Wednesday, December 19, 2012
In our latest edition of “Patch 101,” we share how nonprofit officials and volunteers can post events, photos and calls for action on Patch.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Patch Staff
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
It’s December, which means many nonprofits are in the midst of community projects such as toy drives or feed the hungry events, while others are soliciting donations before the end of the 2012 tax year. If you represent or volunteer with a nonprofit, you have many ways that you can use Virginia-Highland/Druid Hills Patch to get the word out: 1. Start a blog about your nonprofit or its campaign(s). Maybe you’re with a lesser-known nonprofit in the area, or perhaps you perform a service or hold an event that few people are aware of. Or maybe you want the public to know why they should donate to your cause before the end of the year. One way to educate the public is by submitting a blog post. Clicking this link will take you to the page …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.
You can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by donating cans of food, volunteering for cleanup efforts—or simply sending a tweet. Patch is excited to announce our new effort to help support devestated communities after the storm. For every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, we will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, up to $125,000. Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, grants and programs to help Sandy survivors. You can simply tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, or go to our Patch Rebuilds website, rebuilds.patch.com, and tweet directly from the site. A customized tweet that starts “My heart belongs to…” is created from the Patch Rebuilds website, and …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations went to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate. "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could help more. So for us AOLers and Patchers, it …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Patch is proud to name the charities receiving donations through our Nonprofit Newsletter Drive.
Dear Readers, A little while back, Patch pledged to donate up to $3,000 to local charities through our Nonprofit Newsletter Drive. We invited you to sign up for your local Patch newsletter and, in the process, to name a nonprofit to receive a donation on your behalf. Nearly 3,500 of you took part, naming nonprofits that work with children, the poor, sexual assault victims and the disabled. Many of you also showed your support for the arts and dozens of other worthy causes in your community. We want you to know that a total of 19 nonprofits will benefit from your support. The top recipients are: The other recipients are: At Patch, we are committed to giving back to our communities, and not just by reporting the news. The Nonprofit …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
You have until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday to let us know which of our three nonprofits should get the biggest payout from Patch—a $1,500 donation.
Readers, if you're coming to us on an iPhone, you may not be able to see the entry form. Please visit us on a regular computer so you can sign up for the Patch e-newsletter and help your favorite nonprofit!