Plugged In To DFW
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Since their founding over four decades ago, CCFA has remained at the forefront of research in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Click here for more information about getting involved in the many events happening this fall.
Texas Trees Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating healthy communities through tree planting, education, outreach and advocacy. Tree North Texas is the regional urban forestry initiative for North Texas. This initiative will be the largest tree planting initiative in the nation, with a plan to plant 3 million trees in North Texas during the next 10 years. Click here to learn more and register your tree.
Zig Ziglar was an author, salesman and world renowned motivational speaker. For five decades, he traveled the world carrying his message of optimism and motivation to businesses, corporations and thousands of people flocking to his uplifting arena-sized presentations. Two years after his death, Ziglar Inc. is once again bringing The Ziglar Experience to the community via Ziglar Legacy Certified Trainers. The Seminar: Building the Best You in 7 Keys is September 24 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Email email@example.com or click here to sign up.
The mission of the Family Place is to empower victims of family violence by providing safe housing, counseling and skills that create independence while building community engagement and advocating for social change to stop family violence. The Family Place is the Dallas area’s leading organization delivering proven programs that address emotional and physical abuse and incest. The Family Place provides free, comprehensive services that prevent violence and fully support women, children and men on their path from fear to safety.
Fit and Faithful Living has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for individuals who experience health issues due to but not limited to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, kidney disease and other ailments resulting from obesity. Their mission is to engage, educate and empower individuals in our communities to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activities, good nutrition and the pursuit of mental balance. Check out the 3rd Annual Health & Fitness Expo on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at SMU. Click here for more information.
MDA is the world’s leading nonprofit health organization sponsoring research seeking the causes of and effective treatments for neuromuscular diseases. MDA research grants currently are supporting more than 250 projects worldwide. Click here for more information.
The National MS Society helps people address the challenges of living with MS through a 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. Click here for more information.
Executives In Action or EIA’s mission is to transform our community by strengthening local nonprofit organizations.
Mental illnesses often strike early. Half of all cases start by age 14, and three-quarters by age 24. One in five Americans will experience a mental health issue during his or her lifetime, and one in 20 people will develop a serious mental illness. The “Speak You Mind, Texas” campaign is part of a Texas effort to raise awareness of mental health issues and increase access to services. The Texas Legislature added more than $300 million in mental health funding for 2014-2015. The funds are being used to expand services, decrease wait lists, make improvements at the state’s mental health hospitals, and develop targeted efforts for veterans and young people.
AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward, they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce.
About 400 abused and neglected children in Tarrant County are currently waiting on the critical voice of a volunteer Advocate. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Tarrant County is an organization of volunteer advocates who stand up on behalf of abused and neglected children because they want them to have a future brighter, more hopeful than their past. Click here to learn more.
Due to the lack of organs for transplants, it is now possible for friends, family or even strangers to donate a kidney, bone marrow or stem cells to those in need.