Local nonprofits form 'donation station' for Giving Day on Thursday
Lucinda Breeding | September 18, 2018
Denton County nonprofits will set up booths around the downtown Denton Square on Thursday to mark North Texas Giving Day 2018. North Texas Giving Day has a simple mission: to build awareness and support for nonprofit agencies in the region. Giving Day is an 18-hour campaign it starts at 6 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, and ends at midnight. The downtown Square will be one of the campaign's "donation stations," a spot where passers-by can learn more about the participating groups and make a donation from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Denton residents both human and animal with facial hair and gumption will mark the day with a beard contest from 6 to 7 p.m. on the Square. Contestants' beards can be "sculpted, decorated, tied" or otherwise dressed up for "Beard for a Cause." Participants can still enter for a $10 donation at http://bit.ly/2OwQRx1. North Texas Giving Day is sponsored by Communities Foundation of Texas, which professionally manages more than 1,000 charitable funds for families, companies, foundations and nonprofits. The foundation has awarded more than $1.7 billion in grants since its founding in 1953.