Big Day of Giving Website Glitch Slows Donations

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WEST SACRAMENTO -- The Center For Land Based Learning carried out its Big Day of Giving event despite donations slowing to a crawl because of a defective website.

Five hundred seventy nonprofit organizations were counting on the one-day giving event that raised $9 million last year for various groups.

“Even some of my own friends have said they have tried 10 to 15 times over the course of multiple hours, and I understand how frustrating that is," said Mary Kimball, executive director of the center.

The center trains future farmers and natural resource specialists as well as operating four urban farms in West Sacramento.

The organizers of the regional event say donations slowed to a crawl and they were taking some donations by phone.

Kimball remained upbeat during the picnic in the park event that shows off their work. Dozens of nonprofit groups held similar events and had to deal with the website snafu. The website is run by a nationally based company.

You can still give, you can give directly to the organization … you don’t necessarily have to go to the Big Day of Giving website … but stay tuned … my guess is at some point they will be back up and will likely extend the hours as well," said Kimball.

The Big Day of Giving has been extended until 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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