The rumbling has been building over the days. North Texas Giving Day is nearly upon every non-profit organization in these surroundings. Of course, proof is needed. This past Sunday, the uber-luxury retailing center NorthPark Center … not mall, please! … was the gathering of NTGD supporters and newbies for The Family Festival and Nonprofit Extravaganza.
As adorable folks in signature NTGD green t-shirts greeted shoppers as they arrived at the doors, the walkway between the NorthCourt and Nordstrom’s looked like First Monday at Canton. More than 40 non-profits like Genesis Women’s Foundation, Our Friend’s Place, The Stewpot Alliance, Nasher Sculpture Center, Spark, The Warren Center and 20+ were set up. Outside the Apple store, Wings of Love Bird Haven’s macaw offered a perfect opportunity for customers to try out their iPhones.
As the Texas Boys Choir was taking its place on the risers just past 2 p.m., Community Foundations of Texas President/CEO David Scullin in suit and tie looked a bit out of place. All the other supporters were in the day’s signature t-shirts. But he had a message to deliver. It was that NTGD’s 2018 ground zero day — Thursday, September 20 — was just around the corner.
And while Dave’s pulling the SPCA of Texas’ ticket for a $1,953 prize was greeted with applause as peeps looked around for the recipients, it was the performance by the Dallas Black Dance Theater that had folks rising from their chairs and shoppers on the upper level applauding.
As the galactic day of North Texas Giving Day approaches, MySweetCharity is doubling up on its North Texas Giving Day Booster series to provide information about some of the amazing nonprofits that will be hoping to register with area donors.
Remember, the official giving starts at 6 a.m. this Thursday and ends at the stroke of midnight. But if you can’t wait, you can always schedule your donation now to be part of the big day’s giving.