North Texas Giving Day 2015
September 22nd, 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 22nd, 6 am - midnight.
Why should I support R2L on North Texas Giving Day?
In Dallas County, only 36% of students are reading on grade level in 3rd grade. Dallas also has the 3rd highest child poverty rate of the 20 largest cities in the nation (behind Detroit and Memphis). Between 1980 and 2010, poverty in Dallas County neighborhoods has gone up by 242% (source: Commit! 2014 Community Achievement Scorecard). West Dallas experiences particularly high levels of poverty and low levels of education.
At Readers 2 Leaders we believe all West Dallas children deserve a high-quality education. We focus on literacy tutoring to ensure the 500+ students we serve each year have the building blocks for educational success. Our students make an average of 11.5 months of literacy gains 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 $40,000 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 West 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 funding calendar! When you donate on Giving Day, you are part of a larger movement to support R2L and the whole North Texas community. This year, we have received a generous anonymous matching gift of $15,000. And, all donations of at least $25 help R2L receive bonus funds from Communities Foundation of Texas.
How do I donate on North Texas Giving Day?
Go to this link on September 22nd (or click the button below), and take advantage of the $15,000 matching gift that we have received.
How else can I support R2L on North Texas Giving Day?
Share this page and our Facebook updates with your friends and family, and encourage them to get up and give on September 22nd!
How can I stay updated on North Texas Giving Day?
“Like” R2L on Facebook or join our mailing list (link at the bottom of our web page) to receive updates and further information.