DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — It’s time to open your wallets for North Texas Giving Day, a day to give as much to non-profit organizations as possible. One of Dallas’ most beloved resources is making a special plea.
Klyde Warren Park is only about 4 years old, but it’s a jewel of North Texas and a popular spot for concerts, recreation, dining or just a lazy afternoon.
“As a mom of 3, I feel like it gives us a community base to bring our kids and have family time out here living in an urban community, says Monica Mitchell.
“I like how there’s a big area for football,” says 5th grader Noah Fitch.
What park-goers may not know is that Klyde Warren gets zero tax dollars from the City of Dallas. While the city owns the land and permanent fixtures, the programming, maintenance and operations are run by a non-profit.
Tara Green is the President of Klyde Warren Park. “This is truly a gift back to the community,” she says.
It costs nearly 4 million dollars to run the park every year. Donations from the public help that gift continue giving.
“It’s a way for us to engage the community and say every dollar matters. If you like to come out for our 1300 free programs and events annually, give back. Help us to maintain this park as safe, clean and active, along with free programming for everybody,” says Green.
North Texas Giving Day shines an extra light on the needs of the park and other non-profits.
For an incentive, gifts of $25 or more made Thursday will be matched and eligible for bonus funds through the Communities Foundation of Texas.
“Now that I’m aware of that, I’m like, I probably should give a couple bucks and help out. Can’t really maintain a place like this if you don’t have the money and funds to do that.” says Laura Kubin.
Klyde Warren is trying to raise $15,000 by midnight.
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