Since Nexstar Media Group Inc.’s founding in 1996, our journalists have seen firsthand how nonprofits and public service agencies are the heartbeat of every one of our markets. In times of crisis, it is these steadfast organizations that mobilize quickly with supplies, volunteers and bravely serve their community. With this in mind, Nexstar’s CEO, Perry Sook, created the Founder’s Day of Caring.

On the third Friday in June, staff members in all 116 Nexstar television markets receive paid time off to volunteer in their communities. The day is intended to shift our employee focus from being a television station serving the community to our employees volunteering and making a personal commitment by helping those in need within our local communities. Our mission is to give back where it is needed most. By broadcasting stories of local impact and volunteerism on Founder’s Day in each of our Nexstar markets, we are able to inspire our viewers to give back as well.

Founder’s Day will serve as a canned goods drive. Canned goods can be traded for tickets used at vendor booths for purchase of food items and events. Tickets can also be purchased at various booths throughout the event.

The 2021 Nexstar/KMID ABC Big 2 Founder’s Day Canned Good Drive will be held:

Location: 6161 Business 20, Odessa, Texas (next to Fundome)

Admission is free

5 Canned goods = 1 Ticket TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED WITH CANNED GOODS AND CASH AT THE EVENT

Date: Saturday, June 12

Time: 10:30 am – 5:00pm

The Founder’s Day Food Drive is primarily working to benefit Jesus House Odessa, who work daily to meet the needs of the poor and needy, and homeless population in the area. Particularly, they serve as a Men’s Transitional Home, a Women and Children’s Center, a Soup Kitchen, Pantry and (as of 2021) they provide assistance to those women exiting the Women’s Center Program with affordable housing during the transition into housing of their own.

Also Benefiting:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Permian Basin
CASA of the Permian Basin Area
Senior Life Midland
Ronald McDonald House Charities
West Texas Gifts of Hope
Pecos Animal Control

Special Thanks To:

Rosie’s Rock’N Takos
Down South Seafood
Fat Head Meats
Heating & AC Services
Kicks 99.1
Painted Pinup Face Paint & Body Art
Sno King
West Texas Warbirds
Tasty Bones
Odessa College

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