There has been one day each May for the past seven years that the community has come together and showered our nonprofits with its generosity. It is 24 hours to celebrate the spirit of giving and collaboration, and ultimately, the extraordinary work that nonprofits do in Middle Tennessee.
This year a record number of area nonprofits are busy preparing in a big way for The Big Payback’s eighth annual, 24-hour online giving event on May 5-6.
An event-record total of 1,017 organizations from 33 counties will be participating in The Big Payback, an initiative of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. First-time participants include 87 organizations from 12 counties.
Starting at 6 pm on Wednesday, May 5, there is 24 hours to make donations to a wide array of organizations at TheBigPayback.org.
Gifts to nonprofits from the public will be boosted with additional financial prizes from sponsors of The Big Payback, and an online leaderboard will track donations in real time.
Donors will be able to search and select organizations based on location and focus area. Donors also can support multiple nonprofits and make gifts of any size with ease, from $10 and up.
In its seven-year history, The Big Payback has helped to raise nearly $21 million from a total of 147,642 donations for participating nonprofits, schools, and faith-based organizations.
In the tumultuous year of 2020, 988 organizations representing 34 counties participated in the 24-hour giving day and despite our region’s multiple disasters, residents and businesses alike donated $4,347,441 from a total of 31,694 gifts, including prize incentives made available through The Big Payback sponsors.
Participating organizations from Coffee County are:
CASA Works, Inc.
Citizens for Homeless Relief, Inc. / Shepherd’s House
Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center
Coffee County Humane Society
Hands-On Science Center, Inc.
Haven of Hope
Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation, Inc.
Imagination Library of Coffee County
Millennium Repertory Company
One Day of Hope of Coffee County
Partners for Healing
Raus Community Improvement Club
Tullahoma Community Foundation
Tullahoma Day Care Center
Tullahoma Fine Arts Center
Tullahoma South Jackson Civic Association