Nonprofits prepare for Go Big Give

Published: Jul. 4, 2020 at 4:15 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The delayed Go Big Give Day of Charity is set to take place on Tuesday July 7.

About 137 Hall, Hamilton, Howard, and Merrick County nonprofits are asking their community to support them through the pandemic. From the Literacy Council, to the Crane Trust, to the Pickleball Club people in the area have a wide range of services to donate to.

Many are in need of some financial support during the strain or loss of their services in recent months. Even with their concerns of having the event due to health concerns and financial strain, they have already been shown a lot of support.

“It’s a great testament to the way these communities come together and the way they rise up and just stick with each other,” said Melissa DeLaet, CEO of the Grand Island Area Community Foundation. “They try to make sure that the people who are here have the resources that they need and I don’t think that’s any different now.”

United Way and the Grand Island Area Community Foundation are confident people will continue to show their support to the nonprofits that mean the most to them.

“The community always comes together and I’ll be honest with you we were concerned when we were getting started with this if we would see the same level of sponsorship and that sort of thing,” DeLaet said. “But we continue to see our sponsors coming back and supporting. I think everybody recognizes that this is the time nonprofits really really need us to come together.”

The Day of Giving begins Tuesday morning and people can give online or in person at many of the nonprofit locations.

Donation information here: Go Big Give

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