Big Give is big success again

Boone County’s 2020 Big Give brought in another big total last week.
The seventh annual Big Give had reached a total of $360,251 by Tuesday, Dec. 8. The money came from 1,006 donors and will go to 24 charitable organizations to help fund their projects.
A big winner again this year was the Boone Beginnings Early Childhood and Family Development Center, which had received total gifts of $236,335 from 83 donors as of Tuesday afternoon.
This includes $199,000 in payments made on previous pledges, and $37,335 in new donations.
The amount left to be raised to complete the Boone Beginnings fund drive has now declined from $178,000 on Nov. 25 to $140,665 as of Tuesday morning, Dec. 8.
Big Give was also very successful for the Boone County Health Center Foundation’s priority project, “Delivering the Heartland,” which will establish a dedicated obstetrics wing in the health center’s new outpatient clinic addition.
As of Tuesday morning, a total of $37,966 had been contributed to this project by 117 donors. Goal for the Delivering the Heartland project is $350,000.
The running Big Give total will continue to change as by-mail donations are received.
Totals as of Dec. 7 for all participating organizations are in this week’s Albion News print and e-editions.