May 6 was El Dorado County’s first Give Where You Live campaign and an entire community came together and gave generously to their favorite nonprofit(s). The El Dorado Community Foundation Board of Directors and staff were honored to have this opportunity to showcase 50 participating nonprofits this year and look forward to bringing more into the fold in 2015.
The ticker on our website showed $125,000 at the close of the day, but final accounting is not completed. The foundation will release a more detailed report to each participating nonprofit and the community when final figures are available. None of this could have happened without the expertise of the technical support of the El Dorado County Office of Education which has earned our sincerest thanks for their tireless, supportive efforts.
Several local businesses, as well as CBS Radio/KNCI 105.1, also stepped up to the plate to offer themselves as “drop off” locations throughout the county. Donors reported that they were met with smiles and enthusiasm at Sierra Nevada Tire and Wheel, Madroña Vineyards, Jas and Bee’s Subway in Cameron Park, the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce and El Dorado Savings Banks countywide —testimony to the fact that we are all living in an amazing community. Marquee space was also donated and boldly announced this first-year event throughout the county, so thanks go out to: Frank’s Body Shop, Placerville Hardware, Thompson’s Toyota, MORE, Walgreens Placerville and the El Dorado County Fairgrounds for their contributions. Other generous donors include the Mountain Democrat/Village Life, Windfall, Wealth Guard Advisors/Radio 101.5, Sierra Community Access TV and the Nugget Market in El Dorado Hills. Many thanks also to the city of Placerville and El Dorado County both of whom issued proclamations proclaiming May 6 as Give Where You Live Day.
The El Dorado Community Foundation is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization as recognized by the state of California. For more information about the work of the foundation visit eldoradocf.org or call (530) 622-5621.
El Dorado Community Foundation executive director