2018 Match Day applications now available

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Applications are now available for organizations wishing to be beneficiaries of Match Day 2018.

Each year local charitable organizations take part in the special Match Day event where individual donations are matched by local donors. The applications became available Wednesday morning and will be accessible on the Emporia Community Foundation website, www.emporiacf.org.

Emporia Community Foundation Program Officer Loni Heinen says this year will see a few changes to the application process.

In the four years since it began match day has garnered over $500,000 in total distributions. Heinen says match day is having a positive effect not only on the charitable organizations but relations between one another as well.

This year, there will be 25 groups and organizations involved, including 11 slots available for charitable groups who have not participated before.

Applications will be due by Friday, March 16 at 5 p.m. in the ECF office.

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