The Greater New Orleans Foundation is sponsoring GiveNOLA Day, a 24-hour online giving day, on Tuesday.
GNOF hopes to raise $3 million from 25,000 donors for the 571 participating nonprofits. In its inaugural year last year, GiveNOLA Day raised $2.2 million for 309 participating nonprofits from more than 19,600 donors.
Every donation of $10 or more made at givenola.org on GiveNOLA Day will be amplified on this one day of giving through national funds and a local pool of incentive dollars for participating organizations. GNOF does not collect any fees from contributions, so the nonprofit organizations will receive the maximum benefit.
GiveNOLA Day is tied to a national event called Give Local America, in which community foundations across America ask their communities to give back on May 5.
GNOF’s 13-parish region comprises Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne and Washington parishes. All donations made through givenola.org go directly to participating nonprofits.
In New Orleans, Mexican food and a margarita and beer happy hour will lend a Cinco de Mayo flair to GiveNOLA Day events from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lafayette Square, 600 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. There will be entertainment and a donation station for online giving. There will be food from Juan’s Flying Burrito from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and a happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.