Big Give Brownsville Reaches Goal of $100,000

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The Big Give Brownsville has one mission, the non-profit organization strived to meet the city’s needs, by cultivating the power of giving back.

News Center 23 served as a media partner of the city’s efforts.

“Everybody has been all in and super enthusiastic,” Diana Garza, nonprofit consultant for Brownsville Community Foundation, told News Center 23.

The collaboration took place May 6. Volunteers worked for 24 hours collecting donations for the non-profit organizations.

“One of our most important mission is to inspire collaborative philanthropy and the Big Give Brownsville is a testimony to collaboration,” Garza said at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts, where an ending ceremony took place.

That is why Brownsville participated in the Big Give, a 24 hour, one time per year collaboration…that allows non profits to raise money together…

“We have 26 nonprofits that are participating all together to earn money for their missions,” Garza said. “It’s been very successful across the nation so we were looking for a way for it to fit in with our community.”

Veronique Medrano, was among the volunteers representing nonprofit organizations. Medrano, a well-known South Texas Tejano star, works with the Infant and Family Nutrition Agency.

She said all the organizations are “living by the tagline all for one and one for all.”

The Big Give Brownsville raised $110,070. The amount will be split evenly by the 26 nonprofits. Their goal was to reach $100,000.

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