Any nonprofit wanting money, think Christmas now. The Dallas-area Chi Omega Alumnae want you! They have issued a shout-out for those wishing to be considered as beneficiaries for the 2016 Chi Omega Christmas Market.
But better get hustling because applications are due Tuesday, July 21, 2015.
Here’s the criteria to qualify for consideration:
- Applicants must not have received Chi Omega Christmas Market funds from the previous two markets (2014 or 2015) with the exception of Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas, the national philanthropy of Chi Omega.
- Organization must include Dallas County in their service area.
- Organization must be operating under a 501(c)3 determination.
- Projects and programs must address needs in the areas of health, education, civic, arts or welfare.
After review, the Chi O’s will notify the applicants “of their status by mail after Monday, November 23, 2015.”
Remember this application process is for the 2016 market, not for 2015. That’s already a done deal with the 2015 beneficiaries being Association for Independent Living, Attitudes & Attire, AVANCE-Dallas Inc., Camp Summit, Dallas Services Low Vision Clinic, DME Exchange of Dallas, Hope Cottage, Jonathan’s Place, Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas®, ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship and Chi Omega Educational Corporation and Collegiate Scholarships. The goal is to distribute $210,000 among the 11 nonprofits.
Oh, and if you’re wondering about the upcoming Christmas Market — Chi Omega Candy Christmas — Co-Chairs Amanda Escobedo and Amy McAleavey have arranged for it to return to Fair Park’s Centennial Hall from Wednesday, November 18, to Saturday, November 21. Tickets for the Wednesday preview party and Thursday’s “First Call Shopping” will get the holder re-admittance for the rest of the market’s run.