More than $48,000 was raised in one day for 10 nonprofits in Fannin County on North Texas Giving Day. This year marked the 12th year of this community wide fundraising event hosted by Communities Foundation of Texas and the third year for Fannin County to be included.
In all, more than 3,200 nonprofits participated in North Texas Giving Day on September 17, 2020. A grand total of about $58.8 million was raised, which set a new record and was significantly more than the $50 million raised in 2019. In Fannin County alone, 218 donations to 10 organizations totaled up to $48,953. This was more than double what was raised last year for Fannin County nonprofits, as $22,483 was raised in 2019.
Fannin County nonprofits who received donations included Bonham Education Foundation, Fannin County Children’s Center, Fannin County Food Pantry, Fannin County Family Crisis Center, Fannin Health Clinic, Feeding Fannin, Kool Lunches Program, Morning Star Academy, Northeast Texas Trail Coalition and Open Arms Shelter.
The Children’s Center raised $27,000, which was about triple the amount raised last year. The Children’s Center also won a $1,000 prize in a random drawing of all nonprofits who met or exceeded their matching dollars. These funds will be designated to go to a future building fund. As the demands for the services provided at the center have increased dramatically, the number of people working and volunteering at the center have increased. A new, larger space is needed to have room for all the services and programs offered by the center, as well as space for partner representatives from CPS, law enforcement, prosecution and medical professionals. The Children’s Center revealed a rendering of their future home on their social media pages on Sept 17. (see below)
Fannin Health Clinic raised $8,384. These donations will be put to use immediately, purchasing flu vaccines for their patients, covering lab work, prescription drugs and other vital services for uninsured individuals in Fannin County.
North Texas Giving Day is powered by Communities Foundation of Texas, a 65-year-old community foundation that has presented North Texas Giving Day since 2009. North Texas Giving Day is a community-wide celebration and an event that lifts up giving by engaging the entire community to support local nonprofits, celebrating their important role in strengthening the region. It is also an efficient way for charitable organizations to raise funding for critical services to support North Texans. For more about North Texas Giving Day, go to www.northtexasgivingday.org.