Take part in Match Day, a first-of-its-kind online giving event

MILWAUKEE -- You're encouraged to join FOX6 in supporting the Hunger Task Force on Match Day which takes place on Thursday, March 8th. Hunger Task Force is one of 19 nonprofit organizations that are taking part in Match Day, a first-of-its-kind event to raise awareness for basic needs in the greater Milwaukee area.

Match Day offers individuals, businesses and others a chance to support the organizations in our community that are helping meet individuals’ basic needs. Led by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and in partnership with other local funders, the online event aims to leverage support from the community for the Foundation’s Basic Needs Fund and the 19 agencies it supports, as well as raise the visibility of the ongoing need for food and shelter services in our community.

Each gift made by a donor on March 8, 2012 will be proportionately matched. The Greater Milwaukee Foundation and several individual donors and area funders, including the Brewers Community Foundation, The Ceres Foundation, Faye McBeath Foundation, and United Way of Greater Milwaukee have already pledged $675,000 toward the match pool for that day.

Information on each nonprofit will be featured daily via the Foundation’s Facebook and Twitter pages and through matchdaymke.org.

Match Day is your day to help those who need the most help in your community. CLICK HERE to learn much more about Match Day.