South Louisiana (SOLA) Giving Day, an event of Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), raised $1,088,813 in charitable donations during its inaugural event to support more than 130 Acadiana nonprofit organizations, churches and schools who serve Acadiana, according to a release from the Community Foundation of Acadiana.
SOLA Giving Day was held on Thursday, May 10. It began at midnight and ended at 11:59:59 p.m. CST. For a 24-hour period, the Acadiana community was asked to contribute charitable dollars to 134 participating organizations by visiting www.SouthLouisianaGivingDay.org. SOLA Giving Day began accepting donations during its scheduled donation period on March 12 through May 9.
A list of all the donations can be found at www.SouthLouisianaGivingDay.org/matching. In addition $25,000 in prize grants were awarded to more than 20 participating organizations. The winners can be viewed at www.SouthLouisianaGivingDay.org/prizes.
The second annual South Louisiana Giving Day will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019.