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 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:
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.
Our featured community event for the Month of October is the Neighborhood Litter Stomp! This event is a citywide volunteer litter clean-up hosted by Keep Fort Worth Beautiful. Every fall, the organization host the clean-up event, encouraging local residents and businesses to focus on beautifying their surrounding community. It’s free and for a good cause, so get your friends, family and neighbors together and help clean your local park, school or block!
The clean-up event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, from 8:00 AM – 11 AM. Register by October 7th to reserve your spot!
• Register as an individual or a group.
• All registrants will receive gloves and bags.
• T-shirts are limited to the first 2,000 registrants.
• Select from a list of cleanup locations or choose your own.
If you are looking for a place to make a difference, but aren’t sure where to go, join one of the cleanup hubs. These are pre-selected sites throughout the city open to individuals and groups who want to participate in the cleanup:
Echo Lake Park
Eugene McCray Park
Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods
Our featured community event for the month of September is the 2018 NE Tarrant County Walk to End Alzheimer’s, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association-North Central Chapter. The mission of this great organization is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, provide care and support to all affected, and to reduce risk through the promotion of brain health.
The next walk will be held at Church at the Cross in Grapevine, Texas, on September 29th. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. followed by the opening ceremony at 9:00 a.m. The Walk officially starts at 9:30 a.m. around the 2-mile course.
About the Walk (via alz.org)
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease!
When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel the mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help participants reach their fundraising goal. While there is no fee to register, we encourage participants to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness.
Take the first step by finding a Walk near you. Once you register, you will have access to a wide range of tools and support through your customized Participant Center. Join and help lead the way to Alzheimer’s first survivor.
Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease!
Our community event spotlight this month features an upcoming fundraiser for the Jaren’s Angels Foundation! The 501(c)(3) organization is hosting a boat party at Lake Grapevine coming up in September.
The Rock the Boat party and cruise will be a fun night on the water, including a live DJ, delicious catered cuisine, raffles, door prizes, and goodies for all guests. Come dressed in your nautical attire and be ready to dance the night away as you mingle and network with some of Dallas’s finest philanthropists and socialites!
Do you or someone you know enjoy bowling? If so, our featured community event this month is for you! The Rock Joseph Memorial Scholarship is hosting their 7th Annual Rock & Bowl 9-Pin Tournament!
The tournament will include cash prizes for adult winners in both the Handicap and Fun divisions and scholarship prizes for winners in the Youth divisions. There will also be brackets, high pots, crossover doubles, raffles, and a split pot drawing.
Sat, July 28, 2018
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM