During the fourth annual El Paso Giving Day and the first-ever El Paso Giving Time, generous donors contributed $3,630,966 to support the needs of local non-profit organizations
This record-breaking philanthropic event was fueled by donations as small as $10 and a matching commitment of up to $1.5 million from Walmart.
“Every year the amount of charitable giving grows on El Paso Giving Day; this time we were given the opportunity to make an even bigger impact for the non-profits,” said Tracy Yellen, Chief Executive Officer of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation.
“Walmart’s commitment of $1 million in matching funds during El Paso Giving Day and up to $500,000 for El Paso Giving Time sparked a spirit of generosity and volunteerism which surpassed our expectations and allowed us to raise more money to support the needs of non-profits this year than in all previous years combined.”
During the weeklong early giving period, the El Paso community exceeded expectations by quickly meeting the Walmart match of $1 million.
But, this year, El Paso Giving Day was only the beginning. Between November 15 and December 31, Walmart made a donation in honor of each qualifying hour volunteered with participating organizations.
The 86,346 hours of eligible volunteer time from EPGT resulted in a Walmart matching donation of $442,423.
“Walmart’s extraordinary generosity ignited an unparalleled spirit of giving measured in both time and treasure, Yellen added.
“We are so proud that our community came together to give financially at record-setting levels and also rolled up their sleeves to donate over 86,000 hours in volunteer time to support nonprofit organizations.”
For those who manage charitable giving for their company or institution, they can help the Paso del Norte Community Foundation build on this unprecedented commitment to charitable giving in 2020. Call (915) 218-2642 for details.
El Paso Giving Day and El Paso Giving Time 2019 By the Numbers
|El Paso Giving Day Donations||$2,188,543|
|El Paso Giving Day (Walmart Match)||$1,000,000|
|El Paso Giving Time (Walmart Match)||+ $442,423|