A Big Donation Match for The Big Payback

Get ready for The Big Payback – no, not the James Brown song (although we’re big fans of that) but this event does have a lot of soul.

The annual day of online giving is geared to raise funds for the non-profits of middle Tennessee. Ahead of this year’s May 3rd event, we’ve received a generous donation match challenge! Long-time Agape supporters, the Enderle family, will match all Big Payback donations, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000! That means your donation will go twice as far to help the homeless pets of middle Tennessee get out of the pound and into forever homes.

So what exactly is The Big Payback? Held by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, it’s a dedicated day of charitable donating aimed to put a philanthropic spin on the “buy local” philosophy. “[It] provides an easy and fun way for communities to show their local pride and give back,” said Ellen Lehman, president of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, in an interview with Murfreesboro Post. “Nonprofits do life-changing work every day across Middle Tennessee, and it’s important we recognize the positive impact they have in our own backyards by supporting their efforts.”


And on the day of the event, you can come out to support Agape! We’ll be at Happy Retales in Brentwood from 10 am to 7 pm collecting donations, giving out prizes, and showing off our adorable adoptable pups (with a surprise guest or two – wink, wink!). But if you’re not able to donate in person, don’t despair: Simply head over to our page on The Big Payback site.

And if you’d like to set an event reminder for yourself, visit the Facebook event page, click “Interested,” and Facebook will let you know when The Big Payback kicks off.