North Texas Giving Day, the largest giving day in the nation, is back on September 14, 2017! In eight years, North Texas Giving Day has generated $156 million for the community. Learn more about some of the thousands of participating nonprofits here on BubbleLife from now until Giving Day. Read more about today's featured nonprofit, Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance below.
In 2016, the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance participated in North Texas Giving Day. Thanks to the incredible support we received from our members, friends, and community, we raised twice our projected goal on that day. The amount raised helped us bring students to the Museum, fund educator workshops and conferences, book world-class speakers for the Upstander Speaker Series, and support quality programming throughout the year.
Last year, our community witnessed far too many tragic events in which prejudice and hatred prevailed. We were reminded that the work we do at the Museum is more important than ever.
We remain firmly committed to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference by teaching the history of Holocaust and advancing human rights.
We understand that the future of humanity starts with education. The Museum hosted a record number of students, 36,370, in 2016. Students in grades 5-12 toured the exhibits and learned the lessons of the Holocaust.
As the number of student visitors increased, we saw a greater need for annual teacher workshops. Last year, we held a total of twenty-six teacher workshops around the state.
In 2015, we commissioned an independent study to measure the impact the Museum had on student visitors. The results showed that after a visit to the Museum middle and high school students understood that passive and bystander behavior had a negative impact on society. Also following a trip to the Museum, teachers stated that students were more tolerant of others and were more likely to stand up for their classmates.
As we continue to bring our message of tolerance to more than 83,500 visitors annually, we hope you believe in what we are doing and consider contributing to our organization on North Texas Giving Day 2017.
Thank you for your support, and we look forward to hearing from you on September 14!
To donate to The Dallas Holocaust Museum/ Center for Education and Tolerance on September 14th, please click here. To find out more about North Texas Giving Day, please visit www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org.
Blog authored by Mary Pat Higgins, President & CEO, Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance.