North Texas Giving Day, raising tens of millions of dollars for local charities

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DALLAS (TBEN) – It’s North Texas Donation Day and already over $ 47 million has been raised for nonprofits in the area.

The day aims to empower people to donate to the causes that matter most to them.

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Last year almost $ 50 million was raised in a single day.

This year, say the organizers, there is no financial target.

“We never set a goal for the day, how much we want to raise in dollars. What we really want is to increase the turnout,” said Monica Egert Smith, Donor Day Manager.

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When you browse the North Texas Giving Day website, you will see that there are 27 different cause areas.

“Whether you love animals, the arts, food banks or education, there is literally something for everyone,” said Egert Smith.

They say there are more nonprofits participating this year than any other year.

To be exact, 3,350 in total.

For nonprofits like Brian’s House, this is one of their biggest fundraising events of the year.

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“I can’t stress how important North Texas Giving Day is to us, as approximately 76% of our funding comes from the community,” said Abigail Erickson-Torres, CEO of Bryan’s House.

They help underserved children in North Texas get specialized medical, educational, and therapeutic care.

“We allow donors who give us the choice of where they want their money to go in our programs and services. And so they can really tell where the impact is, ”Erickson-Torres said.

Another nonprofit, Duck Team 6, a street dog rescue, says every penny goes to saving street dogs and finding loving homes for them.

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“This money will go directly to purchasing more capture equipment,” said President Lori Stone. “Our medical costs are very high; it’s a huge chunk of our budget.

They say they couldn’t do the job they do without the donations.

“It is extremely important for all of us to dig deep and help where we can! Every little bit counts, ”said Egert Smith.

Donations will count towards the total days until midnight Thursday.

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