Nearly 90,000 hours volunteered for local organizations
Generous donors contributed $3,630,966 to support the needs of local non-profit organizations during the fourth annual El Paso Giving Day and the first-ever El Paso Giving Time. This record-breaking philanthropic event was fueled by donations as small as $10 and a matching commitment of up to $1.5 million from Walmart.
“Every year the amount of charitable giving grows on El Paso Giving Day; this time we were given the opportunity to make an even bigger impact for the non-profits,” said Tracy Yellen, Chief Executive Officer of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation. “Walmart’s commitment of $1 million in matching funds during El Paso Giving Day and up to $500,000 for El Paso Giving Time sparked a spirit of generosity and volunteerism which surpassed our expectations and allowed us to raise more money to support the needs of non-profits this year than in all previous years combined.”
During the weeklong early giving period, the El Paso community exceeded expectations by quickly meeting the Walmart match of $1 million. By midnight on El Paso Giving Day, November 14, total donations stood at $3,188,543 including the Walmart match.
El Paso Giving Day and El Paso Giving Time 2019By the Numbers
But, this year, El Paso Giving Day was only the beginning. Between November 15 and December 31, Walmart made a donation in honor of each qualifying hour volunteered with participating organizations. The 86,346 hours of eligible volunteer time from EPGT resulted in a Walmart matching donation of $442,423.
“Walmart’s extraordinary generosity ignited an unparalleled spirit of giving measured in both time and treasure, Yellen said. “We are so proud that our community came together to give financially at record-setting levels and also rolled up their sleeves to donate over 86,000 hours in volunteer time to support nonprofit organizations.”
If you manage charitable giving for your company or institution, you can help the Paso del Norte Community Foundation build on this unprecedented commitment to charitable giving in 2020. Call (915) 218-2642 for details.
About El Paso Giving Day
El Paso Giving Day is part of the Paso del Norte Foundation’s Community of Philanthropy. Since its inception in 2016, members of our community have contributed more than $4 million to more than 195 non-profit organizations through our community. Our region’s only community-wide day of charitable giving is held annually in November and accepts donations as small as $10. With the outside support of local, state and national groups, including Walmart, the Meadows Foundation, Gannett Foundation and Marathon Foundation, El Paso Giving Day incentivizes participating non-profit organizations to raise even more money through friendly competitions each year. For more information, visit El PasoGivingDay.org.