According House of Shine Founder/Executive Director Dr. Claudia Beeny,
“Tis the season for eye patches, pirate garb, and a treasure trove of support from North Texas Giving Day!
“House of Shine hosts an annual pirate-themed ‘Loot-a-thon’ on North Texas Giving Day, and the 18-hour online giving event makes it easy for supporters to donate booty. Dressed like pirates and armed with a treasure chest full of random household items, representatives from House of Shine broadcast live from Facebook at the top of each hour, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. House of Shine supporters tune in to request specific items from the treasure chest and then it’s a race to see which team member can lay their hands on the requested item fastest.
“Pledges are secured ahead of time from friends and family who don’t want to ‘walk the plank’, so each time a requested item is found in our in our treasure chest, House of Shine earns the pledged amount. The easy-to-use platform provided by Communities Foundation of Texas makes it like a ‘parrrty’ for our hearties to make their donations before the day is over. Additionally, we use our time on-air to feature different programs and services provided by our educational non-profit.
“For a young and relatively small non-profit like ours, the support from Communities Foundation of Texas provides a level of exposure and collective energy that we could never create ourselves. Last year alone our participation in the fall and spring campaigns allowed us to raise $33,240! In part, it is due to NTX Giving Day that we were able to open our own physical location in September 2020.
“House of Shine is a museum and community gathering place where leaders come to grow. Our mission is to help people 5 to 95 discover who they are and why their self-awareness matters to themselves and the world around them.”
* Graphic/photo provided by House of Shine
In 12 years, Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $375 million into the North Texas community. In 2020, more than $58.8 million was raised through more than 106,000 donors benefiting over 3,200 area nonprofits.