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!