Our Goal This Year on Big Day of Giving? Raise $20,000....

We are excited to again be one of the 600 non-profits selected this year to participate. The Sacramento Region Community Foundation’s Big Day of Giving is an annual 24-hr giving challenge to help local non-profits raise funds to make a difference in the Sacramento region. It’s the culmination of an entire year’s worth of community-building

and collaboration, made possible by donors like you and community partners, like Western Health Advantage. 

During the 2019 Big Day of Giving campaign, your generous donations helped us raise a little over $14,000 and gave us the ability to develop new resources for survivors.

Cumulatively, non-profits in the Sacramento region raised nearly $8.4 million, exceeding the $7.4 million raised in 2018. Since 2013, Big Day of Giving has generated nearly $40 million for local non-profits. 


DONATE: On Thursday, May 7, you can donate to Friends for Survival by visiting  Search for "Friends for Survival" or click this link:  

Make a gift with a credit or debit card. Donations as little as $15 make a big difference, and your gifts can help us win some of the $100,000 in prizes that are up for grabs!

Starting Monday, April 20, you can schedule your gift in advance of Big Day of Giving, just so you don’t forget! 

SHARE: Let your networks know that you support our cause by sharing our posts on your social media accounts, or by creating and sharing a fundraising campaign. A good word from a donor like you is the most meaningful way for us to spread our mission!

Don't feel comfortable donating on-line?

You can mail in a check and we will enter it as an offline donation specifically for Big Day of Giving.  But your check must be received by us on or before May 1st to be counted towards our BDOG total.  

Please specify in your check memo field that the donation is for "Big Day of Giving" and mail your check to P. O. Box 214463, Sacramento, CA 95821

Thank You!



A HUGE thank you to everyone that made our third annual Rock’N Ribs a fun and successful event. 

A big “YAHOO!” to our two live bands that provided the “Rock”: Highway 50 Cruisers and Press Play.  Your donation of your talent, time and energy is so appreciated.

Melt in your mouth thanks to Paul Adams who provided the “Ribs” and his wonderful group of volunteers. 

Much gratitude to Kevin Riggs for being our emcee.  

Thank you Good Friend Sponsor Davis Osborne. Warmest gratitude to everyone who donated raffle and silent auction items. Big hugs to Chopi DeRose for organizing our silent auction. 

Thank you to our Friends for Survival team of Amazing Volunteers, we could not have done it without you.  

We appreciate everyone who took the time to attend and support our organization. We hope you all had a great time.  Check out our photo gallery below for pictures of the rock'n fun!


Saturday, October 12, 2019

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT


Elks Lodge

5631 Cypress Avenue

Carmichael, CA 95608