BIG Day of Giving on May 6th was a powerful day in the Sacramento
region. In just 24 hours, $3.02 million was raised for nearly 400
nonprofits in our region. It was truly inspiring to see what kind
of impact can be made in just a short amount of time thanks to
our community foundations, generous donors, community-minded
corporate partners and nonprofits.
At United Way, we were so excited to be part of the excitement of
BIG Day of Giving and we decided to do something BIG with the
funds we raised and build community gardens in our neighborhoods
to cultivate healthy children, families and communities.
As United Way’s Program Officer for our Fit Kids project, I was
so excited about this new endeavor. Across our region, we are
working with nonprofit partners to increase the number of
children who are living a healthy and active lifestyle – and
adding more community gardens to promote healthy eating aligns so
well with the work we are doing in Fit Kids!
We asked for donors to make a promise for a healthier community
and oh my, did our community respond! United Way raised
$10,870 to build community gardens in just one day. Thank you to
all of our generous donors!