Boone County Big Give Hopes To Give Back Big

The Boone County Big Give is in full force this Holiday Season and hopes are high with more business partnering with the organization.

The Boone County Big Give is a concentrated awareness campaign to showcase area charitable organizations and their current needs. The event is designed to help put the spotlight on our local charitable organizations, making it easier for them to educate the general public about their services and benefits to the community and visitors. By working together, we can boost the awareness and support of the charitable organizations and intiatives that help make Boone County a great place to live and visit. The Big Give is underwritten by the Boone County Foundation Fund, which is an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation.

During the Boone County Big Give, the public is invited to attend and participate in events hosted by participating organizations to learn more about what each one does and the people it serves. This includes a specific need that has become a priority for each organization. For some, this is funding for programming and for others, gifts are needed to help repair or replace equipment.

Although the Boone County Big Give’s purpose is awareness, the event does create an opportunity for giving. Donations can be made in person at any designated Giving Station (bank locations across Boone County, Rae Valley Market in Petersburg, Scot Daniels State Farm Insurance in Albion and Country Partners Co-op in Primrose) or at any organization event. Gifts can also be made online or by mail. However, to be included in the matching funds opportunity, gifts must be received by the end of day Saturday, December 3rd.

Those who are unfamiliar with the work area charitable organizations are doing, or who have never considered making a gift to support Boone County are encouraged to take a minute to learn about all of the good that’s taking place right here at home. Together we can make Boone County an even better place to live, work and play.

Friday, Dec. 2
Petersburg Community Club Open House
All Day
Location: Rae Valley Market, 104 West County Road, Petersburg, NE
Stop by for food/refreshments & to see examples of Outdoor Fitness Circuit Equipment!
*Hosted by the Petersburg Community Club
Coffee & Rolls
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am
Location: Albion Senior Center, Albion, NE
*Hosted by Albion Senior Center
Waffle Breakfast
Time: 8:00 – 11 am
Location: Samaritan Estates, 1225 S. 6th Street, Albion, NE
*Hosted by Good Samaritan Society-Albion + Boone County Food Pantry
Open House with Refreshments
Time: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Location: St. Edward Fire and Rescue Department, St. Edward, NE
*Hosted by St. Edward Fire and Rescue Department
Soup & Sandwich Luncheon with Demo
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm (demo begins at 12:15 pm)
Location: Kvam Community Room at the Boone County Health Center (North Entrance), Albion, NE
Come have lunch at the Kvam room and see a brief demo of the Small Footprint Probe – the 2016 Big Give project for the BC Health Center Foundation!
*Hosted by the Boone County Health Center Foundation
Open House at the Museum!
Time: 1:00-5:00 pm
Location: Boone County Historical Museum, Albion, NE
Come by for coffee and hot cider and see our special holiday collection!
*Hosted by the Boone County Historical Society
Boone County Big Give “Social”
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Albion Country Club, 2491 NE Hwy 91, Albion, NE
Come by and watch as gifts are tallied in real time! Food, refreshments and great conversation provided.
*Hosted by the Boone County Foundation Fund

Saturday, Dec. 3
Popular Children’s Group: The String Beans
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Boone County Fitness Center, 527 S. 5th Street, Albion, NE
FREE Admission made possible by funds raised at the 2015 Big Give by the Albion Area Arts Council!
*Hosted by Albion Area Arts Council + Boone County Fitness Center

Sunday, Dec. 4
Singer/Songwriter Daniel Christian
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Boone Central High School Gym, 605 S. 6th St., Albion, NE
*Hosted by the Albion Area Arts Council + Boone Central Schools (Performing Arts Remodel)
**Admission fee for general public; Included for season ticket holders

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