Big Give 2018 Exceeds $100,000

The 6th Annual Big Give to Valley County produced record-setting figures! During the 24-hours of giving on March 15-16, a total of 409 DONATIONS generated $119,688.33 which benefited 23 Big Give organizations as well as other non-profit and charitable organizations throughout Valley County! Among the 409 donations, 90 REPRESENTED FIRST-TIME DONORS for organizations.

Donations will assist each organization in achieving their mission whether it is creating youth programs, honoring veterans or offering enjoyable entertainment in our community. In addition to the monetary donations received by participating organizations, the new and strengthened relationships with fellow non-profit leaders and donors also added priceless value to Big Give participants. 

Each year, Valley County students also get involved in Big Give festivities by hosting the Big Give Kickoff event (find video of the kickoff on The Big Give Facebook page). In addition to learning more about Big Give organizations, willing students pledged a total of 31 volunteer hours to assist a non-profit organization of their choice throughout the next year.

In addition to the engagement and support from Valley County students, the Ord Quiz and KING FM generously provided exceptional promotion leading up to the big event. Dozens of local businesses throughout Valley County also offered their support by providing a special promotion for customers who adorned their “I Gave Today” sticker during The Big Give.


Arcadia Community Boosters: $2,633.61
Central Community College Foundation – Ord Learning Center: $1,270.00
Central NE Farm Safety 4 Just Kids: $645.00
Forged In Faith Oak Ministries: $920.00
Heartland Youth Ranch: $5,652.00
Helping Hands Ministry: $885.00
Loup Valley Ag Society Foundation (of the VCCFF): $1,100.00
North Loup Lions Club: $337.00
North Loup Popcorn Association: $316.00
Ord Flagpole Committee: $1,800.00
Ord Golf Course Foundation (of the VCCFF): $1,727.00
Ord Township Library Endowment (of the VCCFF): $95.00
Ord Township Library Foundation: $4,693.00
Ord Public Schools Foundation: $3,773.00
Ord/Arcadia TeamMates: $744.00
St. Mary’s Endowment Fund: $5,285.00
SynoVation Valley Leadership Academy: $295.00
The Golden Husk: $15,590.00
Valley County Community Foundation Fund (VCCFF): $46,282.76
Valley County Historical Society: $195.00
Valley County Ministerial Association: $641.00
Valley County Economic Development Endowment (of the VCCFF): $715.00
VCHS Child Development Committee: $996.00
Valley County Health System Foundation: $15,870.76


Avenue of Flags: $250.00
Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park: $100.00
Greater Loup Valley Activities (GLVA): $767.20
Huskie Educational Foundation: $50.00
Loup Valley Veterans Memorial Wall: $10.00
Ord United Methodist Church: $5,000.00
Ord VFW: $50.00
Ord Volunteer Fire Department: $950.00
Senior Classics of Valley County: $50.00


Learn more about Valley County’s 24-hours of giving at The Big Give webpage and Facebook page.

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