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The Big Event 2017

Raised toward our $4,000 Goal
43 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 23, at 11:59 PM CST
Project Owners

Thank You!

December 30, 2016

We did it! Thanks to your support, we were able to go beyond our goal and raise a total of $4,323! This money will go toward the storage of the tools that will be used by all of the student volunteers at each of our 160 jobsites around the community. It is because of you that we will continue to be able to make an impact and to build Community Through Service! Thank you for supporting the values of community and volunteerism that OU students so often represent. 

Check back on our page for updates about the day of the event and your impact in April!

Last Week Update!

December 19, 2016

We are so close to our goal! We only need to raise about $200 more to get there! We are currently reaching other goals as well through jobsite recruitment and now have 40 jobsites signed up for the 2017 Big Event. Our 6,000 volunteers will work at these locations in April to make a collective impact! This year, we are trying to expand to individual homes and truly extend a helping hand further into the community. The Big Event volunteers will be working at houses, playgrounds, nursing homes, and many more locations to improve our beloved state!

Our whole team wants to thank each and every donor. Because of our wonderful donations we can reach our goals of expansion, outreach, and sprouting growth within the university and community!

Week Two - Halfway There!

December 06, 2016

We have officially reached 50% of our goal thanks to some incredible donors committed to making Oklahoma a better place! We are also proud to announce that our Big Event team has grown larger this week with the addition of an Operations Staff. These new, dedicated students will work along side our 150+ jobsites, evaluating their volunteering needs. These needs include number of volunteers, the work that will be done, and the amount of tools necessary to complete each job. We are looking forward to expanding with the support from Thousands Strong and even more excited to unite the community through service!

The Big Event team is incredibly humbled by the amount of support our campaign has received and hope to continue this success! Every social media share, every penny, and each day of support not only helps our organization expand, but allows the entire community to improve! We now have 17 days left and ask you to continue pushing our message: Community Through Service!

Week One!

November 30, 2016

We are 28% funded and have 23 days left on our funding campaign. Thanks to our 17 donors we have reached a milestone! Our team is currently working each day to accumulate jobsites and organize Oklahoma’s largest day of volunteering. Recently, our executive team volunteered at the OKC Zoo, one of our jobsites, and we were able to help them with several ongoing projects. Each month our team volunteers in different locations, making sure to spread our message: Community Through Service.

We are so thankful for all of our current donations and know they will help us to make a huge impact. You can help further our mission and make an even bigger difference by sharing our Thousands Strong campaign through social media.

Our pursuit to unite the community through service is ongoing and every ounce of support helps us accomplish our goals!


Choose a giving level


Provide a T-Shirt

Provide a free t-shirt for one of our 6,000 volunteers


Expand Our Outreach

Help us reach new organizations and non-profits in order to increase our impact in the community


Bring TBE to High Schools

Help us provide Oklahoma high schools and OU students abroad the means needed to start their own The Big Event


Supply a Jobsite

Provide the tools needed to supply an entire new jobsite


Unite Campus

Sponsor our on-campus events that promote year-round volunteerism, bring together the OU community, and encourage participation in The Big Event


House Our Tools

Sponsor our supply storage that houses all of the tools and supplies we use to serve our jobsites on the day of The Big Event

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