North Texas Giving Day is Coming Soon!

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We need your help to make this year's North Texas Giving Day the best ever! Communities Foundation of Texas has made it very easy for all of us to spread awareness and increase support for our favorite nonprofits this year.

WHAT is North Texas Giving Day?

North Texas Giving Day is Communities Foundation of Texas' annual 18-hour online giving extravaganza for North Texas nonprofits that is powered by creative nonprofits, social media activism, area-wide collaboration, and of course—you!

North Texas Giving Day's goal is to help build awareness and support for nonprofits in the North Texas region.

You can find more information on the event at

WHEN is North Texas Giving Day?

The main event takes place online on Thursday, September 20, from 6 AM Central – Midnight at

Going out of town? You can schedule your gift early between September 10 at 8:00 am and September 19 at midnight.

NEW! Now you can write a check, give it directly to DAPS, and it will count towards our North Texas Giving Day total. (Checks will not be eligible for Bonus Funds, but they also will not be subject to the 4.99% processing fee imposed on credit card donations.)

RETURNING! During the donation process, you will be asked if you would like to cover the credit card processing fee for your chosen nonprofit(s). If you select yes, 4.99% will be added to your total. Your entire contribution is tax deductible, including the processing fee! If you do not choose to cover the fee, it will be passed through to your selected nonprofit(s) by deducting it from your donation.

NEW! Now you can be an Ambassador for Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society during our North Texas Giving Day campaign!

Just go to and download the Ambassador Toolkit. It has all sorts of great information on how to spread the word and maximize the chances that DAPS will top last year's number of individual donors (177) and total dollar amount of donations ($18,132.50), which will increase the chances for DAPS to win special prizes on North Texas Giving Day!

Thank you for being such great supporters of DAPS! We look forward to hearing about all of the creative ways you are getting the word about DAPS and North Texas Giving Day!

Dance for Movement Disorders in the news!

DAPS and Texas Health Dallas co-sponsor a twice-a-week Dance for Movement Disorders class at Finley Ewing Cardiovascular & Fitness Center. Our esteemed leader of the class, Misty Owens, was recently interviewed by WFAA. Watch the video below and see if you can recognize some other familiar faces!

Welcome to DAPS!

Welcome to the Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society (DAPS)! We are glad you have found us, and hope you will find this site informative.

DAPS offers many services at no (or reduced) cost to those affected by Parkinson's disease living in the Dallas area, including the following:

  • group exercise, swimming, and cycling classes
  • speech therapy
  • care partner support groups
  • Dance for Movement Disorders classes
  • non-contact boxing and tai chi for people with Parkinson's disease
  • monthly educational/motivational meetings
  • monthly newsletter by mail and email

See a map and full schedule of our groups and classes on our Group Schedules page.

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