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Annie B’s Community Drive is coming to a close

The North Valley Community Foundation’s annual Annie B’s Community Drive is coming to a close on Friday (Sept. 30). That’s the last day to donate through the drive to more than 250 local nonprofit groups dedicated to causes such as animal welfare, the arts, education, the environment and more.

Contributions to participating organizations yield matching funds from a pool of money donated to help bolster contributions to local charitable causes. The drive is named for Annie Bidwell, the wife of Chico founder John Bidwell and a pioneer in her own right.

Now in its 10th and final year, Annie B’s has raised more than $11 million for charitable causes. It’s the largest grant program of its kind in the region, involving organizations in Butte, Colusa, Glenn and Tehama counties.

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