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August may mean a blistering, back-to-school frenzy for some, but at Communities Foundation of Texas, it’s the tip of the iceberg of the season for philanthropy. It’s the time when North Texas Giving Day, the nation’s largest community day of giving, is right around the corner.

This year’s 18-hour giving extravaganza will take place on September 19, 2019. It will be preceded by 10 days of scheduled giving from September 9-18. Throughout scheduled giving, you can give to the thousands of certified nonprofits listed on www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org.

In 2009, Communities Foundation of Texas created North Texas Giving Day to help donors give wisely to local nonprofits. Ten years, 20 counties, and more than 3,000 participating nonprofits later, this charitable movement has generated more than $240 million for our region and is the nation’s largest community-wide giving event. Each year, we elevate nonprofits and rally the community, proving to ourselves that North Texas is bigger and better when we get up and give together. In 2018 alone, North Texas Giving Day raised more than $48 million for 2,700 nonprofits through 157,000 gifts from 81,000 donors. That represents a lot of lives changed for the better.

During North Texas Giving Day, everyone has the opportunity to be a philanthropist to build a stronger and more vibrant community by supporting local nonprofits. To grow the spirit and power of giving, this year we want even more donors to participate with an ambitious goal of 100,000 donors!

Nonprofits tell us the primary reasons they participate in North Texas Giving Day are they are able to raise funds efficiently, increase their brand visibility, learn best practices and gain tools that can be used year-round, and build connections and opportunities for collaboration. Donors tell us they like being part of something big, the one-stop-shop website, the new ability to activate their own networks through FUNdraising pages, and the new ability to donate their time in addition to their money. For the next three weeks, BubbleLife will be highlighting some of these terrific nonprofits that are helping make our community one of the best.

Donation Station events, Freedom Day family volunteer events, concerts, festivals, pig-calling, a beard contest, and more are being planned all around North Texas. Find something that suits you at www.northtexasgivingday.org/events.

Follow along to learn about some of the wonderful nonprofits participating in the day and learn more about any of the more than 3,000 nonprofits at NorthTexasGivingDay.org. And most importantly, don’t forget to Get up and Give on 9.19.19!

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