“Siouxland Big Give” Day totals over $100,000 in donations

Over 100 Siouxland area nonprofits signed up to connect with supporters for the first ever Siouxland Big Give, Tuesday, Oct. 9. The Big Give day was a one-day push for online donations for charitable causes. Online and in person donations for the Siouxland Big Give totaled $104,966.05 from 1538 contributions.

The day was a success, according to Renee Beaulieu, board president of the Siouxland Community Foundation.

“We are so excited to have raised over $100,000 for these nonprofits. Siouxland will benefit from these generous donors,” she said. “Great projects will move forward because of this event.”

Coming out on top of the leaderboard was Bishop Heelan High School with $14,714.96 which will go towards furnishing the new gym.

Supporting a dedicated day of giving says a lot about the heart of a community, said Janet Flanagan, director of special gifts for Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools. “We’re delighted that Heelan supporters brought in the largest total for the day and that caring area residents supported 100 other non-profits as well.”

“It was exciting to watch the numbers continually grow during our Big Give Day,” said Flanagan. “When we all support each other in the community great things can happen.”

Other organizations that topped the Big Give day included performing arts, animals and services for the needy.

The Siouxland Community Foundation spearheaded the Big Give day of giving blitz in honor of their 30th anniversary in Siouxland. “We wanted to do something to give back to the community in honor of 30 years in Siouxland,” said Krohn. “It was a great awareness event to connect people who care with causes that matter.”

The Foundation office, located in the Frances Building in downtown Sioux City, accepts charitable gifts from individuals, families, private foundations and businesses who use the foundation to handle their charitable giving. It also annually awards scholarships and community grants.

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