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Area nonprofits search for donors through GA Gives Day

Donors can search area nonprofits through the website. (Source:WALB) Donors can search area nonprofits through the website. (Source:WALB)
The Thomas County Historical Society needs money for an upcoming project. (Source:WALB) The Thomas County Historical Society needs money for an upcoming project. (Source:WALB)
The historical society wants to add more interactive components. (Source:WALB) The historical society wants to add more interactive components. (Source:WALB)
Anne McCudden, Executive Director of Thomas County Historical Society (Source:WALB) Anne McCudden, Executive Director of Thomas County Historical Society (Source:WALB)
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

GA Gives Day is set for Thursday, November 17, 2016.

GA Gives Day uses a website that lists hundreds of nonprofits throughout the state including a number of groups in South Georgia.

The online platform allows the organizations to explain upcoming projects and what the groups plan to do with the money.

The Thomas County Historical Society is just one of the hundreds of groups listed on the website.

The group is hoping to raise $5,000 for the 1896 O.C. Ewart Bowling Alley located at Thomas County’s Museum of History.

Guests who visit the museum can try their hands at bowling in one of the oldest privately owned bowling alleys in the United States.

The historical society wants to make the museum even more interactive by adding more interpretive components to the bowling alley.

Thomas County Historical Society’s Executive Director Anne McCudden told WALB News 10 that the group plans to add items like bar bells, punching bags, and gymnastics rings.

“Let’s face it, kids and adults want to do things that are kind of immersive and hands-on. So in this sense, they’ll be able to come in here and [do] maybe as Mr. Ewart’s son did in the 1890s,” McCudden said.

There is no rule when it comes to giving, people can donate hundreds of dollars or just a few dollars.

“We are a nonprofit. We depend on the kindness of strangers and generations from folks,” McCudden added.

Donors can add to the funds at any time. The website runs throughout the year.

The Thomas County Museum of History is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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