Join St. Patrick Elementary School and 28 local non-profit organizations in building up our community through a powerful 24 hours of GIVING!

 2018 St. Pat's Graduating Class

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St. Patrick School received donations from 83 donors in the amount of $18,371.10. Of that amount, $4,785.50 were from matching funds and $2,070.00 were from power hours.

The community received $147,936.44 from 769 donations! Thank you to everyone who participated!


Participation in the 2019 BIG GIVE McCook is a great way to support our St. Patrick Elementary School. In the last two years, we have received $57,570.81! Of those proceeds, over $17,000 were from Matching Funds and Power Hour Donations! Wow! Thank you to all of our generous donors! We would appreciate your donations to achieve success again this year!


2019 BIG GIVE McCook

Power Hours & Giving Stations


Giving Station Operating Times

Power Hours


Midnight-1:00 am

First Central Bank

8 am – 4 pm

8:00 am

Horizon Bank

8:30 am – 5 pm

9:00 am


9 am – 5 pm

10:00 am

MNB Bank

8:30 am – 4 pm

12:00 pm

Pinnacle Bank

8:30 am – 4 pm

1:00 pm

Great Western Bank

9 am – 5 pm

3:00 pm

Community Hospital

7 am – 6 pm

5:00 pm


5 am – 10 pm

7:00 pm

In an effort to provide an affordable education, our tuition and book fees are significantly less than our cost-per-pupil forcing us to face financial challenges. Salaries, educational materials, supplies, and overall operating expenses come from generous donations to maintain our school. The Big Give McCook campaign last year allowed us to use funds towards those expenses. 2019 Big Give McCook proceeds will continue the mission of St. Patrick Elementary School into the NEXT 100 years.


Every donation counts, no matter the amount!


  • Big Give McCook will run from midnight to midnight on Thursday, November 7, 2019.
  • Last year we had 101 donations! This year our goal is to again receive over 100 donations! (If we reach that goal, the students at St. Patrick School will have a chance at SLIMING Mrs. Redl!)
  • Donations can be made online at; click on the St. Patrick Elementary School link to make your donation. In-person donations can be made at the 8 different giving stations. If you are donating to one organization, (for example, St. Patrick School), you can make your check payable to that organization. If you are donating to several organizations, you can make your check payable to McCook Community Chest and they will disburse appropriately.
  • Donations made during each of the Power Hours will be entered into a drawing to have a chance of the funds being matched. The Power Hour drawings will take place at each location until $1,000 has been matched!
  • BIG GIVE McCook will match for every $2 given with $1 for total donations up to $3,300 for each organization.  If there are bonus funds left, they will match donations 2 for 1 above the $3,300 equally by organization.
  • Patrick Elementary School receives 100% of in-person donations and 97.8% of online donations.
  • Patrick Elementary School will issue you a tax-deductible receipt following your gift.
  • Help us spread the word to the community, your family and your friends! Follow the Big Give McCook Facebook Page!



For questions contact:

St. Patrick Development Office

Jill Koenig (308) 737-0751; Cassie Spencer (308) 340-2931

[email protected]