United Way’s 401Gives raises more than $1M for nonprofits


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Since social distancing has become the new normal to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, nonprofits across Rhode Island need help more than ever.

April 1 is United Way’s 401Gives Day which supports the state’s nonprofit community.

Within the first few hours, the campaign had already raised more than $604,000 with much of the day still to come.

By 8 p.m., 401Gives exceeded it’s $1 million goal. The milestone was achieved with the help of 6,197 donors.

According to United Way, there are more than 410 Rhode Island organizations participating in the effort, which is conducted entirely online and through social media.

Fundraising will continue until 6 a.m. on April 2. Visit the 401Gives website for more information or to donate.

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