The Community Foundation of North Louisiana is once again conducting a donate-a-thon fundraising campaign for the benefit of local nonprofit organizations. During the 24 hours of May 3, donors are invited to contribute to the charity of their choice via a special web site called Give For Good. After the day is over, the Community Foundation will distribute the amount received for each charity to that charity plus a share of a bonus Lagniappe Fund contributed by event sponsors. The Lagniappe Fund will be distributed as a pro rata percentage based on a given charity’s receipts as a percentage of total receipts. The Lagniappe Fund is still growing, but is over $100,000. In years past, Give For Good has brought in between $1 million and $2 million for the nonprofits that registered to participate. So, here is a chance to give your donation to the McNeill Street Pumping Station Preservation Society (that’s the name to look for online) a small boost, as well as have a little fun with the telethon atmosphere of the event. You can follow the day’s progress online, and smartphone users can download an app (will be available in the app stores soon) that will make it a bit quicker to donate and let you follow along like that.
The Give For Good website to use is www.giveforgoodnla.org. Donations can be made online only on Tuesday, May 3 midnight to midnight.