November, 2016 :: We Care 2016

We Care 2016

Thank you to all that participated in the We Care holiday event last night at the Dallas Boys & Girls Club. It was great and topped out with IDG taking home the prize as Best Craft for our tiny succulents in hand-decorated pots. Congrats Team!

Thanks especially to Sutton for all her help and to LISA for handling ALL the coordination. You two are ROCKSTARS!

October, 2016 :: Reading Partners at KIPP Academy

Reading Partners at KIPP Academy

This month six of us spent the morning at KIPP Destiny Elementary doing some one-on-one reading practice with kindergarteners and first graders.

KIPP – Knowledge is Power Program – is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory, public charter school with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. 

April, 2016 :: Dinner at Ronald McDonald House

Dinner at Ronald McDonald House

Yesterday a group of very special people from our office volunteered their time to cook meals for dozens of families. The Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families of sick or injured children being cared for at local hospitals. About 90 families were well fed with chicken fajitas, Spanish rice and some marvelous gooey chocolate brownies for desert. Olé!!

March, 2016 :: Blessing Bags

Blessing Bags

During March we collected a variety of small but essential items and assembled them into 52 “blessing bags” which we’re handing out to the homeless around town. Each bag includes items like socks, toiletries, snacks, water and a T-shirt. We’ve had several touching stories so far of people delighted and grateful to get a bag!

February, 2016 :: “Feel the Burn” Annual Chili Cook-off

“Feel the Burn” Annual Chili Cook-off

Our cook-off was a huge success! We raised $1,080 for the Susan G. Komen foundation. Winner for best name went to Chris and an unprecedented three win sweep of the remaining categories went to Lisa. Thanks to all the members of the committee who had a hand in organizing this event: Martha, Reena, Kendra, Chris, Leah, Aldine, Katherine, Cindy and Courtney. Great job everyone!

See all the photos over on Facebook.

January, 2016 :: Rowlett Tornado Relief

Rowlett Tornado Relief

During January we collected over $750 in cash and gift card donations to help the folks affected by the massive tornado right after Christmas. A big Thank You to everyone who contributed!