North Texas Giving Day is Today


Today is North Texas Giving Day

 

Today, September 14, is North Texas Giving Day, a day when we can all come together and rally behind the nonprofits that make our community a better place to live, work and play. Until midnight tonight, you’re encouraged to donate to one or more of the 2,500-plus certified nonprofits showcased at NorthTexasGivingDay.org.

 

In just eight years, North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $156 million into the North Texas community – over $37 million in 2016 alone. Donations up to $10,000 made today to the nonprofits listed on the site will be amplified by the general bonus funds and prizes.

 

At Ebby Halliday Realtors, service to the community is one of our founding principles. Three charities particularly close to our heart are WiNGS (Women in Need of Generous Support), home of Ebby’s Place, which serves as a place for poor working women to change their lives; Juliette Fowler Communities, site of The Ebby House, a community for young women who have experienced foster care or have been abandoned, displaced or abused; and Happy Hill Farm, a 500-acre farm near Granbury that is home to North Central Texas Academy. The Ebby Halliday Acers Library is located at Happy Hill Farm.

 

Whichever North Texas charity you choose to support, please visit NorthTexasGivingDay.org today to make a difference in our community.

North Texas Giving Day is Today


 

North Texas Giving Day is Today

 

Today, September 22, is North Texas Giving Day, a day when we can all come together and rally behind the nonprofits that make our community a better place to live, work and play. Until midnight tonight, you’re encouraged to donate to more than 2,000 certified nonprofits at NorthTexasGivingDay.org.

 

In just seven years, North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $119 million into the North Texas community – over $33 million in 2015 alone. All gifts of $25 to $50,000 given today will be amplified by some of the more than $2 million in bonus and prize funds. These funds are raised by Communities Foundation of Texas and come from businesses, foundations and individual donors. Some nonprofits have additional challenge grants to further amplify donations.

 

At Ebby Halliday Realtors, service to the community is one of our founding principles. Three charities particularly close to our heart are WiNGS (formerly YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas), home of Ebby’s Place, which serves as a place for poor working women to change their lives; Juliette Fowler Communities, site of The Ebby House, a new community for young women who have aged out of the foster-care system; and Happy Hill Farm, a 500-acre farm near Granbury that is home to North Central Texas Academy. The Ebby Halliday Acers Library is located at Happy Hill Farm.

 

Whichever North Texas charity you choose to support, please visit NorthTexasGivingDay.org today to make a difference in our community.

 

Dallas Nonprofit for Women Strengthens Local Focus


 Nonprofit Approaches Future with New Name, Deepened Local Focus   

 

The YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas, home to the Women’s Center at Ebby’s Place, recently announced its departure from the YWCA national chapter with a new name and brand – WiNGS for Women and Families. The new name reinforces the organization’s mission to eradicate poverty among Dallas women and children and stands for Women in Need of Generous Support.

 

“This new name will allow our organization to continue to specifically address the issues our community is facing: that Dallas has the third fastest-growing poverty rate in the country,” says Jennifer Ware, CEO of WiNGS. “We believe the best way we can combat the poverty epidemic in Dallas is through providing programming that addresses women’s biggest barriers to success.”

 

WiNGS programs are centered on women’s health, financial empowerment, business coaching, and parenting. Ware says the need is tremendous. In Dallas County, approximately 286,000 women and girls live in poverty.

 

“The mission of the WiNGS Center at Ebby’s Place is to begin changing those stats by helping women to gain financial independence,” Ware says. She adds that naming the building in honor of Ebby Halliday, the founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors and a longtime supporter, was a perfect fit for her organization.

 

“Hers was a beautiful and strong story,” Ware says. “She was a leader herself and brought other women along with her.”

 

To learn more about the WiNGS Center at Ebby’s Place, visit wingsdallas.org.