New Record Set at North Texas Giving Day

People across North Texas reached deep into their pockets September 18, to raise a record-breaking $26.3 million for local charities. In just 18 hours, North Texas Giving Day surpassed its own national record by more than $1 million.

North Texas Giving Day event in Dallas

Several cities even hosted events to celebrate the online giving fundraiser. In Dallas, the Communities Foundation of Texas put together an all-day event to showcase participating non-profits. From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., people stopped by to eat at one of the several food trucks, and support their favorite charities.

Food trucks served guests stopping by during their lunch break

Many booths, such as Zoe’s Lemonade stand, raised money for their charities during the event.

Zoe’s Lemonade stand raised money for Equest, a Therapeutic Horse Riding organization

Others were there to show off their furry friends. The SPCA brought several pups, such as Carter, to greet people and hopefully even find a forever home.

The SPCA showed off several dogs, including Carter

The Dallas Zoo stopped by too, bringing along with them a less furry guest.

Dallas Zoo employees let guests check out this scaly, but surprisingly gentle snake

Live performers from the Dallas Children’s Theatre kept attendees occupied throughout the event. A princess and dragon showed up to perform part of the new play Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A very hairy fairy tale

Dallas Children’s Theatre performs part of Rapunzel! Rapunzel!

…while a more modern-day princess, Miss DFW, shook hands and posed for plenty of pictures.

Miss DFW Kelsey Conrad

The Dallas event was just one of several that took place across the metroplex on North Texas Giving Day. A calendar with all North Texas Giving Day events is available on the allcal iPhone app, or on the web using any internet browser. For more information about how to get your big event set up on allcal, email us at

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