SAN ANGELO, Texas — With San Angelo Gives finally here, local nonprofit organizations are excited for the community to give back and make an impact in the Concho Valley.
San Angelo Gives, powered by the San Angelo Area Foundation, is a 24-hour, online giving event that connects the Concho Valley with community nonprofits to reinforce the value of both local philanthropic giving and community engagement. The event is going on seven years this year and plans to make a difference in the community this year.
Local nonprofits' involvement in the event will give members of the community the chance to find and support an organization whose mission aligns with their passion.
One nonprofit that is looking forward to this event is the Pregnancy Help Center.
The Pregnancy Help Center of the Concho Valley is a non-judgmental safe haven for those who find themselves in unexpected pregnancy. This nonprofit provides mothers and soon-to-be mothers with many free helpful things such as free pregnancy testing, limited obstetrical ultrasound, as well as information on abortion procedures, risks and alternatives.
Pregnancy Help Center of the Concho Valley Director Courtney Tambunga said the organization has been a part of San Angelo Gives since it began and is grateful for the generous West Texas community.
“We provide free pregnancy testing, free verification with ultrasound, we have baby and maternity clothing and items, we have classes for the parents to earn things they need. We are fully-funded by the people of the Concho Valley. We don't receive any state or federal funding. We really look to our community to support this organization," Tambunga said.
Another local nonprofit that is amped for San Angelo Gives is Keepers of Hope. This is the organization's second year of service to the community and its second year being a part of the event and it reached $5,000 worth of donations last year, but are sure it will reach $10,000 worth of donations this year.
“We have three different missions. One , if someone needs a special item we contact different people in order to fulfill a person's needs. Secondly, we have monthly food drives to feed the community. Lastly people may call and give donations like wheelchairs and excessive inventory and sprinkle them out to other organizations in need. We run Concho Valley so we have worked with and helped over 60 different organizations and plan on growing our services with the community’s help,” Keepers of Hope founder Deborah Sonberg said.
The San Angelo Gives event begins at the beginning of Tuesday, May 4 and lasts the entire day. To see more local organizations, visit SanAngeloGives.org.