North Texas Giving Day has provided Garland Area Habitat for Humanity (GAHFH) not only the opportunity to reach more donors but to also collaborate with other local nonprofits to encourage giving to support the Garland community. In 2015, GAHFH and 11 other Garland nonprofits came together to form the Garland Charities Link. Our goal is to bring awareness to North Texas Giving Day and the work each of us are doing in the community. We do this by sharing booth space at local events and presenting information to corporate partners and their employees in the weeks leading up to North Texas Giving Day.
As a result of this collaboration, we saw an increase in giving on North Texas Giving Day 2015. This year is especially important for our local nonprofits. Since the tornadoes of 12/26/2015, we have all been taxed even more to meet the needs of our community and the rebuilding process is likely to take several more years to complete. FEMA funds are not available, many home owners were uninsured or under-insured and in need of assistance to repair the damage done to their homes. All of our Garland Charity Link members have served those effected in one way or another. This year our group will again join together to bring awareness to this most important annual event.