The MySweetWishList series is having a slight change of plans this year. Instead of kicking off on the Monday after Thanksgiving, it will take place on the Monday before turkey day. The reason is due to Thanksgiving’s taking place later in November than usual.
For newcomers, the series’ goal/hope is to provide North Texans with the chance to learn about nonprofits and their needs.
The wishes will come from well-known organizations and not-so-familiar ones. But they will all share a need for their missions to help North Texans.
Some of the wishes will be for immediate needs like toy drives and clothing collections; some will be to encourage folks to give family and friends tickets for 2020 fundraisers; and some will just be a hopeful request for financial support.
Reading the wishes is absolutely free. But who knows? Perhaps you’ll find an opportunity to share the spirit of the season by donating or volunteering.
On the other hand, if you are down on your luck and need a little help, you might find a nonprofit that can provide a hand up.
As for any nonprofit that has a wish, follow the jump to find out how to provide one.
* Photo credit: Skeeter Hagler
To be considered to be included in the MySweetWishList series, all you have to do is provide the following:
- a first-person article describing the one wish the organization would love to have during the upcoming holidays. Example: Let’s say your organization is having a raffle. Then the wish might be for folks to buy raffle tickets as gifts for friends. Or, perhaps a homeless organization wishes for the donation of blankets and coats.
- the author must be a nonprofit’s representative, preferably a volunteer
- a photo of the author and/or organization’s logo in JPEG format
- the nonprofit’s website
- the contact information for readers to respond
- only one wish per nonprofit.
- When you submit the article and photo to [email protected], please put the “MySweetWishList for [the organization’s name]” (Example: MySweetWishList for Spanx Recycling) in the subject line. If you don’t, the infamous MySweetCharity filters will probably send your submission into the great unknown.
And, yup, we’ll need your submission ASAP. While the deadline is Monday, December 18, it’ll be first come, first posted.