Big Give SA emergency relief fund raises over $280K; donations will still be accepted

The Nonprofit Council working with City of San Antonio to create revised emergency platform to facilitate online giving

San AntonioUPDATE: Big Give SA has set up an emergency relief fund to raise money for nonprofits across South-Central Texas amid the coronavirus pandemic.

So far, more than $280,000 have been raised to support hundreds of organizations.

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You can donate to the emergency relief fund by clicking here.

(Original Story)

Big Give SA, a 24-hour-long donation drive for area nonprofits, is the latest major event to be postponed due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

The annual event which was slated for March 26 has been pushed back to sometime in September.

In a statement sent to KSAT-12, the Nonprofit Council, which organizes the annual day of giving for South Central Texas said it will be working with the city to create a “Big Give emergency platform to facilitate online giving.”

“While this was a decision that wasn’t made lightly, we know it is the right one given the current state of affairs,” said Scott McAninch, Chief Executive Officer of The Nonprofit Council. “This emergency effort is designed to still financially support the local nonprofit community, as they will be on the front lines serving during this great time of need.”

Details about emergency funding and how donations will still be accepted will be announced at a press conference scheduled for at 1 p.m Thursday.

COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.


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Mario Orellana is the news director at KSAT.

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