Communities Foundation of Texas' 10th annual North Texas Giving Day is back on September 20, 2018!
North Texas Giving Day, hosted by Communities Foundation of Texas, is an annual 18-hour online giving event designed to empower every person to give back to their community by supporting local nonprofits and causes they care about using one easy-to-use platform! North Texas Giving Day is the largest community-wide giving event in the nation and builds awareness and support for nonprofits like nothing else. In 2017, $39 million was raised through more then 137,000 gifts benefiting 2,723 local nonprofits, bringing the 9 year total to $195 million for our north Texas communities.
Now in its 10th year, this online event has transformed from an easy way for people to give wisely, to a movement that has ignited a broad culture of community-wide giving. During North Texas Giving Day, everyone has the opportunity to be a part of building a stronger and more vibrant North Texas.
Mark your calendars:
This year's event is Thursday, September 20, from 6:00 a.m. Central until midnight @ www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org. Going out of town? You can schedule your gift early between September 10 at 8:00 a.m. and September 19 at midnight.
And we have exciting news for Cedar Hill Shares...we have matching funds available this year so your donation will be matched dollar for dollar! Did you hear that? Your donation will be DOUBLED! Stay tuned for more details! This is such an important fundraising event for our Food Pantry. Please consider what you can give this year. Be part of something BIG!
If you missed this year’s Fashion with Flair, you missed a treat! Almost 200 people in our community came out to support Cedar Hill Shares - the Food Pantry and New2You. This is our one annual fundraiser where we can highlight our what and why - what we do and why we do it. This year did not disappoint. Through sponsorship opportunities, ticket sales, a silent auction and donations, we made more money than ever before. These funds go a long way in helping those less fortunate in our community that need a helping hand. Thank you!
The Cedar Hill High School Culinary Arts department prepared and served our lunch and the food was superb. The Fashion Show was outstanding with highlights of what can be purchased at the Thrift Store where proceeds of sales come back to the Food Pantry. To all of you who supported this event in any way, we sincerely appreciate you. We are able to help those in need because of you - our very giving community. And we have fun doing it...together!
Not only is TXU Energy the largest retail electric provider in Texas, but they also have the largest bill-payment assistance program among electric providers in the nation -- TXU Energy Aid. For 30 years, this signature program has helped families in critical situations with their electric bills, and you have the opportunity to help, too.
For every dollar donated to the program, TXU Energy matches it approximately $4 to $1 and gives 100% of the funds back to the area in which it was donated. These funds come to us, Cedar Hill Shares, and we are able to pay the TXU Energy residential account one time per calendar year for residents of Cedar Hill. Time after time, we hear stories of residents who do not have enough money to pay their electric bill and have nowhere to turn. They are so grateful for the help they receive! And we are grateful for this partnership with TXU.
Here's where you can get involved and help! There are several ways to give:
Check the box on your TXU statement that authorizes a monthly pledge or a one-time gift to TXU
All donations are tax deductible
We can make a difference...together!