For the second year in a row, Boys & Girls Club of the Siskiyous was the top donation-getter. The organization, which provides after school support for Mount Shasta-area students received $64,366 during the one day donation drive, which is hosted by the Shasta Regional Community Foundation.

Siskiyou County non profits were once again the most well supported during the North State Giving Tuesday event on Dec. 3, scooping up more than 10 percent of the $919,266 total that was gifted in more than 6,100 unique donations.

For the second year in a row, Boys & Girls Club of the Siskiyous was the top donation-getter. The organization, which provides after school support for Mount Shasta-area students received $64,366 during the one day donation drive, which is hosted by the Shasta Regional Community Foundation.

The Mt. Shasta Museum Association, which supports Sisson Museum, was second on the list, raking in $50,322. The Mount Shasta-based nonprofit Save the Rain, which teaches water-starved communities in East Africa to use rain as a sustainable water source, came in third.

Save the Rain received $33,850 in donations and Siskiyou Land Trust came in fourth place with $31,517.

“A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Boys & Girls Club of the Siskiyous,” the organization said on their Facebook page. “All of you came together in celebration of generosity, and we are overfilled with gratitude from the outstanding support we received from each of you!”

Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum’s goal was $30,000 and they far exceeded that amount.

“I just returned from Tanzania days ago,” said Kelly Coleman, founder of Save the Rain. “Every time I return home, my perceptions change. My awareness of the power of a smile, of generosity, of kindness is heightened. I become equally aware of the pain of disconnection in a fast paced society. Perhaps it is the paradox that makes your giving so extraordinary. When you returned to work this week to a life post-holiday, that you thought to give to people on the other side of the world, assures me that we are living in a world where caring has the greatest chance of winning.”

A total of $919,266 was gifted to 178 northern California non profits during the fourth annual event, said Kerry Caranci CEO of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation. There were more than 6,100 unique donations made over the course of the day.

“Every year, we are astonished and grateful at the generosity of our community. We can’t thank everyone enough,” said Caranci. She recognized non profits as the cornerstone of many of the services provided to northstate residents.

The Mount Shasta Trail Association also did well with $22,974 in donations; Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center received $12,750; Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation received $12,179; Stable Hands $11,591; Siskiyou Humane Society $11,199; and We Advocate Thorough Environmental Review, better known simply as WATER, received $10,795.

Donations were up this year – the overall North State Giving Tuesday total in 2018 was more than $870,000. However, the total number of unique donations this year was 6,126, down from 6,462 in 2018.

The annual charity drive had its best year in 2017, when more than $1 million was collected.

To see results, go to www.northstategives.org.