Donations On Sept. 13, 7 a.m. – Midnight Trigger Allocation of Matching Funds to Arthritis Foundation
On Thursday, Sept. 13 the Arthritis Foundation hopes you wake up in a generous mood because the nonprofit is participating for the second time in the “Get Up and Give” North Texas Giving Day. That day, from 7 a.m. to midnight, every donation $25 and above will receive a portion of $1 million in matching funds if you donate to the Arthritis Foundation through www.DonorBridgeTX.org, North Texas’ online resource that connects donors with nonprofit organizations.
Gifts made to the Arthritis Foundation during the “Get Up and Give” North Texas Giving Day will support the organization’s mission to prevent, control and cure arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability. Currently, 50 million Americans (one in five) are living with arthritis. This includes 1,809,871 North Texans that are served by the Arthritis Foundation South Central Region. As the Arthritis Foundation’s number of regional constituents continues to increase, the organization seeks opportunities for innovative funding like the “Get Up and Give” North Texas Giving Day to support its efforts to make a significant impact on the quality of life for those battling arthritis.
Giving Day contributions to the Arthritis Foundation will have a direct impact on North Texans like Courtney Warren, a Garland 3-year-old with Systemic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. At 14 months old, it was extremely painful for her to walk and painful for her parents to watch. After a missed diagnosis, she was referred to a pediatric rheumatologist, but not before she began experiencing severe joint pain in her wrists and neck. Her stiff neck, swollen wrists and hip soreness made it heart-wrenching to dress Courtney, change her diaper, or put her in a car seat.
Today, Courtney has to endure regular injections in order to keep the arthritis from doing more damage to her joints. She has a regimen of pain medications, steroid injections, nutritional supplements and doctor's appointments. Since Systemic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis is a disease without a cure, Courtney will live her lifetime managing pain and medications, but the Arthritis Foundation is helping her enjoy a better quality of life through an array of invaluable programs and services that will benefit from donations to the “Get Up and Give” North Texas Giving Day.
Giving is easy because donors can visit the site anytime between 7 a.m. and midnight, search for the “Arthritis Foundation” and click “Donate Now.” Donations will go a long way in helping the Arthritis Foundation provide vital local programs and services, as well as support public health, advocacy efforts and research to help find a cure. Plus, gifts given that day will receive a portion of $1 million in matching funds–making your dollar go further.
Since its inception, the “Get Up and Give” North Texas Giving Day has infused more than $9 million into the North Texas community. “Every gift, large or small, made to the Arthritis Foundation through www.DonorBridgetTX.org helps,” said Susan Carter Chief Executive Officer of the Arthritis Foundation South Central Region. “There is no better day to give than North Texas Giving Day, a once-a-year opportunity for donors to extend the impact of their contributions by taking advantage of matching funds made available through other generous benefactors. Best of all, it’s a great way to super-size your gift while making a super impact on our community,” Carter said.
About the Arthritis Foundation
Striking one in every five adults and 300,000 children, arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability. The Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org) is committed to raising awareness and reducing the impact of this serious, painful and unacceptable disease, which can severely damage joints and rob people of living life to its fullest. The Foundation funds life-changing research that has restored mobility in patients for more than six decades; fights for health care policies that improve the lives of the millions who live
with arthritis; and partners with families to provide empowering programs and information.
About the DonorBridge
Launched in 2009 with ongoing support by Communities Foundation of Texas, The Dallas Foundation and the Center for Nonprofit Management, DonorBridge is the most comprehensive and free public resource for connecting North Texas nonprofits and supporters. For supporters, DonorBridge simplifies the process of gathering reliable information about nonprofits and community needs, and making charitable donations. For nonprofits, DonorBridge and its annual North Texas Giving Day serve as another awareness-building and fundraising tool. DonorBridge profiles more than 700 nonprofits and, since its inception, has infused more than $9 million into nonprofits serving the 16-county North Texas community. www.donorbridgetx.org for more information, or www.facebook.com/DonorBridge or www.twitter.com/DonorBridge.