Your generosity can’t be stopped...
Our sincere apologies to everyone who had issues making a donation through East Bay Gives, our region’s online giving day that is part of Give Local America. Oakland Heritage Alliance participated in East Bay Gives as a way to engage passionate supporters like you to raise funds for the protection, sharing, and revitalization of Oakland's architectural, historic, cultural, and natural resources.
Unfortunately, the online donation platform, which is powered by Kimbia, experienced massive technical issues throughout the day, a problem that impacted dozens of giving days and hundreds of nonprofits nationwide. Sadly, this day of giving turned out to be a day of disappointment for many of our donors, and we share your frustration.
The good news is that, despite these challenges, East Bay Gives demonstrated the unstoppable generosity of our community. Due to the momentum and excitement, the East Bay Community Foundation, which organizes our region’s giving day, extended the day of giving to 11:59 p.m. May 4. More than 7,000 donations have poured in and East Bay Gives has raised $870,393. Oakland Heritage Alliance had a strong showing by our more modest standards, raising $1,026 from 17 generous donations. Most importantly, Kimbia also has made it clear that it has ruled out security issues, and there has been no security breach.
We are encouraged by the outpouring of generosity, patience and understanding of so many in the East Bay. Thank you so much for your continuing commitment and support, not just during this day of giving but also throughout the year.