Southwest Nebraska Big Give: Strengthening our communities through generosity

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

In a world that often seems to be moving at breakneck speed, it's easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. However, there are moments when we pause, look around, and realize the importance of our communities. We recognize the need to give back, to support the organizations that make our Southwest Nebraska area a better place for all. The Southwest Nebraska Big Give, formerly known as Big Give McCook, is one such opportunity to embrace the spirit of generosity, unity, and community building.

On Nov. 2 our communities will come together for a 24-hour period of giving that can create a ripple effect of positivity throughout Southwest Nebraska. The Southwest Nebraska Big Give is a unique event designed to connect the people of our region with local nonprofit organizations that are already doing incredible work. It offers us a chance to match our passions and resources with causes we deeply care about. Whether you have a soft spot for arts and culture, education, healthcare, or animal welfare, there's an organization participating in the Big Give that aligns with your values.

Donors play a pivotal role in making the Big Give a resounding success. By contributing to the causes close to your heart, you're directly helping the nonprofit organizations that serve our communities. The process is simple: you choose which organization(s) you want to support, and your funds go directly to them. Your donations, large or small, can make a significant difference in the lives of those who benefit from these charities.

What makes the Southwest Nebraska Big Give even more impactful is the bonus funds program created with sponsor dollars. These additional funds are distributed among organizations based on specific program requirements, amplifying the value of each donation. It's a win-win scenario that motivates us to contribute and see our dollars go further in improving the well-being of our community.

The list of organizations participating in the Big Give is extensive and encompasses a wide array of causes. From educational foundations to healthcare providers, from art and cultural organizations to those dedicated to assisting the vulnerable, the Southwest Nebraska Big Give covers a broad spectrum of community needs. Here's a snapshot of the groups you can support:

6th Floor Project

ABC Pregnancy Help Center

American Legion - Corporal Carl Heath Post 95


Community Action Partnership Of Mid-Nebraska

Community Hospital Health Foundation

Curtis Area Senior Center

Domestic Abuse/Sexual Assault Services

Family Resource Center

Fox Theatre (AEVPA)

Haigler Community Foundation

High Plains Historical Society

Hillcrest Nursing Home Foundation

McCook Art Guild

McCook Arts Council

McCook College Foundation

McCook Community Chest

McCook Community Foundation Fund

McCook Community Kitchen

McCook Educational Foundation

McCook Humane Society

McCook K9 Korner

McCook Legion Baseball Boosters, Inc.

Medicine Valley Public Schools Foundation

Norris Institute

Overland Trails Council - Boy Scouts of America

Prairie Plains CASA - Child Advocacy

Salvation Army

Southwest Nebraska Genealogy Society

Southwest Nebraska Habitat for Humanity

Southwest Public Schools Foundation

St. Patrick Elementary School

TeamMates Mentoring of Cambridge

TeamMates Mentoring of Southern Valley

TeamMates Mentoring Program of Maywood

TeamMates Mentoring Program of McCook

Tri Valley Medical Foundation

YMCA of McCook

By supporting the Southwest Nebraska Big Give, we are taking an active role in shaping the future of our communities. It's a tangible way to show that we care, that we're committed to making a positive impact, and that we believe in the potential of Southwest Nebraska. Our contributions can help these organizations continue their vital work, and together, we can build a stronger, more vibrant region.

Let's come together on Thursday and be part of something bigger than ourselves. Let's make the Southwest Nebraska Big Give a resounding success and a shining example of our collective spirit of generosity and community pride. Your support matters, and it can make a difference. Join us in this noble endeavor and help create a brighter future for Southwest Nebraska.

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