Olney charity receives $100K during Texoma Gives

Thirteen Young County organizations raised an estimated total of $116,069 in donations through the Texoma Gives program Thursday, in partnership with the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation.

Texoma Gives was a 16-hour day of donations to nonprofits in a 24-county area with giving starting at 6 a.m. and running through 10 p.m. Out of the 196 organizations involved in the program, The Refuge in Olney made the most, with a total of $106,664.

The Refuge is an outreach center targeting teens, as well as families and adults, in Olney and Young County. Their purpose is to teach the gospel as it is presented in the Bible, strengthen the community, support local churches and strengthen families.

The registration deadline for nonprofits was July 1, and to participate, they had to meet certain conditions. The organization had to be a 501(c)(3) public charity located in the Texoma counties: Archer, Baylor, Clay, Childress, Cottle, Foard, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, King, Knox, Montague, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise and Young. The organization could not be a church, booster club or parent teacher organization, but school foundations were welcome.

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