North Louisiana’s largest day of giving returns on Tuesday, May 1, for its fifth installment. Since 2014, the Community Foundation’s 24-hour online giving challenge has raised more than $6.3 million for area nonprofits. With new events and a record number of participating organizations – 212 registered nonprofits – May 1 is sure to be a transformative day for the community.

So how does it work? Giving takes place entirely online at giveforgoodnla.org. Donors can search directly for their favorite organizations or use keywords like “animals” or “education” to find causes they care about. Donations can be as small as $10 and donors can add as many organizations to their “cart” as they would like. When ready to check out, you’ll be able to make multiple donations at once with one easy payment process. All donations are tax-deductible and receipts will be emailed immediately. Give For Good is an easy way to support all of your favorite causes in one day. Plus, nonprofits can earn “a little something extra” through the Lagniappe Fund, which awards bonus dollars that are proportional to the total amount they raise.

New this year is the Give For Good Fair at Whole Foods Market. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., many of the nonprofits will have tables set up to share information and volunteer opportunities as donors come and shop for their favorite causes. It is a great way to learn more about the work being done by organizations in the community and meet the staff and volunteers behind it all. Plus, there will be live music and snacks in the Whole Foods café.

Mark your calendars for May 1 and be a part of transforming your community. No matter which causes you choose or how much you give, we create a bigger impact when we all give together.

Learn more at giveforgoodnla.org.

Sponsored by The Community Foundation of North Louisiana.