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Give for Good campaign in full swing, aims to support local non-profits

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Today is Give for Good day, 24 hours of asking for the community's generosity to help dozens of local non-profits. It's also a chance to highlight the work those organizations do every day.

"It makes me feel better to be out there doing a little something, even it's only putting a band-aid on."

Bossier City resident Jean Lanier has been volunteering with the American Red Cross of Northwest Louisiana for years.

She left out of Shreveport Tuesday, headed for Mobile, AL to assist in storm recovery efforts," Lanier explains.

"Alabama was hit with tornados, high, damaging straight-line winds, and then it flooded.

The Red Cross is just one of more than 70 local organizations participating in Give for Good, a challenge to raise as much money as possible in 24 hours for local non-profits.

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Its goal is to bring together people in the community through giving, while raising awareness about what each of these groups do.

"A lot of people want to give back, a lot of people want to give to different organizations, but they don't really know how."

Paige Smith is the Executive Director of the Salvation Army's Boys & Girls Club, another non-profit looking to the community for support.

Smith says they're proud of the work they do serving about 85 kids a day, but she says Give for Good is a chance for all of our groups to shine.

"Once people know, they'll bring their kids out, they'll bring their family members out, and partake in the events that we have here."

Studies have shown that 84% of young donors want to give through a website, and 93% of donors are likely to continue support.

To donate, go to giveforgoodnla.com, and you can choose - or search for - which organization you'd like to give to.

There are categories availble to browse from if you're not sure where to begin.

Give for Good, which ends at midnight tonight, is led by the Community Foundation of North Louisiana, you can learn more about them here.

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