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North Texas Giving Day is back in Fannin County!
By Sandy Barber, Executive Director, Fannin County Children's Center
Aug 17, 2019
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Fannin County, Texas -- North Texas Giving Day is set for September 19, 2019.  This year marks the 11th year of this community wide fundraising event hosted by Communities Foundation of Texas.  It is the second year for the event to include Fannin County and a few other counties surrounding Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

In all, nearly 2,700 nonprofits participated in North Texas Giving Day in 2018.  A grand total of more than $48 million was raised, which was $9 million more than the previous year.  In Fannin County alone, 144 donations to 9 organizations totaled up to $24,414.

More than 2,400 nonprofits have already signed up to participate in North Texas Giving Day 2019, including ten nonprofits in Fannin County.  August 19 is the deadline for nonprofits to register for this year’s event.

Organizations who have registered and serve Fannin County include: Bonham Education Foundation, Bonham High School Band Boosters, Bonham Mosaic Church of the Assemblies of God, Fannin County Children’s Center, Fannin County Community Ministries, Fannin County Family Crisis Center, Fannin Health Clinic, Kool Lunches Program, Morning Star Academy and Northeast Texas Trail Coalition.

On September 19, community members can go to www.northtexasgivingday.org and make donations to all of their favorite charities in one place.  Gifts will support local causes and help build a stronger and more vibrant community.  Contributions will also give the participating nonprofits the chances to win prizes and earn bonus funds.  Some nonprofits have also secured 1:1 matching funds to make donations stretch even farther.

Community members can also choose to be an ambassador for their favorite local nonprofit by signing up for their own FUNdraising page and asking their friends and family to join them in giving.  North Texas Giving Day provides an opportunity for everyone to be a philanthropist.  Every gift, no matter what size matters.  When many people give together, the impact is even greater.

North Texas Giving Day is powered by Communities Foundation of Texas, a 65-year-old community foundation that has presented North Texas Giving Day since 2009. The foundation professionally manages more than 1,000 charitable funds for families, companies, foundations and nonprofits and has awarded more than $1.8 billion in grants since its founding in 1953.

North Texas Giving Day is a community-wide celebration and an event that lifts up giving by engaging the entire community to support local nonprofits, celebrating their important role in strengthening the region.  It is also an efficient way for charitable organizations to raise funding for critical services to support North Texans.  For more about North Texas Giving Day and the ten participating nonprofits in Fannin County, go to www.northtexasgivingday.org.