The Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day, in conjunction with the Dallas Cowboys and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, opened early giving April 13 for the North Texas Giving Tuesday Now event. Early giving is also open and available until May 4.
Donations will be open on Giving Day, May 5, from 6 a.m.-midnight.
More than 3,000 local nonprofits are listed as possible organizations to give to on the North Texas Giving Day website.
The global campaign is an emergency response to the need caused by COVID-19, according to the Giving Tuesday webpage.
The Storehouse of Collin County is among those in need. The nonprofit has doubled the number of households it serves since the county shelter-in-place order was issued in mid-March, according to an April 20 release.
A new fundraising theme the storehouse is using is “As one curve flattens, another rises.” This is meant to emphasize that while social distancing helps slow the spread of the new coronavirus, another curve is the rising demand for help in the community, the release said.
“With the closing of businesses, increasing unemployment and children at home full-time, many of our Collin County neighbors are finding themselves at the doors of our food pantry for the first time,” said Candace Winslow, executive director of The Storehouse of Collin County, in the release. “While many sheltering at home may feel helpless, ‘North Texas Giving Tuesday Now’ gives us all a way to do something that will make an impact.”
Other Collin County organizations, like Frisco Fastpacs, One Heart McKinney, Chase’s Place and Minnie’s Food Pantry, are also included on the North Texas Giving Day’s searchable list of groups to give to.
North Texas Giving Day expects to have its regularly scheduled giving day in the fall in addition to the coronavirus-related giving day May 5.