(November 17, 2020 by Press Release) - United Way of Delaware and Spur Impact aim to break record for Delaware’s biggest day of giving – Do more 24 Delaware to take place march 4-5, 2021
The date for Do More 24 - Delaware’s biggest day of Giving is set for March 4-5, 2021. For 24 hours starting at 6 PM on Thursday, March 4, 2021, hundreds of nonprofits and their supporters will be raising money and awareness as part of “Do More 24 Delaware,” a 24-hour day of giving for nonprofits serving Delaware. The fundraising event is once again being organized by United Way of Delaware and Spur Impact Association.
In March of this year, just days before the COVID-19 Pandemic shuttered businesses, produced mandatory stay-at-home orders and left record numbers unemployed, Delawareans united for 24 hours and raised nearly $400,000 to support the state’s non-profits – shattering the previous record and providing community-based organizations with critical financial support.
With record numbers of new COVID-19 cases and thousands of children and families still struggling, it’s imperative that nonprofits are supported so they can continue to help Delaware communities.
“The efforts of our community based organizations in response to COVID-19 have been nothing short of heroic.” said Michelle A. Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Delaware. “In the wake of the pandemic, nonprofits banded together, identified critical needs and pivoted quickly to meet those needs. From providing food, shelter and financial assistance to providing personal protective equipment, computers and internet and even standing up learning pods, community-based organizations.