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Fundraising With A Mission: Give Big Comes To CSUSB

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley) — Project CUIDAR, a nonprofit parent education program, will host a live fundraising event on Thursday, May 8, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the Cal State San Bernardino Pfau Library lawn. The event is part of San Bernardino County and The Community Foundation’s Give Big campaign.

Give Big San Bernardino County’s mission is to strengthen Inland Southern California through philanthropy. A 24-hour online giving day, the fundraiser seeks donations for many causes in the county. The goal of Give Big is to raise a minimum of $300,000 in just 24 hours. This is the first time San Bernardino County has held the event, although it is an annual event in other Southern California counties.

Project CUIDAR is one of the causes to which participants may donate. The project is offered through CSUSB’s Institute for Child Development and Family Relations. The CUIDAR fundraiser will feature games, food and giveaways in a carnival atmosphere.  Participants will have the opportunity to donate to Project CUIDAR at the event.

Since 2004, Project CUIDAR has been promoting healthy parent-child relationships and child development, particularly in the areas of emotional health and good behavior, through appropriate early intervention services for children from infants through 5 years old and their caregivers.

The CUIDAR fundraiser is free and open to the public. Individuals interested in supporting local San Bernardino County nonprofit programs are encouraged to participate.

Other CSUSB organizations taking part in the Give Big campaign are CSUSB’s Inland Empire Women’s Business Center and the College of Business and Public Administration’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

The Project CUIDAR website is open now and accepting donations; however, the donations will not be posted until May 8. To donate, visit the Give Big San Bernardino County website at givebigsbcounty.org. Project CUIDAR can be found by searching under the organization’s name or by going directly to the project’s fundraising Web page at razoo.com/story/Project-Cuidar. The website also will accept donations for about a year after the event is over.

For further information, contact Project CUIDAR co-director Laura Gonzalez-Rivera at 909 537-5945 or lgonzale@csusb.edu, or visit the Project Cuidar website at http://icdfr.csusb.edu/cuidar.

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