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 2022 is on May 5th. 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 5, 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 $60,000 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, hire a Parent Director, and grow our family programming.
Is there a matching grant this year?
Yes! We currently have a matching grant of $29,000, due to our matching grant donors: the Ken & Lynn Hall Family Fund, the Thomas P. Winn Foundation, Phil & Dana Cunliffe, Mike & Janet Barnes, Joleane & Francis King, Chris & Monica Jimenez-Smith, and Andrew Smith. Thanks to their generosity, every dollar you donate to The GreenHouse on Big Day of Giving will be DOUBLED!
What if I'm interested in donating, but busy on May 5?
There will be a "schedule a donation" option on The GreenHouse BDOG donation page starting April 21st. You can give a donation in advance, and it will count on May 5 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!