Your Guide to NTX Giving Day 2019
So you heard that it was NTX Giving Day but you don’t know of any north Texas nonprofits that you could donate to?
No worries, we are here to help! Here at Common Desk, we are super lucky to have some pretty amazing nonprofits as members.
Before we fill you in on all the wonderful options of nonprofits, we thought we’d give you a little reminder of what NTX Giving Day is and how it all began.
North Texas Giving Day is an online movement that was started by the Communities Foundation of Texas ten years ago. Ever since its inception, NTX Giving Day has been giving North Texas nonprofits a way to rally monetary support to keep doing the many amazing services that they do. To this day, North Texas Giving Day is the largest community-wide giving event in the nation. Yeah, North Texas doesn’t mess around when it comes to doing good.
Okay, without further adieu, here are 6 that you could support today. And hey, if you feel like supporting more than one (or even all) that’d be pretty rad too!
Metropolitan Arts Media is the nonprofit organization behind TheaterJones.com, the most robust arts journalism organization in North Texas that has covered the performing arts (theater, classical music, opera, dance, comedy, spoken word) for more than 10 years. The work they do offers thoughtful commentary on performances, artists, and topics that are relevant to all communities. They not only review and cover the big-budget arts organizations, but mid-size and small-budget groups too — as well as emerging and off-the-beaten path happenings in Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton, and the surrounding communities.
ALS Texas focuses on the entire ecosystem of those suffering from ALS. This includes: local care, to support patients who need help now, advocacy, to ensure public policy serves the needs of ALS patients, and research, so that one day nobody will suffer from ALS again. All three of these areas serve an important, equal purpose for ultimately creating a world without ALS.
Funding helps provide local care in the form of multidisciplinary clinics, support groups, and medical equipment loan programs, to support patients who need help now; advocacy, to ensure public policy serves the needs of ALS patients; and research, so that one day nobody will suffer from ALS again.
BikeDFW is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate, support, and promote the safe use of bicycles as an affordable, viable and sustainable means of active transportation and personal enjoyment, within the Dallas-Fort Worth community. BikeDFW’s vision is to provide instructional classes for all level of riders; volunteer support to the cycling/transportation community; and facilitate engagement with the community at-large to promote safe and accessible cycling in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Your support would help BikeDFW in the transition from an all volunteer-led organization to a professionally-led one that will assist in growing their educational opportunities, as well as give them further reach to advocate for improved mobility infrastructure, ordinances, and laws to improve Texans lives through walking, bicycling or using transit.
The mission of City House is to provide emergency shelter, transitional living, counseling programs, outreach and services to at-risk children, young adults and street youth who are in need due to abuse, neglect or homelessness. Their vision of success is that every child, youth and young adult develops the confidence he or she needs to forward the betterment of their life especially while coping with crisis and circumstances out of their control.
Some specific needs of City House that you could help meet are: prepared meals, paper products, Gift cards for clothing, food and sundries, gas cards, donations for medical and school supplies and hosted enrichment experiences for the children and young adults. They are also always seeking local businesses willing to give their 18-22 year olds an apprenticeship and/or work opportunity, or hosted outing.
Hendrick Scholarship Foundation is a nonprofit that serves local students who have graduated high school through great adversity in their young lifetime and supports them to attain a college degree, providing annual scholarships renewable up to a bachelor’s degree. Many of our 76 students are first-generation college students, and don’t have family mentors to whom they can turn for career advice. For 27 years, HSF has served over 300 students, providing over $1 million in scholarships and equipping students with life skills through coaching, mentoring and workshops designed to promote their future success.
Some specific needs that the Hendrick Scholarship Foundation has are: financial donations, sponsors, coaches, event volunteers, and database/website consulting.
Dallas Filmmakers Alliance believes that every great film begins with a great story and that collaboration is the precursor to success. Dallas
Filmmakers Alliance is a creative community organization of producers,
filmmakers, and artists. The DFA aims to accomplish its mission by facilitating collaboration between filmmakers, educating through workshops, classes, and competitions, offering public support to important causes in their community, and organizing productions with grants. They strive to make Dallas synonymous with film through feature-quality motion pictures, talented visionaries, and the development of stories worth telling.