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2017’s Big Day of Giving is 26 Days Away!

April 7, 2017

Starting at midnight on May 4th, the Sacramento region will come together for one Big Day of Giving -- a 24-hour giving challenge that lifts up lives and makes the Sacramento region a wonderful place. Since 2014, the giving day has united our community, raising more than $16 million for local nonprofits from over 36,000 donors from all over the region, the state, the country, and the world.

We understand that last year’s day was fraught with technical issues, but the Sacramento Regional Community Foundation has changed platforms to CivicCore and we’re ready to shake that off to make this year our best Big Day ever! In 2016, with your support, we were the fortunate recipient of $22,135 from 101 unique donors.

This money makes everything we do possible; from our NeighborWoods Program to Seed-to-Seedling and Community Shade.

  • $50 trains five volunteer citizen scientists to save Sacramento's public elm trees by monitoring them for Dutch elm disease
  • $100 teaches 15 third and fourth graders how to grow acorns into oaks in their classrooms
  • $150 allows for the siting, planting, and education needed to grow five shade trees at a local elementary school campus
  • $200 supports four free expert-led training workshops (pruning, watering, tree tours, etc.) for community members
  • $250 helps pay for community visioning sessions as we work to bring trees to the neighborhoods that need them the most

This year we have a lofty goal! $30,000 from 200 unique donors. Will you help us get there?

If you prefer giving online, please consider saving the date: Thursday, May 4th. Donations can start at $15. The online payment system is easy, efficient, and now allows you to pre-schedule your give before May 4th!

Regardless of whether you are able to give or not, consider joining us and our nonprofit friends for a concert at Camp Pollock the evening of May 4th! We promise it'll be a rocking good time. Our trees give us so much: shade, cleaner air, and cooler temperatures. Help us on May 4th so we can continue to build safer, healthier, and more livable communities.