The second annual South Louisiana (SOLA) Giving Day will be held on Thursday, May 9. Registration will open on Monday, January 7 and end on Friday, March 1. Nonprofit organizations, churches and schools who are interested in participating must register and attend one orientation meeting. The meetings will be held on Tuesday, January 8 at 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and on Thursday, January 10 at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. A representative from an organization who is interested in participating must sign-up online at

SOLA Giving Day is a 24-hour, online fundraising event that begins at midnight and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CST. During this period, the general public can make a tax-deductible, online donation to the organization of their choice by visiting

The goal of SOLA Giving Day is to inspire the community to come together to contribute as many charitable dollars as possible.

In 2018, SOLA Giving Day generated $1,095,013 donations to more than 130 nonprofit organizations, churches and schools who serve Acadiana.

For more information about SOLA Giving Day or how to participate, contact Lauren Breaux at

SOLA Giving Day is a project of Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA). CFA is south Louisiana’s premier philanthropic organization benefiting our region, with a particular focus on the parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Mary, St. Martin and Vermilion. CFA has realized cumulative gifts exceeding $225 million and has made cumulative grants of more than $107 million. Learn more at