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The nation’s largest giving day is back for its 8th year on September 22, 2016. North Texas Giving Day 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. Last year, more than 1,000 Dallas County-based nonprofits benefited on North Texas Giving Day.

Donations $25 - $50,000 made 6 a.m. to midnight on Giving Day to nonprofits listed on www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org will be amplified by more than $2 million in bonus funds and prizes. A full list of prizes can be found at this link on www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org

The Dallas County Donation Station event will be at NorthPark Center (8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas 75225,) 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring free showcase performances by Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Dallas Black Dance Theater, Dallas Children’s Theater, The Texas Boys Choir, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts Dance Academy, Junior Players, Lone Star Wind Orchestra, and Shakespeare Dallas, and animals from EquestDallas Zoo, and SPCA of Texas. For performance times and latest details, go to: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/dallas.

The third annual KidsGive sponsored by DFWChild provides kids a chance to donate their loose change and help with 20 hands-on, philanthropic kid activities like creating building block sculptures to donate to a local library with Color Me Empowered and making birthday party crafts for children in need with The Birthday Party Project. Attendance for everyone is free.

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

“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.”

General bonus funds and prizes have been contributed so far by: Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, Bank of America, Bank of Texas, Communities Foundation of Texas, The Dallas Foundation, Dallas Women’s Foundation, Hunt Consolidated’s Hunt Cares Campaign, Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation, Meadows Foundation, The Miles Foundation, The Granville C. and Gladys H. Morton Fund at CFT, Neiman Marcus, North Texas Community Foundation, Rainwater Charitable Foundation, Rees-Jones Foundation, Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Harold Simmons Foundation and an anonymous donor. Media sponsors so far include The Dallas Morning News, WFAA-Channel 8, My Sweet Charity, DFW Child, and Cumulus Dallas/Ft. Worth (99.5 The Wolf, 1310/96.7 The Ticket, WBAP News Talk 820AM, New Country 96.3 KSCS, The New HOT 93.3, ESPN Radio, and KLIF News & Information 570AM).

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