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New record for North Texas Giving Day

The 10th annual North Texas Giving Day powered by Communities Foundation of Texas has generated a record-setting amount, wrapping the 10 days of scheduled giving and 18-hour giving extravaganza with more than $48 million and surpassing last year’s total of $39 million.

Donations came from all 50 states and 27 countries. All 20 counties received donations.

For the first time, donors could pledge volunteer hours and committed more than 430,000 hours, the equivalent of more than 200 full time employees for a year.

Since North Texas Giving Day began in 2009, more than $240 million has been donated to area nonprofits on North Texas Giving Day.

“As we embarked on our 10th year, we had big dreams for what this day could bring to North Texas, and we are over the moon about surpassing expectations,” says Dave Scullin, president and CEO of Communities Foundation Texas, presenter of North Texas Giving Day. “More important than the number of dollars raised is the number of lives that now can be improved thanks to everyone who gave today. Clearly, these results reinforce that no one cares more about their community than North Texans. And a special thanks to the generous sponsors and donors—this day would not be possible without your steadfast support!”

Thousands of people from all corners of the region celebrated the day of giving at Donation Station and volunteer events in Arlington, Dallas, Denton, Denison, Fort Worth, Irving, Mansfield, McKinney, Plano, and Richardson with prizes, performances, proclamations, and concerts.

The full list of results (sortable by organization name, total gifts or total dollars) and prizes is listed at https://northtexasgivingday.org/leaderboard. Individual nonprofits’ numbers listed do not include bonus and prize funds. Results on the website are subject to final review and verification. Updated totals should be available after October 31.

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