Nonprofits raise big bucks on Georgia Gives Day

Nonprofits raise big bucks on Georgia Gives Day

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - For more than 20 years, the Peach State has come together for one day out of the year to collectively raise money for Georgia nonprofits.

Georgia Gives Day starts Thursday and many nonprofits throughout the valley have already been gearing up for this day.

In 2016, the National Infantry Museum was the number one fundraiser in the state raising $331,000.

This year their goal is to attempt to top last year's number, the donations period began back on Oct. 17 and the NIM has already collected $150,000.

NIM's mission is to always honor soldiers past present and future and this fundraiser will go to exactly that.

"We are going to be opening up the new gallery pretty soon that will highlight the revolutionary war and the Civil War.  We are building a memorial to the global war on terrorism which will be dedicated on Sept. 11, 2017, and it will contain a beam from the World Trade Center," NIM Director of Development Jane Bayer.

Bayer tells me that in the past the National infantry museum has received donations from all over the country even tho this is just a Georgia Gives Day.

If you would like to donate to the National Infantry Museum, you can do so by clicking here or by stopping by form 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday.

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