Our greatest asset in an unprecedented time is each other. With many nonprofits seeing an increase in demand for critical services and cancellations of in-person fundraising opportunities, all charitable organizations, including many North Texas nonprofits, are reeling from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In concert with the global #GivingTuesdayNow campaign, Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day, the Dallas Cowboys and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas have teamed up to support those who need help the most. North Texas Giving Tuesday Now is today, Tuesday, May 5, from 6 a.m. to midnight. You can browse the needs of more than 3,000 local nonprofits and support the organizations of your choice here.
Nonprofits of all types – from arts to education, social services, and zoos – are struggling in this unprecedented time. 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. The needs are diverse and they are many, and these organizations urgently need support.
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents were prepared to get down to work with CitySquare, preparing for the grand opening of the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center on Thursday. The new facility in East Dallas will serve homeless youth with support services.
“It’s awesome to have 25 people come in today and just get ready to hit the ground running. Nobody was waiting. Everyone just jumped in and helped,” Senior Director of CitySquare TRAC Program Madeline Reedy said.
DPMRE agents spent the morning sorting out donations, cleaning and organizing the facility.
Angela McCants (Preston Center Office) says she’s enjoyed volunteering with CitySquare, a local nonprofit fighting poverty in Dallas.
“I love giving back. I’ve been looking forward to this opportunity and seeing a different aspect of what CitySquare is doing for the homeless and for children,” McCants said.
The youth center will have a soft launch on June 3, which will house both a drop-in center and residential services, including access to showers, laundry facilities, employment resources and a safe place.
Spend next Thursday evening doing something out of the ordinary with an extraordinary show featuring Rocket Man, the Elton John Tribute Experience, at the Dallas Arboretum.
Rocket Man, performed by Scotsman Rus Anderson, is a journey back in time to the ‘70s portraying Elton John’s unforgettable performances during his “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” tour. The energetic performance will feature Elton John’s time-tested tunes, including “Bennie and the Jets,” “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting,” and “Candle in the Wind.”
The evening, sponsored by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, will also include delectable treats from food trucks including BellaTrino, Grub Tub and Bobaddiction.
Rocket Man is part of the Arboretum’s Cool Thursdays fall concert series at the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn. Gates open at 6 p.m. Sept. 20, and the show starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $30 for non-member adults and $28 for non-member seniors. Member adult tickets are $20 and $18 for member seniors. All children between 2 and 12 years are $10.
Dallas Women’s Foundation celebrated its 30th Annual Luncheon on October 30, 2015, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. The sold-out luncheon, which Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate was proud to help sponsor, drew 1,800 attendees, featured keynote speaker Eva Longoria and raised more than $1.2 million. The grant maker drives research, programming, collaboration and innovation in North Texas to support women and girls. The organization also made the announcement that they have granted $30 million dollars in 30 years.
Dallas Women’s Foundation is the largest regional women’s fund in the world. It is a trusted leader in advancing positive social and economic change for women and girls. The Foundation was built on the belief that when you invest in a woman, there is a ripple effect that benefits her family, her community and her world. Dallas Women’s Foundation has researched, funded and demonstrated the ripple effect since 1985 in North Texas, granting more than $30 million since inception and over $4 million annually to help create opportunities and solve issues for women and girls. With the support of its donors, the Foundation unlocks resources to improve education and quality of life, give voice to issues affecting women and girls, and cultivate women leaders for the future.