If your emailbox has had a surge of notes from your non-profit friends encouraging you to get onboard with them for North Texas Giving Day, the big day is just hours away. Starting at 6 a.m. Thursday, the 2021 NTGD will start its 18-hour march to raise funds for non-profits in 20 North Texas counties.
Unlike last year, when the P-word (aka pandemic) forced most activities into a virtual status, this year is going to have non-profits hosting all types of events for folks to join in.
For instance, the Friends of the Katy Trail is celebrating the day at Katy Trail Ice House with food and drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For anyone who donates $25 or more, they are welcome to join in their NTGD fun.
Another outdoorsy event is being hosted from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. by Texas Land Conservancy. The TLC team will conduct a guided hike at Oak Cliff Nature Preserve’s 121 acres. It’s family friendly and free in the hopes that you will have fun and maybe … just maybe … want to donate on NTGD.
But if you’re more of a morning person or looking for a unique lunch spot, you might want to check out Fort Worth’s Taste Project that will hold a Pay-What-You-Can Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon and Lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Taste Community Restaurant as part of its NTGD celebration.
And leave it to Arlington to do things up big. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation will be celebrating with food trucks and Take 6 at Levitt Pavilion. Throughout the day the ATF will be awarding $60,000 in grants.
But if you just want to stay put and watch the Leaderboard soar, no problem. The Communities Foundation of Texas folks are reporting that, thanks to early donations, the board has already hit the $15.6M+ mark. It will be interesting to see how the numbers edge up and pass last year’s $58.8M.
* Graphic/photo courtesy of North Texas Giving Day