Several nonprofit agencies in the McKinney area hope to reap big rewards on Thursday, Sept. 13 during the annual North Texas Day of Giving sponsored by DonorBridge.

The Samaritan Inn and Community Lifeline Center are just two of the agencies that will be participating during the fourth annual event. North Texas Giving Day is an online giving event that provides nonprofits the opportunity to gain exposure to -- and start relationships with -- new donors, and for people in North Texas to come together to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits.

This year, donations can be received nearly around the clock, from 7 a.m. Sept. 13 until midnight through

North Texas Giving Day was established so that donations of $25 or more made specifically through on that day to pre-approved North Texas nonprofit organizations will be multiplied from a pool of $1 million dollars in challenge funds and prizes.

Launched in 2009 by Communities Foundation of Texas with ongoing support from Center for Nonprofit Management and The Dallas Foundation, DonorBridge is the most comprehensive and free public resource for connecting North Texas nonprofits and supporters. Challenge and prize funds have been contributed by Communities Foundation of Texas, Community Foundation of North Texas, The Dallas Foundation, Lyda Hill, Hoblitzelle Foundation, Hunt Consolidated’s Hunt Cares Campaign, The Meadows Foundation, The Sid Richardson Foundation, Simmons Family Foundation and an anonymous donor.

“Each year, the generosity of North Texans is amazing,” said Brent Christopher, president and CEO of Communities Foundation of Texas and DonorBridge founder. “Through just three oneday
North Texas Giving Day events, thousands have come together to raise more than $19 million dollars. We know this year we’ll raise even more to fuel the important work of nonprofits serving our local communities.”

The Samaritan Inn is excited about the online event.

"This means that your contribution to The Samaritan Inn of $25 or more will be matched at some percentage," the nonprofit said in its weekly newsletter. "We don't know the percentage yet, but we do know a $25 donation will be worth more than $25. In these days of economic decline, we are hoping that all of our loyal supporters will contribute and help ensure our vitally needed program. The Day of Giving is Thursday, Sept. 13th from 7am to 12am -- just go to"

Community Lifeline Center noted that a donation is actually a gift to the community at large.

  • A gift to Community Lifeline is a gift to the community through CLC.
  • A gift to Community Lifeline is the gift of hope – 86% of our income is budgeted for client services. 
  • A gift to Community Lifeline is the gift of a path to self-sufficiency for a struggling family.

How to Participate in North Texas Giving Day

North Texas Giving Day is an online event. Most of the activity will take place via the website. To participate, go online to to make a $25 or more donation to the nonprofit agency of your choice.

  • In addition, Communities Foundation of Texas and some nonprofits are hosting celebrations on Sept. 13.
  • News and updates will be posted regularly to social media sites: DonorBridge and @donorbridge