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In This Issue:
• “Foodraising” Goal Met • Seasons of Service
• Senior Adult Programs
• Metrocrest Resale Store • and more!
“I was treated with such dignity
and respect at a very difficult point in my life. Thank you. “ –Metrocrest Client
To provide programs for individuals, families, and seniors that lead to self-sufficiency and foster independence.
Board of Directors
Susan Watson, Chair Jamie Robertson, Chair Elect Beccy Ratliff, Secretary Richard Fleming, Treasurer Brian Boilla Mary Ann Burns Reggie Carney Andy Dastur Kenny Dickson Dianne Fletcher Andy Folmer Margie Gunther Diane Moreau-Randall Jack Stotz
Pam Peña, C-FB ISD Mark Hill, City of Coppell Anthony Hill, Coppell ISD Glen Blanscet, City of Carrollton Mike Bomgardner, City of Farmers Branch Fran Powell, Town of Addison Lou Sartor, Advisory Council Oscar Lopez, Brookhaven College
Advisory Council Charles B. Heath Scott Orr Mike Whelan Dr. Thom Chesney Ron Whitehead Mike Sanborn Lou Sartor Gary Blanscet Dr. Bobby Burns Dr. Hooman Sedighi
You Double the Impact How you made the match
Early this year Metrocrest Services announced a “foodraising” initiative that matched all donations dollar-for-dollar designated to the Food Pantry where more than 200 families rely on for their groceries each week. We accepted the challenge to raise $100,000 knowing that longtime supporter and generous donor, Metrocrest Hospital Authority, would double the impact totaling $214,642. You answered the call – you made the match! Tracy Eubanks, CEO of Metrocrest Services says, “The support our Food Pantry has received from Metrocrest Hospital Authority and the community has made a tremendous impact.”
(L-R) Charles B. Heath, CEO of Metrocrest Hospital Authority delivering the $100,000 check to Tracy Eubanks, CEO of Metrocrest Services.
How your Donations Help Families Like David’s “It will help me survive until I can do better” says David who is seeking Food Pantry assistance for he and his family who struggle to pay for their monthly expenses due to a decline in the odd jobs he once relied on. Case managers evaluated his job prospects, renewed his budget and found ways to cut his expenses such as lowering his car insurance. His crisis worsened when his wife experienced a health crisis resulting in large medical bills. David knew they had the support of our Food Pantry to ease the fear of hunger as they tend to life’s challenging moments. We are happy to report David is using his passion for music to provide private lessons to play guitar and piano. He also works part time at his local Church. With donation matching campaigns we are able to double the impact and help families in crisis like David. “THANK YOU” to the donors who are helping build a stronger community together.
Healthy Seniors on the Move Even with a daughter in the area, Luis, an 86 year
from medical appointments, and our Home Delivered
old senior living in Farmers Branch, needs help from
Meals Program, a weekday prepared meal delivered
Metrocrest Services. His daughter works full-time, so
by volunteers to the seniorâ€™s door. This also serves as a
Luis needs some additional senior-related assistance as
wellness check for Luis, so his daughter can rest assured
he is unable to cook or drive.
that at least once a day someone is checking on her father.
Erin, our Senior Adult Specialist, first signed
You can find Luis socializing in our Food
him up for our Eat Smart,
Pantry on Saturdays where additional
Live Strong Program, a
produce is donated by local Community
food program that distributes food,
The Eat Smart, Live Strong senior
household items, and
distribution would not be possible without
fresh produce to low-
the support of generous corporate
or individual sponsorships. Previous sponsors include Baylor Scott & White Medical Center -
She was also able to sign him up for our Senior
Carrollton, Research Across America, PlainsCapital, and
Transportation Program, which takes seniors to and
Sponsor next monthâ€™s Eat Smart, Live Strong Program $500 will feed over 80 seniors in the local community for a month. Contact Nicole Newkham for more information at (972) 446-2129 or email@example.com.
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Stay Connected with Us!
An Essential Piece to Building a Stronger Community Together! Volunteering is an opportunity to change lives, including your own. Find what’s right for you, and who (or what) is most deserving of your time. Sign up or learn more at metrocrestservices.org. Contact Brittni Coe, Volunteer Manager at email@example.com or call (469) 317-2541 for more information.
“Metrocrest Services brings together many types of volunteers which I
really enjoy working with…all the different ages and personalities.”
– Dennis Mattson, Volunteer
DID YOU KNOW? You
Last year, 4,080 volunteers gave over 41,300 hours to our community through Metrocrest Services.
make a difference.
Organize a food drive and help restock the Food Pantry which feeds local families. Talk to your office, school, church or club and get involved. OTHER DRIVES TO CONSIDER: • UNWRAPPED TOYS, support our Holiday program • NEW OR GENTLY USED CLOTHES, supports our Metrocrest Resale store • SCHOOL SUPPLIES, supports our Back to School Extravaganza • ONLINE FUNDRAISER, ask friends and family to donate
To find other ways you can help visit our website at www.metrocrestservices.org. 4
Groups Giving Back
Since their first donation in 2003, MONI Smart Security, has been dedicated to making an impact in our Metrocrest community. Throughout May-June, they collected nearly 24,000 food items for our Food Pantry.
Thomson Reuters staff helped Sack Summer Hunger which helps feed over 1,800 children this summer.
Since 2007, Prestonwood Baptist Church Adult 5 Fellowship has collected over 3,000 cereal boxes.
Get Involved Year Round! Help support our various Seasonal Programs through donating, volunteering, or sponsoring which truly make these efforts possible. Back to School Supplies Through partnerships with local businesses and churches, a parent may qualify to receive a new pair of school shoes for their child and/or a pack of gradeappropriate school supplies. Just $40 provides supplies, a new backpack, and uniform for one child and $400 provides for 10 children.
Back to School
Food, Gifts, and Senior Basket Holiday Program Nonperishable foods, unwrapped toys, new (or newly cleaned) coats, and gift cards are provided to area families through a large-scale Holiday community effort of donation drives, volunteers and local support from individuals and groups.
Help the 1,300 students start the school year with confidence and experience the joy of serving 1,100 families during the holidays.
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- Upcoming Events North Texas Giving Day
Crop Hunger Walk
Thursday, September 14
Saturday, September 16
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Your Metrocrest. Your Legacy. Metrocrest Legacy Society.
The Metrocrest Legacy Society offers you a way to leave a lasting legacy. A Planned Gift symbolizes your long term commitment to help those in need. Some individuals choose to direct a planned gift to a specific purpose, such as support for the food pantry, senior services, or other specific program or service. Planned Giving offers you several options.
Please contact Nicole Newkham Newkham at (972) 446-2129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how these options and other planned giving options might work for you. Consult with your legal and tax advisors regarding your specific situation. If you have already named Metrocrest Services in your estate plans, please let us know.
Impacting the Lives of Individuals, Families & Seniors Metrocrest Services is the only comprehensive
and allow them to invest in education and training for
emergency assistance agency located in the crest of the
better long-term employment.
Dallas metropolitan area, making it convenient for local families and seniors in need to receive vital services in
Individuals enter our doors as a referral or by word-
their own neighborhood.
of-mouth, like Carrie, who came to us after learning about our rent assistance
Serving the community for
through her local church.
more than 45 years, we
“I don’t know how I will
provide case management,
pay for this month’s rent”
income support services,
Carrie says, adding “I only
have $6 to my name”.
rent/mortgage and utility
For over 27 years Carrie
assistance, nutritious food
earned a decent wage as
pantry items, financial
a business developer in
education and coaching,
the healthcare field, when
and employment programs
a sudden crisis arose and
designed to lead each
she was diagnosed with
family to self-sufficiency.
stage 4 cancer in 2015,
Programs for seniors include
putting her career on hold.
The medical crisis drained
management and literacy,
her savings and she was
home-delivered meals, and
struggling to make ends
home modification options
meet. Currently, she is
to help foster independence.
cancer-free and is meeting
We also conduct a variety of
with one of our Workforce
seasonal programs for the
about her next career move.
If the client is hungry, has no electricity or home, then
Services like the ones
these barriers must be
given to Carrie are only
tackled first. Our approach
possible by the generous
is to use this need for
support from donors like
emergency assistance as a
you. If you or anyone you
mechanism for addressing
may know is experiencing
the deeper concerns of the
the threat of life’s
family and build assets and skills that can cushion them
challenging moments, please call our office at (972) 446-
from financial shocks and hardship in the short term,
2100 for more details on how we can help.
13801 Hutton Drive, Suite 150 Farmers Branch, Texas 75234
972.446.2100 • metrocrestservices.org
Be A Helping out our clients around the year isn’t possible
our ChangeMakers provide a steady revenue stream
without recurring gifts from individuals like you. Your
that enables us to budget our resources responsibly
support is what makes all of our efforts possible.
throughout the year.
ensuring the welfare of our programs through monthly funding. Even when seasonal donations are low, the gifts of
Being a ChangeMaker means being committed to
It’s easy to become a ChangeMaker. Select a monthly level of support that’s right for you, then choose a day that fits your schedule, and you’re done. You can also support a specific program by designating your monthly gift.
“My husband and I feel very thankful and
blessed that we can be a part of an organization that does so much good for those who have
been marginalized by society, especially the working poor and the elderly.”
– Ginger, ChangerMaker donor