GREEN BAY – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin is organizing a fundraising campaign to make up for revenue lost during the pandemic.
The organization lost around $300,000 due to many annual events that were postponed or moved online because of COVID-19, such as its Taste of the Town event. To make up for the loss, the group launched the “Fund the Gap” campaign in October.
Big Brothers Big Sisters will have a gift card drawing for a local restaurant worth $100 each week until the end of the year. People will get an entry into the drawing for every $10 they donated that week.
People can submit a one-time donation or sign up to make monthly donations online. Some of the restaurants that will be part of the campaign include Angelina’s, Republic Chophouse, River’s Bend Supper Club, The Marq, and Duck Creek Kitchen & Tap.
“All of the food and beverage establishments promoted in this campaign have supported our annual Taste of the Town gala, which had to be postponed this year due to the pandemic,” said executive director Katie Hess in a news release. “As we raise funds and awareness for our programs, we wanted to use this opportunity to give back and help these establishments that also need support.”
Since the campaign launched last month, it has raised over $86,000, according to the news release.
The organization serves over 600 kids in the area. Money raised in the campaign will go toward recruiting and training mentors and supporting other BBBSNEW services.
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