Giving To Others
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
Here at Ark we would like to take some time to stress the urgency for giving to a charity of your choice. Due to cutbacks in governmental spending and now the weather, charities are feeling these changes to the point of turning people away. Right now there is a shortage of food and did you know that if you were to donate enough money to buy one .79 cent can of tuna fish, that most food banks could convert that .79 cents into 7 cans of tuna! Though food donations are very helpful, financial assistance can go much further because of the discounts provided for such charities as North Texas Food Bank. Below we have provided a small list of charitable organizations to give to that we support so click on those or find others for your giving on the internet. Make sure they have the correct non-profit paperwork (http://www.irs.gov/publications/p557/index.html)
Food stamp cuts already hitting Dallas-area food banks
Ark Believes in the spirit of giving and helping those let fortunate. Our giving to charities page is created for anyone to give directly to a charity of their choice. We are building this page as a portal to many of the organizations we believe in and that help those who are in need. We feel responsible to the community as a business to give back and this is the beginning of our journey. Please feel free to write and provide suggestion to those organization worth giving back to and we will consider putting their organization on our website. Please give to these organizations and click on their websites to find out more information on how to give to a charitable organization of choice below.
Charities We Support & Hope You Will To
The Amadi Guess Foundation (AGF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide children from underserved communities access to nutritious meals. We weave together a net of community groups, activists and food programs to children facing hunger and surround them with nutritious food where they live, learn and play. Almost one in four children in America face hunger. These children will endure lifelong consequences as a result of having limited access to nutritious foods. In fact, they’re more likely to suffer poorer health, fatigue, hospitalizations, behavioral difficulties and impaired performance at school.
Café Momentum, a Dallas-based restaurant and culinary training facility, transforms young lives by equipping our community’s most at-risk youth with life skills, education and employment opportunities to help them achieve their full potential.
https://www.ammado.com/ Ammado provides global online donation and fundraising tools to individuals, companies and nonprofits — You can find most non-profits to give to on this site. Your Way to Make a Difference.
Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.
Founded by the Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952, Compassion began providing Korean War orphans with food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training.
Today, Compassion helps more than 1.2 million children in 26 countries. Compassion consistently receives high ratings for financial accountability and integrity. Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator, has awarded Compassion its highest rating — four stars — for 11 consecutive years, placing Compassion in the top 1 percent of all charities.
In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them.
Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.
Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day.
The mission of the Alameda Heights Community Outreach Center is to provide a means of empowerment to the citizens in the area so that they may become involved in self help programs that lead to personal growth and self-sufficiency. Participants enrolled in our current programs such as after-school, drug prevention/intervention, job-training, referral, parenting education, senior citizens, summer youth camps and neighborhood revitalization carry out this mission daily. Over the past 20 years, approximately 195,000 participants have been served in one or more of these programs. Currently, 5500 participants are being served annually.
Empowering teen mothers and their children to achieve independence through support services, education and mentoring.
Case Management Services
Assist teen moms in creating individualized goal plans and outlining activities to help them achieve their goals. We also ensure teen moms are utilizing community services where necessary and refer to outside agencies for additional needs.
The humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross connects us to people and communities across the nation and around the world. The common bonds of humanity and compassion unite us together, not just in the face of emergencies and disasters, but in helping our neighbors every day.
Since being founded by Clara Barton in 1881, the Red Cross has been a consistent lifeline for people when they need us the most. The depth and breadth of our services – whenever and wherever they’re called for – is unmatched by any organization in the world.
At the North Texas Food Bank, we’re healthier, smarter and stronger. To continue the fight against hunger which we started 30 years ago, it isn’t enough to simply move food out the door. Today, we’re elevating our standards for healthy food. We’re building our knowledge base. We’re expanding our distribution.
City House was founded by two Plano ISD school teachers, sadly inspired and driven by one teenager sleeping in his pickup truck, another living in a vacant building, and another bringing her clothes to school in a garbage bag. In 1988, City House opened its doors to its first residents. What began as a six-bed shelter has grown into a four home, 36 beds, multi-faceted agency that provides residential and non-residential services to more than 500 children, young adults and their families each year. Throughout 2013 we will be celebrating our 25 years of service with various events and activities including City House’s Silver Anniversary Gala (Sept. 7th) and theEbby Halliday Frisco Golf Tournament, just to name two. We also are paving the walking path in our Serenity Garden. – See more at: http://www.cityhouse.org/#sthash.uYtpdwmF.dpuf
H.O.P.E. Farm mentors boys from single-parent homes who lack a positive male influence in their lives. The youth enter the program between the ages of 5and 7 and the program is designed to nurture them through high school.
H.O.P.E Farm currently has over 50 boys enrolled on two campuses. The bulk of our 18 employees are program oriented and spend their time teaching, coaching, and mentoring H.O.P.E. Farm boys and their families.
The Men of Nehemiah (MON) serves homeless and incarcerated men with addictive disorders by providing:
- Residential accommodations
- Substance abuse treatment through individual, group, and family counseling
- Life-skills and job placement training
- Case management
- An array of other recovery support services
MON is a highly structured recovery program based upon 15 Biblical Principles which embrace the 12-step recovery model. Additionally, MON contains a robust military-style component which provides healthy disciplinary training.
Since 1991, Jonathan’s Place has been taking care of the Dallas area’s youngest victims of abuse. Jonathan’s Place provides this care through three programs – a “home-style” emergency shelter for abused, abandoned and neglected children, a Foster & Adoptive Family Program and a Girls Treatment Program. The emergency shelter provides specialized services and 24-hour residential care and is the only emergency shelter in Dallas County that provides residential services for children in crisis under the age of 10
Each day, Voice of Hope touches the lives of over 250 students. Voice of Hope does not receive any federal or state funding; we receive all of our donations from churches, organizations, grants and individuals. Voice of Hope would cease to exist without the gracious financial gifts from people like you. Thank you for your support!
Stones of Love is a 501c3 non profit organization that reaches out to parents who can not afford a headstone or marker when their child passes away. In 2012, Sherri experienced what no parent ever dreams will happen to them – the sudden loss of her child. After surviving the financial crisis of an unexpected funeral, she realized that like herself, headstones were out of the question for many single parents.
Stones of Love helps primarily single parents in financial crisis who need headstones for their children. She realized, that when every penny counted, the headstone is the one step that went by the wayside until funds became available. Sherri’s son passed away in June of 2012 and she is just now, a year later, able to afford and begin the process of purchasing a headstone to memorialize his precious life.