1. Struggling families
Why: North Texas has one of the highest child poverty rates in the U.S. Help area children in need to celebrate the holidays.
Program: The Salvation Army "Angel Tree".
Serves, on average, a family of five with an annual income of $25,000 and provides Christmas gifts to their children (ages 14 and under).
How: Adopt an angel. Click here to fulfill their wish lists. If you'd like to help support the Angel Tree program financially, please consider making a donation and remember to match your gift at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. The homebound
Why: The elderly and the homebound often have multiple chronic conditions that increase their risk for illness and prevent them from obtaining everyday household items.
Program: Visiting Nurses Association.
Provides clients with everyday items they need, including toothpaste and toothbrushes, soap, and other hygiene items, as well as pet food through its Pet Care program.
3. Homeless neighbors
Why: Many of our neighbors are without homes.
Program: Samaritan Inn Shelter, Collin County.
Samaritan Inn is a comprehensive homeless program that helps unhoused people secure their independence.
How: Paint words of encouragement. Rocks decorated with words of encouragement are needed for the Samaritan Inn's entrance flower beds. Learn more here. Make a financial donation to their mission here and remember to match your gift at getinvolved.ti.com.
4. Frontline healthcare heroes.
Why: Healthcare workers are exhausted after nearly two years of serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Program: Parkland Hospital.
Employees have worked tirelessly over the past two years to keep our most vulnerable neighbors safe and healthy
How: Help boost the morale of Parkland employees with encouraging notes and expressions of gratitude for the work they do, day in and day out. We need 850 notes by the end of November to be included in lunches that will be served to Parkland healthcare workers on December2. Learn more here.