#HudsonGives is back for its fourth annual 24-hour fundraiser. Beginning at midnight on May 12th, the Hudson County community will have a chance to band together to support local non-profits and charities committed to improving Hudson County and beyond. The initiative’s slogan — “Together, we thrive” — hopes to capture the spirit of the event as well as the impact it intends to have. Read on to find out more about #HudsonGives 2022.
Background Behind #HudsonGives
#HudsonGives was started in 2019 by The Hudson County Chamber Foundation, Inc. The Chamber Foundation was founded only 2 years earlier back in 2017. It’s an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to support the local economy through various initiatives, specifically focusing on aiding small- and medium-sized businesses and non-profits in the area.
#HudsonGives was the first major initiative of the Chamber Foundation and has been a booming success. In the first year alone, #HudsonGives partnered with 80 non-profits and raised $127,097 by engaging 1,207 donors from the wider community, according to the Chamber Foundation website. In 2020, proceeds more than doubled and the event raised $342,256.
#HudsonGives 2022 Event
#HudsonGives will take place entirely online beginning at 12:00AM on May 12th and will have fundraising opportunities and competitions for a full 24 hours. Various prizes are to be awarded to non-profits with great donor turnout, cultivating a fun and competitive spirit to try to entice everyone to support their favorite causes.
There will also be multiple time slots throughout the day — as well as ongoing opportunities — for any donations to be matched.
Some participating non-profits include: WomenRising, Inc., Jersey City Write to the Goal, Mile Square Theatre, The Learning Suite, Inc., Madeline Fiadini LoRe Foundation for Cancer Prevention, and more.
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There’s also an opportunity for pet parents to submit their pets for a chance to be the #HudsonGives 2022 mascot. For readers who would like to enter, you can post a picture of your pet on social media (with their name included, of course) and tag the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce using the hashtag #HudsonGives. You have until 8:00PM on May 11th to apply to the Pet Parade Contest, and if your pet is chosen, you get to pick your favorite #HudsonGives non-profit and it will automatically receive a $250 donation.
To keep the charitable spirit going even after May 12th, we’ve also compiled a list of awesome non-profits that accept donations year-round. Any omissions on this list are not intentional; to suggest an additional non-profit for us to add, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.