Is North Texas ready? Tomorrow is the big day! North Texas Giving Day officially launches tomorrow at 6 a.m.
This year mark’s the ninth year of North Texas Giving Day, which is powered by Communities Foundation of Texas.
Here is how it works: Anyone can go to NorthTexasGivingDay.org and give right there on the homepage. Simply type in the name of your favorite local charity, and you can even give to multiple nonprofits all from the homepage. Or, you can search by category or county to find a nonprofit in your favorite cause area. The categories cover a range of causes from arts, animals and children to mental health, social justice and veterans. The event includes more than 2,900 nonprofits from 16 surrounding counties. Once you get to the nonprofit’s profile page, you can give quickly and easily on the donation form. Or you can scroll down on each nonprofit’s profile page, to read the agency’s mission, navigate to the charity’s website and view their GuideStar profile to do additional research on the agency.
If you know you can’t make a donation tomorrow, today is the last day of scheduled giving, so make your scheduled gift today before midnight.
The real excitement starts tomorrow with prize money, bonus funds, and matching dollars as North Texas sees if it can meet or exceed last year’s massive $37 million total.
This year more 2,900 nonprofits are participating in the day. More than 300 of those nonprofits have raised individual matching funds, totaling over $6 million. To see which nonprofits have a match, you can search on NorthTexasGivingDay.org.
The leaderboard is addicting so once you make your donation follow your favorite nonprofit’s progress throughout the day by going to NorthTexasGivingDay.org.
Also, you can come join the fun! We’ll have free-to-the-public Donation Station events across North Texas, including breakfast tacos at Sundance Square, 50+ hands-on philanthropic activity stations and free nonprofit performances over lunch at NorthPark Center, a free evening Arlington Gives! concert at Levitt Pavilion, and fun activities, food trucks, prizes and more at Denton Square on the Courthouse Green, and Finch Park near downtown McKinney.
The Fort Worth Donation Station and PHILANTHRO-PARTY hosted by North Texas Community Foundation will be at Sundance Square Plaza (420 Main St, Fort Worth, TX) from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., featuring local VIPs, live music and entertainment and cash prizes totaling $10,000. For more details go to: https://northtexasgivingday.org/fort-worth.
The Dallas County Donation Station will be at NorthPark Center (8687 NorthPark Center, Dallas, TX) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. hosted by NorthPark Center and Communities Foundation of Texas, featuring interactive stations for nonprofits around the mall, and nonprofit performances. One $1,953 prize and several in-kind prizes will be awarded to nonprofits in attendance. For more details go to: https://northtexasgivingday.org/dallas.
The Collin County Giving Day Party in the Park hosted by Volunteer McKinney and the McKinney Community Development Corporation will be at Finch Park (301 W Standifer St, McKinney, TX) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring 70 nonprofit booths, live music, dance performances and entertainment; food trucks; and sports demonstrations. For more details go to: https://northtexasgivingday.org/mckinney.
The Giving Day Denton Donation Station, celebrating Denton County Nonprofits on North Texas Giving Day will be at the Denton Square on the Courthouse Green (110 West Hickory, Denton, TX) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring more than 50 nonprofits showcasing children’s activities, Beth Marie’s ice cream, and a battle of the bands contest broadcasted from the LSA burger rooftop stage. For more details go to: https://northtexasgivingday.org/denton.
The Arlington Gives! Concert and Donation Station hosted by Arlington Tomorrow Foundation will be at Levitt Pavilion (100 W Abram St, Arlington, TX) from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., featuring a musical performance by the Josh Weathers Band. It will include information booths staffed by Arlington nonprofits, food trucks and other activities. For more details go to: https://northtexasgivingday.org/arlington.
Photo credit: Kim Lesson