We have 830,000 (and counting) reasons to say, “Thank you!” This year’s #ThePanhandleGives campaign was a smashing success. 108 organizations from 14 counties came together to ensure their communities are strengthened.
There was a large cross section of participating organizations ranging from large to small, regional to local, and across a variety of service types. The magic of #GivingTuesday is the community coming together. The movement has only been around since 2012, but it has become an international day of giving.
We were so excited about the results, especially that we surpassed our original goal. Initially, our goal was $500,000, which we determined by doubling last year’s totals and adding in the $200,000 of amplification funds raised by the Amarillo Area Foundation. We are still counting at this hour, but the total now is over $830,000. This is a testament to the generosity of the residents of the Texas Panhandle.
We are already planning for 2019 and we can’t wait to get there! If your favorite organization didn’t participate this year, please reach out to them and let them know registration will open at the beginning of January and will conclude by March. If they need more information, contact me.
It takes everyone to make our communities stronger, so we thank you! We consider everyone in the Texas Panhandle a neighbor and with #ThePanhandleGives, we are giving our neighbors a brighter future.
We would like to thank our sponsors for this event:
The Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation
Louise Bowers Slentz Foundation
Amarillo National Bank
Happy State Bank
High Plains Christian Ministries Foundation
First United Bank
Amarillo Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Brown Graham and Company
Favor Food Delivery Service
Mary E. Bivins Foundation