8TH ANNUAL NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY – September 22, 2016

North Texas Giving Day September 22 - Collin Image

The nation’s largest giving day is back for its 8th year on September 22, 2016. North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $119 million into local nonprofits over the past seven one-day events and has broken four national giving day records since 2009. Last year, more than 220 Collin County-based nonprofits benefited on North Texas Giving Day.

“Girl Scouts empowers girls to stand up and make a difference by cultivating leadership skills and preparing girls to overcome challenges. North Texas Giving Day engages our members and our broader community to recognize the power of investing in girls. Last year we raised more than $32,000 in one day. We are stretching our goal to $50,000 this year as we commit to building the leadership pipeline for girls in STEM through our STEM Center of Excellence. Our girls are worth it!” – said Jennifer Bartkowski, CEO of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, a Collin County-based nonprofit.

Donations $25 – $50,000 made 6 a.m. to midnight on Giving Day to nonprofits listed on www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org will be amplified by more than $2 million in bonus funds and prizes. A full list of prizes can be found at www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org.

“North Texas Giving Day is a day of celebration like no other when generous people from all over the world get up and give to advance their favorite causes and expand their impact. We’re honored to play a role in enhancing a donor’s experience, showing the power of community as we all come together to boost the strength of our nonprofits.” – said Susan Swan Smith, chief relationship officer, Communities Foundation of Texas and North Texas Giving Day leader.

Event Details:

The Collin County Donation Station Station sponsored by Volunteer McKinney and the Mercedes Benz of McKinney and the McKinney Community Development Corporation will be at Mitchell Park, near downtown McKinney (300 W. Louisiana Street, McKinney, 75069) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., featuring 65 Collin County Nonprofits, food trucks, live music provided by local musicians, an official proclamation by McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller, $3,000 in prizes awarded by Vector Systems, and appearances by balloon artists, magicians, dogs, miniature horses and llamas. For more details go to: https://northtexasgivingday.org/mckinney.

To see details for other events, go to the “Events” tab on www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org.

General bonus funds and prizes:

General bonus funds and prizes have been contributed so far by: Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, Bank of America, Bank of Texas, Communities Foundation of Texas, The Dallas Foundation, Dallas Women’s Foundation, Hunt Consolidated’s Hunt Cares Campaign, Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation, Meadows Foundation, The Miles Foundation, The Granville C. and Gladys H. Morton Fund at CFT, Neiman Marcus, North Texas Community Foundation, Rainwater Charitable Foundation, Rees-Jones Foundation, Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Harold Simmons Foundation, and an anonymous donor. Media sponsors so far include The Dallas Morning News, WFAA-Channel 8, My Sweet Charity, DFW Child, and Cumulus Dallas/Ft. Worth (99.5 The Wolf, 1310/96.7 The Ticket, WBAP News Talk 820AM, New Country 96.3 KSCS, The New HOT 93.3, ESPN Radio, and KLIF News & Information 570AM).

About North Texas Giving Day:

Launched in 2009 by Communities Foundation of Texas, NorthTexasGivingDay.org is largest Giving Day in the nation. For supporters, the website simplifies the process of researching reliable information about local nonprofits and community needs, and making charitable donations. For nonprofits, North Texas Giving Day serves as another awareness-building and fundraising tool. The website profiles more than 2,000 nonprofits, and since its inception has infused $119 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 grant-making initiatives. The foundation professionally manages more than 900 charitable funds for families, companies, foundations and nonprofits and has awarded more than $1.6 billion in grants since its founding in 1953.

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