NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Two of the largest fundraising forces in North Texas have combined for a special day of giving to support nonprofits hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The public health emergency has disrupted countless fundraisers this spring that nonprofits depend on.READ MORE: Secrets For Travelers During Surge In 'Revenge Travel'
It’s one of the reasons behind a global day of giving planned for Tuesday, May 5.
The local effort is spearheaded by the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Communities Foundation of Texas and the Dallas Cowboys.READ MORE: DFW Area Shouldn't Have Problems With Gas Supply Or Prices Following Ransomware Attack On Pipeline
The North Texas Giving Day event will be completely online and accept donations from 3,000 area nonprofits.
For those, struggling with money, they can instead donate hours of volunteer work.MORE NEWS: CBS 11 Obtains Exclusive Photos Of Teen Migrants Detained At Dallas Convention Center
“Many people are strapped financially as well as emotionally too but everybody can give something,” says Susan Hoff, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “It’s been, and still is, a crisis of a generation. But it’s also an opportunity of a generation.”