Jessica Benavides
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You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but what about #GivingTuesday! This holiday season, the SPCA of Texas has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 27, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.). Black Friday and Cyber Monday kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities. On #GivingTuesday, gifts made online at will be matched dollar for dollar up to $9,000, thanks to a generous gift provided by Northern Trust.

The SPCA of Texas invites the North Texas community to support the animals on #GivingTuesday through donations to help the organization rescue, heal and find homes for more than 35,000 animals each year. It takes about $800 to care for each animal that comes through our doors. Whether it's $10 or $200, every dollar makes a difference in an animal’s life. During last year's #GivingTuesday, 946 gifts were made to the SPCA of Texas, helping the organization raise over $85,000. This year, our goal is $100,000. Hitting that goal means we can provide care for 125 animals.

Entering its seventh year, #GivingTuesday is fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that provides a platform for people to encourage the donation of time, resources and talent. As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another. The SPCA of Texas is participating in #GivingTuesday this year to spread the word about the importance of adopting, spaying/neutering and vaccinating pets to alleviate pet homelessness and make North Texas communities and beyond safer and healthier for pets and people alike.

Show your support for the SPCA of Texas on #GivingTuesday, by donating at All money raised will go towards the SPCA of Texas’ important mission to provide every animal exceptional care and a loving home.

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