About The Big Give SA As Bexar County is home to numerous nonprofit organizations, San Antonio is an epicenter of fundraising events; none of these events, however, are quite like The Big Give SA. The Big Give, a previous success in other major cities such as Austin, is different from other fundraising efforts because its website (www.thebiggivesa.org) showcases hundreds of nonprofits throughout Bexar County, giving anyone in the world a chance to contribute to local organizations via online donation on May 6th. What makes this effort especially monumental is that it not only benefits participating nonprofits by rallying community support, but also rewards that support by offering these organizations prize incentives and matching donations throughout the 24-hr period.
Guide Dogs of Texas Participation GDTx is a nonprofit that raises and trains guide dogs for the blind, offering these dogs, as well as specialized training and lifetime support, to their clients for the cost of just one dollar. Although The Big Give is an online day of giving, GDTx understands that not all of their supporters have access to or understanding of this method of donation. This, as well as the desire to share more about their impact in the lives of blind and visually impaired Texans, is why they are holding an on-site “Big Give party” on May 6th from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at their 1503 Allena Drive location. Visitors will receive assistance with online giving, and the organization is accepting cash and checks as well. Each donor will also receive a raffle ticket, giving them the chance to win a GDTx gift basket in drawings held every hour. Guests will be able learn more about what GDTx offers its clients, discover volunteer opportunities, and meet graduated guide dog teams, as well as puppies in training. Light refreshments will be provided, and children’s activities are available.