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March 3, 2014

United Way and iDonate partner to expand local giving

TIFTON —

Imagine your car providing thousands of meals to hungry children, or that long-unused gift card in your purse providing a GED scholarship to a person seeking a better life for their family. Such results are now possible due to a new partnership between United Way of South Central Georgia and iDonate.com, a fast-growing company focused on managing in-kind gifts for nonprofits so that the nonprofits can remain focused on service and mission.

“We’re very excited that iDonate and Barry Barbee, their director of donation programs, has selected United Way of South Central Georgia as a trailblazing partner ready to lead the way in developing this new resource development platform,” said Erika Johnson, president of the United Way board of directors.

The launching of this partnership also marks the beginning of 50th Anniversary activities for the local United Way, which was incorporated on July 25, 1964. Under the name “50 Years of Service – 50 Days of Giving,” United Way of South Central Georgia plans to highlight their history of service to the region while also encouraging residents to underwrite a successful beginning to the next 50 years through this unique giving opportunity.

With 25 asset classes available, residents can give almost anything as an investment in United Way and their community through the iDonate platform. From gift cards to jewelry, old cell phones, tablets or laptops to stock, or almost any kind of motor vehicle, a donor can now support the work of United Way with little more than a few clicks of the mouse.

“In many cases, iDonate will pick up the item directly from the donor,” said Greg Millette, executive director of the local United Way. “By making the process for in-kind donation so quick and easy for both the donor and the nonprofit, iDonate has provided a platform that has the potential to greatly expand our resources for achieving positive community impact.”

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