GiveLocalNow has a good competitive spirit. It’s a 24-hour online giving for the arts. It’s aim is to raise money for Arts. $500,000 is their goal.
It kicked off at 4:29am and continues until 4:29am tomorrow (Tuesday).
More than 75 participating arts organizations are asking the public to give an online donation as small as $25 to the arts via a mobile-friendly website, givelocalnow.org.
Kelly Lind who works with the Sacramento Region Community Foundation said when she gave her donation at 6:30am online, the total donated at that point was around $32,000. When she got into the office at 8:30 it was up to the $100,000 mark.
As of 6:23pm Monday, $316,506 has been raised, past the half-way point to the goal of $500,000. Not including the $100,000 match Wells Fargo, Western Health Advantage, Barry and Linda Keller, Enlow and Melena Ose Arts Endowment Fund, SAFE Credit Union, Jean Runyon Endowment for the Arts Fund and others! All donations are tax deductible.
From 11am – 1pm 19th St in front of Mulvaneys was closed for a lunchtime event accompanied by music by the Sacramento Blues Society, dance by Instituto Mazaltan Ballet Association.
Food trucks serving were Simply Southern Food, Drewski’s, Bacon Mania and Krush Burger.
Douglas Adam Bradley worked on a wooden sculpture just outside the doors into Mulvaney’s.
Folks have until 4:29am Tuesday to donate to the arts online.
Go to givelocalnow.org and show your support for the arts with a donation!
The photos are from Mulvaney’s around lunchtime:
Remember you have until 4:29am Tuesday to help the Arts!!!
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