The Big Give S.A. helps many area children

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Nonprofits sign up for the May 5, 24-hour day of giving

If you have a kid, there’s something in The Big Give S.A.’s day of giving on May 5 for you. More than 50 nonprofits working to keep kids safe, healthy, strong, fit and more are already signed up to raise money for their causes.

A 24-hour day of giving, The Big Give S.A. will take place from midnight to midnight on May 5. With hundreds of nonprofits in Bexar and surrounding counties participating, there’s an excellent chance that an organization that has benefited your child’s life will be participating.

“Nonprofits dedicated to children raised tens of thousands of dollars last year,” said Scott McAnnich, The Big Give S.A. organizer. “We’re seeing even more participating this year.”

Donations to nonprofits fund summer camps, fitness programs, youth sports, help for troubled youth and other programs.

Last year, The Big Give S.A. collected more than $2 million in online donations during a 24-hour period, doubling its $1 million goal. “Thanks to money raised through The Big Give S.A.,” reports Blessed Sacrament Academy, “our Summer Discovery Camp children were able to go on field trips to Morgan’s Wonderland, the Children’s Museum, swimming at the YWCA and more”

The purpose of The Big Give S.A. community-wide giving challenge is to increase public awareness of the impact local nonprofits make in addressing our community’s social challenges, bring nonprofits and donors together, expand the idea of online giving and connect people to the causes that move them the most.

This year’s event is expanding to New Braunfels, Kerrville, Boerne, Seguin, and Fredericksburg all in a 12-county area.
More than 500 nonprofits have signed up so far. The deadline to register is April 14.

For more information, go to www.thebiggive.org

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