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Boone County’s Big Give under way

November 28, 2018

The 2018 Boone County Big Give launched Monday, making the fifth year for the annual fundraising event.

Over the first four years, nearly $670,000 has been donated, said Tina Stokes of Petersburg, who helps with the event.

The week-long giving event concludes Saturday but does include an event Friday evening during which sponsors will be recognized and preliminary fundraising numbers will be announced.

There are events hosted by the 27 participating organizations all week long.

The overall goal of the Boone County Big Give is to increase awareness of local charitable organizations and projects, Stokes said.

“Incentive funds” are distributed to participating organizations based on the number of donors they have rather than dollars raised.

“The purpose of this is to help inspire people to learn about charitable groups and choose to support these initiatives,” she said.

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Want to learn more?

More information can be found at BCBigGive.org.

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