How to support Lake Highlands charities during North Texas Giving Day

$164.02 Average donation size from Lake Highlands
in 2015.

North Texas Giving Day is right around the corner. With millions raised each year, this is an easy way to make your donation dollar go a bit further. Each year, there is a pool of bonus funds that is distributed to the organizations based on several matrix including the amount donated to that organization, number of donors and size of the organization. In 2014, there was $2 million in bonus funds and $23.8 million donated. That meant that for every $100 donation to an organization, it received $108.40 with the bonus funds.

What: North Texas Giving Day is the “annual 18-hour online giving extravaganza for North Texas nonprofits that is powered by creative nonprofits, social media activism, area wide collaboration and, of course, you.”

Who: In Dallas alone, there are over 1,400 nonprofits who will be taking donations. These nonprofits benefit animals, education, the environment, mental health and disabilities, and so much more.

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When: Thursday, Sept. 14, from 6 a.m. to midnight

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Where: Donate on NorthTexasGivingDay.org, scroll through to find your charities of choice or give to the bonus fund. Have your credit cars at the ready. NorthPark Center will be the hub of the action, with events planned all day to showcase the nonprofits and encourage giving.

Why: During last year’s 18-hour event, $37 million was collected for over 2,500 nonprofits. Since 2009, NTX Giving day has received $155 million in donations.

Here’s a look at the Lake Highlands nonprofits who took part last year. Last year, we highlighted some of these nonprofits and how the funds raised better our community.

Donation Designee Total of Donation Net Amount Total of Registration / Donation Count
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas $182,953.00 847
St. John’s Episcopal School $143,711.56 361
East Lake Pet Orphanage $26,923.00 241
Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc. $72,458.00 235
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Society Inc. $25,890.00 178
St. Patrick Catholic School $25,095.00 173
Healing Hands Medical & Dental Clinic $42,875.00 171
Scofield Christian School $19,210.40 162
Refugee Services of Texas $19,050.00 145
The Love Pit Rescue $15,891.00 134
Dallas Academy $43,280.00 122
Dallas Children’s Theater $18,343.00 117
Pamper Lake Highlands $9,485.00 113
Forerunner Mentoring Program $28,790.00 112
St. James Episcopal School of Dallas $13,410.00 108
For the Love of the Lake – White Rock Lake Park $10,525.00 108
Singing Men of North Central Texas $9,435.00 108
Stronghold Ministry $68,525.00 107
Questcare Foundation $32,505.00 106
The Magdalen House $15,060.00 97
Dallas Lutheran School $26,985.00 93
The Writer’s Garret $10,038.54 90
Dallas Christian Women’s Job Corps $15,190.00 86
Church Music Institute $24,750.00 83
White Rock Center of Hope $7,000.00 74
JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) $12,183.00 71
Baptist General Convention of Texas $10,230.00 67
Polished $10,175.00 65
Retina Foundation of the Southwest $16,750.00 65
Dallas Parks Foundation $7,000.00 62
MOSAIC FAMILY SERVICES $32,120.00 59
Camp Sweeney $14,550.00 57
HIGH ADVENTURE TREKS FOR DADS & DAUGHTERS $29,554.00 55
FRIENDS OF THE BATH HOUSE CULTURAL CENTER $3,510.00 55
Meat Fight, Inc $9,125.69 52
Biblical Communications International Inc. $8,945.00 50
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, North Texas Chapter $9,758.00 49
Autism Treatment Center $58,910.00 49
The Children’s Center $6,150.00 47
The Elisa Project $4,600.00 45
Moss Haven Farm $3,000.00 41
eleven:28 ministries $2,000.00 40
Birth Choice $4,335.00 39
RAE’S HOPE $4,020.00 38
Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy $2,440.00 38
Upbring $4,415.00 37
Methodist Children’s Home $5,885.00 35
City Dance Theatre d/ba/ Dallas Ballet Company $5,075.00 35
Lake Highlands Women’s League $4,050.00 31
Children’s Cancer Fund of Dallas $4,245.00 31
The Barnabas Journey $10,125.00 31
The Human Impact $22,300.00 31
KNON $2,375.00 30
The Shoulders of Giants, Inc. $5,475.00 30
Embody Love Movement $6,470.00 27
Capernaum Young Life $7,180.00 26
Casa De Vida $2,575.00 25
St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic School $4,261.00 25
Urology Research & Education Foundation $27,200.00 25
Alliance Francaise of Dallas $2,635.00 24
Good Local Markets $1,325.00 24
WakeWell $2,350.00 23
Family Outreach Dallas $2,015.00 22
YOUTH BELIEVING IN CHANGE $26,150.00 22
Community Concern $11,250.00 21
Unlocking DOORS $2,185.00 20
Doris Daniely Outreach for Breast Reconstruction $1,410.00 20
Dallas Rotary Club Foundation $4,761.00 19
Spiritual Ministries Institute, Inc. $2,525.00 18
Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth $1,325.00 16
MEDISEND INTERNATIONAL $20,450.00 16
Evergreen Life Services $5,525.00 15
New Horizons of North Texas $2,700.00 13
Simply Grace $700.00 13
Promise of Peace Gardens $1,275.00 13
Vickery Meadow Neighborhood Alliance $3,091.00 13
Montessori Children’s House and School $575.00 11
We Teach Science Foundation $840.00 10
FOSTER KIDS CHARITY $950.00 10
Young Life North Central Texas $27,815.00 10
Orchestra of New Spain $605.00 10
North Dallas Young Life $1,100.00 7
The Artist Outreach $1,350.00 7
TEATRO FLOR CANDELA $825.00 7
Heroes for Heroes $475.00 6
Ethos Foundation $400.00 5
Cure Glaucoma Foundation $600.00 4
Texas Regional Animal Rescue $210.00 4
Greater Dallas Military Foundation, Inc. $175.00 3
GENESIS ALLIANCE $375.00 3
Passing the Hat $175.00 3
Dallas All Sports Association $525.00 2
Joaquin Achucarro Foundation $510.00 2
Keeping Families Connected, Inc $50.00 1
Heavenly Mimi $25.00 1
Humanitarian Hands Charities $25.00 1
Circles of Care $100.00 1
Bright Light Volunteers International $10.00 1
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