Salvation Army “Rescue Christmas” Donation Drive


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This year has undoubtedly been full of surprises, struggles, and unexpected outcomes for many across the US and the world. With the holidays just around the corner, it’s fair to say that we could all benefit from sharing some kindness and lending a helping hand to others. The Medford Team is always happy to promote local community or charity events providing opportunities to help those in need!

With a slight change in protocol due to COVID-19, the Salvation Army is taking their holiday donation drive virtual this year. Helping others is as easy as a tap or swipe on your smart device. This is great news – the foundation says it could serve up to 155 percent more people in 2020 around the holidays, but due to the closing of retail stores, the increasing unemployment rates, consumers carrying less cash and coins, and the decline in foot traffic, they could see up to a 50 percent decrease in funds raised through their iconic Red Kettles. In order to compensate, the Salvation Army is hosting their “Rescue Christmas” Donation Drive, now through late December. Supporters can now donate digitally with Apple Pay or Google Pay at any Red Kettle across the country. They can also ask Amazon Alexa to donate by saying, “Alexa, donate to The Salvation Army,” then specifying the amount. Or, give any amount by texting “KETTLE” to 91999. Red Kettles and bell ringers are not disappearing; they will follow nationally mandated safety protocols, the organization says. And Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program will continue, with gift drop-offs at locations like Galleria Dallas, done in socially distanced ways. Read more

2nd Annual ‘Feed the Homeless’ Christmas Blanket Drive Disc Golf Tournament

Do you and your friends enjoy a competitive game of disc golf on the weekends? If so, this featured community event is for you!

DFW Disc Golf Center of Arlington and the City of Grand Prairie are hosting the second annual ‘Feed the Homeless’ Christmas Blanket Drive Disc Golf Tournament, coming up in November. They will be accepting blanket donations to distribute to the local homeless community before the Christmas season. What a great way to give to those in need during the holiday season! Read more

JBF Lends a Helping Hand with Affordable Children’s Items

This year has been a difficult one for many families across Texas, the US, and around the world. The uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented loss of jobs, creating an unexpected struggle for many families. Each month, we like to share local community events and services that benefit those in need. This month, we’re spotlighting Just Between Friends (JBF) – a pop-up consignment shop with a commitment to helping families access clothing and other items for their children at an affordable price. Shoppers can find clothing, shoes, nursery gear, bath time essentials, safety must-haves, swings, bouncy chairs, strollers, highchairs, pack’n’plays, and more at a fraction of the cost in most retail stores. Read more

HDNP’s September Blood Drive in Arlington

We recently shared a post for a local blood drive that could help save lives and greatly benefit those that are facing serious health issues due to COVID-19. If you missed HDNP’s blood drive back in June, now’s your chance to donate! They are hosting another blood drive, coming up in September:

Help for Desperately Needy People International’s next blood donation event is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM in front of Prosperity Bank in South Arlington: 4100 S Bowen Rd, Arlington, TX 76016. This will mark the organization’s 40th blood drive, and they are hoping to make it a good one! Read more

The Arlington ISD Back To School Kickoff

The Medford Team loves to share local events purposed with helping our community. This month, we are sharing the 6th annual Arlington ISD Back to School Kickoff! This is wonderful event aims to help struggling families obtain necessary school supplies for their children for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Simply register online for the event and then stop by AT&T Stadium between 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 8th, to pick up your FREE school supplies!

You’ll get more than a backpack at the Back to School Kickoff: Read more

Jaxon Anthony Memorial Foundation 9th Annual Clay Shooting Tournament

There is something to be said about non-profit organizations that selflessly offer a helping hand to those in need. At Medford Design-Build, we aim to support these local organizations by spreading awareness of their upcoming fundraising events.

This month, we would like to spotlight the Jaxon Anthony Memorial Foundation of Mansfield, TX. This heartfelt organization was created to honor the memory of Jeffrey and Ashley Arnold’s son, Jaxon Anthony Arnold, who was born and passed on July 9, 2012. The foundation gives financial support to families suffering an unexpected infant loss or stillbirth by assisting with the infant burial costs at Skyvue Memorial Gardens in Mansfield, where Jaxon was laid to rest. Read more

HDNP International’s Upcoming Blood Drive

Medford Design-Build Team takes pride in our local DFW community; there is something to be said about communities coming together to uplift, support, and strengthen one another during difficult times. Needless to say, the recent unfolding of this global pandemic has resulted in various struggles for communities, businesses, families, and individuals alike. Although the current circumstances may feel insurmountable, it is encouraging to see the outpouring of love and concern our neighbors across the country and around the world have expressed throughout this hardship. This month, for our community event post, we’re featuring a local blood drive that could help save lives and greatly benefit those that are facing serious health issues due to COVID-19: Read more

The Boys Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County Curbside Meal Distribution

As a small family-owned business in Tarrant County, Medford Design-Build takes great pride in our local community. Particularly in uncertain times such as this, it is encouraging to be able to lean on one another and find strength among our neighbors and friends. One of the biggest struggles for many families during this shelter-in-place order is the inability to work, resulting in a lack of funds for essential items, such as food. Luckily, there are a lot of organizations that are currently working within different communities to assist those in need. Read more

Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth “More Than Pink” Walk

Mark your calendars! The Susan G. Komen Foundation is hosting a walk/run fundraiser in our local Fort Worth Community!

The MORE THAN PINK Walk® is Komen’s signature fundraising event kicking off with a 1 Mile or 2.8 Mile Walk. It’s a day of coming together to share stories, laughter, encouragement, and tears to raise money that saves lives. You can become a part of a community of people ready to take action against breast cancer.

The Walk will kick off with a new, inspirational opening ceremony that will celebrate anyone who has ever faced a breast cancer diagnosis. Read more

Taste the Love: Valentine’s Dinner and Fundraiser to End Hunger


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Although Valentine’s Day is still a month away, it’s not too early to plan your special date! Our featured community event for this month will provide the perfect Valentine’s day dinner for you and your significant other, with the added benefit of helping those in need among our local community.

The ‘Taste the Love’ Valentines Dinner and Fundraiser is being hosted by Taste Project: a 501(c)3 non-profit established to feed, educate, and serve our community so they may “…taste and see the Lord is good.”(Psalm 34:8). The romantic dinner will be on Valentine’s Day at Taste Community Restaurant in Fort Worth (1200 South Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104). All sales will benefit Taste Project and the cause to end hunger for those struggling in our community. Read more