Record Breaking Day for Shreveport-Bossier, LA for Give for Good
Every year it seems like Shreveport-Bossier can't help but show off how generous we are as a community during the annual Give for Good campaign. I won't lie, it always makes my heart swell up when I see the final numbers.
Every year, it seems like we set a new bar when it comes to our bigheartedness. Heck, even during a pandemic in 2020, as a community, nearly $2 million was raised. In 2021, that number hit $2.2 million. In 2022, the event raised $2,384,855 for area nonprofits. That was the largest total raised since the event began in 2014. That shows just how much we care about our friends, family, and neighbors in NWLA.
This year, the 2023 Community Foundation's annual Give for Good campaign raised a record-breaking $2,755,633 through 4,412 donations benefiting 209 local organizations. That is HUGE!
Give for Good Day is a program of the Community Foundation of North Louisiana. If you're not familiar with the Community Foundation of North Louisiana, it's a philanthropy that was established in 1961 with the express purpose of bringing people and resources together to solve problems and enhance our community. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded over $80 million in grants to local non-profit organizations.
There are two ways to donate during Give for Good. You can either select the specific organization you would like to support out of the participating non-profits or your donation can go into the 'Lagniappe' fund, which will then be distributed to the 200+ participating groups. Give for Good Day was yesterday, Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023.