Give Big Gallatin Valley is just around the corner, and here at Mountain Heating & Cooling we’re excited to support— and raise awareness for— the awesome nonprofits in our community. We wanted to give folks a little information about what Give Big is, and how to show your support this year.
What is Give Big Gallatin Valley and when is it?
Give Big Gallatin Valley (GBGV) is a 24-hour fundraising and celebration event where community members connect with and support the nonprofit organizations that serve the Gallatin Valley. It’s an event with fundraising at its core, and it’s also a fun event designed to bring everyone together to celebrate our community and the local nonprofits that make it the place it is today.
This year, GBGV runs from 6PM on May 6th until 6PM on May 7th. There’s a lot of information about what’s happening, and how to show your support, on the GBGV website.
Which nonprofits does Mountain Heating & Cooling support?
At Mountain Heating & Cooling, we’re proud to support lots of local nonprofits. Here are a few examples of nonprofit organizations we’ll be showing our support for this GBGV:
- Love, Inc— Love, Inc is a partnership of local Christian churches that supports individuals and families in need in Gallatin County. Last year during Give Big, Love Inc raised $8,285.00. This year their goal is $25,000! Due to a generous donor, the first $5,000 will be matched dollar for dollar. View their GVGV page here.
- HAVEN— Haven works to empower survivors, strengthen our community, and prevent domestic violence in Gallatin County. Haven has seen a significant increase in demand for their services during the pandemic, and money raised will help them continue to serve survivors in the coming years and the aftermath of the pandemic. View their GBGV page here.
- Boy Scouts of America – Montana Council (BSA)— BSA provides kids programs that involve a variety of hands-on activities that grow confidence, preparedness, and honor in kids. The Montana Scouts have been very busy in spite of the pandemic, collecting food for the food bank, reading online to younger kids, sewing masks, and more! View their GVGV page here.
- Gallatin County 4-H— In Gallatin County 4-H, kids take part in projects that teach life skills through hands-on learning, such as leadership skills, animal projects, robotics, and more. It’s also designed to teach members to give back to their communities through service activities. View their GBGV page here.
How can I get involved, and what goes on during GBGV?
Give Big Gallatin Valley usually launches with an awesome kick-off event and a ton of in-person (and online) events. This year GBGV will be fully online this year due to COVID-19, though people will still be able to come together through online initiatives. Each organization has a page on the GBGV site where you can donate, fundraise for them, and see which other needs they have (such as volunteering or a need for new board members).
This has been a tough year for a lot of us, and the nonprofits have rallied together more than ever to keep our community the wonderful place that it is. At Mountain Heating & Cooling, we’re proud supporters of lots of local nonprofits, and we’re excited to show our support during Give Big Gallatin Valley. We’d love it if you could join us in supporting and celebrating our community this Give Big!