Starting at 5 PM yesterday the Great Give, a 24-hour online giving event, got off to a roaring start.

With $10 or more you can be a philanthropist!

The Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties is a partnership between three organizations that share a common mission – to help build vibrant communities. Together we are amplifying our impact on the communities we live in and love.

Anyone can make a secure donation of $10 or more on this website or by calling 1-844-GIVE-DAY (1-844-448-3329), and every gift will be multiplied with bonus dollars. Please help our local nonprofits raise significant funds that will make a direct, positive impact on the lives of our neediest residents.

Watch a summary of how the difference the Great Give made in 2014 here:

Lexi Savage, Sr. Vice President at United Way of Palm Beach County, who was up at 4am this morning, sent over this update.

“We’re off to an amazing start and hope that our community will only continue to support the 437 participating Nonprofits in a big way so we can exceed all expectations. Last year, great give raised $2.2 m for 330 orgs in just one day. We know, with even more nonprofits this year, we can raise more for an even bigger impact! Literally, every cause is represented. :)”

I’ve listed a few of my favorite local charities below – but there are a LOT more – to find the charity of your choice, please use the search function provided at greatgiveflorida.org.

Young Singers of the Palm Beach

Young Singers of the Palm Beaches is Palm Beach County’s premiere community-based children’s choir. We are a multi-cultural, all inclusive arts education organization based centrally in West Palm Beach at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Our current enrollment is comprised of over 350 singers in grades 2-12 from all parts of Palm Beach County’s diverse racial, ethnic, geographic, and socio-economic communities.

Click here to DONATE – also LIKE the Young Singers page on Facebook.

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Jack the Bike Man

The Mission of “Jack the Bike Man” is to strengthen our community through bicycle education and programs.

Our Vision, to create a community of healthy active individuals by providing hope to the less fortunate through support, training, and access to bicycles.

Click here to donate

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Palm Beach Opera

Last year, Palm Beach Opera raised $48,070 in the Great Give which was the most raised by an arts organization in Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

“We’re thrilled to participate in the Great Give for the second year,” said General Director, Daniel Biaggi. “We are grateful for the support we received last year, and we are excited to see how the community will once again show its enthusiasm to the many local organization who are working for the greater good.”

Click here to donate

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Palm Beach Symphony

The mission of the Palm Beach Symphony Society is to engage, educate and entertain the greater community of the Palm Beaches through live performances of inspiring orchestral music. We are delighted that you have taken the time to learn more about our musical organization. The Palm Beach Symphony was founded in 1974 in recognition of the need for a professional orchestra in Palm Beach.

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The Palm Beach Symphony will also be at Swoozie’s at Downtown at the Gardens Tuesday 5/5 and Wednesday 5/6 taking donations if anyone would like to stop by  they are offering 20% off purchases and 10% of the sales will go to the Symphony during the 24-hour Great Give period.

Click here to donate

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Palm Beach Photographic Centre

The minimum donation is only $10 so everyone can
support our museum on this day.

As always, we thank you for your support of the arts in Palm Beach County and we hope that you will share your love of Palm Beach Photographic Centre with all for this important fundraising event!
#GoFundPBPC for #GreatGive15

Click here to donate

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School of the Arts Foundation

Every gift of $10 or more will be matched by a percentage from a $550,000 bonus pool! The more money we raise, the higher percentage we receive!

Your gift to the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation makes a huge impact on our students by providing world class arts educators, technology in the classroom, financial support for artistic endeavors and extracurricular opportunities, and so much more.

Click here to donate

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Yesteryear Village

The South Florida Fairgrounds is home of Yesteryear Village. Established in 1990, the Village is comprised of authentic and replicated buildings and structures from days gone by. The mission is to promote and preserve early Florida life from 1895 – 1945. Many collections, exhibits and artifacts can be found on this 10 acre history park. When visiting Yesteryear Village, patrons will gain an insight of how their ancestors were taught in a one-room schoolhouse and will develop an understanding of how life has changed throughout the years. Furthermore, information provided during the educational tours has been developed in conjunction with the Palm Beach County District’s curriculum.

Your donation of a little as $10 will go a long way in helping Yesteryear Village’s mission to preserve Florida history through education. Plus, gifts made today and tomorrow will receive a portion of bonus funds – making your dollar go even further than it would on any other day.
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TODAY, EVERYONE CAN BE A PHILANTHROPIST!