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‘North Texas Giving Tuesday Now’ Launches To Raise Critical Funds For COVID-19 Relief

Three leaders in North Texas philanthropy invite you to join them on Tuesday, May 5, for an extraordinary giving effort for COVID-19 relief and recovery. The Dallas Cowboys, Communities Foundation of Texas, and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas are bringing the global Giving Tuesday movement, #GivingTuesdayNow, to Dallas-Fort Worth with ‘North Texas Giving Tuesday Now.’ On this day, these organizations and others will lead the community in raising funds for the first responders and nonprofits who are on the front lines protecting, feeding, educating, and nurturing those who are most adversely affected by the impact of COVID-19.

“We witness the power of unity to create change every day at United Way,” said Jennifer Sampson, president and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “Especially in times like these, North Texans always step forward together to support our communities. This crisis can be a defining moment of solidarity. Our nonprofits are on the front lines, and they need everyone’s generous support to respond to the unprecedented need created by this pandemic.” 

North Texas Giving Tuesday Now will be an online campaign that will run on the Communities Foundation of Texas North Texas Giving Day platform. Donors can support the targeted relief and recovery funds with a gift of any amount, give directly to organizations on the front lines of the Covid-19 response, and/or support the needs of more than 3,000 local nonprofits that participated in North Texas Giving Day 2019.  

With many service-providing nonprofits seeing an increase in demand for critical services coupled with cancelled spring fundraising events, the day aims to bring people together (virtually) to support those who need it most through seamless online giving tools.

“This is about inspiring local unity, action, and generosity. Our community, country and world need our support now more than ever before,” said Dave Scullin, president and CEO of Communities Foundation of Texas—founder of North Texas Giving Day. “As #GivingTuesdayNow tackles the need on the global and national scale, Communities Foundation of Texas is thrilled to be joined by United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and the Dallas Cowboys in unparalleled efforts to address local needs right here at home.” 

“There is no greater need for solidarity and partnership than during a crisis. Especially in North Texas, where there is momentous support for local nonprofits, the Dallas Cowboys are eager to mobilize and energize our region to respond,” said Charlotte Jones, Dallas Cowboys Vice President and Chief Brand Officer. “This region is better together, and we are in this with you North Texas.”

Early gifts can be made on the website, which will launch in coming weeks, beginning April 14, with North Texas Giving Tuesday Now happening 6 am to midnight May 5.

This announcement follows the establishment of a collaborative North Texas Cares ( by Communities Foundation of Texas, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and more than 20 other philanthropic organizations. This collaborative provides one place where nonprofits can apply to multiple funders for COVID-19 relief. Already, this collaborative has awarded over $1.3 million in grants to organizations that are providing critical services to mitigate the short-term and long-term impact of the pandemic.

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