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Beauty and Rigamarole - April 2017
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Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Big Give Rally - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

I don't know how many of you live in cities with "The Big Give" fundraising for nonprofits. The Big Give is one 24-hour day in which donations are made to your favorite nonprofit or charity. May 5 is the day for The Big Give this year.

On Tuesday, April 28, representatives from many San Antonio nonprofits gathered outside City Hall for a proclamation from Mayor Ivey Taylor. About 300 people were present. Four of us were there representing the American Volkssport Association.

Ballet school nonprofits
Gathered on the City Hall steps
Eastern screech owl
Holding up the Volkssport information
Dachshund rescue group
Ballet conservatory meets dachshund rescue
Dachshund rescue
American Cancer Society and The Salvation Army
We stood around for over an hour listening to the Mayor and City Council expound about the great benefits nonprofits provide. Susan M., AVA Executive Director Henry Rosales, and I handed out Volkssport brochures and invited people to walk with us.

The day was lovely and we had good feedback about people wanting to attend our walks. The whole event today was to get the word out to give to your favorite charity on May 5, the day of "The Big Give."

The American Volkssport Association has an anonymous donor this year who will match up to the first $30,000 donated. Wow, that's very generous. [Update: On May 5, $39,000 was donated to the AVA during the 24-hour Big Give. Our donor matched $30,000, making a grand total donated to Volksmarching of $69,000. That is so great!]

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