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WHEREAS, uniting our community to build a culture of giving is a vital component of the Silver State's effort to engage our citizens while increasing awareness of community and creating a positive impact on our neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, one day has been dedicated to celebrating the spirit and value of giving back across our state, in partnership with non-profit agencies, community groups and schools; and

WHEREAS, when Nevada's residents unite as one, we create positive change and achieve great things, as has been demonstrated in the past; and

WHEREAS, this occasion is an opportunity to continue that proud tradition and give back to the community we call home by providing help where it is needed most, building a stronger Nevada for every resident; and

WHEREAS, Nevada's Big Give has raised more than $2 million to benefit nearly 500 Nevada charities from more than 15,000 donors; and

WHEREAS, residents, non-profit agencies, community organizations and schools across the State of Nevada will join to unite our community for 24 hours of online giving at NVBigGive.org to support organizations across the State of Nevada;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  March 23, 2017 as

 Nevada's Big Give Day

 

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