Give Local 757: One Day Only. Make it Count!

| Posted on 2 May, 2014

On Tuesday, May 6th, philanthropic giving will go viral across Hampton Roads! For 24 hours, you will have the opportunity to join like-minded, concerned citizens in a collective effort to affect change in the 757. Habitat SHR is pleased to participate as a registered non-profit organization in this fun, community-wide day of giving, but we need your support. While you will have the opportunity to donate to several charitable organizations, we trust that you’ll select Habitat SHR as one of your favorite non-profits. Of course, all non-profits are deserving of your contributions, but this initiative is especially timely for Habitat SHR – we can give you three reasons why:

1 – We’re Rebuilding the American Dream!
Habitat SHR recently launched a new campaign – Rebuilding the American Dream (RAD), which is an initiative aimed at renovating 24 vacant and foreclosed homes for low-income families in South Hampton Roads. To date, we’ve raised $171,000, and your donation on May 6th, will move us closer to our $1.5 million goal! For more information on RAD visit

2 – We’re serving our active duty military and Veteran families.
Through Habitat for Heroes, Habitat SHR is committed to ensuring that 25% of Habitat homeowners are military families. With Memorial Day only weeks away, what better time to honor those who serve!

3 – We’re gearing up for National Homeownership Month.
In June we’re celebrating National Homeownership Month. We have several initiatives planned to raise awareness and funds to support families looking to purchase decent, affordable homes. Help us kick the celebration off early!

So, how do you get involved? We’re glad you asked! Habitat SHR asks that you consider making a minimum donation of $25 on May 6th – from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. If you’re a night owl, be sure to make your donation right at midnight. Keep in mind, the first organization to receive $50 from 50 unique donors will receive a $1000 prize.

For all you social media mavens, here’s your chance to tweet, like, tag, post, and share – all for a great cause. Be sure to hashtag #GiveLocal757 and tag @pcfvirginia, and you could be selected to win $757 to donate toward your favorite charity!

To donate:
– Visit
– Select Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads (the Peninsula is also a registered charity, so please be sure you select the correct organization)
– Donate and Impact Lives!

Stay tuned to our Twitter page as well for updates throughout the day so you can stay updated on all fundraising flash points during Give Local 757. Let’s make May 6th count!

Habitat SHR will receive 100% of the donations collected for our specific organization plus any prizes that you help us to win. All donations must be made by credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover) at No cash, checks or grants from donor advised funds will be accepted or counted toward Give Local 757.



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