Four Archer County nonprofit organizations raised over $7,000 in the 24-county area fundraising program Texoma Gives, which was Thursday, Sept. 10, with donations able to be given before the event.
Texoma Gives was an area fundraiser on Sept. 10 where, for 16 hours, donations can be provided to nonprofits in the Texoma area. Archer County joins 17 other North Texas counties and six Southern Oklahoma counties during the online giving day with over 200 registered nonprofits.
The Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation created the online platform www.texomagives.org with searchable profiles for participating organizations.
“Through your support, and our generous sponsors, the spirit of philanthropy is strong in Texoma. Together we have increased awareness and raised impactful dollars for important causes,” their website read after the event.
The Friends for a Holliday Library raised $1,365 and the Archer Public Library raised $1,860. Also participating were the Bowman Community Volunteer Fire Department which raised $775 and Home Center Ministries in Holliday which raised $3,000. In total $1,471,388 was raised by 5,104 donors for 193 different organizations.
Organizations which were eligible to participate for free are 501c3 public charities who are located in the Texoma counties, which include Archer, Baylor, Clay, Childress, Cottle, Foard, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, King, Knox, Montague, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise and Young. The organization could not be a church, booster club or parent-teacher organization, but private schools, school foundations and tax-deductible scholarship funds were welcome to participate.
Registration for the fundraising event opened May 8 and ended July 31 for eligible organizations within the Texoma area.
Other surrounding area organizations which are also participating are the Olney Christian Community Center, Olney Education Foundation which raised $126,627; P.E.T.S. low cost spay and neuter clinic of Wichita Falls which raised $126,747; and Seymour Hospital Foundation of Baylor County which raised $100.
Donations made on Sept. 10 were tax deductible and eligible for cash prizes. The minimum donation was $10 with no maximum donation. Early donations for the event began on Aug. 27.