• The Big Give

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    January 08, 2019

    The Big Give charity shopping event returns to Downtown Holland on Saturday, February 2! The Big Give is Downtown Holland’s way of thanking the community for their support throughout the year by giving back in a big way! On February 2, all participating merchants will donate 15% of all of their sales all day long to 15 different non-profit organizations. Last year, we raised over $16,000 for our community!


    Area non-profits have been invited to apply to be part of The Big Give and are required to share details about their organization and marketing plans to be considered as a beneficiary for the event. The Principal Shopping District Board of Directors will then select a total of 15 non-profits to participate in the event based on recommendations from the selection committee. 

    When a customer makes a purchase at a participating business, they will get to select which of the 15 organizations they wish to donate 15% of their purchase to, allowing them to support an organization that is close to their heart. Participating businesses will be provided with a spreadsheet and are required to keep track of each separate transaction made on February 2. Participating businesses will then write one check for the overall total to the City of Holland. The PSD will provide each business with a receipt for tax deduction purposes and will then issue one check to each charity.

    The PSD will provide all necessary promotional materials for the event, including posters, handouts, table tents and a social media graphic. The PSD will also provide donation forms that you or your customers can fill out to track each individual sale and 15% contribution for tallying later on. 

    Participation forms for The Big Give are due by Monday, January 14. If you have any questions about The Big Give, please contact the Downtown Holland office at 616.796.1210 or downtown@cityofholland.com. The Big Give is proudly sponsored by Downtown Holland's own Beacon Sotheby's International Realty.


    The Big Give Participation Form

     
    Contact:
    Rich Ray, President
    (616) 786-4536

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