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Island Non-profits Inspire on KVSH GiveBIG Day

Tuesday, May 3rd is a day of inspiration for all.  It’s GiveBIG Day-- the one-day online event when donors can give to all their favorite non-profits at once and every donation is “stretched” by The Seattle Foundation.

For the third year, Voice of Vashon’s KVSH 101.9FM will be the Island broadcast hub for Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG Day. Vashon’s participating non-profits will join VoV live on the air from KVSH’s Storefront Studio between Zombiez and the Creamery. From 8am to 4pm islanders can hear about their favorite non-profits and maybe find some new darlings. It’s also an opportunity to donate to VoV at

This year the Seattle Foundation encourages early donations using a new easy to use feature on their website.
Donations can be made any time day or night starting now and they will be applied to the donor’s favorite non-profit on May 3rd, the actual date of GiveBIG Day. So, no need to wait.  Donors can set up advance donations now at

VoV President, Jean Bosch, says “Voice of Vashon runs two radio stations, an Emergency Alert System, a public access TV channel, a streaming and program archive website and a free smart phone app 24 hours a day 7 days a week all year long. We do all that on over ten thousand hours of raw volunteer grit and energy each year. Plus the total operations budget is less than 10% of any mainland public radio station.”

Voice of Vashon is the non-profit that supports all the others.  No matter how small or how short of cash an Island cause is, VoV makes sure everyone knows about it on KVSH 101.9FM, on the VoV phone app, on Channel 21 TV and on the VoV website.

Rick Wallace, VoV Vice President and volunteer project coordinator says “Last year, Islanders donated nearly $21,000 to Voice of Vashon on GiveBIG Day, inspired by the virtual town square KVSH-FM is becoming. We’re in our second year of 24/7 FM broadcasting and we’re doing much of it live from our new storefront studio in the center of Vashon Town. Our unique brand of community radio and television has been expanding expoentially,an alternative to big corporate broadcasting.  This year’s challenge is to keep it going, along with the Emergency Alert Service, TV and Web programming we provide to the Island.”

GiveBIG Day is a really big day on Vashon and it’s happening all day Tuesday, May 3rd.  This is the day everyone gets to donate to all their favorite island non-profits. And, it will all be on KVSH 101.9FM on the radio, the KVSH mobile app and even on office computers region wide … Give BIG to Voice of Vashon at