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Celebrate Area Nonprofits on #NTxGivingDay at the Denton Donation Station

The nation’s largest giving day is back for its 8thyear on September 22, 2016. This year, 2,500 nonprofits stand to benefit from online donations made 6 a.m. to midnight to certified nonprofits listed on www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org. Donations $25 and above will be amplified by $2.5 million in bonus funds and prizes. Last year’s event raised a national record-breaking $33.1 million in one day and this year’s event aims to surpass that.

North Texas Giving Day, presented by Communities Foundation of Texas, has pumped more than $119 million into local nonprofits over the past seven one-day events and has broken four national giving day records since 2009.

“North Texas Giving Day is a day of celebration like no other when generous people from all over the world get up and give to advance their favorite causes and expand their impact,” said Susan Swan Smith, chief relationship officer, Communities Foundation of Texas and North Texas Giving Day leader. “We’re honored to play a role in enhancing a donor’s experience, showing the power of community as we all come together to boost the strength of our nonprofits.”

The Denton County Donation Station event will be at Denton Square on the Courthouse Green (110 West Hickory, Denton, TX 76201,) 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., featuring live music from Oaktopia Music Festival, University of North Texas’ Hank Dickenson as emcee, prizes for attendees, nonprofit booths and performances, and special activities for children. The event will include comments from County Commissioner Andy Eads. The North Texas Book Festival will be giving away books and attendees can have pictures taken with two local award-winning authors, Judy Ann Lowe and Jan Sikes. Activities will include a dunking booth, face painting, and family photo booth with pets courtesy of Denton Animal Foundation. For more details go to: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/denton.

To see details for other events, go to the “Events” tab on www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org.

Launched in 2009 by Communities Foundation of Texas, NorthTexasGivingDay.org is largest Giving Day in the nation. For supporters, the website simplifies the process of researching reliable information about local nonprofits and community needs, and making charitable donations. For nonprofits, North Texas Giving Day serves as another awareness-building and fundraising tool. The website profiles more than 2,000 nonprofits, and since its inception has infused $119 million into nonprofits serving the 16-county North Texas community. Visit www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org, www.facebook.com/NorthTexasGivingDay or www.twitter.com/ntxgivingday. Hashtag #NTxGivingDay.

Presenting North Texas Giving Day is one of the many ways Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) serves as a hub for philanthropy in North Texas. As the largest community foundation in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, CFT works with to strengthen the community through a variety of charitable funds and strategic grantmaking initiatives. The foundation professionally manages more than 900 charitable funds for families, companies, foundations and nonprofits and has awarded more than $1.6 billion in grants since its founding in 1953. www.cftexas.org  www.facebook.com/CFTexas or www.twitter.com/GiveWisely.

Thursday, September 15, 2016