Posted: Dec 1, 2013 5:23 PM by Nathalie Granda, KOMU 8 News Reporter
Updated: Dec 1, 2013 8:18 PM
COLUMBIA - The Central Foundation of Central Missouri is kicking off its Como Gives online donation campaign.
The campaign will allow anyone to donate to 30 local non profit organizations in Columbia. The goal of the campaign is to encourage giving and empower local non profit organizations. Donations are done and tracked through the Como Gives website.
Participating organizations said this campaign will encourage more people to give and will help Columbia in the long run.
"It's a good opportunity for people to get involved with non profits. We're happy to be part of the ground floor of this campaign that could be beneficial for non profits in the mid-Missouri area for years," said Colin LaVaute, Central Humane Society Relations Coordinator.
Participating organizations include
As of its start day on Sunday, it has raised more than $1,500.
One donor will be chosen to receive a $500 grant to donate in their name to any participating non profit organization of their choice.
The campaign runs from December 1 through December 31.