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North Texas Giving Day 2018:  September 20, 6 am - midnight

What is North Texas Giving Day?

North Texas Giving Day is a community-wide effort to fund non-profits in North Texas. Communities Foundation of Texas operates the event each year.

When is North Texas Giving Day?

North Texas Giving Day is September 20, 6 am - midnight. You can schedule your gifts starting on September 10, a new feature this year!

Why should I support R2L on North Texas Giving Day?

In Dallas County, only 40% of 3rd graders are reading on pace to be ready for college. Dallas also has the highest child poverty rate of largest urban cities in the U.S. West Dallas experiences particularly high levels of poverty and low levels of education. We know children who aren't reading on grade level by 3rd grade are six times less likely to graduate from high school. That means thousands of Dallas children are at risk of not succeeding academically.

At Readers 2 Leaders we believe all West Dallas children deserve a high-quality education. We focus on literacy tutoring to ensure the 450+ students we serve each year have the building blocks for educational success, and our methods work. Our students gain an average of 11.2 months of literacy skills during 7 months in our tutoring program. We serve students in-school, after-school and during summer camp to add impactful reading lessons that go above and beyond what they receive in their regular classroom.

When you support R2L on North Texas Giving Day, you make a difference for Dallas's most at-risk students. Help us reach our goal of $50,000 this year!

How does my donation help R2L?

Your donation on North Texas Giving Day allows us to continue to offer high-quality tutoring to elementary students in Dallas. Each year, individual donors provide funding for about 25 percent of our overall budget, and Giving Day is one of the most important opportunities in our calendar! When you donate on Giving Day, you are part of a larger movement to support R2L and the whole North Texas community. All donations of at least $25 will be eligible for bonus funds from Communities Foundation of Texas.

How do I donate on North Texas Giving Day?

Go to this link on September 14th (or click the button below), and take advantage of the $15,000 matching gift that we have received. You can also visit the North Texas Giving Day home page and make gifts to multiple organizations at once.

How else can I support R2L on North Texas Giving Day?

  • Give! Your donation on Giving Day goes farther because it is eligible for bonus funds from Communities Foundation of Texas.

  • Share this page and our Facebook updates with your friends and family, and encourage them to get up and give on September 14th!

  • Participate in our social media campaign, #ReadAroundDallas to let your community know why you're supporting R2L on Giving Day. It's simple! Just share a photo of yourself on social media with the hashtags #ReadingAroundDallas and #NTXGivingDay and be sure to tag Readers 2 Leaders on Facebook or @readers2leaders on Instagram and Twitter.

How can I stay updated on North Texas Giving Day?

“Like” R2L on Facebook and follow our Instagram and Twitter or join our mailing list (link at the bottom of our web page) to receive updates and further information.