc
  • Portville Free Library
  • Positive Ripples, Inc.
  • Rescue Pups Inc.
  • Salamanca Public Library
  • Saving Grace Outreach
  • Southern Tier Health Care System
  • Southern Tier Symphony
  • SPCA in Cattaraugus County
  • St. Elizabeth Mission Society, Inc.
  • The Pink Pumpkin Project
  • The Potters Hand's Foundation - Safe house for sexually trafficked women
  • The Salvation Army - Olean
  • Tim Bushnell Memorial Scholarship
  • Tri-County Arts Council
  • Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Twin Tiers Disc Golf Association
  • Veggie Wheels
  • Wild Spirit Education, Inc.
  • YMCA of the Twin Tiers

Giving will open at 12 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, and will be in full force for the next 24 hours.

Donors have the ability to aid any and all of the participating organizations and can help the causes they love win prizes from the total prize pool of some $18,000 sponsored by CRCF and area businesses.

Donors and the public can make their gifts and watch the leaderboard live throughout the day at cattaraugusgives.org.

As much as the day is about fundraising, it is also about celebrating the spirit of community and giving, said CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit.

The day will also feature a Facebook livestream concert to celebrate that spirit, with the event set to broadcast live from Union Tea Café from 5:30 – 7:45 p.m. on CRCF’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/cattfoundation.

The livestream event will feature performances from Coyote Moon Duo, an acoustic duo boasting a varied song list, rich sound and beautiful harmonies, and Dylan Snyder, a member of local bands The Chumps and Sticktights.

Two prizes will be up for grabs during the livestream event as well – a $250 random drawing prize for an organization tagged in the livestream concerts, and a giveaway of a $100 eCard to an individual who comments on why they give. The eCard is redeemable as a donation to the nonprofit(s) of the individual’s choice.

Cattaraugus Gives again comes at an important time this year, added Buchheit.

“We talked a lot about how critical Cattaraugus Gives was last year, with so many fundraising events being cancelled due to the pandemic,” said Buchheit. “Many of the conditions that made the day so important remain this year, and we know that our community will again display its incredible generosity during this year’s event.”

To learn more about how to support Cattaraugus Gives, visit cattaraugusgives.org.

The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is the area’s supportive, responsive and trusted community foundation. Established in 1994, CRCF is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email [email protected], or visit online at www.cattfoundation.org. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook.com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).