UPDATE: WEEK OF GIVING WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!
Funds raised from the Week of Giving provide vital COVID-19 relief to at-risk youth and their families right here in Middle Tennessee. This means more:
Free meals for families ✔
Summer camp scholarships ✔
Free online mentorship from Club Staff ✔
Cleaning supplies to keep kids and staff safe ✔
Also, every $1 invested in BGCMT returns $12.47 in current and future earnings and cost-savings to our community.
Translation: Last week, you generated over $263,179 worth of community impact!
On behalf of the entire team at BGCMT, THANK YOU for continuing to support our organization, our youth, and Middle Tennessee!
Welcome to the Week of Giving!
For the past six years, there’s been one day each May when the community comes together to show it’s generosity for all local nonprofits. The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s The BigPayback has cumulatively raised nearly $17 million through a total of 115,890 donations. With bonus prizes and fun challenges, it’s Middle Tennessee’s online, 24-hour giving day. And in today’s precarious COVID -19 landscape, now more than ever, this year’s event is vital to our Middle Tennessee Community.
As many of you know, BGCMT is a beacon of hope, a safe refuge for our Club members where they learn to dream bigger than their circumstances lead them to believe is possible. Unfortunately, due to the emerging pandemic, and after the devastating tornados, many of our families are dealing with countless unforeseen financial challenges. 60% of the youth we serve already come from low-income households, making the financial challenges of this pandemic life-threatening. Our goal is to raise $20,000 during the Week of Giving to ensure free meal distributions, PPE supplies for when Clubs reopen, as well as online programming for youth to keep up with their academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character at home.
As a way to expand the mission of The Big Payback, BGCMT has decided to dedicate an ENTIRE WEEK of fun, embarrassing throwbacks, free wellness classes from Nashville health experts, and so much more to this already inspiring event. Want to know more about the Week of Giving and how you can get involved? We thought so!
Week of Giving Schedule
Member Monday: To kick off our Week of Giving, we’ll be posting photos and stories of our incredible members! Member Monday will highlight the AMAZING accomplishments of our club members through their stories and experiences.
Giving Tuesday: #GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Head over to our social media platforms and see how your #GivingTuesday donation directly impacts COVID-19 relief efforts right here in Middle Tennessee.
Wellness Wednesday: Today is all about self-care. Yup, we’ve got an online yoga class, HIIT class, some *special guests*, and even a cooking class. All FREE of charge and just because we want to celebrate you! Check our social media platforms for the Wellness Wednesday event schedule.
Throwback for The Payback (Thursday): It’s officially The Big Payback and we are READY to see your best throwback. After you’ve made a donation to the Big Payback, simply upload your best throwback picture of you during Club age (5-18), and tag BGCMT + 3 of your besties to join the challenge. Share those acid-wash jeans with pride, my friend!
Great Futures Friday: We’re wrapping up this TGIF with a day full of impact and inspiration. Tune in to learn how Boys & Girls Clubs has made a direct impact in the lives of our community.
And remember, your donation during the Week of Giving provides access to vital food and education for kids and families right here in Middle Tennessee.