Columbus Big Give in Full Swing on Friday

COLUMBUS – If you have ever felt like giving, then today is the day to do it, as the Columbus Big Give is in full swing.

Columbus Big Give Coordinator Amanda Polacek says the effort is supporting 39 nonprofits in the local area, with a variety of places to give, being made available to the public.

“You can choose where your money goes, we have 39 nonprofits, or you can just give to the Big Give and we’ll split it up between them. But it is really fun to find a nonprofit, maybe you’ve thought about supporting before, or just read about ones that your curious to know what they’ve been doing,” says Polacek.

Hy-Vee is supporting in a unique way, by allowing shoppers to round up their grocery bill to the next dollar amount on Friday, with the excess money going to the Big Give.

Other businesses such as Super Saver, Walmart, and Casey’s are specific giving locations.

Sammy’s Superheroes Executive Director Jeremy Stanislav says they are holding a special Bowl and Brew event at Sahara Lounge/Boulevard Lanes on Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

“Rather than just have people come to our office, or whatever, we were thinking what could people do, where they could have a good time, but also donate to the Big Give. So we worked with the guys over at the Sahara Lounge and they said, yeah come on in, and then for a donation of $5 or more, they get free bowling, and then we are going to have some raffles and have some things to give away all kinds of stuff,” says Stanislav.

If you would like to learn more about the local nonprofits the Big Give is supporting, or if you would like to donate online, check out 

Giving Locations:

ANY Casey’s Convenience Store
All Day May 19th!

Center for Survivors – Lemonade Stand!
Slumberland Parking Lot – 2268 33rd Ave.
3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

3010 23rd St.
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

1615 23rd St
11 a.m to 2 p.m. Subway Sandwiches!

QC Supply
574 Rd 11, Schuyler, NE
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sammy’s Superheroes Brew & Bowl Big Give Evevnt
Sahara / Boulevard Lanes
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Super Saver
3318 23rd St.
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

818 23rd St. E
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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