by Ralph Routon
With a steady flow of donations in recent days continuing nonstop, the Independent's Give! 2010 campaign has just reached the $300,000 milestone at 2 p.m. today.
The donations now stand at $300,087.44, though they probably have risen more by the time you read this (keep up with the progress at indygive.com). The campaign closes in less than 34 hours, at midnight on Friday, Dec. 31.
The goal is $333,333.34, which could be reached with donations alone but certainly will be met when matching funds from other entities are included in the final total. The entire campaign, including matching funds, totaled just less than $200,000 last year in the Give! debut.
Anyone can make donations online at indygive.com and choose the recipient(s) from 40 participating nonprofits, whose programs are described in detail. Donors also may drop off checks at the Independent offices, 235 S. Nevada Ave., as late as 5:30 p.m. on Friday.