For more than 60 years, Communities Foundation of Texas has been matching the giving passions of companies with real community needs in North Texas and beyond. We are excited to have growing support of North Texas Giving Day from the corporate sector and this year have joined forces with several retail partners including Kendra Scott, Microsoft, and Charming Charlie. We asked each of these companies why they decided to give back through North Texas Giving Day and we hope you are as inspired by their stories as we are!
For Kendra Scott the answer is easy. The company was founded on the three core pillars of Family, Fashion, and Philanthropy; which gave the company a firm foundation allowing them to grow into a successful fashion and lifestyle brand that stands apart from the rest. From a local to a national scale, if someone comes to Kendra Scott with a cause they care about, Kendra Scott will always have something to give. Philanthropy has become an integral part of the Kendra Scott culture, and the relationships the company has built with their customers and their communities as a result are invaluable. To continue this mission of philanthropy Kendra Scott is hosting a Kendra Gives Back Party event at all six of their DFW stores on Thursday September 7 from 4pm – 8pm from which 20% of the proceeds will benefit North Texas Giving Day.
Microsoft works day in and day out to include and empower people everywhere to have access to technology that can improve their lives. They are honored to partner with diverse stakeholders including nonprofit groups, innovative companies, and governments in order to offer programs that help empower youth, entrepreneurs, and developers. Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella explains further –“At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We also care deeply about how we achieve that mission and our lasting impact on the world and the communities where we operate. In this year’s annual letter to shareholders, I devoted my closing thoughts to the important role technology can play in spreading economic opportunity more evenly around the world. I believe we must continue to dedicate ourselves to the challenges humankind faces, the role technology can play, and the unique contributions Microsoft can make.” We are honored that Microsoft store locations at NorthPark Center and The Shops at Stonebriar will serve as official donation stations on September 14th.
At Charming Charlie, the company believes at a fundamental level that it is important to give back to the communities that they work and live in. This commitment is represented in the Charming Charlie mission: To make women happy and inspire them to lead more colorful, confident lives. Charming Charlie will continue to fulfill this mission by hosting a landmark two-day Charming Charlie Chic Event across all 15 DFW locations on Friday September 8 and Saturday September 9 benefitting North Texas Giving Day.
To help these organizations give back to the North Texas community, visit their stores for the proceeds events and hosted donation stations. To learn more about our retail partners, please visit our retail partners’ page.