The 4th annual 'Missoula Gives' community wide day of giving begins this Thursday, May 4th, at 6 p.m. to benefit more than 150 local non-profits that make Missoula so special.

The easiest way to donate is to text the word MISSOULA to 50155. Even a $5 donation will help to benefit local non-profit organizations such as 4-H, Camp Mak-A-Dream, Missoula Aging Services, Watson Children's Shelter, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and so many more. You can also stop into one of the many 'Donor Lounges,' find the full schedule of where and when those will take place here.

A kick off party starts at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 4th, at Plonk, 322 North Higgins, where you can enjoy a free drink with each donation. The celebration of success will happen this Friday, May 5th, from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Missoula Federal Credit Union at 3600 Brooks. Enjoy a free family friendly BBQ to celebrate the great weather and all that we've accomplished as a community for our local non-profits.