It’s hard to believe it’s nearly the end of 2021! 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!
Our featured community event this month is the 5th Annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament benefitting Homes for Our Troops, graciously hosted by Standard Supply & Bartos. If you or someone you know loves to golf, don’t miss this opportunity for a good time while contributing to a great cause!
The tournament is taking place Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at Texas Rangers Gold Club in Arlington – 701 Brown Blvd, Arlington, TX 76011.
Registration begins at 11:00 AM and includes practice balls, lunch, dinner, and awards.
The Medford Team is always looking to share upcoming events that help contribute to our local community. This month, we’re spotlighting a Live Auction with the purpose of raising money for the purchase of children’s gifts this holiday season.
We all know what a difficult time it has been for businesses and families alike throughout the global pandemic. It is a blessing to both the giver and the receiver, as well as to the community, to be able to help one another when we need it most. This auction is sure to be a fun time and will help contribute to a great cause!
Overcoming a cancer diagnosis is something worth celebrating, and what better way to celebrate and form lifelong friendships than with others who have gone through the same thing. Our featured community event for the month of June is a free tennis class for women cancer survivors, hosted by Cancer StrongHER.
Here is the event post via EventBrite:
In partnership with The Birch Racquet and Lawn Club and Keller Alliance Tennis Charter (KATCH), Cancer StrongHER is excited to bring free tennis classes to female cancer survivors! Classes are for female survivors of ALL cancers and are completely free-of-charge. Whether you are a beginner, an experienced player, or somewhere in between, we have the session just for you. We will provide the balls for everyone and loaner racquets for beginners. If you have a racquet, please bring it. Make sure to bring water and dress appropriately for the weather. Please watch our Facebook page and website closely for weather cancellations. To adhere to social distancing protocol, we are limited to 8 beginner players and 8 experienced players, so please reserve your spot quickly via Eventbrite, and please only register once per person. If you find the class is full, you will be placed on a waiting list to fill any cancellations. Summer classes will take place indoors. Let’s play some tennis!
If you love 5Ks – walking, running, or rollerblading at the park – this upcoming event is for you! The 5K Rock & Roll Color Run is taking place on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at River Legacy Park in Arlington.
This colorful event is aimed to fundraise for the purchase of a wheelchair and WCMX Sports wheelchair for an adaptive athlete. All are welcome, including socialites and dog-walkers, and the trail is paved for wheelchair accessibility and for those that would like to rollerblade.
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.
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.
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!
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:
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.