Give ’Round the Clock
Fairfax Library Foundation has created the “Give ’Round the Clock” campaign for United Way’s “Do More 24” day of giving. The campaign will take place on June 6, 2013, and will go from midnight to midnight to encourage ’round the clock giving. Our goal is to raise $1,200 in twenty-four hours to provide additional funding for the Foundation’s initiatives, such as Early Literacy Outreach, funding additional eBooks for the library’s collection, and programming events for the Summer Reading Program. To be part of the Foundation’s “Give ’Round the Clock” campaign, visit United Way’s “Do More 24” website. United Way will feature Fairfax Library Foundation as one of their “Do More 24” participants and—if we meet our goals and United Way deems our campaign worthy —United Way may provide us with additional “award” funds.
We have created the “Give ’Round the Clock” campaign, in which we plan to engage donors digitally and challenge them to help us meet our fundraising goals. Our plan is to enlist 24 donors to each sponsor an hour of the day on June 6th, from midnight to midnight, to help us take advantage of all 24 hours of our campaign. Each hour has a fundraising goal, and our “hourly sponsors” will match what has been raised in the hour they are sponsoring up to that hourly goal.
Please keep an eye out for more information on our June 6th “Giving ‘Round the Clock” Event. If you would like to become an “hourly sponsor,” please email.
As the library braces for more proposed budget cuts, the Foundation turns to the business community asking for them to invest in the library through the Library Foundation. Read more about why an investment in the library is a good business investment.
Keep an eye out for our Corporate Appeal, and consider giving what you can. We ask for your generosity so the Foundation can continue to maintain a strong foundation for library programs and services.
Last year the Library Jubilee! raised over $130,000 to benefit under-funded library programs such as Ready to Read, Changing Lives Through Literature, Summer Reading Program, Foundation scholarships, eBooks and more. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit all those live, work, or study in Fairfax County or the City of Fairfax.