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North Texas Giving Day, Cont.

Give the gift of grit.
By Krista Nightengale |
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NTGD_facebookTim has mentioned it. Chris has mentioned it. Now I’m going to mention it: North Texas Giving Day is happening right now. So far, 40,944 gifts have been made for more than $10 million. (Yes, I’m addicted to the leaderboard as well.) There are many wonderful and deserving organizations that you should put your dollars toward. I’m going to reiterate what Chris said and mention one of them, because it’s near and dear to D‘s heart: it’s Big D Reads.

The goal is simple: we want to make Dallas a city of readers. Therefore, we’re going to purchase 20,000 copies of Charles Portis’ True Grit and hand them out in April. We’ve got big plans this year: we’re developing curriculum for teachers to use to teach the book, we’re expanding to new neighborhoods, and we’re bringing in Matt Damon. (Actually, we’d like to bring in Matt Damon. His people haven’t called me back yet. If you have a connection to him—or Jeff Bridges or the Coen Brothers—let me know.) All we’re asking for is $5. That buys one book. Go here to give.

K. Pitch over. And, in the time it took me to put up this post, 1,091 more people donated. Way to give, Dallas.

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