Something BIG is coming April 26


Something extraordinary is about to happen on April 26. Three communities will come together through giveBIG St. Croix Valley, a 24 hour online fundraising extravaganza, to support area nonprofits.

We are excited to announce that giveBIG St. Croix Valley will return for a 2nd year including nonprofit organizations serving Amery, Osceola and St. Croix Falls. giveBIG St. Croix Valley, an online giving day, raised more than $228,000 for area nonprofit is 2015.

"Our goal on April 26 is to get everyone that lives, works or visits the upper St. Croix Valley area to log on to and donate to one of the many organizations that enrich our everyday lives," Sue Gerlach, director, Osceola Community Health Foundation. "With increased demand for services, our area is in need of support through a broad community appeal."

"Nonprofits serving our communities touch nearly all areas of our lives from maintaining trails and conserving the St. Croix River, to hosting local theater events and providing food, clothing, shelter and health care to those in need," Gerlach said.

To keep pace with donors, more and more nonprofits are turning to an online donation format. giveBIG St. Croix Valley's online partner, Razoo, has helped raise more than $400 million for thousands of causes through a secure and easy-to-use platform. This platform provides an individual page for each nonprofit as well as the ability to receive online donations.

Organizers expect that donors will connect with new causes and programs on April 26 and people who have never given before will do so. includes detailed information about each of the 47 participating nonprofits – searchable by category – and allows donors to manage their giving by recording online contributions and storing receipts.

"We're encouraging everyone to just give what they can, even people outside of the St. Croix Valley area who love and take part in our outdoor and cultural activities. Any size donation helps," said Karen Krupa, director of Interfaith Caregivers of Polk County, a participating nonprofit.

How You Can Support giveBIG St. Croix Valley

Donations can be made online from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 or scheduled in advance at

Amery Hospital Foundation is one of the 47 participating nonprofit organizations.  If you would like to make a donation to the Foundation, please visit the Foundation's giveBIG donation page.

About the Osceola Community Health Foundation

OCHF is a regional nonprofit organization that supports Osceola Medical Center and other community nonprofit organizations. The foundation's mission is building healthy communities by fostering charitable support for OMC and the health related needs of the people in the upper St. Croix Valley. For more information about OCHF, the Holiday Gala or other activities, go to

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