LifeSavers is proud to be part of North Texas Giving Day 2021, an annual fundraising event across twenty counties in northern Texas.
On September 23, 2021, generous Texans will gather virtually for a one-day giving event to raise millions of dollars for important causes throughout the Lone Star State. Over 3,350 nonprofits will be part of North Texas Giving Day this year, and the LifeSavers Foundation is honored to be one of them.
North Texas Giving Day was started in 2009 by the Communities Foundation of Texas. That first year, 6,500 donors gave $4 million to 345 nonprofits. Those numbers have grown dramatically in the past twelve years.
In 2020, 106,000 donors gave $58.8 million to 3,242 nonprofits in northern Texas, bringing the twelve-year total to $375 million and making North Texas Giving Day the largest community-wide giving event in the United States. And 2021 is expected to be even more spectacular.
LifeSavers has a few specific plans for North Texas Giving Day gifts and donations:
Operating expenses for The Doctor Spot.
The Doctor Spot is a pediatric clinic on wheels that travels throughout Dallas County to provide free medical care for children in need. Lack of reliable transportation is a major barrier to healthcare for many families, and The Doctor Spot offers a solution that helps keep kids healthy.
The Doctor Spot is fully equipped for:
Wellness and athletic exams
Screenings for vision, hearing, lead, and obesity
The LifeSavers Foundations covers the cost of lab fees, prescriptions, and x-rays for children who are not insured.
Operating expenses for the mobile sonogram unit.
Another on-the-go medical service provided by LifeSavers is pregnancy screening. The mobile sonogram unit travels throughout Dallas County to provide free pregnancy testing sonograms to women in need who might be unable to get themselves to a clinic. Women who visit the mobile sonogram unit can also receive counseling about their pregnancy and help with Medicaid enrollment, including referrals.
Another way to support LifeSavers, the Doctor Spot, and the mobile sonogram unit year-round is to shop at Upscale Resale. All proceeds from this luxury consignment shop go directly toward funding these important programs that support women and children throughout DFW.
Upscale Resale also accepts donations of gently used items, many of which will go to women, children, and families in need of supplies. Read about our voucher program and our donation guidelines.
North Texas Giving Day is a virtual event, but there are a lot of ways to celebrate in person at events throughout the month of September. Nonprofit organizations, generous sponsors, and community members gather to:
- Meet, mingle, and learn more about each other.
- Work on volunteer projects together.
- Experience live music and entertainment.
- Enjoy a delicious meal or snack from local food trucks.
- Play games and win prizes.
Early giving has already started. To learn more about North Texas Giving Day, find an event, and make a donation, visit www.northtexasgivingday.org or LifeSavers Foundation North Texas Giving Day page.