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Big Give SA helps local nonprofits

By Judith Pannebaker BCC Editor

Local philanthropists are advised to get their typing fingers and credit cards loosened up because 24 hours of giving is just around the corner.
Several Bandera County nonprofits are participating in the 2015 Big Give SA. The Big Give SA, which takes place from midnight to midnight on Tuesday, May 5, gives everyone a non-stop 24 hours to support their favorite community causes.
This year's local participants include the Arthur Nagel Community Clinic, which provides free medical care to qualified county residents; Bandera Dog Fund, which assists with local pet adoptions by offering low cost spay and neuter procedures, immunizations and veterinarian care; and The Brighter Days Horse Refuge, which shelters neglected and abused equines and livestock, including those that have been seized by law enforcement in animal cruelty cases.
The process to donate is simple. On May 5, visit www.thebiggivesa.org and click on the appropriate categories listed on the right side of the home page, such as "Animal Welfare" and "Healthcare, Medical Research and the Science." This will open a page listing all the participating nonprofits. Click on the favorite nonprofit(s) and donate with a credit or debit card. This site is guaranteed to be safe and secure.
No fees will be charged to donors and at least 91 percent - or more - of all tax-deductible donations will be earmarked for the nonprofits. Additionally, donors can specify gifts to multiple nonprofits with one donation transaction. Minimum donation is $10, but there is no maximum.
This community-wide giving challenge increases public awareness of the impact local nonprofits make in addressing this community's social challenges. It also brings nonprofits and donors together, expands online giving and connects people to the causes that move them the most - as well as makes giving fun. Last year's event raised over $2,000,000 for 467 participating agencies!
Donations will help the Arthur Nagel Community Clinic, Bandera Dog Fund and The Brighter Days Horse Refuge reach their fundraising goals and continue to do good work in this community.