Arlington Tomorrow Foundation Sponsors May 5 COVID-19 Relief Fundraiser
By Susan Schrock, Office of Communication
Posted on April 17, 2020, April 17, 2020

North Texas Giving Day Tuesday Now 

The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation is proud to sponsor 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.

Arlington’s largest charitable endowment is partnering with the Dallas Cowboys, Communities Foundation of Texas, and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to bring COVID-19 relief and recovery to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The Giving Tuesday event is set for May 5, but more than $350,000 in early donations have been pledged online, according to the event website.

“All of us at the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation recognize we’re living in an unprecedented time and our nonprofit sector is reeling from the devastating impact of this global health emergency. It’s our sincerest hope that the North Texas Giving Tuesday Now event will provide all of us the chance to come together to support the organizations and causes most in need,” said Carolyn Mentesana, Arlington Tomorrow Foundation executive director.

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.

Since 2014, the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation has sponsored Arlington Gives! to recognize and highlight Arlington-based nonprofit organizations and help North Texas Giving Day contributors' dollars go even further. In all, 7,299 donations totaling $1,796,731 were donated to Arlington nonprofits in 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.

“Nonprofits make our community stronger in so many ways and we want to continue to see them thrive, especially in these challenging times,” Mentesana said.

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