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By: Brookings Gives

Get ready. South Dakota Gives, the state’s third statewide giving day, kicks off at midnight on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, and continues until 11:59 p.m. that night. 

What’s a Giving Day? It’s one day that nonprofits can highlight their work, and donors across the state can celebrate generosity by giving to their favorite organizations. Over 50 nonprofits in Brookings County are participating in the 2020 South Dakota Day of Giving. 

The participating Brookings County nonprofits are extending the South Dakota Gives campaign with coordinated efforts they are calling #BrookingsGives.  Between now and Dec. 1, watch social media for volunteer spotlights and opportunities, plus more information from the registered #BrookingsGives nonprofits.

“We are excited about the way the nonprofit community in Brookings is working together again for the Day of Giving,” said Kelly Gibson on behalf of South Dakota Gives. 

South Dakota Gives will award donations and incentives to the registered nonprofits from the South Dakota Prize Pool, a truckload of money donated from individuals, businesses and foundations who believe in South Dakota – and the future of our state. And the fun and prizewinning has already begun. 

South Dakota Gives does not take a percentage of donations received through its site, but acts as a platform from which to launch excitement and the ability for registered nonprofits to showcase their volunteers and passion for meeting the needs in their community. Every cent donors give, goes to the organization they choose to support. 

How can donors participate? Follow South Dakota Gives on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and support favorite registered nonprofits by tagging them and using the hashtags #ForSouthDakota, #SouthDakotaGives and #BrookingsGives in posts. 

Donate to your favorite Brookings nonprofits on Dec. 1, tell others about the important work they do, and consider ways you can increase your gifts of time and financial support to them in the upcoming year. 

This year has been difficult for all businesses, including nonprofits, but there is much to be thankful for and work toward in the months ahead.

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