North Texas Giving Day – Richardson Celebration

Thursday, September 19, 2019
4:30pm - 7pm
Plaza | 1250 State Street

Join the fun as we celebrate giving in Richardson. Mark your calendar to be a part of the North Texas Giving Day – Richardson Celebration. This family-friendly event will feature 40 nonprofits that serve the Richardson / Richardson ISD area and include a fast volunteer activity, games, music performances, a dog costume contest, and prize drawings.

Schedule of Events:

4:30 – 7:00pm 

  • 30 nonprofits that serve the Richardson area will be in the plaza with a booth with activities and information about volunteer opportunities and ways to serve.
  • Volunteer Activities with Network of Community Ministries: Only have 5 minutes? Stop by and help us pack some boxes for the Mobile Food Pantry or for local teachers.
    • Mobile Food Pantry: Pack and seal “rainy day food” that can be han ded out from the mobile food pantry on days when inclement weather prevents them from setting up tents.
    • Teacher Food Packs: Fill boxes with nutricious, non-perishable snacks for teachers to keep in their classroom for those students who may have missed breakfast and need a little snack to stay focused on their work.

4:30pm | Berkner Band Kicks off the event!

5:00pm | City Proclamation by Mayor Paul Voelker

5:30pm | PAWS FOR THE CAUSE: Pet Parade and Costume Contest
Calling all pet owners! Dress up your pooch (or other pet) and head to the plaza for the contest. Register your pet at the emcee station between 4:30-5:15pm. Click HERE for more info and contest rules.

6:00pm | Musical Performance: Richardson Symphony Orchestra

6:30pm | Musical Performance: Autism Treatment Center

6:45pm | Musical Performance: Richardson Community Chorale

Participating Nonprofits:

Just Say YES
RISD Excellence in Education
The Warren Center
Richardson Adult Literacy Center
Altrusa International of Richardson Texas, Inc.
Autism Treatment Center
Richardson Woman’s Club
AIR (Arts Incubator of Richardson)
Richardson Symphony Orchestra
Girls on the Run of the DFW Metroplex
Network of Community Ministries
Richardson Community Chorale
Eisemann Center Foundation
Friends of the Richardson Library
Richardson YMCA
…and more!