More than 720 501c3 nonprofit organizations across the state, from small hyper-local volunteer-run agencies to major organizations with widespread presence, have registered and been vetted for participation in Arizona Gives Day, a 24-hour online fund-raising event benefiting Arizona charities.
Arizona Gives Day is an annual, statewide day of giving that invites Arizonans to support their favorite causes or by donating to charities that match their personal beliefs and interests from 12:01 am through midnight on Tuesday, April 2
Hosted by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Arizona Grantmakers Forum, and presented by FirstBank, Arizona Gives Day 2018 raised more than $3.2 million for nonprofit organizations statewide, and more than $13.4 million since its inception in 2013.
Local nonprofits are counting on the community’s support during this 24-hour period of giving. Registered nonprofits are eligible to win a portion of the $180,000 in cash prizes. 86 prizes are available, and many nonprofits are holding events and offering matching gifts during Arizona Gives Day. Selected events for Arizona Gives Day are below.
ARIZONA GIVES DAY SPECIAL EVENTS
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC)
Support Autism Awareness, Get a Free Pizza!
Want a free pizza? In honor of World Autism Day on April 2, anyone who makes an online donation of $10 or more to the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) from 12 am-11:59 pm will receive a special coupon for a free medium, one-topping Papa John’s pizza. Valid at participating Phoenix and Phoenix-metro areas locations. Additionally, anyone who uses SARRC’s unique promo code: AutismAZ when ordering Papa John’s online, $1 of your order will go to benefit SARRC! Donate at autismcenter.org/donate.
In honor of Arizona Gives Day, the CO+HOOTS Foundation is giving back to the Greater Phoenix Entrepreneurship Community with a special all-day event, Entrepreneur Extravaganza from 9 am-7 pm on April 2.
The event will include skill sessions taught by community members, food and goodies provided by local small businesses, a panel discussion about the value of diversity in the AZ economy, and most importantly a good old happy hour party!
Who should attend? Entrepreneurs, small business owners, creatives and artists, supporters of entrepreneurship, CO+HOOTS Foundation Supporters, and anyone who loves seeing a diverse and thriving AZ economy.
Come celebrate our amazing community of entrepreneurs with a day of small business celebration! cohootsfdn.org
Casa Grande Main Street
We’re gearing up for the main event, Arizona Gives Day April 2 from 5-8 pm! Don your western duds and join a lively cast of characters for spaghetti dinner courtesy of Cook E Jar. Play Texas Hold ’em Poker and win prizes for top poker players and best western outfits. The evening will culminate in a sneak preview of The Casa Grande Neon Sign Park, grand opening April 13th!
Contact Email: email@example.com
The Arizona Pet Project
The Arizona Pet Project is hosting a free community spay and neuter clinic in partnership with Dr. Kelly’s Mobile Unit at 1625 N 39th Avenue, Phoenix from 7:30 am-1:30 pm on April 2. Spaying and neutering pets prevents hundreds of thousands of unwanted dogs and cats from entering our Valley shelters. Through our free spay and neuter program, we provided 2,696 free surgeries in 2018. This service is critical to saving thousands of lives in Maricopa County and reducing euthanasia in our shelters. It’s the most cost-effective way to support families and save pets. azpetproject.org
Watershed Management Group
This evening event puts the fun in fundraising – with tasty tacos from Los Locos Tacos, delicious libations, and fabulous Americana tunes from Tucson’s own Michael P. Nordberg from 5:30-9 pm on April 2! Join us to watch the AZ Gives Day leaderboard, and cheer us on as we strive to win the prize for the most dollars raised. Come celebrate AZ Gives Day with WMG and our friends at Tucson Hop Shop – a craft beer & wine destination recognized by CraftBeer.com as a Great American Beer Bar! Watershedmg.org/azgives
Desert Stages Theatre
Join us for a year of giving! As we go into our 25th Anniversary we are getting ready for our most wonderful season yet! Be part of the CommYOUnity and be part of the magic! Money donated to Desert Stages on AZ Gives Day allows us to continue providing a safe place to learn, grow, and perform! Our theater, located in the heart of Scottsdale, provides a place for people of ALL AGES to work on and off the stage and perform for thousands in our valley! desertstages.org
Live feed each hours for 5 minutes on Lowell’s FB page at noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm. lowell.edu
Phoenix Cancer Support Network
Workout and Wine from 5:30-7:30 pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm on April 2 for light appetizers, auction and wine with yoga beginning at 6pm at US Cryotherapy in Scottsdale. pcsnetwork.org
Flagstaff Youth Chorale
Contact Email: Angela Hamby
Join the Flagstaff Youth Chorale in a night filled with music and fun at Brix Restaurant and Wine Bar from 5-7 pm on April 2. Each choir will be performing as well as individual acts and a sing-along, so arrive with a warmed-up voice! We also have a variety of wonderful silent auction items and an Arizona Gives Day donation station. If you are unable to attend our fun event, please donate to support the youth chorale at: azgives.org/flagstaffyouthchorale.
Phoenix Guitar Society
Offering a CD of classical guitar to the first 30 donations in the amount greater than $25. The CD’s are Castles of Spain by John Oeth, a collection of music by Federico Moreno Torroba. The other is Guitar Recital by Phil Hemmo, a collection of various composers. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org