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North Texas Giving Day Sept. 9-19
By Kaci Gardner
Sep 11, 2019
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To date, more than 2,200 local nonprofits and multi-county events and service projects set to power nation's largest community-wide giving day, North Texas Giving Day, on September 19

Fannin County, Texas – (September 9, 2019) – Communities Foundation of Texas’ 11th annual North Texas Giving Day is back September 9-19, 2019 with 10 days of scheduled giving and free public events and service projects in Arlington, Dallas, Denton, Plano, McKinney, and Richardson. More than 2,200 North Texas nonprofits are already registered to participate and hail from the 20 eligible counties including Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Montague, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant and Wise.

Registration for nonprofits to benefit this North Texas Giving Day is still open, but closes August 19, 2019. Nonprofits can register at: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/register.

"Last year we participated in North Texas Giving Day for the first time and raised almost $10,000 in one day! These funds will be used to build our dream of a new, larger facility so we can continue serving kids from hard places for years to come," says Sandy Barber, executive director of Fannin County Children's Center, a nonprofit participating in giving day again this year.

Katherine Krause, CEO of Visiting Nurse Association, shared that from donations they received on giving day last year, they raised nearly $200,000 from 558 supporters. “The funds raised were able to provide 25,000 homebound seniors with Meals on Wheels and 16 hospice care patients with charitable care.”

Since the event began, it has raised $240 million for thousands of nonprofits in the entire 20- county North Texas region. Last year alone, $48 million was raised through more than 157,000 gifts benefiting 2,700 local nonprofits. Registration for nonprofits to benefit this North Texas Giving Day closes August 19, 2019. Nonprofits can register at: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/register.

“FUNdraising” pages, which were launched last year to allow “super fans” to set up peer-to- peer fundraising pages on behalf of their favorite nonprofits, are also back this year. Nonprofits with “FUNdraising” pages realized a 12% lift in donations versus nonprofits that did not have FUNdraising pages. Anyone can create their own FUNdraising pages at: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/FUNdraise.

“North Texas Giving Day brings the entire community together—from families and students to civic leaders and company volunteers—all to celebrate the work of our region’s wonderful nonprofits,” said Susan Swan Smith, Chief Giving Day Officer at Communities Foundation of Texas. “Everyone can be a philanthropist on North Texas Giving Day. Your dollars go further with bonus funds and prizes and our easy-to-use website allows you to give back efficiently and effectively to the all causes nearest and dearest to your heart.”