6th annual Texoma Gives event, Sept. 9
Every day nonprofit organizations in our region work to improve the lives of others. But, on Thursday, September 9th we can all be part of making our communities better, during the 6th annual Texoma Gives. This 16 hour online giving day event shines a spotlight on over 200 nonprofit organizations in North Texas and Southwest Oklahoma. This year 10 of those organizations are in Young County. They include: Young County Olney Senior Cub Center, Olney Volunteer Fire Department, Olney Community Library, Keep Olney Beautiful, Olney Education Foundation, House of Mercy Enterprises, Olney Christian Community Center, Graham Regional Theatre, Olney Hope Inc. and Humane Society of Young County.
The Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation hosts the event for area nonprofits to help them raise much needed funding to support their missions. According to Leslie Schaffner, Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation President, “When people work together to collectively support the important work happening in their community nonprofits, it benefits the entire region. We’re stronger when we work together for a shared goal of improving our communities and the lives of the people who live there.”
Anyone in the world may donate to their favorite charities by visiting www.texomagives.org. Thousands of dollars in prize money are on the line throughout the day to incentivize giving. The actual event is from 6 am until 10 pm on September 9th but for those who want to get a head start on the action, early giving is now underway.
Since the first Texoma Gives day of giving in 2016, the event has raised over $5.5 million dollars for regional nonprofit organizations. The Foundation provides the infrastructure and platform for the participants to share information about their organizations, tell their stories, and define their needs. Each organization is then responsible for reaching out to existing donors and cultivating new ones who have an interest in their work.
Visitors to the texomagives.org website can search for organizations by name, by location, or even by cause. Donations are made directly to the organization by credit card. The minimum donation amount is $10.00.
For more information on Texoma Gives, visit www.texomagives.org or contact the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation at 940-766-0829.