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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – North Texans will be opening up their wallets in a big way on Thursday, all to help out local charities. That’s because it is North Texas Giving Day, and more than 2,000 nonprofits around the DFW area will benefit from the generosity of others.
To participate in this special day, all you have to do is visit NorthTexasGivingDay.org and pick an organization that you would like to help out. The list includes food banks, animal organizations, groups helping veterans and many, many more.
In this one day, most of the participating nonprofits will raise hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Just a few dollars can go a long way.
Community Food Bank in Fort Worth provides meals for families across North Texas. They feed around 450 families each day and are hoping to raise $16,000 on Thursday to keep the lights on. “People come from Dallas, Tarrant County, Parker County. They come because of this meat, fresh produce,” said Regina Taylor. “For every dollar, we can feed 10 people.”
Another organization participating in North Texas Giving Day is ‘Don’t Forget To Feed Me’ Pet Food Bank. They provide food for pets so that families are not forced to give them away. Last year, they raised more than $22,000, and hope to increase that total this year. “A $25 donation will help ‘Don’t Forget To Feed Me’ purchase 70 pounds of pet food,” said Liesl Gray Manone.
This is the seventh year for North Texas Giving Day. Last year’s efforts were a massive success, raising more than $26 million for more than 1,500 local nonprofits.