By Carol Grinage, volunteer contributor, American Red Cross
This Thursday, September 17, the American Red Cross North Texas Region is joining other area non-profit organizations for North Texas Giving Day, an annual fundraising event that has helped raise more than $86 million for the North Texas community in the past 6 years. To date, North Texas has broken the national record for donations three years in a row.
Although charities welcome donations throughout the year, North Texas Giving Day is important because it is a day in which the money donated is amplified through the Communities Foundation of Texas and other sponsors. So when you choose to donate on North Texas Giving Day, the amount that you donate goes a little farther in helping others in need. Gifts of $25 or more made between 6:00 a.m. and midnight through NorthTexasGivingDay.org will be multiplied through bonus funds, so your gift to the American Red Cross North Texas Region will #MeanMore in helping us fulfill our life-saving mission right here in DFW.
For example, the $25 minimum donation can help the Red Cross give five blankets to victims of disaster. If this gift were to be matched, 10 people would be helped by your one donation! Here are some other things we do in DFW that you might not know about:
You can even get involved in-person on the day of because the event is not just online. The Communities Foundation of Texas is hosting an event with non-profit performances and kid-friendly activities at North Park Center in Dallas. Other North Texas cities, such as Arlington, Fort Worth, Denton, and McKinney are also hosting events to help the cause. Because not everyone is comfortable giving online, cities also have donations stations set up in various locations.
If you want to get involved and make your gift #MeanMore, join us on social media! We’ll be using the hashtags #NTXGivingDay and #MeanMore all the way until midnight on Thursday. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as subscribing on YouTube. Feel free to share our photos, videos and messages on your own pages. And don’t forget to join the event to stay updated!
To make the American Red Cross North Texas Region the organization of your choice, visit http://bit.ly/1Lw9pDW on September 17 between 6 a.m. and midnight to make your donation #MeanMore.
For more information on North Texas Giving Day, visit their website https://www.northtexasgivingday.org.