One of the most charitable and widespread organizations from Florida State University has to be The Big Event. The Big Event is a huge one-day event where thousands of students and faculty members come together to participate in community service around Tallahassee. This year The Big Event will commence at 9:00 a.m. on March 30th at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Although the organization is situated within FSU, The Big Event extends its volunteer participation to Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College. The inclusion of all the major Tallahassee schools ensures the sense of shared community this organization strives towards.

There are several ways you can become a part of this great experience through registering as a volunteer, becoming a sponsor or donating. As a volunteer, you can enjoy the hands-on experience of helping the community by assisting for example in park cleanup, senior home assistance, or food pantry stocking. To embark on a great day of giving back to the Tallahassee community, register here. If you own a local business in Tallahassee and would like to contribute to the success of The Big Event, you can consider becoming a sponsor of the organization. As a sponsor, your business can help The Big Event with the financial needs of volunteer recruitment items, resources for community outreach, and event day rental costs. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, more information can be found here. If you cannot register to volunteer on March 30th and are not involved in sponsorship, donating is a great way to support the cause. You can donate directly to The Big Event through the FSU Foundation. Even if you cannot attend or sponsor The Big Event in person, a donation of any amount contributes to the continuation of charitable, community-oriented programs.

Many students do not realize how much the local business, organizations, and residents support us through our journey in college. Tallahassee is on the map as a major college-town because students make up a large portion of its population, but what do we do to give back? Many of us take for granted just how much support our college-town provides to students. If just one day can make a lasting impact for the community, that is not too much to ask for a town that gives us so much.

Join The Big Event on March 30th to thank the organizations, businesses, and residents of Tallahassee through a day of service.