Georgia’s nonprofits are trying another coordinated day of giving Wednesday. Organizers want 10,000 donations at GAGivesDay.org during the 24-hour statewide campaign. And then the site will continue to accept contributions throughout the holiday season.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is warning Georgia residents to be cautious as they consider holiday and end-of-year donations to charitable organizations. He said to be wary of telephone solicitations and be sure organizations qualify for tax-deductible gifts if the tax break is important to you.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Georgia Inc., which has matched children to mentors in more than 40 south Georgia counties, has announced that it will close. Board President James Nixon said in a statement that the agency has been unable to meet financial commitment to providing ongoing volunteer recruiting, careful matching of mentors and mentoring support.