After raising more than $3.1 million on El Paso Giving Day, local nonprofit organizations can still access more than $400,000 in matching funds from Walmart as part of the El Paso Giving Time initiative which runs through December 31, 2019.
As of this week, Walmart has already approved $53,795.40 in matching funds to local nonprofit organizations as the result of 10,728 hours volunteered as part of El Paso Giving Time.
“El Pasoans gave like never before on El Paso Giving Day enabling our community to take advantage of Walmart’s generous match of $1 million. Now we have another opportunity to continue this historic season of giving in our community,” said Tracy Yellen, CEO of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation.
“Walmart’s matching funds are a testament of the importance of volunteerism. We’ll continue to update the community on the impact of volunteerism through the end of the year on the El Paso Giving Day Facebook and Instagram pages.”
How to participate:
- Visit ElPasoGivingDay.org and click on El Paso Giving Time.
- Find a volunteer opportunity in your area.
- Log your hours.
Walmart is making donations up to $500,000 in honor of eligible volunteer time.
To maximize their impact, El Pasoans are encouraged to get together with co-workers, faith groups, civic clubs, neighbors and friends and organize a volunteer outing at one of the organizations listed here.
Every hour El Pasoans have volunteered with eligible non-profits since November 15 counts toward the goal, but the hours must be entered into the El Paso Giving Time system to receive a monetary match from Walmart.
“We are so excited to see that nearly 11,000 hours have been volunteered already, but we believe there are still volunteer hours unaccounted for,” Yellen said. “If you volunteered with an eligible non-profit since November 15, please take a few minutes to make sure they also receive the financial benefit of your volunteerism by entering those hours into the system.”
El Paso Giving Day is part of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation’s Community of Philanthropy. Since its inaugural year in 2016, members of our community have contributed approximately $3.8 million to nearly 200 non-profit organizations throughout our community.
The region’s only community-wide day of charitable giving is held annually in November and accepts donations as small as $10.
With the support of local and national organizations, including Walmart, Meadows Foundation, El Paso Electric, Hoy Family Auto, Microsoft, Las Palmas del Sol Healthcare and United Healthcare, El Paso Giving Day incentivizes participating non-profit organizations to raise even more money to support their missions through generous matching funds and friendly competitions.