Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Millions in Hours!

One year ago over 400 San Antonio nonprofit organizations came together to raise over $2 million dollars in 24 hours! It was epic. In less than a week, we are going to do it again, only much bigger! 

A Big Check!
Who doesn't want to be a part of raising millions of dollars in hours?  That's what is going to happen on May 5th, 2015 for The Big Give SA. At a press conference earlier this week, Scott McAninch, Executive Director of The San Antonio Nonprofit Council, one of the lead organizers of the event, made these huge announcements:

  • 883 nonprofits are registered this year!
  • $713,250 has been raised in prize money!
  • The new 2015 goal is to raise $4 million!  

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas is thrilled to participate for the 2nd year and we have set a $20,000 goal for our agency. Last year we raised almost $7,000 from 128 donors, over half of which were new donors! Over the past year we took all of our donors on a "Match-Making Journey" describing the process involved in recruiting, screening, training, and supporting 6 volunteers with the kids were matched them to. 

Big Give "Bigs and Littles" at a Spurs game!
We are hosting a Big Give Party at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office downtown on May 5th, but there are lots of ways to participate in The Big Give without even leaving your home or office.  We especially hope that all the friends and family of Big Brothers Big Sisters come out BIG for this event.  No matter how you participate, any amount you donate can make a huge impact on the life of a child.  Here's how you can help:

  • Donate online 12 am to 12 pm on May 5th. The minimum donation is only $10. Help us win prize money for The Most Donors. 
  • If you're a Big Brother or Big Sister we hope you'll donate and show your Little Brother or Little Sister "How to Give."
  • If you're a Parent, we invite you to donate $10 in Honor of your child's Big Brother or Big Sister. 
  • If you're a 2014 Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Give Donor we hope you've been inspired by your Match-Making Journey over the past year to give again.  We want to give 20 more kids on our Waiting List a mentor. 
  • Come to our Big Give Office Party at 202 Baltimore, downtown. We will have music, games, face painting and a food truck. The Magik Theatre will be joining our party.  There is free parking too. 
  • Look for us on Social Media and Like and Share this opportunity from our posts on Facebook (BigBrothers BigSisters), Twitter (@bbbsst), Instagram (@bbbsst), YouTube (TEXASBIGMENTOR) and other platforms. 
Remember, you don't have to make a big donation, but please go online and give. Last year we proved that a lot of people giving a little donation made a huge impact! 

As a board member of the San Antonio Nonprofit Council I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge the awesome support of the following donors for providing underwriting and prize money for The Big Give:  
  • The Mays Family Foundation
  • The Tesoro Foundation
  • The John and Florence Newman Foundation
  • The Genevieve and Ward Orsinger Foundation, and 
  • The San Antonio Area Foundation 
See you on May 5th! 

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