Each year The GreenHouse participates in the Big Day of Giving, a 24-hour giving challenge hosted by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation to bring the local community together and raise funds and awareness for nonprofits. This year Big Day of Giving 2023 is on Thursday, May 4th. Here's everything you need to know!
What is Big Day of Giving (BDOG)?
Big Day of Giving is a 24-hour online giving challenge designed to encourage financial giving to nonprofits. It shines light on what local organizations are doing, and helps build momentum and support.
Why does The GreenHouse participate in BDOG?
Individual and family donors provide 70% of our annual budget. We are a community-supported, community-driven organization that relies on the generosity of donors like YOU to sustain our work with youth and families!
How does it work?
Beginning at midnight on Thursday, May 4th, giving is "open" for 24 hours. BDOG has its own website, and you donate through The GreenHouse's page on that website. Here's the link to The GreenHouses's BDOG donation page.
What's your goal this year?
We are hoping to raise $64,000 in a single day. It's a big goal, because we have big plans for the future! We hope to increase hours for kids in our elementary programs and grow our family programming.
Is there a matching grant this year?
Yes! Thanks to generous donors, we have $32,000 in matching grants this year. Every dollar you give on Big Day of Giving in 2023 will be doubled! Many thanks to our matching grant donors -- Ken & Lynn Hall, The Thomas P. Winn Foundation, Phil & Dana Cunliffe, Michael & Janet Barnes, Fran & Joleane King, Chris & Monica Jimenez Smith, Andrew Smith, and Marisa DeSalles -- for inspiring generosity in this creative way!
What if I'm interested in donating, but busy on May 4th?
There will be a "schedule a donation" option on The GreenHouse BDOG donation page starting April 20th. You can give a donation in advance, and it will count on May 4th as a part of BDOG.
What's the best time of day to donate?
We find that donating early in the day generates momentum. If you schedule a donation, it will be counted at midnight, right as BDOG starts - that will help us get going! Donating in the morning - 6-9am - is also a great boost.
Anything else I should know?
If you use a Golden 1 card for BDOG, The GreenHouse will receive an ADDITIONAL donation from Golden 1!