This year, the Fit and Food Connection participated in Give STL Day for the first time. Give STL Day is a full 24 hours of online giving, sponsored by the St. Louis Community Foundation. For the third year in a row, this event has provided the opportunity for nonprofits around the St. Louis area to further their missions by educating the community of their causes and the work that they are doing. Give STL Day encourages St. Louisans to get involved and change lives.
This amazing opportunity is open to all 501(c)(3) public charities with a mailing list in the Greater St. Louis area, and this year a total of 913 nonprofit organizations participated!
The St. Louis Community Foundation partners with Kimbia, a national resource which provides fundraising services for Give Local USA, to receive donations securely online and keep a leaderboard for prizes, donation matching, and other incentives for the participating nonprofits. Unfortunately, due to the sheer volume of donors, Kimbia was experiencing some technical difficulties on May 3rd, affecting Give STL Day and a number of other Give Days around the country.
Despite these obstacles, the St. Louis Community Foundation partnered with KSDK to take phone donations until 12 PM on May 4th, and Give STL Day turned into a big success for many of the organizations involved.
All donations from Give STL Day, along with the donations that we receive every day, will go towards furthering our mission of providing healthy resources to those in need in the Northern St. Louis area. Whether it goes towards materials for our fitness classes, or healthy groceries for a family in need, you donation will change lives and bring smiles to those who need it most.
Did you miss out on Give STL Day 2016? No problem! The Fit and Food Connection accepts online donations every day on our Donations page. Plus, monetary contributions are not the only way to give! Find out how you can help further our mission and share your talents by volunteering with our organization!
Make sure to follow the Fit and Food Connection on Facebook (@FitFoodConnection), Twitter (@fitfoodconnect), and join our mailing list to stay in the know about upcoming events! Please visit www.givestlday.org for more information on Give STL Day. You can also follow the St. Louis Community Foundation on Facebook and Twitter for updates on when Give STL Day 2017 will be!