About 7,000 people gave more than $1.2 million to Denton County charities as part of North Texas Giving Day on Thursday.
In its ninth year, North Texas Giving Day is a one-day fund drive organized by the Communities Foundation of Texas. The mostly online effort raised more than $39 million for about 2,700 charities in the region, about $2 million more than last year. The event included a special drive for Hurricane Harvey relief that raised about $370,000.
Denton Animal Support Foundation had 339 contributions, although the donation total of $76,285 fell short of Coram Deo Academy. The private Christian school raised the most of the participating Denton County charities, a total of $91,723 from 189 donors.
A total of 207 of the 218 Denton County charities that participated in the event received at least one donation Thursday. Here is a list of charities that received $20,000 or more during the event:
|Organizations||Total gifts||Total dollars|
|Coram Deo Academy||189||$91,723|
|Denton Animal Support Foundation||339||$76,285|
|Argyle Liberty Christian School||243||$44,845|
|Denton Freedom House||110||$42,578|
|DFW Rescue Me||446||$38,790|
|Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of North Texas||171||$38,226|
|Our Daily Bread, Inc.||147||$34,904|
|Children's Advocacy Center for Denton County||97||$29,374|
|Hearts For Homes||96||$26,675|
|Greater Lewisville Community Theatre||20||$23,600|
|Cumberland Presbyterian Children's Home||76||$21,430|
|Christian Community Action||83||$21,427|
|Good Samaritan Society||90||$20,841|
|Tarrant County Hands of Hope||31||$20,185|
PEGGY HEINKEL-WOLFE can be reached at 940-566-6881.
FEATURED PHOTO: Guests browse and visit with different local charities during Thursday's North Texas Giving Day at the Denton County Courthouse on the Square. North Texas Giving Day is a region-wide campaign sponsored by the Communities Foundation of Texas that helps local nonprofits raise money for their work.