Almost 700 nonprofits in the capital area will rally donors to support their favorite charitable causes on Thursday, May 6 during this year’s Big Day of Giving. The annual online movement to strengthen the region’s nonprofit sector that has raised $52 million for local organizations since 2013. More than ever, local nonprofits have stepped up to support our community through the pandemic. Now they need our support to thrive again.
“This year’s Big Day of Giving is coming at a crucial time. Like other businesses, nonprofits have been hard-hit by cascading crises over the past year, forcing them to lay off staff, cancel fundraisers and cut programs Yet they have seen more need than ever before and even with significantly reduced resources, they’ve risen to help so many in our community through this moment,” said Linda Beech Cutler, chief executive of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, which organizes Big Day of Giving as part of its initiative to grow philanthropic giving in the capital area.
“Nonprofits provide the services our community needs during crises—emergency assistance, food services, healthcare and more. These are the services we need to recover and feel like a vibrant community again,” she said. “On Big Day of Giving, our region will send a message loud and clear: We are a community that cares about giving back about helping others—no matter what.”
This year’s Big Day of Giving follows seven years of growth for the region-wide fundraiser, which reached record heights last year when donors in the Sacramento region contributed $12 million in 24 hours.
Donors who wish to plan their giving in advance of May 6 can visit bigdayofgiving.org to review comprehensive profiles of the 698 participating organizations and build personal fundraising pages to boost their support. Starting April 22, donors can schedule their Big Day of Giving donations.
For more information about Big Day of Giving, including a listing of virtual events planned throughout the Sacramento region on May 6 and an overview of the $100,000 in prizes available to participating nonprofits, visit www.bigdayofgiving.org, or join the conversation online by following #BDOG2021 on social media.