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After a third straight year of shattering community giving day records, North Texas Giving Day returns for its seventh year on September 17, 2015 with more than 2,000 nonprofits, $2.2 million in bonus funds and prizes, and new twists on Donation Station events.

 

Tarrant County Giving Day Nonprofit, Mission Central, characterized the impact North Texas Giving Day can have on local organizations. "North Texas Giving Day is critical to our mission of empowering people in need to improve their own quality of life," said Paula Jernigan, Executive Director of Mission Central. "Last year, we raised more than $23,000 which helped us provide groceries to our hungry neighbors, after-school tutoring to children at local schools who need extra help with their homework, and support families who are working to move from homelessness to self-sufficiency."

Donations $25 - $50,000 made 6 a.m. to midnight on Giving Day to nonprofits listed on www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org will be amplified by $2.2 million in bonus funds and prizes. A full list of prizes can be found at www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org under “Rules/Prizes.”

 

“North Texas Giving Day is a day of celebration here in North Texas. Certainly it is for the nonprofits, some of whose years are made in a single day from the generosity of tens of thousands of donors,” said Brent Christopher, president and CEO, Communities Foundation of Texas and North Texas Giving Day founder. “And the cheer and goodwill extend to the community, too. From friends donating over coffee or at concerts to strangers donating while in line at donation station food trucks, everyone gets swept up in this tremendous drive to give back. We can’t wait to see what unfolds this year.”

 

Other participating Tarrant County nonprofits include Angel Unaware, Community Food Bank, NatureReach, Teen Lifeline, Inc., and CASA of Tarrant County.

 

Event Details:

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. – The Arlington Donation Station and Arlington Gives! Rally at Levitt Pavilion (100 West Abram Street, Arlington, TX 76010) will feature $35,000 in prize giveaways to Arlington-based charities, food trucks, and other activities. 

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – The Fort Worth Donation Station event at West Loop Auto Group, (3300 Alta Mere Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76116) will feature adoptable pet animals, face painting and food trucks.

 

For the latest information, go to the “Events” tab on www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org.

This year’s bonus funds and prizes have been contributed by Amon G. Carter Foundation, Anonymous donor, Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, Bank of America, Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT), Community Foundation of North Texas, Cooper Institute Give for Good Campaign, The Dallas Foundation, Dallas Women’s Foundation, Michelle and Houston Hall Fund at CFT, Hunt Cares Campaign, The Meadows Foundation, The Miles Foundation, The Morris Foundation, Granville C. and Gladys H. Morton Fund of CFT, Neiman Marcus, Rees-Jones Foundation, Reunion Tower, Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Tracy and Brian Rinehart Fund of CFT, Rinker Remnants Fund of CFT, Annadele H. Ross Fund of CFT, Harold Simmons Foundation, The Swan Smith Family Fund of CFT, Mike and Mary Terry Family Foundation, Trinbrook Fund, and Vector Systems.  Media sponsors include The Dallas Morning News, MySweetCharity and WFAA. 

 

About North Texas Giving Day

Launched in 2009 by Communities Foundation of Texas with ongoing support from Center for Nonprofit Management, NorthTexasGivingDay.org is the most comprehensive and free public resource for connecting North Texas nonprofits and supporters. The website profiles more than 2,000 nonprofits, and since its inception has infused $86 million into nonprofits serving the 16-county North Texas community.

About Communities Foundation of Texas

Presenting North Texas Giving Day is one of the many ways Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) serves as a hub for philanthropy in North Texas. As the largest community foundation in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, CFT works with to strengthen the community through a variety of charitable funds and strategic grantmaking initiatives. The foundation professionally manages more than 900 charitable funds for families, companies, foundations and nonprofits and has awarded more than $1.5 billion in grants since its founding in 1953. www.cftexas.org  www.facebook.com/CFTexas or www.twitter.com/GiveWisely.                                          # # #

 

Join the conversation on Twitter or Facebook via #NTXGivingDay and @NorthTexasGivingDay. 

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