Contributors to the 2021 Give Choose campaign set a new record for charitable donations Tuesday, contributing more than $805,000 to 122 nonprofits serving Loudoun County.
The annual one-day giving campaign, organized by the Community Foundation of Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, targets organizations that address a wide variety of community needs.
Loudoun Hunger Relief, the county’s largest food pantry, was the top fundraiser, clearing $60,000.
“GiveChoose was an amazing community wide effort to support a wide range of nonprofits doing great work. Loudoun Hunger Relief is extremely grateful for the help our GiveChoose campaign represents for those who need food,” said Loudoun Hunger President and CEO Jennifer Montgomery. “We are equally grateful to be among so many nonprofits keeping other aspects of our community going through these difficult times.”
Friends of Homeless Animals, a no-kill shelter near Aldie, was second, with more than $42,000. Middleburg music therapy center A Place to Be collected just over $37,000 to place third on the campaign leaderboard. Twenty-nine charities received donations of $10,000 or more.
Last year, the campaign generated donations totaling $620,000. Since its inception in 2014, the event has raised more than $2.6 million for Loudoun nonprofits.