Texoma Gives shatters donation goal with $1.8 million

Published: Sep. 9, 2021 at 10:23 AM CDT
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - Texoma Gives has raised over $1 million for 192 nonprofits across north Texas and southwest Oklahoma.

The final count was over $1.8 million through more than 5,700 donors, surpassing last year’s total. Donations have officially ended.

The minimum donation was $10 and there was no maximum donation limit. The were made through the Texoma Gives website.

Texoma Gives is one of the biggest fundraising events in Texoma and it takes each and every one of the Wichita Falls Area Foundation staff and volunteers to make sure the day goes off without a hitch.

Between constantly checking the Texoma Gives website and answering the 20 donor calls that came in every hour, it’s a job not for the faint of heart but all worth it in the end.

“It really is overwhelming just the generosity of community is just too much. It’s just great the non profits do a lot of work to go into the day we just couldn’t be more appreciative of them,” said Leslie Petersen, Office Manager of The Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation.

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