More than one million dollars raised in South Louisiana’s Giving Day

Posted: 10:46 AM, May 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-21 11:46:07-04

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 . 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 .  In addition $25,000 in prize grants were awarded to more than 20 participating organizations. The winners can be viewed at .

The second annual South Louisiana Giving Day will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019.