The Big Payback, a 24-hour online giving event, paid off BIG for GraceWorks Ministries and the nearly 1700 Middle Tennessee nonprofits who participated on May 2.
Through the event itself and related activities, the grand total for GraceWorks was $13,460 – far exceeding our goal of $10,000! A record total $3.1 million was raised overall during the 24-hour giving event.
Donations made to GraceWorks will be used to purchase school backpacks to be filled with supplies and given to Williamson County students in need.
Including a $3,000 grant from the Nashville Predators Foundation and a $1,000 prize for receiving the most donations of any county outside Davidson from 6 to 9 a.m., a total of $12,380 was raised through The Big Payback site. In addition, the GraceWorks Thrift Store sold Give $5, Get $5 gift cards, which increased our total to $13,460.
A total of 109 donors gave online to GraceWorks during the Big Payback. That number ranked third among the 84 Williamson County nonprofits who participated and was the most gifts received in one year by GraceWorks in the five-year history of The Big Payback
This year, representatives from Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District helped promote The Big Payback and the importance of students having the supplies they need in school to succeed in videos shared on social media.
We thank everyone for making the 2018 Big Payback our most successful yet and helping give students in need the supplies for a great start in school.