May 2, 2017 – May 3, 2017 all-day
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Rebecca Mischke

 TENNESSEE CHILDREN’S HOME is Participating in The Big Payback


Tennessee’s 4th Annual Big Payback Encourages Middle Tennesseans to Give Local and Support Area Nonprofits during 24-Hour Campaign

  Spring Hill, Tenn.  – Tennessee Children’s Home is once again participating in The Big Payback, a region-wide, 24-hour online giving event created to help Middle Tennessee nonprofits raise funds vital to continue their work, which directly improves the community around them. This is the second year that Tennessee Children’s Home is taking part in the event. Last year, Tennessee Children’s Home raised $6,525 to support its mission.   The charitable event, sponsored by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the Kharis Foundation, will begin at 12 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3 and runs for 24 hours. Once the clock starts, anyone can visit and make donations to Tennessee Children’s Home and other participating nonprofits, including schools and religious institutions, that serve the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee. Donors can view and select from participating organization based on location and focus area, such as animals, education, healthcare and more, and support multiple nonprofits with gifts ranging from $10 and up.   “We are excited to be a part of this event again this year. Join us in this celebrated event across Middle Tennessee.” Scott McFarlin, Director of Development   The Big Payback has seen remarkable growth from its inaugural event in 2014. That year, $1,492,492.50 was raised for 525 nonprofits. In one day’s time, more than 11,600 gifts were made to organizations focused on health and human services, animal welfare, the arts and more.   In 2015, the amount raised increased to more than $2.65 million supporting 770 Middle Tennessee nonprofits.   Gifts from the public during The Big Payback will be boosted with funds from sponsors of the event, which will provide opportunities for Tennessee Children’s Home to vie for financial incentives and additional prizes. The online leaderboard, at, will track donations in real time.   “Nonprofits do important, life-changing work every day across Middle Tennessee,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. “The Big Payback has become an exciting opportunity for us to come together as a community to support their efforts and recognize the positive impact they have on our neighbors. It’s an easy, fun and a meaningful way for us to show our local pride and give back, and make a really big impact in the process.”   For more information, visit   About Tennessee Children’s Home Our Mission Tennessee Children’s Home is committed to serving abused, neglected, abandoned, wayward, or orphaned children and youth, as well as their families, in a Christian manner.  Utilizing all available resources, we will provide for the physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and educational needs of the children and youth we serve in a safe and secure environment.     About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee oversees more than 1,050 charitable funds, providing customized philanthropic solutions with flexibility for donors, nonprofit organizations and the community. In the past 23 years, The Community Foundation has distributed more than $725 million to community programs and institutions. It is located at 3833 Cleghorn Avenue, #400, Nashville, Tennessee 37215. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit