By Larry Gierer
Calvary Christian School Headmaster Len McWilliams said Monday the money the school will receive because of Georgia Gives Day will help with a number of needs.
"Much of it will go toward technology," he said of the more than $9,000 that will become part of the school's annual fund. "We are excited about our donor participation."
On Dec. 6, donors pledged $6,538 to the school and, because Calvary Christian was among the eight Columbus organizations attracting the largest number of distinct donors, it also got a $2,500 grant from the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley.
Community Foundation Executive Director Betsy Covington said she is glad that Georgia Gives Day will be an annual event.
"It is a wonderful way to help agencies that help people in the community," she said.
The first was a success, generating state-wide contributions of $782,225 during a 24-hour period of giving.
Participants visited www.GAgivesday.org and gave to a nonprofit of their choosing.
Locally, supporters made 1,474 contributions to Chattahoochee Valley organizations, totaling $82,942 -- 11 percent of the state-wide total.
Covington said an additional 401 contributions totaling $45,789 were made to state-wide organizations that identify themselves as doing work in the Chattahoochee Valley area.
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