The Seattle Foundation’s 6th annual day of giving fundraiser event – ‘GiveBIG,’ coming May 3, 2016 – is expected to provide a big boost to 1,600 area nonprofits, several of which support the Burien area, including:

NOTE: New this year – you can schedule a donation to take place on May 3, so you don’t have to wait!

From the GiveBIG website:
May 3, 2016 will be the sixth year we come together to help those in our community who need it most.  A one-day, online charitable giving event, GiveBIG is designed to raise money for our region’s hard-working nonprofits. You have the power to make community impact. Welcome to the GiveBIG 2016 website with all you need to know to support your local community! You’ve taken the first step. We’re glad you’re here. Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is a one-day, online giving event with a goal to inspire community philanthropists to give generously to nonprofit organizations that make our region a healthier and more vital place to live. By providing support, you can help incentivize donors to GiveBIG on May 3! There are three main ways you can participate: Contribute to the stretch pool All nonprofits participating in GiveBIG, will receive a percentage of the stretch pool. This percentage depends on the size of the stretch pool and how much is raised in total donations on GiveBIG day. Contributions are raised by Seattle Foundation philanthropists, corporate sponsors and other community partners in advance of GiveBIG. To contribute, email us now! Boost donor giving If you want to ensure that your gift has a much greater impact for your favorite nonprofit — matching funds can triple or quadruple a donation’s value for a donor. Use the search on this site to find a participating GiveBIG nonprofit organization, then just send them an email with your contribution amount! Be a #GiveBIG social ambassador Social ambassadors have a simple, yet important goal – spread the word about GiveBIG to colleagues, family and friends through your social networks. Send an email, LIKE our Facebook page or use our hashtag – #GIVEBIG in your posts. To reach our goal of increasing donations by 25%, we need your help!

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