Valley Gives Day

The Jones Library is one of the hundreds of nonprofits participating in the sixth Valley Gives Day, to be held this year on May 1, 2018. Valley Gives is an innovative online fundraising event that encourages as many individuals as possible to donate as much money as possible in support of their favorite local nonprofits in just twenty-four hours.  Donations can be made online using a credit or debit card.

Prizes are being handled differently this year and there are a number of categories .  Here is a link to the list of prizes, in case you are interested.  (The Jones Library is ranked as a large organization, so we are ineligible for the prizes aimed at small and medium organizations.)   Here are a few of prizes you could help us win:

  • For the night owls: Any donation made from midnight to 1 am on May 1st could win us a $1,000 prize
  • For the early birds: Organizations that get 5 or more donations between 6 am and 7:59 am will be entered into a raffle for a $2,500 prize.
  • Mid-morning rush: All donations of $25 or more between 10:30 am and 10:40 am will be entered in a raffle for a $5,000 prize.
  • Last 30 minutes: All donations made between 11:30 pm and 11:59 pm will be entered in a raffle for a $5,000 prize.
No amount is too small - even the minimum donation of $10 can help make a difference.  Visit our donation page to help support Jones Library collections, programs, and services.  You can designate your gift in honor or memory of a loved one as well.  Please consider agreeing to pay the processing fee when you make your donation - that way, your entire donation can benefit the Jones Library!

Unable to donate on May 1st?  You can donate in advance, beginning on April 26th, and your donation will be count towards our May 1st total.

How can you help?

To help us have a successful
Valley Gives Day this year, we ask you to do the following:

  1. Mark your calendars for Valley Gives Day on May 1, 2018.
  2. Bookmark our Valley Gives donation page on your computer, tablet, or smart phone for use on May 1.  Our donation page goes live on April 26, when early giving becomes possible.
  3. Join our e-mail list, to receive Valley Gives updates and reminders, as well as general library news and announcements.
  4. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and help build excitement for Valley Gives by using the hashtag #ValleyGives.
  5. Help spread the word! Just click on the icons below to share on Facebook or Twitter. Or forward a link to this page to your family and friends, along with a personal note as to why you support the Jones Library, and why they should give on May 1.
  6. Support the Friends of the Jones Libraries on Valley Gives Day as well, by visiting their donation page.

Thanks in advance for your support on this special, one day philanthropic event! With your help, the Jones Library will have a successful Valley Gives Day and continue our work for the community of Amherst.


Support your community. Support your library.
Donate on Valley Gives Day.

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