Stronger Now Because of You

 

Last Thursday, September 7, 2017, the second annual Texoma Gives was held to benefit 200 nonprofits in 11 counties in Northern Texas and Southern Oklahoma.  The results were outstanding.  While the world watched Harvey’s devastation, the wildfires raging in the northwest, and Irma approaching the Eastern United States, one could hardly think of anything else.  However, donors knew the value nonprofits’ have in their communities and turned out in large numbers to donate.

Here are the numbers:  $868,483 in total donations and cash prizes to nonprofits; 4,362 donations made; all 200 of the participating nonprofits received donations; 91% of the donations were made online; donations came from 39 states and from 11 countries.  Thank you for believing in nonprofits.

It is in times of disaster and great need that nonprofits’ value to a community can be clearly demonstrated and observed by many.  Strong nonprofits make communities stronger and a better place in which to live and work.  In my years of recruiting professionals, I always talked about nonprofits.  For children there are camps led by nonprofits and activities such as Boy Scouts, Campfire, Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, Youth Symphony, Ballet, Community Theatre.  The social amenities brought to a community by nonprofits are many–ballet, arts organizations, theatre, symphony.  Add to all those the  places such as a nature center, animal rescue, environment, food pantries, senior centers, counseling centers, the list goes on and on.  There is great economic impact in the collection of nonprofits in any given area. 

Texoma Gives 2018 hopes to be even bigger. I sure hope that on September 6, 2018, where ever you are that you’ll log on to www.texomagives.org and donate to a favorite nonprofit participating in 2018 Texoma Gives Day.  Questions about Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation, Burkburnett Legacy Foundation, Texoma Gives?  wfacf@wfacf.org 940-766-0829  #wfacf #texomagives