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CFVI Virtual Giving Tree Project Returns for the Holidays

USVI nonprofit organizations asked to submit holiday-related needs by November 30
U.S. Virgin Islands, November 11, 2021  The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) announced that its popular Virtual Giving Tree project is back for the second year in a row just in time for the holidays.

"We recognize it's been another challenging year for everyone, especially our nonprofits in the territory who are on the frontlines every day serving the community," said CFVI President Dee Baecher-Brown. "To help them with holiday-related needs for children, youth, families and seniors, we are pleased to bring back CFVI's Virtual Giving Tree for 2021."

Last year, donations totaling more than $33,000 were distributed to 11 USVI nonprofit organizations. Funding was used to provide personal care and medical supplies for residents of a group home, laptops and earphones to students for educational purposes, food baskets for needy families, support for a homeless shelter and soup kitchen, and more. For a detailed list, read the press release from last year.

The Foundation has once again set up an online form and is asking USVI nonprofit organizations to submit specific needs and requests by Tuesday, November 30, 2021. The form can be accessed by visiting cfvi.co/2021VirtualGivingTree.

"While we can't guarantee funding in response to every request, we will certainly do our absolute best to make the appropriate connections with any and all interested donors," said Baecher-Brown.

Anyone wanting to support the project is invited to make a general donation online at cfvi.co/DonateGivingTree2021. All of the proceeds will go directly to support the holiday-related needs of USVI nonprofits.

For more information and for donors interested in funding a specific need and/or organization, contact Davica Brathwaite, Grants and Programs Manager, at davicab@cfvi.net or 340.774.6031 (Tue/Wed/Fri).

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About the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands
Since 1990, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has been a catalyst for positive change in the territory through initiatives committed to youth, learning, family support and the environment. With a professional staff and a volunteer Board of Directors composed of community leaders, CFVI is a trusted advocate and supporter of programs that ensure opportunity and sustainability for current and future generations. CFVI is a registered non-profit organization entirely supported by individual donors, grants, trusts, corporate donations and estate planning. For more information, visit cfvi.net.