NY1: BROOKLYN GIVES BACK TO LOCAL CHARITIES

Brooklyn Community Foundation launched its second annual Brooklyn Gives campaign Tuesday.

The 24-hour donation drive helps raise money for 20 not-for-profits serving the borough. For every dollar each organization raises, Brooklyn Community Foundation will match it, up to $5,000.

"There's phenomenal work happening and there's also real need, so what we want to say is let’s make Brooklyn generous to support Brooklyn communities through the work of these non-profits," said Cecilia Clarke, the president of Brooklyn Community Foundation.

Last year, the campaign raised almost $275,000.

For more information or to donate visit brooklyngives.org