Nearly 3 dozen non-profits will gather to celebrate and promote the Big Day of Giving on Tuesday, May 6 at Westfield Galleria at Roseville.
The BIG Day of Giving (BIGDoG) is a regional 24 hour online giving challenge to raise funds in support of the vital work of non-profit organizations in Placer, Sacramento and Yolo Counties.The BIGDoG Challenge to the community is to raise $1 million during the 24 hour giving cycle, which will begin at midnight and run through 11:59 p.m. May 6.
Every donation made on the BIGDoG website, www.givelocalnow.org, will be matched, on a prorated basis, from a pool of $300,000 in matching funds and prize monies, thereby leveraging the community’s gifts to make an even greater impact.
The kick-off event will start with “Waking up with the BIG DoG” mascot at 5:30 a.m. to set-up for the non-profit resource fair which opens to the community at 10 a.m. Community members will be able meet non-profit representatives, learn about and donate in support of the local non-profit of their choice.
Kick-off festivities include live entertainment featuring the talents of local non-profit performing arts and entertainment groups, the BIG DoG mascot, giveaways and incentives from local organizations, and a chance to win a Westfield shopping spree.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Wake Up with Big Dog Event Kick-Off – 5:30 a.m.
Non-Profit Resource and Information Fair, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Center Court in the Westfield Galleria at Roseville (adjacent to JC Penney)
1151 Galleria Blvd,
Roseville, CA 95678
COST: The kick-off event is free; however, we encourage everyone to make a contribution to the charity of their choice
Placer Community Foundation
The Placer Community Foundation is a nonprofit community corporation created by and for the people of Placer County. We are an enduring organization that grows local giving to strengthen our community. We work to be the preferred conduit for donors and professional advisors interested in establishing charitable endowments. http://www.placercf.org/
Westfield Galleria at Roseville
The Westfield Group has one of the world’s largest shopping centre portfolios with 90 centres in Australia, New Zealand, United States, and the United Kingdom. Westfield shopping centres are highly productive, with strong franchise value and the ability to attract the world’s leading retail brands. They are an essential part of the community’s social and economic fabric. Last year more than 1 billion customer visits generated over $40 billion in retail sales. http://corporate.westfield.com/