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225 GIVES early giving now open

There are only 12 days until the 24-hour online fundraiser 225 GIVES kicks off. But you can show some love to your favorite nonprofits now. Early giving for the second annual event opened this week.

Early giving runs through Monday, Nov. 29, before the 24-hour fundraising event officially goes live Tuesday, Nov. 30.

Donations made during the early giving period and during the daylong Capital Area United Way event will go to Capital Region 501(c)(3) nonprofits.

In 2020, 225 GIVES raised more than $2.7 million for area nonprofits, with more than 6,800 donations made to 204 organizations over the course of the 24-hour campaign.

Organizations like Baton Rouge Symphony, Dialogue on Race Louisiana and American Cancer Society are among the 208 groups currently listed on the site. Browse them all and get more information here.


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