The “Big Payback” Is Tuesday

bigpaybackNonprofits play an essential role across the region—in health, arts, environment, education and social services. In today’s economic environment, these organizations need to accomplish much more with much less.
To celebrate Middle Tennessee’s spirit of generosity and “payback” the work of nonprofits, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is bringing back The Big Payback.
The Big Payback, a 24-hour, online giving event, highlights nonprofit organizations’ great work and inspires community-wide giving. Starting at 12 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, May 5, 2015, the public has 24 hours to make gifts at from a selection of 755 participating nonprofits, including schools and religious institutions, which are located in or provide services to the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee.
Gifts from the public will be boosted with funds from sponsors of The Big Payback. Nonprofits will vie for financial incentives, bonus donations and additional prizes totaling more than $240,000. An online leaderboard will track donations in real-time.
Donors will be able to view and select from participating nonprofits based on location and focus area, such as animals, education, healthcare and more. Donors can support multiple nonprofits and make gifts of any size, from $10 and up.
Nonprofits and the general public also can participate in The Big Payback in person. Thanks to the Nashville Predators, the Smashville Plaza in front of Bridgestone Arena will turn into The Big Payback Party Plaza on May 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Participating Big Payback nonprofits will have the opportunity to showcase their organization and all who attend can enjoy food trucks, donation stations, giveaways, music and much more. The Predator’s Foundation also is joining The Big Payback movement. On May 5, The Predators will announce their 2015 nonprofit grant recipients. Grant funds can be used by the nonprofits toward their Big Payback goals. The Community Foundation thanks the Nashville Predators for their support of the Middle Tennessee community.
Nonprofits from Coffee County you can give to:
Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition, Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center, Coffee County Humane Society, Coffee County Senior Citizens, Inc., Haven of Hope, Keep Coffee County Beautiful, Manchester Arts Center, North Coffee Elementary, Partners for Healing, Tullahoma Community Foundation, Tullahoma Day Care Center, South Jackson Center and the Tullahoma Fine Arts.