On April 26, 2022, Paris Junior College will join over 195 nonprofit organizations throughout north and east Texas as part of East Texas Giving Day. An anonymous donor will match all donations received up to $10,000.
The 18-hour online event provides critical funding for the local area. In addition, an area-wide Giving Day aims to bring the region together on one day and as one community, raising money and awareness for local needs.
“Paris Junior College would not be where it is today without local donors’ deep and continued support, and we are very thankful for that,” said Dr. Pam Anglin, PJC President. “East Texas Giving Day is a one-day focal point for local giving. As state funding has declined over the last decade, donations have become more and more crucial to PJC. Investing in PJC, in turn, invests in the future of our community.”
On April 26, from 6:00 am to midnight, PJC Alumni, former students, friends, businesses, and everyone with a passion for helping others are welcome to make a gift, large or small, at www.easttexasgivingday.org/pjc to invest in the lives of our students. By logging in at this web address, your donation goes to PJC.
“This is always such an exciting day for our students, faculty, staff, and the entire community because we are always humbled and blown away by the support of our PJC community,” PJC Advancement director Baleigh McCoin said. “As state budget cuts become more and more serious, days like this Giving Day bring our community hope and inspiration for the things we can accomplish with our partners and friends.”
Gifts are tax-deductible and may be made with a cell phone, iPad, desktop computer, laptop computer, or any device with internet accessibility at the website listed. You may mail a check to Baleigh McCoin, PJC East Texas Giving Day, 2400 Clarksville Street, Paris, TX 75460-6258. You can give gifts or cash by contacting McCoin at 903-782-0276 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The college will use its social media channels to encourage East Texas Giving Day participation and is asking those who use social media to like, share, or forward messages to help spread the word or forward emails about the campaign to their friends.