Thursday launches North Texas Giving Day as if your email boxes haven’t already ballooned in overload with notices.
But this year’s slam-bang push is totally different. Thanks to the March hit by COVID-19, the area charities have been decimated. Nearly eight months of fundraising has been wiped out due to health concerns for residents.
Some organizations might not survive. Children, men and women will be without needed services; educational programs may be eliminated that might have given youngsters that extra helping hand; glorious art services that showcase both local and international talents may succumb.
But thanks to North Texas’ legendary generosity, spunk and compassion, the mother-of-virtual-fundraising North Texas Giving Day will hopefully show the world what greatness is.
So, if you’re fed up with the email blasts on this day, take heart. It’s one day of bountiful hope in a true killer of a year of hell for more than 3,300 North Texas nonprofits that will only be made possible thanks to you.
* Graphic provided by Communities Foundation of Texas