DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – As north Texas sank deeper into the pandemic last year, everyone, including nonprofits, had to figure out how to get on with their lives. There is a chance this week to help the community say thank you to these nonprofits.
âSo many nonprofits have had to do so many things, from reinventing programming and going virtual to how they support their members and clients,â said Chris McSwain of the Communities Foundation of Texas.
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The foundation steps in to help with North Texas Giving Day on September 23.
âIt just became a global movement,â McSwain proclaimed.
Last year’s Giving Day raised over $ 60 million for over 3,000 nonprofit groups. Thousands of volunteers also pledged 685,000 hours of service. The foundation hopes to exceed those numbers this year.
âIt’s kind of like a big hug from the community,â said Brent Christopher of Children’s Health.
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At Children’s Health, North Texas Giving Day money goes to fund the medical center for things like therapy programs and research.
âBut it also provides the gasoline in the tank for researchers and scientists looking to keep children from getting sick,â Christopher explained.
At Klyde Warren Park, donations help fund efforts to keep the area clean and provide free education and health programs.
âThe opportunity to just be able to participate in what’s going on and not feel so helpless in the face of the pandemic. If it’s a dollar, $ 5, $ 10 or more, that’s the cumulative effect, âsaid Kit Sawers, president of Klyde Warren Park.
North Texas Giving Day is an opportunity to advance nonprofit organizations while allowing the world to see the true giving spirit of North Texas.
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Click here to learn more about North Texas Giving Day or to donate.