Time for giving

North Valley Community Foundation has kicked off its annual Annie B’s drive

The season of giving has officially begun. The annual Annie B’s Community Drive launched Monday (Aug. 1) and goes through Sept. 30. During that time, donations to participating organizations yield matching funds from a pool of money donated to help bolster contributions to local charitable causes.

Annie B’s is an effort of the North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF), a nonprofit clearing house. More than 250 groups are participating in the drive, which is in its 10th and final year. Charitable causes and local nonprofits have taken in more than $11 million over the life of the campaign, according to NVCF. For more information, go to anniebs.org.