North Texas Giving Tuesday is this Tuesday, May 5 from 6:00 am to midnight. By joining in this new North Texas Giving Day opportunity, you can help provide additional funding to support the vital work of our First Church non-profits. These ministries need your support now, more than ever. This is no doubt a difficult time for everyone, but some of the work that our First Street Methodist Mission, Methodist Justice Ministries, and Dementia Friendly Fort Worth crews are doing is helping to keep some of our most vulnerable populations fed, protected, and well cared for.
“With many nonprofits seeing an increase in demand for critical services and cancellations of in-person fundraising opportunities, all charitable organizations, including North Texas nonprofit organizations are reeling from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the North Texas Giving Day website states.
In concert with the global #GivingTuesdayNow campaign, Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day, the Dallas Cowboys, and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas have teamed up to offer a way for our North Texas community to come together to support those who need help the most.
Our Methodist Justice Ministries work hard every day to ensure women and children experiencing abuse are given safety and security when they need it most. By working tirelessly to provide free legal representation and ongoing support to vulnerable women and children, MJM helps ensure that these children have the care and protection they need from a qualified caregiver. To support the MJM, please click here.
Our First Street Methodist Mission, located just a half a block away from our church, provides crucial ongoing support for our friends who are homeless or hungry. They provide infant formula to mothers and babies, mail service for folks without a permanent address, and weekly grocery services to hungry households. To support the FSMM, please click here.
Our team with Dementia Friendly Fort Worth offers education and support for people with dementia and their care partners through daily online activity programming, weekly worship services, and ongoing support for community business sectors to encourage practices and opportunities to enrich the lives of people with dementia and their care partners. To support DFFW, please click here.
It is important to note that the more funds these causes are able to raise, the more able they will be to help their communities in need. Some of our ministries have matching grants upwards of $5,000 if they are able to raise that much on Tuesday. So please give what you can — and give from your heart to maximize this special source of funding for programs that are crucial in our community, now more than ever before.
For more information about North Texas Giving Day and to find more worthy causes, please visit www.northtexasgivingday.org.