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Communities Foundation Of Texas’ 11th Annual North Texas Giving Day Is Back!

Communities Foundation of Texas’ 11th annual North Texas Giving Day is back September 9-19, 2019 with 10 days of scheduled giving and free public events and service projects in Arlington, Dallas, Denton, Plano, McKinney, and Richardson. More than 2,200 North Texas nonprofits are already registered to participate. 

Since the event began, it has raised $240 million for thousands of nonprofits in the entire 20- county North Texas region. Last year alone, $48 million was raised through more than 157,000 gifts benefiting 2,700 local nonprofits. 

With Jessica and Dirk Nowitzki as this year’s honorary chairs, the nation’s biggest community day of giving will be preceded by ‘10 Days of Giving’ September 9 through 18. “Jessica and I are thrilled to be this year’s honorary chairs of North Texas Giving Day. The North Texas community has given so much to me and my family over the last 21 years, and we can’t think of a better way to get involved in the community that has supported me on and off the court,” says NBA Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki. “Giving back is a huge part of our family, and we’re thrilled to join forces with Communities Foundation of Texas to spread the North Texas Giving Day message and rally everyone who lives here to give back to our community on September 19,” echoes Jessica Nowitzki.

New this year is Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)-aligned curriculum designed for parents, teachers, after school providers, and scout leaders to use in encouraging children to find and solve community needs. The 100+ age-appropriate lessons with hands-on activities are listed here: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/forStudents. 

“North Texas Giving Day brings the entire community together—from families and students to civic leaders and company volunteers—all to celebrate the work of our region’s wonderful nonprofits,” said Susan Swan Smith, Chief Giving Day Officer at Communities Foundation of Texas. “Everyone can be a philanthropist on North Texas Giving Day. Your dollars go further with bonus funds and prizes and our easy-to-use website allows you to give back efficiently and effectively to the all causes nearest and dearest to your heart.” 

Multi-County Events and Service Projects:
18th Annual Freedom Day Family Service event presented by Communities Foundation of Texas honoring and volunteering with veterans, Saturday, September 14, 2019, 8 a.m. – 12 noon, deploy from Communities Foundation of Texas (5500 Caruth Haven Ln., Dallas, TX, 75225) 

Party in the Park hosted by Volunteer McKinney featuring live music, animals, and children’s activities, September 14, 2019, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Finch Park (301 W. Standifer St., McKinney, TX, 75069) 

Dallas County Donation Station and Family Philanthropy Festival presented by Communities Foundation of Texas and NorthPark Center featuring hands-on activities and music and dance performances inside the shopping center, Saturday, September 14, 2019, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at NorthPark Center (8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, TX, 75225) 

Scheduled donations are open.  Please visit www.northtexasgivingday.org  to schedule your support for your favorite  causes.

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