Special to the Opelika Observer

The Community Foundation of East Alabama has announced that it has rescheduled its second annual “Opelika Giving Day” for June 3, and extending its application period for nonprofits to participate until April 15.

“In light of the economic circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, we want to make sure Opelika Giving Day is successful for the nonprofits participating, while still being good stewards of our community and understanding the impact that everyone is experiencing,” said CFEA’s Vice President Todd Rauch.

Opelika Giving Day is a 24-hour online fundraising challenge that provides an easy and exciting way for people to support their local non-profits in Opelika. Last year, Opelika Giving Day helped raise more than $30,000 for 10 different nonprofits throughout Opelika.

“Opelika Giving Day is designed to celebrate the joy of helping others and inspire a new culture of giving within our community,” Rauch said, “Nonprofit organizations in Opelika have been heavily affected by the recent COVID-19 crisis. We hope, by allowing a little more time for things to settle down, we can come together as a community on June 3 and shine a spotlight on some amazing organizations that are making a difference in the Opelika Community.”

Application are now due by April 15, after which the selected nonprofit organizations will be notified and given guidance and direction on how to help their fundraising project reach its goal on Opelika Giving Day on June 3. To fill out your application for Opelika Giving Day visit: www.opelikagivingday.org or follow them on Facebook @opelikagivingday.

Opelika Giving Day is scheduled for June 3 from midnight to 11:59 p.m. For more information, visit www.opelikagivingday.org or email info@opelikagivingday.org. Follow Opelika Giving Day on Facebook and Instagram for the latest news.

About the Community Foundation of East Alabama

The Community Foundation of East Alabama was incorporated in 2007 as a 50c3 tax-exempt organization. As a local center for philanthropy, the Community Foundation works with individuals, families, corporations, private foundations and nonprofit organizations to help them carry out their charitable objectives and address emerging community issues. Donors to the Community Foundation also benefit from the Foundation’s combined assets which greatly reduce investment and administrative fees. Our five-county region includes Lee, Chambers, Macon, Russell and Tallapoosa Counties.

Our Community Foundation is administered by a governing body of East Alabama citizens committed to building a vibrant community foundation. Through the generosity of people in East Alabama, our community foundation will continue to grow. Through grant making, we look forward to a brighter future by giving back to the place we call home. See www.cfeastalabama.org for additional information.