United Way NCA to Host 3rd Annual Do More 24 on June 4

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United Way of the National Capital Area will host the 3rd annual Do More 24 on June 4. The 24-hour giving marathon brings the entire greater Washington region together to support hundreds of local nonprofits serving DC, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland.

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Do More 24 is a chance for the entire greater Washington region to come together and give where they live.

Today, United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) announced that this year’s Do More 24, a 24-hour online crowdfunding campaign, will begin at 12:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, and end at 11:59 p.m. The United Way NCA-hosted day of giving features live online updates, special cash awards for nonprofits, and Do More 24 special events and restaurant promotions throughout the greater Washington region. Any nonprofit serving the National Capital Area may register to participate through May 27, and to date, more than 450 nonprofits are already registered.

“Do More 24 is a chance for the entire region to come together and give where they live,” said United Way NCA President and CEO Rosie Allen-Herring. “Individuals and businesses are invited to join forces on June 4 to give local nonprofits a well-deserved and always-welcome boost as they do their essential work helping our neighbors in need and making our region a better place for all.” Since 2013, Do More 24 has raised more than $2.4 million in support of hundreds of nonprofits serving the region.

“Do More 24 gives nonprofits, no matter their size or scope, a region-wide venue to showcase their programs and services and connect with new donors,” added Allen-Herring. Through the domore24.org giving portal, citizens and organizations alike can search for and make donations to support a variety of causes including animal welfare and the environment, arts and culture, education, financial stability and workforce readiness, as well as basic health and human services.

To be part of Do More 24:

  • Set a reminder on your phone or calendar for June 4
  • Like Do More 24 at facebook.com/unitedwaynca and follow Do More 24 on Twitter at @UWNCA using #domore24
  • Go to domore24.org on June 4, make a donation, and encourage friends, family and co-workers to do the same
  • Find a Do More 24 restaurant promotion or special event near you at domore24.org/#events

In addition to receiving online donations, participating nonprofits are eligible for cash awards offered by United Way NCA totaling $82,500 in a variety of prize categories including most donations overall, largest single donation, most “selfie” pictures, most $24 donations during certain hours, and more.

Any nonprofit serving DC, Northern Virginia and Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland wishing to participate must register by May 27. United Way NCA is powering the Do More 24 campaign by providing participating nonprofits with a quick-to-create, customizable fundraising page on the Do More 24 website, staff training and a toolkit of outreach materials.

This year’s Do More 24 supporters are Goldman Sachs, Comcast-NBCUniversal, Deloitte, Walmart Foundation, M&T Bank and Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox. Media sponsors include NBC4, Washington Business Journal, Big 100.3, Hot 99.5, 97.1 WASH-FM, 98.7 MZQ, iHeart Radio and DCist. Community partners include Center for Nonprofit Advancement, America’s Charities, Culture Capital, Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Serve DC, Washington Area Women’s Foundation and the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers.

About United Way of the National Capital Area
Focusing on the critical areas of education, financial stability and health, United Way of the National Capital Area and its nonprofit members not only provide immediate relief of social problems affecting the community, but also work to alleviate the underlying causes of these issues. Serving the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties for 40 years, United Way of the National Capital Area works to inspire acts of caring, deliver hope and improve lives. In total, United Way of the National Capital Area raises approximately $30 million each year to address the needs of the community. For more information about United Way of the National Capital Area, visit UnitedWayNCA.org.

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