Single Parent Advocate to raise money for Masks, Gloves, Technology for Single Parent Families in North Texas during Covid-19 pandemic

Our greatest asset in an unprecedented time is each other. Across the globe, communities are going the distance to come together to provide relief efforts for the COVID-19 pandemic. With many nonprofits seeing an increase in demand for critical services coupled with the cancellation of in-person fundraising opportunities, all charitable organizations, including Single Parent Advocate, are reeling from the impact of this global health emergency.

In concert with the #GivingTuesdayNow campaign, the international call for unity and giving, Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day, the Dallas Cowboys, and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas have teamed up to do what they do best – come together to support the organizations, like Single Parent Advocate and individuals who need help the most.

On Tuesday, May 5, this collaborative will host an emergency response day of giving, North Texas Giving Tuesday Now, to encourage donor support for nonprofit organizations reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Early Giving begins April 14.

When asked how Single Parent Advocate and it’s community are doing through the COVID Crisis, Founder, Stacie Poythress (Martin) commented, “We are Staying IN and Staying STRONG with SPA for Covid-19. Normally this time of year is dedicated to celebrations of National Single Parent Day in March, and preparing for our annual Mother’s Day Banquet in May.

However, during Covid-19, when these types of outreach and empowerment events are no longer possible, the “SPA team” doesn’t want the Single Families that we serve to “go it alone” so are working to replace and increase funding toward providing much needed masks, gloves, food, technology, and a word of empowerment from an area author/speaker, Kelly Accetta. Kelly, The Truth Coach, would have been our keynote speaker at our annual Mother’s Day Banquet which is no longer possible.”

Poythress (Martin) continued, “Single Parent Advocate provides educational scholarships for professional development, as well as tuition and books for single parents in college and learning online. We need to help them stay in, stay strong, and stay in class so they can increase their earning power! Many single parents don’t own a device for helping to teach their children, so we want to help them as well, and possibly arrange for training too. The goal to raise $10,000.00 for this need.

We are grateful for many contributors who support our organization and it’s community through the years; and, as we enter the second decade of providing relief and empowerment to struggling single families, we see that while the struggle was “real” before – it is even more seemingly insurmountable now for single mothers and single fathers, and even single grandparents to raise their children alone, well equipped to succeed in today’s economy.

Frequently Asked Questions about North Texas Giving Tuesday NOW which will be held on Tuesday, May 5 from 6am – midnight

North Texas Giving Tuesday Now is a special emergency campaign to aid nonprofits on the front lines of the COVID-19 response and will be held on Tuesday, May 5 from 6 a.m. – midnight. This is a special campaign of North Texas Giving Day, which is powered by Communities Foundation of Texas. You can make your gift early.


North Texas Giving Tuesday Now is the local initiative of the global #GivingTuesdayNow campaign. In concert with the #GivingTuesdayNow campaign, the international call for unity and giving, Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day, the Dallas Cowboys and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas have teamed up to do what we do best – come together to support the organizations and individuals who need help the most.


Donors can give early beginning on Tuesday, April 14.
Not available on May 5? Make your gift early! Beginning April 14 donors can make their North Texas Giving Tuesday Now contributions early, which will be processed in real time.


Become an ambassador.
Beginning April 14, donors can create FUNdraising pages to rally support for their favorite nonprofits. By spreading the word and activating networks, our impact during this time is amplified when we all give together.


You can donate more than just your dollars through virtual volunteerism.
During this unprecedented time, many nonprofits need increased volunteer help, and many are offering virtual volunteer opportunities.


The needs of North Texas nonprofits are immediate and urgent.
All charitable organizations, including North Texas nonprofit organizations, are reeling from the devastating impact of this global health emergency. From food pantries, to medical support and financial assistance, to displaced workers and educational programming challenges, there are people in our communities facing real needs, right now.
Organizations that relied on spring campaigns and in-person experiences are particularly vulnerable right now with mass closures and indefinite shutdown. The needs are diverse and they are many, and these organizations urgently need support.


COVID-19 can’t cancel community. Or generosity. Or kindness.
North Texas Giving Tuesday Now is about giving where we can’t go. It’s our moment to get up, ‘go’ to the places we’re physically unable to and give big, and to go the distance and close the gap of needs faced by so many right now. North Texas is a resilient community. We’re in this together. #NTxGivingTuesdayNow