For the third year, Voice of Vashon will open its studio for GiveBIG Day. On May 8th, VOV will once again become Vashon’s GiveBIG Day broadcast hub from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. All Island non-profits have been invited to be on the air to tell about their missions and ask for GiveBIG Day contributions. “We get up to two dozen non-profits who want to be stars for the GiveBIG Day broadcast on KVSH-FM101.9,” said VoV Executive Director Lisa Breen.
As most people know, GiveBIG Day annually brings together more than 1,500 Puget Sound non-profits for a day of online giving. It’s difficult for Vashon non-profits to break through the noise level so this Island exclusive broadcast has been designed to help amplify Vashon’s special non-profit voices.
“We describe ourselves as ‘Your Island Connection” and this special day long broadcast shows we really mean it,” said VoV President Rik Reed. “We aim to be the non-profit that supports all other Island non-profits.” Participants signed up for the broadcast include Vashon Community Care Foundation, Partners In Education, The Dove Project, Vashon Island Pet Protectors and many others.
This year will be extra special because, after many years, Seattle Foundation decided to move on from GiveBIG Day. This will be the first GiveBIG Day under the auspices of 501 Commons.
Listeners can tune in to KVSH 101.9 FM on the radio, listen on VoV’s free streaming app or go to the website, VoiceOfVashon.org.