$448,000 Raised for Arlington Nonprofits on North Texas Giving Tuesday Now
By Ryan Hunt, Managing Editor, Office of Communication
Posted on May 06, 2020, May 06, 2020

North Texas is stronger together, as the community rallied to support and give back to our local nonprofits and charities helping those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

North Texas Giving Tuesday Now, which took place May 5, 2020, was sponsored by the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, alongside the Communities Foundation of Texas, United Way Metropolitan Dallas and the Dallas Cowboys. The event raised more than $448,000 for 115 Arlington-based organizations (2,219 gifts). The combined total raised for the entire North Texas region was $20.7 million for 2,572 organizations from 89,000 donations.

"We’re so overwhelmed by the kind and generous spirit of this community,” said Carolyn Mentesana, executive director for the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation. “Time and again, we’ve seen our residents support our local nonprofits for our Arlington Gives! annual event, and to step up again during a time of need is truly inspiring and impactful to these groups helping people on the front lines.”

To more fully engage local donors and actively promote the goal of raising critical support for Arlington’s charitable sector, the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation and Friends of the Levitt Pavilion also programmed a full day of live streamed concerts by Brad Russell, September Moon, Steve Helms Band, Latin Express and Sara Hickman. More than 22,000 users tuned in to watch Tuesday.

Since 2014, the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation has sponsored Arlington Gives! to recognize and highlight Arlington-based nonprofit organizations and help North Texas Giving Day contributors' dollars go even further. In all, 7,299 donations totaling $1,796,731 were donated to Arlington nonprofits in 2019.Levitt Pavilion

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