(From left) Sophia Sparagana and Abby Geisthardt. Photography by Kim Leeson.

More than 100 nonprofit organizations in our neighborhood have registered for the Communities Foundation of Texas‘ 13th annual North Texas Giving Day.

The event, which is 6 a.m. to midnight Sept. 23, is the largest community-wide giving event in the United States and is meant to support and raise awareness for local nonprofits. It was created in 2009 as an online tool to help people identify and support organizations making positive changes in the community.

“Honestly, CFT never dreamed it would turn into literally this community building and supporting movement 12 years later,” said Kaitlin Guthrow, the director of sponsorships and nonprofit relations at CFT. “No idea. It’s just grown exponentially.”

Last year, $58.8 million was raised for North Texas organizations. More than $375 million has been donated since the event started.

Amazon is the title sponsor of the event and has been promoting it since June. Delivery trucks and drivers’ shirts have been tagged with the North Texas Giving Day logo. The company has also worked with CFT and elected officials to surprise nonprofits each month, thanking them for their work with a gift basket.

Not all of the nonprofits participating in the giving day are asking for donations. Some are hoping to raise awareness or recruit volunteers.

Neighbors can participate by using the online tool to search for a nonprofit based on criteria — cause, county of service and leadership, for example. Early giving begins Sept. 1.

There’s also a way to help that doesn’t involve financial donations. CFT has created templates nonprofits and neighbors can share on social media and via email to help nonprofits reach their fundraising goals.

Below is a list of the nonprofits based in ZIP codes 75218, 75231, 75238 and 75243.

  • Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society, Inc.
  • FRIENDS OF THE BATH HOUSE CULTURAL CENTER
  • Dallas Academy
  • Dallas Parks Foundation
  • Simply Grace
  • Promise of Peace Gardens
  • Dallas Christian Women’s Job Corps
  • For the Love of the Lake – White Rock Lake Park
  • New Horizons of North Texas
  • White Rock Center of Hope
  • St. John’s Episcopal School
  • Dallas Companion Animal Project
  • The Children’s Center
  • Good Local Markets
  • Bright Light Volunteers International
  • Prism Movement Theater
  • ImmSchools
  • Robert T. HIll PTA
  • Friends of Hexter Garden
  • Pastoral Reflections Institute
  • The Dignity Project – DBA: Well Grounded Coffee Community
  • Box 4 Fire Buff Association
  • Sacred Living
  • The Women’s Shift To Equality
  • Community Concern
  • The Artist Outreach, Inc.
  • JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
  • Dallas Children’s Theater
  • Dallas Services
  • Casa De Vida
  • ChildCareGroup
  • Cure Glaucoma Foundation
  • Retina Foundation of the Southwest
  • Dallas Education Foundation
  • Baptist General Convention of Texas
  • Joaquin Achucarro Foundation
  • American Lung Association in Texas
  • Camp Sweeney
  • Scofield Christian School
  • Montessori Children’s House and School
  • Cancer Support Community North Texas
  • Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
  • Southwest Transplant Alliance Foundation
  • IMPRINT Theatreworks
  • Alliance Francaise Dallas
  • PRISON ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM
  • Celebrating Life Foundation
  • Carrell Clinic Foundation
  • Leadership Women
  • Cornerstone Achievement Center
  • North Texas FASD Network
  • Forerunner Mentoring Program
  • East Lake Pet Orphanage
  • Polished Network, Inc.
  • St. Patrick Catholic School
  • St. James Episcopal School of Dallas
  • Evergreen Life Services
  • Barnabas Journey
  • Bright Futures for Women and Children
  • eleven:28 ministries
  • Dallas Area Fiber Artists
  • Bethel Early Learning Center
  • Jane Douglas Chapter NSDAR
  • ICNA Relief USA Programs Inc
  • CenterPeace
  • St. Patrick Catholic Parish – Dallas
  • Lake Highlands Highlandettes Parents’ Association
  • Wallace Elementary PTA
  • Capernaum Young Life
  • Epilepsy Foundation Texas (EFTX)
  • Tomorrow’s Purpose
  • Community Homes for Adults Incorporated
  • Autism Treatment Center
  • Biblical Communications International Inc.
  • MOSAIC FAMILY SERVICES
  • Spoken Worldwide
  • Kids-U
  • KNON
  • Unlocking Doors
  • YOUTH BELIEVING IN CHANGE
  • RAE’S HOPE
  • Refugee Services of Texas
  • Dallas Lutheran School
  • Forgiven Felons
  • Healing Hands Ministries
  • Operation Care International
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Northern Texas/ Oklahoma Chapter
  • Orchestra of New Spain
  • Harmony Public Schools DFW District
  • TEATRO FLOR CANDELA
  • Lake Highlands Young Life
  • Junior Players
  • Jazz BeCuzz Arts Group
  • RACHAEL K FOUNDATION
  • School of Women, Inc
  • Collaborate Good
  • Fair Park Young Life
  • Highland Park Young Life
  • Elevate Your Game, Inc.
  • Bright Lights Theatre
  • Baptist News Global
  • City of Refuge Lake Highlands
  • Reading to New Heights Inc