Giving made easy. That is what North Texas Giving Day is all about and it will be happening on Thursday, September 20.
North Texas Giving Day is the annual 18-hour online giving extravaganza for North Texas nonprofits sponsored by Communities Foundation of Texas.
Four organization near and dear to my heart are participating, making it easy for me (and you) to support each of their life-changing missions. Each has a special association with FUMCFW:
A Memory Grows’ mission is to provide a space of healing and peace for parents who are grieving the death of their child. Rev. DeAndrea Dare is the Executive Director of this very special organization. She and her family are members of FUMCFW. DeAndrea also participates in worship services as a Methodist pastor.
Dementia Friendly Fort Worth’s mission is to educate people about dementia, to provide support to those living with dementia and their care partners and to create a city-wide awareness resulting in a dementia friendly community. FUMCFW member Linda Abel was the catalyst behind this organization which has morphed into a highly recognized resource to families dealing with a dementia diagnosis.
First Street Methodist Mission provides the basic needs of food, clothing and infant formula to those who are struggling, within an atmosphere of respect and love for all of God’s children. First Street Methodist Mission’s roots began in the early 1950’s when the First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth recognized the need for outreach in a downtown housing community. From this point, the church began a variety of programs designed to minister to this local community. In 2006, the Mission was officially named First Street Methodist Mission and became its own 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
Methodist Justice Ministry provides the much-needed legal course of action to indigent women and children who have been victims of domestic violence, neglect and abuse with the goal of changing the course of their lives to one that is free of violence, abuse, fear and self-loathing. In 2006, Rev. Brooks Harrington, a passionate attorney, founded MJM. He also serves as an Associate Pastor on the staff of FUMCFW.
In order to participate go to www.northtexasgivingday.org with your credit card in hand. I speak from experience that this is indeed a terrific and simple way to demonstrate your support for several organizations in less than 5 or 10 minutes, right from your computer or smart device.
And this year, recognizing that we all lead such busy lives and some people may not have 10 minutes to spare to give on the exact day, donors can, for the first time ever, schedule their gifts before North Texas Giving Day! Scheduled giving is now available and goes through September 19 until midnight! And, if you don’t get your giving scheduled ahead of time, you can still be part of the traditional excitement from 6:00 am to midnight on the 20.
Thanks in advance for your generous spirit that will change lives throughout our community.
Director of Stewardship