UGM Dallas Joins North Texas Giving Day to Give Hope to the Homeless

Dallas, Texas September 1, 2021 – When the pandemic forced everyone to stay at home, Union Gospel Mission (UGM) Dallas gave the homeless community 24/7 shelter. As part of UGM’s commitment to Shield the Homeless, they provided more than just a hot meal and a warm bed. UGM Dallas offered recovery programs, education programs, job training & placement, transitional housing, veteran’s services, licensed childcare and more during the unprecedented events of 2020. But UGM Dallas was unable to hold their normal fundraisers because of the pandemic, and it took a toll on their resources. But North Texas Giving Day can change that.

North Texas Giving Day is the largest community-wide giving event in the nation. Since its inception in 2009, this online event has transformed from an idea to help local people give wisely, to a movement that has ignited a broad culture of community-wide giving. During North Texas Giving Day, everyone has the opportunity to be a philanthropist to build a stronger and more vibrant community. Early giving begins today, September 1st, and donations can be accepted through September 23rd, on North Texas Giving Day.

“Many people think they can’t make a big difference; they can’t change the world,” remarked Bruce Butler, CEO of UGM Dallas. “But North Texas Giving Day makes a huge impact on the lives and worlds of the homeless in Dallas, and every donation is doubled thanks to an amazing match-grant of up to $150,000!”

Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day is an 18-hour online giving event designed to empower every person to give back to their community by supporting local nonprofits and causes they care about in one easy-to-use platform. The work of UGM Dallas is supported by the generous donations of the community. For more information on UGM Dallas, visit Those interested on giving on September 23rd or giving early can at

About the Union Gospel Mission Dallas

Established in 1949, Union Gospel Mission Dallas (the Mission) has been restoring lives through the Word of Jesus Christ.  This faith-based nonprofit organization supports individuals and families experiencing homelessness with shelter, food and clothing, as well as a Discipleship and recovery program, vocational job training and development, state-licensed childcare services, medical care, transportation, substance abuse prevention, and transitional and permanent housing.

During the COVID-19 pandemic lock-down, UGM Dallas opened their doors to provide 24/7 shelter in place to all their clients, most of whom previously only used their facility as a night shelter. In 2020, the Mission provided 496,705 meals and 128,206 nights of shelter. UGM Dallas also served 113 veterans in their men’s shelter in 2020. The men, women and children that are served represent the living, breathing embodiment of the grace of change. The Mission is committed to doing everything possible to transform lives to end homelessness one person at a time.