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Tompkins County—On Friday, Aug. 28, 121 Tompkins County nonprofits will join together to participate in Giving Is Gorges, a 24-hour online fundraising challenge.

Area nonprofits like Longview, a residential community for older adults, are looking forward to the kickoff.

“Longview is excited to be a part of Tompkins County’s first-ever day of giving because of the opportunity to shine a light on the amazing work our area nonprofits are doing every single day, humbly including our own organization’s work,” said Kerry Barnes, director of development and community relations at Longview.

“We can’t wait to see everyone come together in support of the nonprofits that make our community—and our world—a better place.”

The event will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 28 and continue until midnight. Any local nonprofits that wish to participate can do so by using the GiveGab website.

Some of the participating nonprofits include:

  • Cancer Resource Center
  • Community Foundation of Tompkins County
  • Finger Lakes ReUse
  • The Friends of Stewart Park
  • Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties
  • The Kitchen Theatre
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Museum of the Earth
  • Planned Parenthood of SFL
  • The State Theatre
  • TC Chamber Foundation
  • Tompkins County Library
  • The Tompkins County United Way
  • YMCA
  • And many more…

Visit for a full list of participating organizations.

Giving Is Gorges is supported by the Community Foundation, the Association of Fundraising Professionals of the Finger Lakes and the United Way of Tompkins County.

Want to know what Giving Is Gorges is all about? Watch a video with Bob Riter of the Cancer Resource Foundation and Erin Marteal of the Ithaca Children’s Garden.

Visit us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter at @GivingIsGorges.

Giving Is Gorges is a 24-hour online challenge to celebrate our local nonprofits and affirm our culture of giving.

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