North Texas Giving Day is Communities Foundation of Texas' annual 18-hour online giving event which benefits 16 counties in North Texas. The goal for the day is to create awareness and support for nonprofits while also making it easy for donors to donate.
Of the 2,910 nonprofits participating this year, 336 are from Collin County, 217 are from Denton County and 666 are from Tarrant County, according to CFT, a philanthropy which manages charitable funds for families, companies, foundations and nonprofits in North Texas.
Organizations participating in North Texas Giving Day benefit a variety of topics ranging from animals, education and veterans to public safety, arts, children, mental health, hunger and civil rights.
In 2016, the event raised $37 million benefiting 2,518 nonprofits, according to a press release from CFT.
In-person donation stations will be set up across North Texas Thursday, including locations in Denton, McKinney, Arlington, Dallas and Fort Worth.
The Denton County donation station will be open from 5-8 p.m. at the Denton Square on the Courthouse Green, 110 W. Hickory, Denton. This station will have live music, entertainment and various Denton County nonprofits.
From 5-8 p.m., the Collin County station will be open at Finch Park, 301 W. Standifer St., McKinney. Attendees can learn about nonprofits located in the county and how to get involved. The free event also has food trucks, music, games, prizes and entertainment.
The Arlington donation station will run from 5:30-9 p.m. at Levitt Pavilion, 100 W. Abram St., Arlington. The event will have live music, food trucks, prizes and Arlington-based charity booths.
From 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the Dallas County station will be open at the NorthPark Center, 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas. This event includes a volunteer fair and musical, dance and theater performances.
The Fort Worth station will be open from 8-9 a.m. at the Sundance Square, 420 Main St., Fort Worth. The event will also feature prizes, live music and entertainment.
To make a donation or learn more about North Texas Giving Day, please visit the event's website.