This Thursday (Sept. 17, 2015) is Collin County Giving Day. Volunteer McKinney will be hosting the Collin County Donation Station on the Downtown McKinney Square between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Come out and join the festivities, and be sure to make a donation – your donations during the event will be amplified by bonus funds and prizes.

Watch for Volunteer McKinney on WFAA's Good Morning Texas on Wednesday morning and also Mayor Brian Loughmiller Fox4's Morning Show on Thursday morning.

Collin County Giving Day

The event will feature music provided by local musicians and children's choirs, an official proclamation by local dignitaries, prizes awarded to nonprofits, free gifts, snacks and beverages, games, and appearances by miniature horses, alpacas, costumed characters and dogs.

For more details go to northtexasgivingday.org/#mckinney.

Schedule of events:

  • 5 p.m. – Opening ceremony with the Mayor and a representative from Congressman Sam Johnson's office. First random drawing for $500 and group photo.
  • 5:10 p.m. – Dance performance by North Texas Angels Pageant.
  • 5:20 p.m. – Guitar performance by The Guitar Sanctuary.
  • 5:40 p.m. – Remarks from Florence Shapiro, Communities Foundation Board and Choral performance by McKinney Christian Academy.
  • 6 p.m. – Jingle performed by Hugs Cafe and second random drawing for $500.
  • 6:20 p.m. – Fencing Demonstration by the North Texas Fencing Association.
  • 6:40 p.m. – Guitar performance by Pat Harrington (Chestnut Square).
  • 7 p.m. – Final random drawing, at-risk teen agency drawing and Closing remarks from Dana Riley of Volunteer McKinney

Attending Nonprofits:

Blake's House
Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County
CASA of Collin County
Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County
Citychurch Youth Outreach McKinney
Community Garden Kitchen at Holy Family School
Community Health Clinic
Community Lifeline Center
Cornerstone Ranch
Embrace
Especially Needed
Faith & Grief Ministries
Family Promise of Collin County
Frisco RoughRiders Foundation
Grace Lake Therapeutic Horsemanship
Heritage Guild of Collin County (Chestnut Square)

Hope Women's Center
Hugs Cafe
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Livable Arrangements
Love Life Foundation
McKinney Christian Academy
North Collin County Habitat for Humanity
North Texas Angels Pageant
North Texas Cat Rescue
North Texas Pride Foundation
Shiloh Place McKinney
SPCA
St. Clouds Rescue
Stronger than Espresso
Volunteer McKinney

What is North Texas Giving Day?

North Texas' incredible generosity has broken the national record three years in a row! After last year's national record-crushing 75,000 donations totaling $26.3 million, North Texas Giving Day is back with the hopes that North Texas will raise the giving day bar once again to benefit more North Texas nonprofits. On Sept. 17, 2015, donations of $25 or more can be made 6 a.m. to midnight to more than 2,100 certified nonprofits listed on NorthTexasGivingDay.org. Those donations will be amplified by more than $2 million dollars in bonus funds and prizes. News and updates will be posted regularly to social media sites: Facebook: North Texas Giving Day and Twitter: @NTXGivingDay

 

About Volunteer McKinney

Since 1998, Volunteer McKinney has connected volunteers to local nonprofit organizations and has provided assistance to organizations. Volunteer McKinney has also served the community through events such as the National "Make a Difference Day" and Community Volunteer Recognition Events. Our mission is to: Connect people to their passion through volunteerism and strengthen McKinney area nonprofits through training and collaboration. For more information, visit VolunteerMcKinney.org.