Launch of the 5th Annual “Give Big Green Bay” Donation Campaign

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – A day of celebration with the kick off of Give Big Green Bay, not only to raise funds, but also to garner much-deserved attention and recognition to highlight the work that 45 local organizations aim to achieve. nonprofits are doing in our community.

The 5th annual giving campaign began at noon Wednesday and ends at noon Thursday. To see how much the event has raised so far, and for a full list of organizations to donate to, Click here.

The 45 nonprofits participating in Give Big Green Bay are spread across 11 focus areas, including Family Services-Sexual Assault Center, CASA of Brown County, and Make-A-Wish Wisconsin.

“We provide free support to victims of sexual violence in our community. These services include crisis intervention, our 24-hour helpline, medical accompaniment, legal advocacy, support groups and prevention education,” said Holli Fisher, manager program, Family Services-Sexual Assault Center.

The Sexual Assault Center’s goal is to raise $60,000 during Give Big Green Bay.

As for CASA of Brown County, its goal is set at $50,000.

“It’s not just about getting donations, it’s also about raising awareness of the important work we do. And we need volunteers, we only serve about half of the children we could serve in our county, so in addition to donating, we are looking for volunteers,” said Kathy Wucherer, Director of Philanthropy, CASA of Brown County. .

One wish among hundreds that Make-A-Wish Wisconsin hopes to grant through Give Big Green Bay is that “Jordan, age 7, is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, he is one of more than 500 children who have their life’s wishes pending right now. Jordan’s biggest wish is to have a camper, so he loves to play outside, and his camper will be an endless source of hope, strength and joy,” said Kris Teofilo, senior regional manager for Make-A-Wish Wisconsin.

This year, the Green Bay Packers Foundation and the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation contributed more than $350,000 to the matching fund pool.

Over the past four years, the event has raised more than $5.5 million, including $1.25 million the Packers provided in matching funds through impact grants.

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