More than 70 Richardson-based nonprofits to participate in 11th annual North Texas Giving Day

There are a variety of family-friendly activities available for North Texas Giving Day.

There are a variety of family-friendly activities available for North Texas Giving Day.

The 11th annual North Texas Giving Day is set to take place Sept. 19.

Organized by Communities Foundation of Texas, North Texas Giving Day benefits 20 regional counties over an 18-hour online giving period. The goal is to create awareness and support for nonprofits while also making it easy for donors to give. In 2018, more than $48 million was raised for more than 2,700 regional nonprofits, according to the Communities Foundation website.

The public can also participate in North Texas Giving Day by attending events across the region. In Richardson, a celebration will be held at CityLine Plaza from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thirty local nonprofits will set up booths with information about volunteer opportunities, and attendees can visit on-site kiosks to make monetary donations, according to a recent news release.

The event will also include games, activities, music, performances, prize drawings and a pet parade, the news release stated.

Scheduled giving is open now through Sept. 18. Seventy-six Richardson-based nonprofits are participating in this year's fundraising drive, according to the Communities Foundation website. This list may not be comprehensive.

  • Altrusa International of Richardson Foundation

  • Angie's Friends

  • Annie Pearl Foster Center for Youth Enrichment

  • ARK House

  • Arts Incubator of Richardson

  • Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Central Region

  • Cancer Foundation For Life Inc.

  • The Caring Foundation of Texas

  • Chase's Place


  • Chihuahua Rescue & Transport

  • Computers for the Blind

  • The Contemporary Chorale

  • The Counseling Place

  • Dallas Art Therapy

  • Dallas Chinese Community Center

  • Dallas Institute for Immigrant Women

  • Dallas Meditation Center

  • Dead White Zombies

  • DFW Cocker Spaniel Rescue

  • DFW Wildlife Hotline

  • Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas

  • Eisemann Center Foundation

  • Evolution Academy

  • Excellence in Education Foundation

  • Feed My Starving Children

  • Feral Friends Community Cat Alliance

  • First Presbyterian Church of Richardson

  • Friends of the Richardson Public Library

  • Helping Hands For Housing

  • Heroes for Children 22

  • High Adventure Treks For Dads & Daughters And Dads & Sons

  • Italian Greyhound Club of America Rescue-Northern Texas Branch

  • JJ Pearce Athletic Booster Club

  • Junior Achievement of Dallas Inc.

  • Junior League of Richardson

  • Just Say Yes

  • Lifesavers Foundation

  • Methodist Richardson Medical Center Foundation

  • Network of Community Ministries

  • New Beginnings Cat Rescue

  • North Dallas Adventist Academy

  • North Dallas High School Booster Club

  • Parkinson Voice Project

  • Pearce Community Women's League

  • Prestonwood Pregnancy Center

  • Refuge City

  • Retreat House Spirituality Center

  • Richardson Adult Literacy Center

  • Richardson Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association

  • Richardson Citizens Police Academy Alumni Associations

  • Richardson Church of the Nazarene Youth Group

  • Richardson Community Band

  • Richardson Community Chorale

  • Richardson DeMolay

  • Richardson High School Athletic Booster Club

  • Richardson ISD Dollars for College

  • Richardson Symphony

  • Richardson Theatre Centre

  • Richardson Woman's Club Charitable Foundation

  • The Rich-Tone Chorus

  • RISD Excellence in Education Foundation

  • The Road Adventure

  • Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic School

  • A Small Miracle Foundation

  • Spiritual Ministries Institute

  • St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

  • St. Joseph Catholic School - Richardson

  • Synergy Westley Foundation

  • Take Me Home Pet Rescue

  • Texas Ballet Theater

  • Texas Ramp Project

  • Time to Revive

  • Tuzer Ballet

  • University of Texas at Dallas

  • The Warren Center

By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.