Nonprofits Readying for Big Day of Giving

‚ÄčDonors can give to the organizations that critically need their support  

Sacramento, Calif. (4/20/2020)  —  Over 600 nonprofits in the capital area will rally donors to support their favorite charitable causes on Thursday, May 7, during this year’s Big Day of Giving, the annual online movement to strengthen the Sacramento region’s nonprofit sector that has raised $40 million for local organizations since 2013.

“It may go without saying, but this year’s Big Day of Giving is coming at a crucial time. Like so many other businesses, local nonprofits are reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus,” 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.

“A healthy nonprofit sector is always essential to the capital area, and it is especially critical at moments like these,” she said. “These organizations provide the services our community needs during crises—emergency assistance, food services, healthcare, and more—and the services we need to recover and feel like a vibrant community again, too. This year, we are asking our region to come together to send an unmistakable message of support to the organizations that do so much to help the Sacramento region flourish.”

Donors who wish to plan their giving in advance of May 7 can visit www.bigdayofgiving.org to review comprehensive profiles of the 615 participating organizations, build personal fundraising campaigns to boost their support, and, starting today, schedule their Big Day of Giving donations.

This year’s Big Day of Giving follows seven years of growth for the region-wide fundraiser, which reached record heights last year when nonprofits in the Sacramento region generated $8.4 million in 24 hours. Those numbers are remarkable, said Cutler, but they only tell a piece of the story.

“Big Day of Giving has always been about much more than the final tally,” she said. “It’s always been a community-driven effort that unites the Sacramento region, one day when we rally around the organizations that make our community strong—and that need our support this year, more than ever.”

For more information about Big Day of Giving, including a listing of virtual events planned throughout the Sacramento region on May 7 and an overview of the $100,000 in prizes available to participating nonprofits, visit www.bigdayofgiving.org, or join the conversation online by following #BDOG2020 on Facebook and Twitter.

Big Day of Giving is made possible with lead sponsorship from Western Health Advantage. For a complete list of partners, visit www.bigdayofgiving.org/partners.

 

 

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