With less than two months until the big day, North Texas Giving Day founder Communities Foundation of Texas is preparing for another record-breaking day of giving and community celebrations on September 14. The event is the nation’s largest giving day, which has generated $156 million for the community over the past eight one-day events, drawing support from all 50 states and 39 countries worldwide and breaking five national records. Last year’s event raised $37 million.
This year, North Texas Giving Day will kick off a week early by offering scheduled giving starting September 7. Also, this year many nonprofits have raised their own supplementary 1:1 matching funds to augment bonus funds and prizes raised by CFT and to further boost donations. Donations up to $10,000 made September 7 through 14 to the thousands of nonprofits listed on the site will be amplified by the general bonus funds and prizes. Nonprofits with matching funds will be shown on their own leaderboard on www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org so donors can follow their favorite nonprofit’s progress throughout the day.
“The incredible energy and outpouring of support that this community generates each year on North Texas Giving Day is nothing short of remarkable,” said Dave Scullin, president and CEO, Communities Foundation of Texas. “Communities Foundation of Texas is honored to power this vast community-building effort that raises important funds for the nonprofits serving our region.”
Events will be taking place throughout the day to celebrate nonprofits and the generosity of the community, including five Donation Stations:
- 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., featuring interactive stations for nonprofits around the mall, and nonprofit performances. One $1,953 prize and four $50 gift cards to The Theodore 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.
To see details for other events, go to the “Events” tab on www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org.
Check back to BubbleLife to read more about some of the amazing nonprofits participating in the day.
General bonus funds and prizes have been contributed so far by: The Ruth Sharp Altshuler Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, Bank of America, Bank of Texas, Amon G. Carter Foundation, Charming Charlie, North Texas Community Foundation, The Dallas Foundation, Dallas Women’s Foundation, The Hersh Foundation, Hunt Care Campaign, The Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation, Kendra Scott, Microsoft, The Miles Foundation, The Granville C. and Gladys H. Morton Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, North Texas Community Foundation, NorthPark, The Jane Harrell and Charles Curry Pierce, Jr. Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, The Popolo Family Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, Rees-Jones Foundation, Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Annadele H. Ross Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, The Shuford Charitable Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, The Swan Smith Family Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, The Trinbrook Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas. Media sponsors so far include BubbleLife, The Dallas Morning News, WFAA-Channel 8, Salem Media Group (94.9 KLTY, 660 AM KSKY, 620 AM KEXB), 360West, 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).