Paramount Theater Alternative Gift Fair raises $13K for area nonprofits

paramountEarlier this month, The Paramount Theater opened its doors to forty-two local nonprofits for the third annual Alternative Gift Fair and with the generous support of the local community raised over $13,550.

At a time of the year when many area nonprofits are in need of additional financial support, the Theater was thrilled to host nonprofits and community members in a central place to learn about one-another and facilitate a day of giving.

The day welcomed in hundreds of shoppers. Close to 100 shoppers/community members made over 350 individual donations to the organizations. In total, over $13,550 was raised in the seven hours of the gift fair. In total donation, this was the largest amount raised in the history of the event.

Due to the incredible generosity of our event sponsors, Virginia National Bank and Wendy and Jack Brown, The Paramount was able to cover all costs associated with credit card fees for donations. Nonprofits received 100% of the total money donated to their cause.

The nonprofits represented at the event:
Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society
Alliance for Interfaith Ministries
american red cross
Better World Betty
The Bridge PAI
Building Bridges Charlottesville
Building Goodness Foundation
CACF – Future Fund
Caring for Creatures
Charlottesville Catholic School
Charlottesville Derby Dames
Charlottesville Free Clinic
Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA
Christian Aid Mission
Common Ground Healing Arts
Emergency Food Bank
Habitat for Humanity for Greater Charlottesville
Hope’s Legacy Equine Rescue, Inc.
House of Hope Central Virginia
Jefferson Area CHIP
Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville Foundation
Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle
Local Food Hub
March of Dimes
National ms Society
North Branch School
Nursing Home Swing
On Our Own Charlottesville
Piedmont CASA INC.
Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary
Service Dogs of Virginia
Stream Watch
The 500-Year Forest Foundation
The Music Resource Center
The Paramount Theater
Voices for Animals
What Wize Women Want
Youth Orchestras of Central Virginia.

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