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Community Notebook: Foundation to host online 'giving day' for nonprofits

Twenty-four-hour give-a-thon starts at midnight on Tuesday, May 3

Mountain View-based Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) will be hosting SVGives, an online fundraising event to benefit 1,000 local nonprofit organizations on Tuesday, May 3.

The goal of the give-a-thon is to raise millions of dollars for charities in San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Benito counties within the span of 24 hours, according to SVCF.

"During the two previous events in 2014 and 2015, SVGives raised a total of nearly $16 million for local charities," SVCF CEO and President Emmett Carson said in a press release. "So many great local organizations are working continually to improve lives and build for the future of the Bay Area, and we are hopeful that people will again give generously to support these nonprofits on SVGives day."

Although donations happen online, volunteers and representatives from nonprofit groups will be out in the community throughout the day, including at:

• Microsoft store at Stanford Shopping Center, 660 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• Safeway in Santa Clara, 3970 Rivermark Plaza, from 6-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m.

• Microsoft store at Westfield Valley Fair, 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, visit svgives.org. Follow Silicon Valley Community Foundation on Twitter at @siliconvalleycf.

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