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Support local non-profits during Give Big Green Bay fundraiser

The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation and the Packers, have teamed up once again this year for the event, matching money you give.
Published: Feb. 16, 2021 at 4:10 PM CST
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - It’s time to ‘Give Big Green Bay!

A major fundraiser supporting 45 local non-profits has kicked off and you have until Wednesday to donate. The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation and the Packers, have teamed up once again this year for the event, matching money you give.

More information here.

The kickoff was a little different this year and virtual but the goal is the same. It’s taking a 24-hour campaign to help as many non-profits as possible and highlight the great work they all do.

“A lot of them are doing some things that are very specific to the pandemic, and other areas of social justice, those types of things,” said Aaron Popkey, Director of Public Affairs for the Green Bay Packers.

An example of one organization on the list is the Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization which will be having some fun with its fundraising efforts this year.

“Just one hour between 7 a.m and 8 a.m on Wednesday, myself and a few of my friends are going to basically do our own version of ‘minute to win it,’ where we are all going to be doing some sort of activity until someone donates,” said Katie Hess, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters Northeast Wisconsin.

The non-profit and the children it serves has been impacted by the pandemic, and the money donated will help.

“The support and the dollars that go towards our program actually go directly into the children, so that they can get the mentors that they need the support that they need to get them through this pandemic so that they’re not just surviving, but they’re thriving,” said Hess.

The total match and incentive dollars available through the campaign this year are at $350,000, but every donation big or small goes a long way to help other organizations like the Golden House which is seeing a rise in victims needing its services this year.

“They’re naturally going to have a greater need for basic needs in our community, so if that means diapers, wipes, formula, groceries, rent, security deposit, all of the funds that come in through Give Big Green Bay, over the next 24 hours are going to help us provide those essential services to our victims,” said Marissa Heim, Grants and Outreach Manager at Golden House.

To donate/participate click here.

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