'North Texas Giving Tuesday Day' Launches as Local Effort to Raise Funds for COVID-19 Relief, Recovery
By Office of Communication
Posted on April 07, 2020, April 07, 2020

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Arlington residents are invited to participate in a new fundraising event, North Texas Giving Tuesday Now, to help raise money for first responders and nonprofits on the front lines protecting, feeding, educating, and nurturing those who are most adversely affected by the impact of COVID-19.

The Dallas Cowboys, Communities Foundation of Texas, and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas are bringing the global Giving Tuesday movement for COVID-19 relief and recovery to the Dallas-Fort Worth area on Tuesday, May 5. Early donations can be made online starting April 14.

“We witness the power of unity to create change every day at United Way,” said Jennifer Sampson, president and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “Especially in times like these, North Texans always step forward together to support our communities. This crisis can be a defining moment of solidarity. Our nonprofits are on the front lines, and they need everyone’s generous support to respond to the unprecedented need created by this pandemic.”
North Texas Giving Tuesday Now will be an online campaign that will run on the Communities Foundation of Texas North Texas Giving Day platform. Donors can support the targeted relief and recovery funds with a gift of any amount, give directly to organizations on the front lines of the Covid-19 response, and/or support the needs of more than 3,000 local nonprofits that participated in North Texas Giving Day 2019.
With many service-providing nonprofits seeing an increase in demand for critical services coupled with cancelled spring fundraising events, the day aims to bring people together (virtually) to support those who need it most through seamless online giving tools.
“This is about inspiring local unity, action, and generosity. Our community, country and world need our support now more than ever before,” said Dave Scullin, president and CEO of Communities Foundation of Texas—founder of North Texas Giving Day. “As #GivingTuesdayNow tackles the need on the global and national scale, Communities Foundation of Texas is thrilled to be joined by United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and the Dallas Cowboys in unparalleled efforts to address local needs right here at home.
“There is no greater need for solidarity and partnership than during a crisis. Especially in North Texas, where there is momentous support for local nonprofits, the Dallas Cowboys are eager to mobilize and energize our region to respond,” said Charlotte Jones, Dallas Cowboys Vice President and Chief Brand Officer. “This region is better together, and we are in this with you North Texas.”

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