North Texas Giving Day tries to break last year’s record
September 16, 2013 by Sarah
On September 19, the North Texas Giving Day will attempt to exceed the number of donations and grand total given last year.
Now in its fifth year, the event will last all day and donations of $25 and above can be made to over 1,400 nonprofit organizations, all of which are listed on DonorBridge. People can donate between 7:00 am and midnight, with total donations being increased by a fund of $1.7m in prizes and bonus funds.
North Texas Giving Day was started in 2009 by the Communities Foundation of Texas. The organization DonorBridge is assisted by The Dallas Foundation and the Center for Non Profit Management and connects those who support charities with various nonprofit organizations.
People in North Texas have donated over $34m during the last four years, thanks to North Texas Giving Day. The founder of DonorBridge and CEO and president of Communities Foundation of Texas, Brent Christopher, is hoping that the day will raise even more than last year’s record breaking amount, to help the nonprofits of North Texas to continue helping people. There are over 1,400 nonprofits taking part, including some which are based in Plano.
There are events taking place at the donation stations throughout the North Texas Giving Day, including a ‘Giving Day Home Stretch’ celebration. To promote the event and provide information to as many people as possible, local postcard printing skills may be required, along with banner printing for the local donation stations.