Lincoln Community Nonprofits Join Forces for the May 3rd Big Day of Giving
Starting at midnight on May 3rd, for 24 hours, Lincoln nonprofits will come together for one BIG Day of Giving, a 24-hour challenge where the community helps raise much needed unrestricted funds by giving where they live. May 3rd is a one-day opportunity for Lincolnites to show our community pride by charitably donating to the nonprofits that are working hard to make our community healthy and vibrant.
Lincoln nonprofits want you to know how easy it will be for you to give where you live, literally!
1. You can give from home or work, from your phone or laptop;
2. On May 3rd, go to www.bigdayofgiving.org, search for one of the participating Lincoln nonprofits; and,
3. Give where you live!
The Lincoln Community Foundation is very proud to facilitate a collaboration of Lincoln community nonprofits. Leaders from the participating nonprofits have been working together to get the word out about the BIG Day of Giving and educate the public about what they do.
Search for these Lincoln nonprofits at www.bigdayofgiving.org on May 3rd (donations must be made to individual charities):
- Lincoln St. Joseph Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
- Lincoln Volunteer Center
- Lincoln Theatre Company
- Lincoln Hills Foundation
- Lighthouse Counseling and Family Resource Center
- FieldHaven Feline Center
- Art League of Lincoln
In 2015 the Lincoln community collaboration of non-profits received $33,710 in donations on the BIG Day of Giving. This year their goal is $50,000 in donations, through the www.bigdayofgiving.org site in the 24-hour period of May 3rd.
Together, the community collaboration is combining efforts to not only raise funds, but also to bring awareness to their organizations and the important charitable work they do.
Lincoln Hills Foundation focuses upon assisting seniors facing life altering challenges, usually age related, which they are unable to meet on their own. Case in point, we pay for respite time for family caretakers of seniors with cognitive impairing conditions (e.g., Alzheimer’s and other dementia related illnesses). We do the fund raising for support groups that focus upon caring for seniors with serious illnesses such as breast cancer, MS, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, etc. This frees up the support groups to concentrate on providing education, care and support for the families affected. Another major area of support is in funding for hot meals for home-bound, disabled and/or financially needy seniors. Lincoln Hills Foundation grants about $50,000/yr. in support of senior related causes. www.lincolnhillsfoundation.org
Since 2005, the Lighthouse Counseling and Family Resource Center‘s mission has been to strengthen families and improve the physical and emotional well-being of residents of Placer County. With the majority of its clients residing in Lincoln and Sheridan they offer over thirty programs including couple’s counseling, family wellness, parenting classes, women’s empowerment, and more at no charge to the 3,000-plus clients they serve annually. In times of hardship, Lighthouse offers the tools families and individuals need to get back on their feet and create positive, long-lasting change in their lives. www.lighthousefrc.com
FieldHaven Feline Center is an all-encompassing organization for animals and their people. “We are the Center of all Things CAT in Lincoln” from helping a tiny kitten found in the bushes behind a house to assisting a disabled senior with providing medical care for her diabetic cat. What we do for the community and their cats reaches far beyond adoptions and spay/neuter. We are eagerly working toward a day when every cat in our community has a safe place to call home. www.fieldhaven.com
Lincoln Volunteer Center – Throughout the United States, people are taking responsibility for the quality of life in their communities. The Lincoln Volunteer Center was created to mobilize people and resources to deliver creative solutions to community needs. It is our desire to complement and further support the many who have already been serving this community for years, while at the same time recruiting additional volunteers to meet the growing needs of our community. www.lincolnvolunteer.com
The Lincoln Theatre Company‘s mission is to provide a quality community-based adult and children’s performing arts program of shows as well as theater-based educational and performance opportunities for children. As such, we are raising funds for the necessary equipment to create a performance space in our community. In addition, we have partnered with the City of Lincoln in an effort to seek funding for the restoration of the historic Civic Auditorium to its place as a performing arts center and cultural hub. Lincoln Theatre Company will be a cultural and economic benefit for the City and the people of our community. www.lincolntheatrecompany.org
The Lincoln St. Joseph Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul was founded in November of 2003 to service the needs of the poor and needy in Lincoln, Sheridan, Wheatland, and Nicolaus. The aid we provide most often includes direct financial assistance for rent, utilities, transportation, clothing, food, and furniture, as well as consultation referral and intervention services. We provide assistance to all persons requesting aid and no person is refused assistance based on ethnicity or cultural or religious affiliation. 100% of all donated funds are used to help the poor. www.svdp-sacramento.org
The Art League of Lincoln’s goal is to CREATE opportunities, CULTIVATE the talent of all artists, CELEBRATE their work, and COMMUNICATE the significance of art to the communities of Lincoln and South Placer County through community involvement, events, education and art exhibits. We frequently host popular events including the annual Lincoln Clay Day held in the spring. This year we are working collaboratively with Gladding McBean to stage a Feats of Clay Gala in October at the factory. Please visit the Art Center and exhibits located at 580 Sixth Street. www.all4art.net
To follow along in the excitement and for more information please like the Facebook Page “Lincoln Community BIG Day of Giving” and use the hashtag #LincolnBigDog in all of your social media postings.