On Thursday, September 20, our annual community non-profit fundraising drive known a North Texas Giving Day spurred a combined grand total of $56,585 in generous and crucial funding to three vital First Church ministries:
First Street Methodist Mission, striving to meet basic needs like food, clothing, and infant formula in an atmosphere of respect and love for all of God’s children received 76 gifts for a total of $11,534.
The Methodist Justice Ministry, founded in 2006 to protect indigent women and children from domestic violence, abuse, fear and self-loathing and to help them toward new lives free of violence received 107 gifts totaling 23,000.
FUMCFW Dementia Ministries, established to help educate people about dementia, to influence community sectors to become dementia friendly, to help develop better services for people living with dementia and their care partners, and to enrich the lives of all who are affected by this escalating diagnosis received 23 gifts for a total of $1,464.00 to support this life-giving work.
On behalf of First Street Methodist Mission, Methodist Justice Ministry, and Dementia Friendly Fort Worth, we thank you for this and all you do to support these important ministries of our church!
North Texas Giving Day was created in 2009 by the Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) as one of the first—and now the largest—community-wide giving events in the world. With the initial goal of building awareness and support for North Texas nonprofits, in the past nine years this annual 18-hour online giving extravaganza has pumped more than $195 million into funding for more than 2,700 local nonprofits. North Texas Giving Day is just one of the many ways CFT serves as a hub for philanthropy in North Texas, powered by creative nonprofits, social media activism, area wide collaboration, and of course, generous donors like you!