With the final six hours still to go, North Texas Giving Day is continuing its march to show the world that despite COVID-19 North Texas generosity is a global success story.
At 6 p.m. the NTGD tally was passing the $42M marker benefiting more than 3,000 nonprofits.
If you haven’t checked the Leaderboard, you’ve missed some changes among the leaders. Folks, this is better than reality TV. The Leaderboard is flipping like pancakes at an IHOP.
With more than 145,000 donations the top leaders are now
- North Texas Food Bank – 4,291 gift resulting in $1,536,682 with match funds met
- Goodwill Industries of Dallas Inc. – 124 gifts resulting in $887,461 with match funds met
- Children’s Medical Center Foundation – 784 gifts resulting in $639,822 with match funds met
- The Salvation Army of North Texas – 1,207 gifts resulting in $637,163 with match funds met
- Denison Forum – 1,126 gifts resulting in $381,851 with match funds met
A keyboard analyst would look at these top five and be amazed that Goodwill has charged to second place with just 124 gifts! Wow! Talk about having friends in high places. And then there is Denison Forum holding onto its place in the #5 position.
BTW, there are reports that the Communities Foundation of Texas team that is wo/manning the NTGD war room is determined to break last year’s $50M total. Why, oh why, does one suspect they’ll break it in a big way, if North Texas residents remember how terribly COVID-19 has hit the local charities.
You’ve got less than six hours to help them make that possible.
* Graphic provided by Communities Foundation of Texas