Next Thursday, area residents as well as friends across the globe have the chance to build a stronger and more vibrant North Texas community through the 11th annual North Texas Giving Day. The 18-hour “giving extravaganza” sponsored by the Communities Foundation of Texas raises money for North Texas nonprofits through an easy-to-navigate website—with a few clicks of a mouse and one credit card transaction, anyone may donate to any or all of more than 2,300 nonprofits.

Several nonprofits with close ties to the City of Richardson are participants this year, including:

  • Friends of the Richardson Public Library
  • Eisemann Center Foundation
  • Richardson Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association
  • Richardson Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association

To donate, log on to and search the database for a particular nonprofit organization, or browse based on location or keywords. Donors may make single donations or designate various amounts for multiple organizations, and receipts are provided.