The East Bay Community Foundation is sponsoring a special, one-day giving spree aimed at attracting donations to nearly 150 nonprofit organizations doing great work in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. The May 6 event is part of a nationwide effort that may be one of the largest online fundraising events in history. Called “East Bay Gives,” the event, according to the Foundation, is an innovative experiment in crowd funding, in which many community foundations are simultaneously participating nationwide.
“As part of our role as a leader broadening and deepening charitable giving in the East Bay and changing the lives of disadvantaged and underserved people, we aim to support important causes and needs these organizations are addressing,” said Janet Y. Spears, the Foundation’s interim President & Chief Executive Officer. “On this one day, we’re encouraging everyone to give back and to join together in the Power of Many to improve lives and communities throughout the East Bay,” said Spears. From the stroke of midnight on May 5 through the stroke of midnight on May 6, anyone can go to www.eastbaygives.org and contribute to one or more participating nonprofit organizations doing outstanding work in education, economic development, youth causes, the environment, health, the arts, and more. The site contains everything you need to know about how to donate, background on participating nonprofits, and how East Bay Gives works, said Spears.