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Sacramento Loaves and Fishes Joins Big Day of Giving 2024 with Match Campaign

Apr 17, 2024 10:28AM ● By Sacramento Loaves & Fishes News Release

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - Sacramento Loaves and Fishes, a cornerstone of the Sacramento community for four decades, is proud to announce its participation in this year's Big Day of Giving on Thursday, May 2 from midnight to midnight. This annual fundraising event highlights the spirit of philanthropy in the Sacramento region, supporting numerous nonprofit organizations making a positive impact. Founded in 1983, Loaves and Fishes has been dedicated to serving the homeless population by providing essential survival services, including meals, day-shelter, and advocacy.

With 41 years in the local community, Sacramento Loaves & Fishes recognizes the pivotal role individual supporters offer to aid in programs and services for people experiencing homelessness. Oftentimes this can mean simply being a listening ear for many of the guests who have been isolated through homelessness. “Our theme this year is Walk Alongside and Listen. This is one of the key ways in which our founders served the unhoused community and today this wisdom continues to resonate with how we approach our guests,” said Angela Hassell, Executive Director of Sacramento Loaves & Fishes.

In celebration of its longstanding commitment to the community, Loaves and Fishes is launching a special Match Campaign as part of its Big Day of Giving efforts. Generous donors, including individuals and businesses, are invited to participate by contributing $5,000 or more.

This initiative aims to raise at least half of the organization's $150,000 goal before May 2. Early giving begins April 18. "We are thrilled to be part of Big Day of Giving once again and to introduce our Match Campaign," said Naomi Cabral, Development Director at Loaves and Fishes. "This is an opportunity for our community to come together and make a significant impact in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. With the support of our generous donors, we can continue to provide vital services and work towards creating a more equitable and compassionate society. I’d like to invite our community to walk alongside us with support on the “Big Day of Giving.”

Interested participants can sign up or donate via phone, mobile device, or computer via https://sacloaves.org/.

Donors interested in participating in the Match Campaign or seeking further information are encouraged to contact Naomi Cabral at [email protected] / 916-637-2517. Contributions can also be made by sending a check made to Sacramento Loaves and Fishes at PO Box 13495 Sacramento, CA 95813. Please indicate you are making a ‘BDOG MATCH’ donation on your check or online payment reply email.

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