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North Texas Giving Day Returns for Eighth Year

Jun 07, 2016 07:47AM ● By Audrey Sellers

Photo courtesy Kim Leeson

We’re just kicking off summer, but there’s a big event coming this fall: the eighth-annual North Texas Giving Day. Scheduled for September 22, the event is an opportunity to celebrate your favorite nonprofits by giving back. In the past seven years, the single-day event has pumped more than $119 million into local nonprofits. The event has also broken four national giving-day records since 2009.

This year, community events featuring nonprofit performances, food and hands-on kid-friendly activities are being planned throughout the region, all while donations of $25 to $50,000 can be made 6 a.m. to midnight to more than 2,000 certified nonprofits listed on NorthTexasGivingDay.org. Donations will be amplified by more than $2 million in general bonus funds and prizes.

Here’s a look at some Metroplex festivities scheduled for this year’s North Texas Giving Day:

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Dallas County Donation Station at NorthPark Center will feature free nonprofit performances and the third-annual Kids Give where kids can donate their loose change and participate in hands-on philanthropic and kid-friendly activities. The event will also include cash prize drawings for participating nonprofits in attendance.

5 to 7 p.m. – Collin County Donation Station will include a proclamation by

McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller, food trucks, games, music, over 50 nonprofit booths and fresh air in historic downtown McKinney.

5:30 to 9 p.m. – The Arlington Gives! Concert will be a free community event at Levitt Pavilion with musical performances and entertainment from Arlington nonprofits. It will include two drawings for a total of $10,000 in giveaways to Arlington-based charities, food trucks, and other activities.

5 to 7:30 p.m. – Denton County Donation Station at the Denton Square on the Courthouse Green. Attendees can enjoy live music, entertainment from the Denton County nonprofit community, comments from city officials, and special activities for children.

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