For a Good Cause: Big Day of Giving in Natomas

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Sign at Stanford Settlement in Gardenland/Northgate promoting the 24-hour fund drive.

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Big Day of Giving reached $1 million goal less than half-way through the 24-hour campaign.

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Three Natomas-based nonprofits are among those participating in the Big Day of Giving fundraising campaign today.

Around the half-way point of the 24-hour fund drive, The GreenHouse had received 31 gifts totaling $17,685, Stanford Settlement had received 57 gifts totaling $6,700 and the Natomas Arts & Education Foundation had received 10 gifts totaling $2,285. Update: At the close of the Big Day of Giving campaign The GreenHouse had received 46 gifts totaling $20,585, Stanford Settlement had received 107 gifts totaling $10,800 and the Natomas Arts & Education Foundation had received 20 gifts totaling $3,250.

The Big Day of Giving is an online networking and giving event that provides nonprofit organizations the opportunity to gain exposure and start relationships with new donors, and for the people in the Sacramento region to raise as much money as possible for participating organizations within a 24-hour period.

The event was organized and implemented by GiveLocalNow with local community foundations the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, Placer Community Foundation and Yolo Community Foundation.

A pool of matching funds has been made available from match and prize sponsors. The online event ends at 11:59 p.m. today, May 6.


Visit the Big Day of Giving website for more information, here.

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Stanford Settlement invited donors to visit the senior center to make contributions on available computers.

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Executive director Sister Jeanne Felion, group work coordinator Julie Rhoten and Stanford Settlement board member Michele Mercado watch online updates.