Help local nonprofit provide essential services through Texoma G - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Help local nonprofit provide essential services through Texoma Gives

OK (KSWO)- "Texoma Gives" is in the home stretch of a day long fundraising drive. Non-profit organizations in Comanche and Stephens County are spreading the word on social media about what they do for the community.

Today, they hit Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to collect money so they can keep up their important work.

Lawton Community Theater is the home base for today's fundraiser. It's one of the many arts organizations taking part in "Texoma Gives". Supporters of 19 nonprofits have been here all day posting on social media, having giveaways, cooking hot dogs, all for the comradery and some good natured competition.

Organizers of "Texoma Gives" want to teach nonprofits the importance of fundraising through social media. They've set up a special website so each organization can solicit donations that people can make right from their phone or lap top, without having to write a check or drop off cash.

Groups who help those in need in our area, like the United Way, Goodwill, and Habitat for Humanity took part today. So did several arts organizations like the Lawton Community Theater, Arts For All, and The Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra.

“It gives the community able to have a sense of what these communities have, what the nonprofits do for the community and non-profit lives and dies by its donations and support from the public,” explained Executive Director Lawton Philharmonic Patty Neuwirth.

Nineteen nonprofits are asking for online donations today, just in southwest Oklahoma. Organizations in North Texas are also taking part in "Texoma Gives."
If you'd like to contribute, log on to texomagives.org. You can pick any organization you'd like to give to.

Today's goal is to raise $1-million combined for 200 nonprofit organizations in 11 counties.

Copyright 2017 KSWO. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Oklahoma restaurant shooting victims recovering

    Oklahoma restaurant shooting victims recovering

    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:03 AM EDT2018-05-26 08:03:40 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:11 AM EDT2018-05-27 07:11:58 GMT
    (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP). Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. A man armed with a pistol walked into Louie’s On The Lake restaurant at the dinner hour and ...(Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP). Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. A man armed with a pistol walked into Louie’s On The Lake restaurant at the dinner hour and ...
    Authorities say a Facebook page in which a man claims his television is possessed by the devil belongs to the man suspected of shooting three people at an Oklahoma City restaurant before being killed by two armed...
    Authorities say a Facebook page in which a man claims his television is possessed by the devil belongs to the man suspected of shooting three people at an Oklahoma City restaurant before being killed by two armed bystanders.
  • The Latest: Rep: "Hero teacher" released from hospital

    The Latest: Rep: "Hero teacher" released from hospital

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:46 AM EDT2018-05-26 14:46:33 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:11 AM EDT2018-05-27 07:11:22 GMT
    (Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP). Empty school buses leave after a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., on Friday, May 25, 2018. A male student opened fire at the suburban Indianapolis school wounding another stu...(Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP). Empty school buses leave after a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., on Friday, May 25, 2018. A male student opened fire at the suburban Indianapolis school wounding another stu...

    The family of a student wounded during a school shooting in Indiana says she is in critical but stable condition.

    The family of a student wounded during a school shooting in Indiana says she is in critical but stable condition.

  • The Latest: Trump says Korea talks "going along very well'

    The Latest: Trump says Korea talks "going along very well'

    Saturday, May 26 2018 7:23 AM EDT2018-05-26 11:23:24 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:10 AM EDT2018-05-27 07:10:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). Protesters hold candle lights during a rally to denounce the United States' policies against North Korea near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 25, 2018. North Korea said Friday that it's still willing to si...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). Protesters hold candle lights during a rally to denounce the United States' policies against North Korea near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 25, 2018. North Korea said Friday that it's still willing to si...

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have met for the second time in a month to discuss peace commitments they reached in their first summit and Kim's potential meeting with...

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have met for the second time in a month to discuss peace commitments they reached in their first summit and Kim's potential meeting with President Donald Trump.

Powered by Frankly