Local non-profits along the six coastal counties will receive over $12,000 in donations from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The foundations will work together as part of the statewide initiative Mississippi Day of Giving, which is Oct. 24.
The endeavor is an effort to unite Mississippians around causes they truly believe in. Donors will be able to give to causes they truly care about through an online platform.
Both the Community Foundation and Knight Foundation have also taken on the challenge of giving away an additional $500 every hour to a local non-profit through a social media campaign.
After submitting donations, donors can share the experience on social media by hashtagging #MSDayOfGiving and the name of their charity. Recipients of the hourly contribution will be selected through a random drawing.