• October 28, 2020
 Community raises nearly $2M for non-profit organizations during 5th Annual El Paso Giving Day

Community raises nearly $2M for non-profit organizations during 5th Annual El Paso Giving Day

Communities across the country — and right here in the Paso del Norte Region — are relying on their non-profits like never before. Thanks to the generosity of our community and corporate donors, 216 local non-profits will have more resources to do the work they’re being called on to do.

“Each year, the Paso del Norte Community Foundation invites you to act, give and change our community for the better, raising approximately $6 million for local charities since 2016,” said Tracy Yellen, CEO of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation.

“This year that invitation came with the opportunity to show participating organizations how much we appreciate the work they are doing to ensure the resilience of our communities in a time unlike any other.”

Local non-profits benefited from hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes underwritten by generous corporate donors including Walmart, which provided a $300,000 matching grant.

“Walmart has been proud to serve El Paso and the Borderland for more than 20 years,” said Walmart Market Manager Kirk Behrans. “This community has shown incredible resilience, coming together in times of need with unity, compassion and love. This year’s Giving Day is just another example, and it’s truly inspiring to see such strength.”

The 5th Annual El Paso Giving Day raised $1,918,956 from 7,377 unique donations.

Contributions:$1,587,142
Walmart Match:$300,000
Other Prizes:+       $31,814
GRAND TOTAL:$1,918,956

 

As part of Giving Day, organizers share they gave out $31,814.05 in prizes.  Other prizes were underwritten by:

El Paso Electric, Diageo Americas, Inc./Glazer’s Beer and Beverage, United Healthcare, Lauterbach, Borchow & Co., Microsoft, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Southwest Land Development Services, Bank of America, The Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation, Hoy Family Auto, WestStar, the NMSU Arrowhead Center, Texas Gas Service, Pack & Ship Express, Trade Border Logistics, KempSmith Law and The Postal Solution.

El Paso Giving Day is part of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation’s Community of Philanthropy.   The region’s only community-wide day of charitable giving is held annually in fall and accepts donations as small as $10.

Giving Day is presented via the support of local and national organizations, including El Paso Electric, Diageo Americas, Inc., Hoy Family Auto, Microsoft, Bank of America, Lauterbach, Borschow & Co., the Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation, Southwest Land Development Services, Inc., United Healthcare, Walmart and WestStar.

For more information on all of the prizes awarded on El Paso Giving Day and details on how your organization can become a corporate sponsor of the 6th Annual event, visit ElPasoGivingDay.org.

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