In 2018, we published a blog post giving you the Top 5 Reasons to Make the JLCC Your North Texas Giving Day Donation as your charity of choice. A quick recap…
- We develop women.
- Make a lasting change.
- We’re not done.
- 51,818 volunteer hours.
- It’s easy to donate.
We thought it might be good to follow up with the “Top 5 Questions about North Texas Giving Day”…
1. What is North Texas Giving Day?
The Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day is an 18-hour online giving event designed to empower every person to give back to their community by supporting local nonprofits – like the Junior League of Collin County (JLCC) – in an easy-to-use online platform. Donations given to the JLCC benefit our community projects and programs and contribute to the development of philanthropic service initiatives that promote the mission of the Junior League of Collin County.
Since its inception in 2009, this online event has transformed from an idea to help raise awareness of nonprofits, to a movement that has ignited a broad culture of community-wide giving. During North Texas Giving Day, everyone has the opportunity to help the Junior League of Collin County, whether a League member or not.
2. When is North Texas Giving Day?
September 19, 2019 – Mark your calendars now! You can start donating as early as September 9th on the JLCC NTGD website.
3. Why do your members donate their time, talent and treasure to the JLCC?
Our members have many reasons and stories for donating their time, talent and treasure. Catherine Riggle, Communications Council Vice President-Elect, shares her volunteer story…
“I moved to North Texas in 2013 and always knew that I wanted to start volunteering once I got more settled. The only problem I encountered was that there were so many remarkable non-profits in my community that I did not know where to start. I wanted to make the greatest impact possible with my limited free time for an organization that I was passionate about.
Meanwhile, I was working for an organization that had two different award ceremonies a year: Best of Plano and the Distinguished Leadership Award ceremony. I noticed, as I prepared the materials for these events, that each female honoree had one thing in common: they were current or sustaining members of the Junior League of Collin County. Each one had made a different impact on their business and community, but their volunteer service all included Junior League of Collin County. When I looked at these women who I respected and aimed to become as I grow in my career, I decided that JLCC would be the best fit for my volunteer time. Not only would I gain the pleasure of giving back to my county, but I would be trained for effective leadership – both in and out of League.
JLCC truly encompasses its mission of promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
By donating to the JLCC as your charity of choice, you too can help us support a wide variety of community projects and programs even if you aren’t a League member. When you allocate all or part of your NTGD donation to the JLCC, you can rest assured that your money will go directly back to the Collin County community.
4. Who in the Collin County community benefits from the JLCC?
Everyone! JLCC supports a variety of projects and initiatives throughout the year including: Trinkets to Treasures, ‘Neath the Wreath, Collin County Council on Family Violence, Collin County Women of Influence Awards, scholarship recipients, and community grant recipients like Grace to Change, CASA of Collin County, and the Collin County District Attorney’s Office. In addition, donations support our community projects including: R.I.S.E., JLCC C.A.R.E.S., My Friend’s House, JuMP, Done in a Day, HopeWorks, Literacy Leaders, and more. To see who we impacted in the 2018-2019 League year, check out our Community Impact page.
Our 2019-20 Annual Campaign Chair, Louise Master, says, “NTGD is a great opportunity to show your support for the great programs Junior League supports in our community while giving JLCC the opportunity to benefit from additional dollars in prizes that day.”
5. How do I give to the JLCC during North Texas Giving Day?
It’s quick and easy! Just go to www.northtexasday.org/jlcc and click “Donate Now”.
Interested in learning more about JLCC?
Join us on NTGD for Farmstead Yoga on September 19th at Heritage Farmstead Museum from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Yoga is at 6:00 pm, contests start at 7:00 pm, and prizes are awarded at 7:45 pm!
We would also love for you to join us at an upcoming Prospective Member Information Session. For additional information and to sign up, please visit our Prospective Members webpage!
Thanks in advance for your support! #NTXGIVINGDAY #JLCollinCounty
Written by J. Emily Cowin, 1st Year Active