McKINNEY (Sept. 15, 2014) — Thursday, Sept. 18 from 6 a.m. to midnight is North Texas Giving Day, and 20 Collin County nonprofits will be at McKinney’s historic downtown square (111 N. Tennessee St.) from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The event features carnival games, prizes, and showcase performances. The nonprofits are available to share information about what they do for the community and to help donors make donations that qualify for $2 million in bonus funds and prize money.
After last year’s national record-crushing 75,000 donations totaling $25.2 million, North Texas Giving Day is back with the hope that North Texas will rise to the challenge and outdo itself once again. With new community events, extra time to donate and additional prizes, the sixth annual North Texas Giving Day aims to raise the giving day bar once again to benefit more North Texas nonprofits.
Donations can be made 6 a.m. to midnight on Sept. 18 to more than 1,600 certified nonprofits listed on the new website NorthTexasGivingDay.org. Donations $25 and above will be amplified by $2 million in bonus funds and prizes.
In just five years, North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $60 million into the North Texas community. In 2013, more than 75,000 gifts totaling $25.2 million, benefiting more than 1,350 nonprofits.
Schedule of Events
Free Carnival games, prizes, animals, popcorn and drinks all day!
11:00 a.m. – Welcome and Proclamation by McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Performance by First Class Bluegrass sponsored by Embrace Texas
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Performance by McKinney Boyd High School Orchestra sponsored by McKinney Education Foundation
7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. – Performance by McKinney Community Band
CASA of Collin County
Collin College Foundation
Collin County City of Hope
Collin County Humane Society
Community Lifeline Center
Lifepath Systems Foundation
ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship
McKinney Community Band
McKinney Education Foundation
North Collin County Habitat for Humanity
North Texas Cat Rescue
St. Cloud’s Rescue
Stronger Than Espresso
The Samaritan Inn