Lets Give Back Wyoming!
Over 50 Laramie County based nonprofits are participating in the third annual WyoGives, a 24-hour online day of giving taking place on July 13th. WyoGives is designed to bring the state together as one community to raise money and awareness for Wyoming’s nonprofits. Together, over 250 nonprofit organizations from around Wyoming will raise money for their causes, which range from education to food insecurity to mental health, culture, and so much more.
“Nonprofits are essential to our quality of life in Wyoming because they serve everyone, from the most vulnerable to the most resource-secure,” says Jody Shields, Executive Director of the Wyoming Nonprofit Network, the organization that hosts and coordinate the event. “WyoGives brings the state together as one community to bolster awareness of and funding for these organizations.”
The WyoGives team always supports giving directly to the nonprofits of your choice anytime of the year. While we encourage year-round and annual giving, here are the main reasons to give through WyoGives:
- WyoGives is raising AWARENESS for nonprofits. By coming together one day, we will be able to leverage all of our resources to promote all of the good work charities are doing in communities across Wyoming!
- WyoGives SUPPORTS the participating nonprofits through free training, tools and templates so they can be successful. This knowledge and experience will be a benefit to their ongoing development efforts.
- Many nonprofits have a matching gift for their campaign. This gives them the opportunity to LEVERAGE donations during the day.
- EXCITEMENT and CELEBRATION - Giving is contagious! We will come together as a state in one 24-hour period to give back and support our nonprofit community that touches our lives everyday. With so many nonprofits to discover, there is a mission/cause that will speak to you!
HOW TO GIVE - Go to wyogives.org
You can use the search function to either browse for organizations of interest or find a specific organization to make a donation. The Gift Basket on WyoGives is your very own "shopping cart" - this allows you the opportunity to browse around the site and add gifts to your basket without needing to check out immediately. Then when you are ready to check out, you'll just enter your payment information once and confirm your gifts. The minimum donation amount is $5.00.
Your tax receipt is emailed to you immediately upon processing your donation. To claim a donation as a deduction on U.S. taxes, you should retain the donation receipt as an official record.