Jessica Prussa, West Holt Medical Services Foundation Director donates to WHMSF at the Giving Station held at Braun’s Food Center. Accepting the donation is Pam Winer, Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce President.
The Atkinson Community Foundation Fund and Atkinson Chamber of Commerce hosted the 4th annual Big Give Atkinson event on Tuesday, Dec. 1, which is also National #GivingTuesday.
This event was designed to promote philanthropy in Atkinson.
Throughout the 24-hour giving period, Atkinson residents and fans of Atkinson were encouraged to contribute financial gifts to their favorite local nonprofits.
This year, $8,402.63 was raised across 151 donors.
The Atkinson Community Foundation Fund offered a $250 prize to the nonprofit with the most donors during the 24-hour giving event. St. Joseph’s Home and School Association took the prize with 87 donors.
Monique Johnson, Chair of the Big Give Atkinson, Vice President of the Atkinson Community Foundation Fund, and the West Holt Medical Services Marketing Director, is excited about the community impact from this event.
“The Big Give is an amazing opportunity for us to come together and show how big hearted our community is,” Johnson said.
Donors were able to participate through giving online as well as mailing a check to the nonprofit or by stopping at the Giving Station designated at Braun’s Food Center in Atkinson. This event allowed nonprofits to share their stories, attract new donors and raise substantial funds to improve the community.