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MRMC FOUNDATION ASKS MAGNOLIA TO GIVE ONLINE THROUGH ARKANSASGIVES.ORG ON APRIL 2

3/2/2015

Magnolia, Ark. (Mar. 2, 2015) – Columbia County givers will have an opportunity to stretch their charitable dollars by making online gifts to the MRMC Foundation through ArkansasGives.org from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 2.

“Your online donation April 2 will help the MRMC Foundation earn bonus dollars from a $250,000 bonus pool provided by Arkansas Community Foundation,” said Julia Whitehead, Foundation Executive Director. “It’s one day, one easy way to give.”

On April 2 the public will be able to give online from smartphones, tablets or personal computers by going to ArkansasGives.org, choosing the MRMC Foundation and making a credit card donation. In addition to the value of their gift, ArkansasGives donors will help the MRMC Foundation receive a portion of the bonus dollars and help them compete for additional cash prizes that will be awarded to the organizations that raise the most individual donations and most total dollars in several categories.

“We’re hoping to get donors to mark their calendars now to participate in this first-time statewide ArkansasGives day,” said Whitehead. “The statewide goal is to raise $1 million for Arkansas causes in just one day.”

ArkansasGives is presented by Arkansas Community Foundation in partnership with Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance. Partners include AT&T Arkansas, THV 11 in Little Rock, News 5 in Fort Smith, KAIT 8 in Jonesboro, the Arkansas Press Association, AY Magazine, KUAR FM 89 and iHeartMedia.

Arkansas Community Foundation offers tools to help Arkansans protect, grow and direct their charitable dollars as they learn more about community needs. By making grants and sharing knowledge, the Community Foundation supports charitable programs that work for Arkansas and partners to create new initiatives that address the gaps.  Since 1976, the Community Foundation has provided more than $120 million in grants and partnered with thousands of Arkansans to help them improve our neighborhoods, our towns and our entire state. Contributions to the Community Foundation, its funds and any of its 27 affiliates are fully tax deductible.

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