An online fundraiser that started in Osceola seems to extend its reach each year. giveBIG St. Croix Valley is set for April 30. This year coverage has expanded beyond the Osceola area, Amery, New Richmond and Somerset to include Hudson, River Falls and surrounding communities.

In the past six years, Amery, New Richmond, Osceola, Somerset and St. Croix Falls have raised more than $1.2 million for 71 nonprofits through giveBIG.

“giveBIG St. Croix Valley is focused on more than just the 24 hour of giving,” says director Sara Haase. “Strong communities are created by individuals empowering one another. giveBIG St. Croix Valley gives each individual the chance to become a hero within our community by supporting their favorite causes”.  

Ann Searles, Director of United Way, says, “We encourage everyone to give what they can. All donations are a BIG gift to our community. Any individual or business may donate”.

How to be a part of giveBIG?

On April 30 area residets have 24 hours to make a an impact in their communities by donating to their favorite nonprofits. Donations can be made online from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 or made in advance at


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