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Gifts to Nonprofits Go Further on Oct. 4

On Pittsburgh Gives' Day of Giving, donations to eligible nonprofits in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties receive a matching gift through the Pittsburgh Foundation.

Monetary gifts to area nonprofit organizations go a little further on The Day of Giving 2011.

This year's event, sponsored by Pittsburgh Gives, an initiative of the Pittsburgh Foundation, is on Tuesday from 12 a.m. until 11:59:59 p.m. All donations during that 24-hour period will receive a pro-rated portion of the match pool—$725,000 for Pittsburgh Gives and $100,000 for Westmoreland Gives.

Only credit card donations received through www.pittsburghgives.org during the 24 hours of Oct. 4 will be matched for this event. No donations via check, cash or stock can be accepted. Only MasterCard and Visa donations can be accepted.

The minimum gift is $25. The maximum gift that an individual can give per organization is $10,000.

Nonprofit organizations in Allegheny County with a current published portrait on www.pittsburghgives.org are eligible to participate. Westmoreland organizations are eligible to participate in Westmoreland Gives by visiting this site.

Among the nonprofits in the South Hills area are: , Friends of the Dormont Pool and South Hills Interfaith Ministries.

Here are the specific categories of nonprofits participating in this year's endeavor: AnimalsArts & CultureCivic, Community ImprovementEconomic DevelopmentEducationEmployment, EnvironmentFoundationHealthHousingHuman Services,ImprovementInternationalLawReliefReligious OrganizationsShelterVeterans and Youth Development.

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