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Denton Public School Foundation seeking community support on North Texas Giving Day

The Denton Public School Foundation is seeking community support to raise funds that will directly benefit Denton ISD students, teachers and staff and improve educational opportunities by taking part in North Texas Giving Day on Thursday, Sept. 17.

From 6 a.m. to midnight on Sept. 17, every donation of $25 and above made through the North Texas Giving Day website will be multiplied with more than $2 million in bonus and prize funds. Last year, the event shattered national records with 75,000 donations totaling roughly $26.3 million, all of which went to North Texas area nonprofits.

To donate funds that will benefit Denton ISD student, teachers and staff, go to www.northtexasgivingday.org, search for the Denton Public School Foundation under “Looking for a specific organization?” and provide your support.

Jackie Jackson, executive director of the foundation, said North Texas Giving Day can have a major impact on the educational experiences of Denton ISD students and help its impending graduates reach their goals.

“All the donations we get go back to our goal of improving the education of students,” she said. “With these donations, we can help graduating seniors pay for their college. We can give scholarships to teachers to learn new teaching methods. We can fund new classroom initiatives that provide unique and innovative ways for our children to learn. Every donation is significant, and every donation will help our kids and community.”

Since it was established in 2002, the Denton Public School Foundation has awarded more than $2.4 million in classroom and special program support, grants to teachers, and staff scholarships. Additionally, the foundation has given out more than $581,000 in scholarships to graduating Denton ISD seniors.