may, 2020

wed06may(may 6)6:00 pmthu07(may 7)6:00 pmThe Big Payback – READ. RIDE. GIVE6:00 pm - 6:00 pm (7)



Event Details


Giving Always Matters.

There has been one day each May for the past six years that the community has come together and showered our nonprofits with its generosity.

Together, for the past six years, we have cumulatively raised nearly $17 million with a total of 115,890 donations for area schools, religious institutions and charities working hard to make a difference.

The Big Payback. It’s Middle Tennessee’s online, 24-hour giving day.

The Big Payback annually hosts more than 800 organizations and helps lift them up by providing tools to engage and encourage others to support the work that they do — the other 364 days of the year.

And this year, more than ever, nonprofits need our support.

For so many of us the year 2020 signified a new decade to take on the world’s problems with full-force and a clear vision. Middle Tennesseans are now facing an uncertainty that stems from multiple disasters and the aftermath; loss of homes, gigs, business, and health. The economic impact is unfolding.

These disasters have forced hundreds of organizations to slow down or put their important work on hold at a time when we need them the most. They are:

Feeding the hungry ∙ Sheltering the homeless ∙ Fighting for the rights of the underserved ∙ Fostering the animals ∙ Preserving the arts ∙ Providing a safe haven ∙ Protecting the environment ∙ Teaching the children ∙ Taking care of each other.

The Big Payback.

It is 24 hours to celebrate the spirit of giving and collaboration, and ultimately, the extraordinary work that nonprofits do in Middle Tennessee.

Let’s come together online at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6 through 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 7 and give to the organizations that help make Middle Tennessee a place we’re proud to call home. Because giving always matters.

We are continuing our READ. RIDE. GIVE. campaign during The Big Payback to help Ride for Reading during this unprecedented time. Our mission is to promote literacy and healthy-living by delivering age-appropriate books to children in low-income communities by bicycle. The help from our community is crucial right now with our largest fundraiser cancelled due to COVID-19.

Please contact us with any questions at or visit

Thank you for your support!



6 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 7 (Thursday) 6:00 pm


Ride for Reading615-378-READ
1515 Elm Hill Pike, Suite 107
Nashville, TN 37210