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BIG Day of Giving Coming to Placer County May 6th

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ROSEVILLE - Placer County residents will have 24 hours to "give where their heart is" in a special online giving challenge on May 6 to raise funds for local nonprofit organizations. 

BIG Day of Giving in Placer County is part of a larger national "Give Local America" effort dedicated to funding the many nonprofits that work tirelessly to improve our communities.

 During the 24-hour period, donations made to nonprofits throughout the region at will receive a proportionate share of matching funds-making each person's gift go even further.  Nonprofits will also compete for various challenge prizes during the day. 

 Placer Community Foundation is partnering with and neighboring community foundations to promote BIG Day of Giving. 400 nonprofits from throughout the region are participating. This event builds on a similar online giving challenge held last year in which nonprofit arts organizations brought in 3,000 gifts totaling $525,000.

 "We are excited that 78 Placer County nonprofit organizations are taking part in BIG Day of Giving," said Veronica Blake, Chief Executive Officer of the Placer Community Foundation. "This special day gives the community a chance to focus on supporting our local nonprofit organizations and making a real difference in our community." 

Placer Community Foundation is highlighting the Placer nonprofits involved by hosting a special kick-off event and nonprofit fair to be held on May 6 at Westfield Galleria in Roseville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  People can learn from the local nonprofits participating in BIG Day of Giving, be entertained by on-stage performances and be eligible for prizes when donations are made on-site. 

Starting at midnight on May 6, go to to donate $25 or more to nonprofits addressing: shelter and food to our homeless and underserved families, education and support to our at-risk youth, service to our seniors, protection of our open space and neglected animals and access to vital arts programming.  On this site you can also view the leaderboard in real-time to see how your gift is contributing to this historic, regional effort and you can learn about the great work our nonprofits provide the community. 

Use the official hashtag #GiveBigDoG to track BIG Day of Giving on social media and help spread the word of your gift with others.

Placer Community Foundation extends warm appreciation to the many local partners helping to promote BIG Day of Giving in Placer County and acknowledges the following prize sponsors in support of our county's nonprofit organizations on May 6th:  Community First Bank, First Five Placer, ioSafe, Magnussen's Auburn Toyota, Whole Foods Market Roseville, as well as donations made from these charitable funds at Placer Community Foundation-Charles and Gail Muskavitch Fund, Community Leadership Fund, Constantino Family Fund, Jim and Judy Ganulin Family Fund and the Robert Kemp Community Fund.

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