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Please join us as The Friends of the Gallatin Public Library participate in 

The Big Payback, May 5th, 2015!!!

Here’s some important information about “The Big Payback 2015”:

v  What is it? The Big Payback is a 24 hour online giving event for the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee sponsored by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

v  When is it? The Big Payback will begin at midnight on Tuesday May 5th, 2015 and end at midnight on Wednesday May 6th, 2015.

v  What’s the website address?  www.TheBigPayback.org

v  Is it difficult to use the website?  Not at all!  You can pull up The Big Payback website and search for a specific organization by name or you can search by category.  There’s also a “Live Board” where you can watch your organization’s progress throughout the 24 hour period.

v  What devices can I use to access The Big Payback website?  You can use a laptop, PC, tablet, iPad, or a smart phone.

v  Does the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee take a cut from the donations?  No, the Community Foundation doesn’t get a penny from this 24 hour event.  Every dollar you donate goes directly to the organization of your choosing.

v  How long has The Big Payback been in existence?  The Big Payback had its inaugural event last year and raised $1,492,492.50 in total dollars.  Not bad!

v  How will the Friends of the Gallatin Public Library use the funds earned from The Big Payback?  The Friends will be using your donations for our “Heroes” themed Summer Reading Program this summer.    We had 720 children and teens participate in our program last year, and we’re hoping for even more in 2015!  Our goal is $5000!

v  Will there be any special activities at the Gallatin Public Library on May 5th?  Yes!  Come by and see what The Friends are up to, learn more about the programing going on at the library, and enjoy some treats!  We’ll be having a “Big Payback Party” during regular library hours (10am-7pm)! 

We’d love for you to participate in The Big Payback.  You don’t even have to give to the Friends of the Library!  Give to any of the wonderful Sumner County agencies that are working hard to make our community a better place.  We’re honored to be listed among them!  After all, when one agency benefits; we all benefit.   So, grab your latest piece of technology May 5th and check out The Big Payback.  It’s going to be a great day for Middle Tennessee!

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GallatinLibrary Friends,
Apr 20, 2015, 6:34 PM