North Texas #GivingTuesdayNow Aims to Raise Critical Funds for COVID-19 Relief
On Tuesday, May 5, three leaders in North Texas philanthropy invite the public to join them for #GivingTuesdayNow, a day of giving to support COVID-19 relief and recovery.
Communities Foundation of Texas, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and The Dallas Cowboys are moving Giving Tuesday up – it normally occurs after Thanksgiving – to help fundraise for the first responders and nonprofits on the front lines protecting, feeding, educating and nurturing individuals affected by the impact of COVID-19.
Communities Foundation of Texas serves as a hub for philanthropy in North Texas by leading strategic grantmaking initiatives as well as professionally managing more than 1,000 charitable funds for families, companies, foundations and nonprofits. United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is a community-based social change organization that puts opportunity in the hands of all North Texans by improving education, income, and health for individuals. The Dallas Cowboys’ Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation helps those who don’t have the strength, resources or means to help themselves.
“This is about inspiring local unity, action and generosity. Our community, country and world need our support now more than ever before,” said Communities Foundation of Texas President and CEO Dave Scullin.
How Do I Give?
This campaign, entitled North Texas Giving Tuesday Now, will be an online campaign that will run on Communities Foundation of Texas’ existing North Texas Giving Day platform. Donors can give any amount to a relief and recovery fund, organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 response or more than 3,000 local nonprofits.
Early gifts can be made on the website as early as April 14, or on the Giving Tuesday Now event day from 6 a.m. to midnight on May 5.
The collaboration between these three organizations has already awarded more than $1.3 million in grants to organizations providing critical services to mitigate the short-term and long-term impact of the pandemic.
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