The sixth annual Big Day of Giving is right around to corner where Sacramento area residents will come together for the 24-hour online giving challenge to help raise much needed unrestricted funds and shine a spotlight on the work nonprofits do throughout the Sacramento region. During today’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors recognized May 3, 2018 as the Big Day of Giving, led by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation
and its affiliates and supported by many partner organizations region-wide and nationally.
“Big Day of Giving nonprofits are a large economic engine that offer opportunities for giving, volunteerism and community involvement,” said Susan Peters, Chair of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors. “This event is a chance for residents in the greater Sacramento region to donate to area charitable organizations, that enhance the community life and make our region a better place.”
This year’s Big Day of Giving follows five years of growth for the event, which reached new heights last year when nearly 600 nonprofits in the Sacramento region raised $7.2 million in 24 hours
. In total, the giving days organized by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, as part of its initiative to grow philanthropic giving in the capital area, have generated more than $23 million for local organizations since 2013.
The event kicks off at midnight on May 3 and is open to the public where anyone who wishes to participate can make a secure donation by debit or credit card on www.bigdayofgiving.org.
Big Day of Giving is powered by the region’s nonprofit information resource, GivingEdge
, which couples comprehensive organizational information with innovative giving tools. Donors who want to plan their giving ahead of the 24-hour challenge can visit www.bigdayofgiving.org before Big Day of Giving to review nonprofit profiles and, starting April 18, schedule their gifts.