You may have heard the last few years about Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day of giving that takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (November 27 this year). This November, for the second year in a row, the Amarillo Area Foundation is putting on their #ThePanhandleGives campaign in conjunction with Giving Tuesday. We’re so excited to participate along with non-profits all across the Texas Panhandle.

During nine days of enhanced charitable giving leading up to Giving Tuesday (between November 19 – November 27), the foundation is hosting online giving pages of a diverse group of 108 organizations. They’ve also put in place a large amplification fund. Nonprofits that raise a minimum of $250 through their website during this 10 day period can receive an additional donation from the amplification fund.

So any money you donate to Mission 2540 – through our Panhandle Gives fundraising page only – will be amplified based on how much we raise that day. We receive 100% of the funds given that week. We’re asking you to consider making a donation to Mission 2540 this year through our Panhandle Gives page between November 19-27. If you’re a monthly donor, if possible, we’re asking you to consider making your November donation during this time frame? If that’s not something you can do, don’t worry – just continue on with your regular giving. And if you’re planning to give this year, we’re asking you to consider making your annual gift during this time as well.

To donate, simply visit our Panhandle Gives landing page here.

If you’re uncomfortable donating online, bring a check to any Amarillo National Bank, Happy State Bank, FirstBank Southwest, or First United Bank. Write the check payable to “The Panhandle Gives” with Mission 2540 in the memo line and you donation will be passed on to us.

Due to the amplification fund, we WILL receive a greater amount than what you donate! So whether you give that week through Panhandle Gives instead of your regular monthly donation, or as an extra gift, it will be greatly appreciated.