It’s hard to believe it’s nearly the end of 2019! While this time of year is busy and full of travel plans, family, and shopping, it’s important to remember that it is also a time for giving. In all of our hustle and bustle, we tend to forget that the holiday season can be a time of hardship for many families across the nation, including those throughout the DFW Metroplex. One of the most helpful things we can do to support those in need this time of year is to donate toys and gifts to local toy drives. It might not seem like much, but one donation could mean the world to a family in need!
Attention all dog-lovers! Don’t miss the upcoming “Trick or Trot” 5k Run/Walk hosted by the Humane Society of North Texas! This is great excuse to dress up yourself and your dog and get active—all while supporting a great cause.
The timed 5K run or untimed 1-mile walk and fun run will be dog-friendly, so be sure to bring your fur-baby along! This Halloween-themed event will feature awards for the top finishers in male and female in the 5K run in each age group, vendor booths, music, and more.
Medford Design-Build loves sharing local community events! We’re excited to spread awareness about the upcoming Trinity Trash Bash.
Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) is hosting it’s 28th Annual Fall Trash Bash on Saturday, September 21 from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM!
This bi-annual community event (occurring once in the spring and once in the fall) is purposed to clean up trash and debris that accumulates along the Trinity River throughout Fort Worth. Families, friends, and organizational groups come together as motivated volunteers to help clean up the riverbanks. This year, the fall bash will include 8 different clean-up locations:
The Medford Team is beyond grateful to be a part of our local Tarrant County community. We’re always happy to provide assistance and support to those around us when we can. Recently, one of our clients from Southlake reached out to us for help rebuilding their child’s Elementary School “treehouse.” This treehouse consists of two large, circular decks with benches built around the base of two separate oak trees on the Carroll Elementary School grounds. It has been a cherished part of the school for over 18 years, as it has been used for outdoor education days, teddy bear picnics, and as a welcomed treat to both teachers and students, whenever they were able to enjoy the outdoors on a sunny day.
The Keep Fort Worth Beautiful foundation is hosting the 34th annual Cowtown Great American Cleanup, coming up on March 30th! Each year, thousands of volunteers – including organizations, businesses, and individuals – come together to pick up litter from local parks, streets, creeks, and other public areas. In 2018, these hard-working volunteers removed over 140,000 pounds of trash from their communities!
You can select from a list of cleanup locations or choose your own (within the City of Fort Worth) and then register as an individual or as a group. All registrants will receive gloves and bags. T-shirts are limited to the first 7,000 registrants.
If you are looking for a place to make a difference, but aren’t sure where to go, join one of our cleanup hubs. These are pre-selected sites throughout the city open to individuals and groups who want to join:
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 the 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.
The holiday season is well underway, and a new year will be here before we know it! While it’s a busy time full of travel plans, family, and shopping, it’s important to remember that it is also a time for giving. In all of our hustle and bustle, we tend to forget that the holiday season can be a time of hardship for many families across the nation, including those throughout the DFW Metroplex. One of the most helpful things we can do to support those in need this time of year is to donate toys and gifts to local toy drives. It might not seem like much, but one donation could mean the world to a family in need!
Attention all DFW bikers! Our featured community event this month is for you!
The Law Tigers “Hero Ride for Special Olympics Texas” is coming up on December 2nd! The ride will start at four supporting Harley Davidson Locations across the metroplex (Allen, Garland, Grand Prairie, and Bedford) with all riders ending at AT&T Stadium – home of the Dallas Cowboys! Fee includes a self-guided tour of the Stadium and an afterparty on the field!
Enjoy an afternoon of games, a silent auction, and a live DJ. Motorcycle parking is included.
Our community event spotlight this month features “Hungry for Creativity,” an art show fundraiser celebrating the stories and work of the art therapy group members of the Community Crossroads Outreach Center.
The Community Crossroads art therapy group serves people who are homeless and/or under-resourced and seeks to promote dignity, resilience, self-worth, and empowerment by promoting social change through the art therapy process. Art therapy at Community Crossroads has grown substantially over the last year, where individuals have described the group as a “beacon of light in a dark world” and a safe haven for expression.