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A record number of Middle Tennessee nonprofits are busy preparing for The Big Payback’s sixth-annual, 24-hour online giving day.

A total of 964 Middle Tennessee nonprofits from 35 counties — including 39 from Wilson County — will be participating in The Big Payback, an initiative of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, on Thursday, May 2.

Participating nonprofits from Wilson County include:

15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center; Cedar Seniors, Inc.; Cedarcroft Home, Inc.; Charis Health Center; Compassionate Hands, Incorporated; Cumberland University; Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee; Empower Me Day Camp; Encore Theatre Company; Fiddlers Grove Foundation, Inc.; Friends of Cedars of Lebanon State Park, Inc.; General Assembly of the Church of God; Healing Broken Vessels Inc.; Heroes 4 Hope Inc.; Hickory Hill Farm; Historic Lebanon Tomorrow Inc.

Leadership Middle Tennessee, Inc.; Lebanon Senior Citizens Center; City of Mount Juliet Animal Shelter Volunteer Organization; Mt. Juliet West Wilson County Senior Citizens Service Center; myLIFEspeaks; The Nathar Foundation Inc.; Humane Association of Wilson County, Inc./ New Leash on Life; Old Friends Senior Dogs, Inc.; Prospect Inc.; Wilson County Emergency Services Rehab Association Inc. (Rehab 23); Rest Stop Ministries, Inc.; Sherry's Run, Inc.; Small World, Inc.; Tennessee Artist's Guild Inc.; The Joe Beretta Foundation; The Nathar Foundation Inc.; United Way of Wilson County and the Upper Cumberland; Wilson Books from Birth; Wilson County Black History Committee; Wilson County CASA; Wilson County Civic League; Wilson County Community Foundation; Wilson County Community Help Center Inc.; Wilson County Salvation Army.

Starting at midnight on May 2, there is 24 hours to make donations to a variety of local nonprofits at TheBigPayback.org. Donors also can support multiple nonprofits and make gifts of any size from $10 and up.

Last year’s event raised a record of more than $3.1 million in donations, from 22,071 total gifts.

“This charitable event will help area and local nonprofits raise much-needed dollars and bring awareness to a number of pressing needs in our community,” said Bob Black, chairman of The Community Foundation of Wilson County, as he encouraged countywide participation.

The Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce and The Community Foundation of Wilson County are co-hosting a lunchtime party-like event from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 2 on the Lebanon Public Square that will feature food trucks, entertainment and exhibits focusing on local nonprofits.

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