North Texas Giving Day Says "Your $25 Donation Could Be A Thousand"

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Tomorrow (September 13) is North Texas Giving Day, which is kinda like a giant NPR pledge drive, but with funds raised getting channeled to nearly every non-profit in town. It works like this: Pick your non-profits of choice, then give.

Yep. Easy.

It gets better. For every cool $25 you electronically slip a favorite group or place, like The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Cara Mia Theater Company, Video Association of Dallas, The Dallas Opera, Dallas Black Dance Theatre -- you name it, there will be some percentage-based donation matching through the Communities Foundation of Texas.

But that's not all. Nope. There's a crazy Vegas quality to the day, where $97,000 in prizes are just divvied up an handed out. It's based on all kinds of things, the 2,012th donation gets an extra grand tacked on. Golden tickets are drawn every hour from a pool of organizations that received donations in that 60 minute span. There's all kinds of crazy charitable giveaways, to see the full list, go here. Just remember that tomorrow's happy hour bar tab will work harder if used to support your favorite non-profit.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

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