"Giving Tuesday" Reaches Fundraising Goal

Despite some website troubles early on, a one-day Northern California fundraising effort is far exceeding expectations. Tuesday is giving Tuesday, observed nationally as a day to give to charitable causes. The Shasta Regional Community Foundation has put up 75,000 Dollars worth of boosts and prize challenges to encourage local giving. 64 non-profits are registered and can be found at northstategives.org. The website was so active with donations that it crashed less than an hour after launch Tuesday morning and was down for about an hour. It recovered though and has been very busy. The goal for the day was 150,000 Dollars. As of 1PM the total has reached $167,000. Secure credit card donations of at least 10 Dollars can still be made until 6 O'clock Tuesday at northstategives.org.