Solar Youth Wins Big during The Great Give!!

On October 16 and 17, the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven held a fundraising competition for nonprofits in Greater New Haven. The idea behind The Great Give was for local nonprofits to raise as much money as possible during a 36-hour period; those organizations that had the most donors, the most new donors and the most funds raised overall would receive cash prizes up to $20,000 from the Community Foundation.

We’re thrilled to report that Solar Youth won the Grand Prize of $20,000 for most new donors! Of the 206 people who donated to Solar Youth during The Great Give, 100 of them had never given before! Overall, between the donations we received from individuals, the Grand Prize and an Early Bird Prize (as one of the first five organizations to raise 50 donations), we raised more than $33,000 in just 36 hours!! Press coverage of The Great Give can be found here and here

A big thank you to everyone who helped promote Solar Youth during The Great Give, including Think Creative Group, Olde School Saloon and Bistro, Blue State Coffee, Miya's Sushi, Claire's Corner Copia, Shake Shack and City Climb Gym.  And a HUGE thanks to everyone who donated – we love and depend on our FOSY (Friends of Solar Youth). You guys are the best!

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