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GiveNOLA Day is May 3

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 4:50 pm in Events, News

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New Orleans, we have a problem…

The GiveNOLA website has crashed and they cannot process donations through the website right now (it’s around 3:45 CDT). You can imagine how frantic they are over there! Please see their notice below for alternate ways to donate today. continues to experience technical difficulties. Please continue calling the Greater New Orleans Foundation at 504-598-4663 to make donations. We have received several repeated questions, answers below:
1. Rock Around the Clock: For each hour the GiveNOLA Day website is down, we will randomly select a nonprofit who has not already won a 2016 Rock-Around-The-Clock prize as the winner.
2. The afternoon and evening Throw-Me-Something-Mister awards have been postponed, pending site resolution.
3. If you are having trouble getting through the phone lines, email your phone number and we will call you back as quickly as possible.
4. Pending resolution of the site, we are considering an extension of GiveNOLA Day and will update you accordingly.

GiveNOLA Day is the citywide, 24-hour, online giving campaign – May 3, 2016 from midnight to midnight – sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, and NPN/VAN is participating for the third year. The participating nonprofits will have opportunity for “lagniappe” dollars with the donations it receives — that “little something extra” we like to give in New Orleans.

This year NPN/VAN is using GiveNOLA Day to launch a campaign to honor the extraordinary MK Wegmann, who is retiring as NPN/VAN’s president and CEO after 15 years at its helm. Anyone who has visited MK’s home and seen her lush balcony knows that she loves to garden. Landscaping is lacking at NPN/VAN’s home at Arts Estuary 1024, so why not mirror MK’s verdant garden here? We’ve established a $30,000 goal that would enable NPN/VAN to create MK’s Courtyard, a garden that will delight the senses and soothe the soul. It would be ecologically sustainable with bird and butterfly-friendly plants, an oasis for those who work and visit NPN/VAN and their colleague organizations at Arts Estuary 1024. This would guarantee professional design and installation, a maintenance fund, and amenities such as benches, shade structures, and maybe even a water feature!

Thus far, with the generous support of the NPN/VAN board and longtime colleagues, we have raised about $10,000 towards creating MK’s Courtyard. We are hoping that GiveNOLA Day will help us get closer. Use this link to go directly to NPN/VAN’s page and make your donation Donations are accepted for 24 hours on May 3, 2016 from 12 midnight to 11:59 p.m.

After you’ve made your donation, please share it on social media.

To see what NPN/VAN is posting on Facebook so you can like it/comment on it/share it go to:

To see what NPN/VAN is posting on Twitter so you can ‘love’ it, retweet it, or adapt to use on your own:  NPN/VAN’s username is: @npn_van and we’ll be using the hashtags #GiveNOLADay and #MKsCourtyard.

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