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SML Good Neighbors Announces SML Gives - A New Giving Day

SML Good Neighbors announces a new giving day to benefit nonprofits in Bedford and Franklin County, Virginia. SML Gives is an online giving event that provides nonprofits the opportunity to fundraise, gain exposure and build relationships. It is also an opportunity for the community to come together to raise as much money as possible to make a big impact for the participating nonprofits.

Moneta, Virginia

November, 2021

SML Gives was created because a previous regional giving day was discontinued and a local nonprofit, SML Good Neighbors, decided to launch SML Gives to provide a continued opportunity for local nonprofits to raise funds and exposure in the Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia area. SML Gives 2022 will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 from 12:00am to 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time.

SML Good Neighbors knew that they needed to replace the previous giving day but also wanted to be “good neighbors” and help their nonprofit neighbors in the process. Executive director, Lisa Lietz said “We have the knowledge and expertise to host an online giving event and know that the nonprofits in the Smith Mountain Lake area deserve the opportunity to be part of a movement that brings attention to the important work they do.”

Organizations that are verified 501(c)3 charitable nonprofits that are headquartered or provide services in Bedford or Franklin County, Virginia may apply to participate. Participating organizations must apply by January 14, 2022 and meet the requirements outlined in the application. Space is limited. Applications can be obtained by contacting admin@smlgoodneighbors.org.

SML Good Neighbors is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Moneta, Virginia. The organization, founded in 2007, provides academic, enrichment and nutritional programs, free of cost, to students in rising 1st - 12th grades in Franklin and Bedford County, Virginia. Their mission is to develop good neighbors skills and values in children through programs that nourish, educate and support them while providing life-changing experiences for college students through leadership development internships.

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