Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Holyoke Public Library is Ready for Valley Gives on May 3, 2016!

The Holyoke Public Library is one of hundreds of nonprofits participating in Valley Gives Day, scheduled for May 3, 2016. Hosted by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Valley Gives is an innovative online fundraising event that encourages individuals to donate as much money as possible in support of their favorite charities in just 24 hours.

The Library is hosting a Holyoke centered Valley Gives! Come down from 12pm to 2pm, the Library will be hosting an open house in our Community room. At this event, donors and friends can stop by meet representatives from the library and from Holyoke Merry Go Round and Holyoke Reach Out to Read. Get information on these local charities, have snacks and donate. Any donations made online to Valley Gives during 12-2pm – Power Hours, will enter the donors into raffles to win small prizes and it will enter the charities into a raffle to win and an additional $500 from the Community Foundation.

“The Holyoke Public Library makes a difference every day by providing the citizens of Holyoke with the opportunity to better themselves and improve their quality of life by offering easy and equal access to library resources, services, technology and programs that inform, educate and entertain while promoting literacy, the enjoyment of reading, and lifelong learning,” said Maria Pagan, Library Director, . “We are excited to partner with other nonprofits across the Pioneer Valley to see how much we can raise to serve our communities.”

Beginning at midnight EST on May 3rd and continuing until 11:59pm EST, residents of western Massachusetts will go online to, connect with causes like Holyoke Public Library, and make tax-deductible donations to support the important work of our region’s charities. All online donations for Holyoke Public Library made thru a link on or directly at during Valley Gives day will go directly to support our mission.

“We are thrilled to be able to participate in an event that showcases the collective power of philanthropy in the Pioneer Valley, as well as highlights the important role the Holyoke Public Library and all libraries play in our community.” said Nancy Kocsmiersky, Development Associate, Holyoke Public Library.

To learn more about Holyoke Public Library, visit For more information about Valley Gives, visit or

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