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Community donates over $40,000 during inaugural #ValleyGivesDay

 

Last updated 12/10/2017 at Noon

Broad-based community support for #ValleyGivesDay includes, from left to right, Lisa Wayman of Carrington Construction, Nicole Farnum of Southwest Healthcare System, Ashlee Collins of Michelle’s Place Breast Cancer Resource Center, Jen Sevilla of Stromsoe Insurance and Temecula Mayor Maryann Edwards, all who attended the event at the Promenade Temecula, Nov. 28. Courtesy photo

Following the hectic buying days of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, hundreds of local residents came out to the Promenade Temecula Tuesday, Nov. 28, in support of the very first #ValleyGivesDay to start the season of charitable giving.

According to event organizer Ashlee Collins, the community donated over $40,000 in support of the 38 nonprofit organizations who participated in the giving campaign.

Fueled by the power of social media and collaboration, #GivingTuesday – started in 2012 by a local YMCA in New York City – is now a global movement in 98 countries t...



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