By BARBARA GREEN
Friends of the Bowie Public Library is just one of the 21 nonprofits that will be part of the annual Texoma Gives donation day on Sept. 12.
Although the focus is on the Sept. 12 giving day, early giving also is welcome now at: texomagives.org.
Giving begins at 6 a.m. on Sept. 12 and runs through 10 p.m. on Sept. 12. The minimum donation is $10 with no maximum. This online giving event was organized several years ago by the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation to philanthropy in Texoma and the surrounding areas. It encompasses a 24-county area in North Texas and southern Oklahoma. There are more than 200 nonprofits involved.
A donor only needs a debit or credit card to make a donation to a nonprofit or multiple nonprofits. Visit texomagives.org to find a list of all the nonprofits and their profiles. The website has them broken out into towns, and type of nonprofit.
If you want to support arts, education and culture in your community consider the Friends of the Bowie Library, Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum, Bowie Alliance for Education and the Arts and the North Central Texas College Foundation-Montague County.
If you support animal rescue all four Montague County shelter groups are represented. Community issues also are supported through the Montague County Child Welfare Board, Wise Hope Crisis Center and Patsy’s House.
Friends of the Bowie Public Library is one of oldest operating groups in the area supporting the library’s operating from its early days in the basement of the city auditorium shortly after it was built in 1926 to the creation of a brand new library at its present Walnut location in June 1972.
Read the full story and see the complete list of nonprofits from Montague County taking part in Texoma Gives in your weekend Bowie News.