MEALS ON WHEELS The Meals on Wheels Association of America represents community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 states and U.S. territories. The approximately 5,000 programs deliver more than one million meals each day. Some programs serve meals at congregate locations and some programs deliver meals directly to those with limited mobility.
Rapid Power Management began working with the Collin County Committee on Aging, which has a Meals on Wheels department, in 2011. The Collin County Committee on Aging delivers more than 550 meals a day, including weekend and evening meals. The Committee serves those over the age of 60 who are homebound, lack independent living skills and/or are incapable to shop and prepare a meal. Our employees deliver fresh meals straight to the homes of senior citizens in the West Plano area several times a month.
To find out more about Meals on Wheels or to learn how you can get involved, visit www.mowaa.org.
SCOTTISH RITE HOSPITAL Rapid Power Management has been a proud supporter of Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas for 6 years. Our annual commitment is donated in memory of one our clients sons, who proudly served our nation. His love for children spurred the idea to support a hospital that helps those without the means or access to proper medical care. The hospital specializes in orthopedic conditions, such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip disorders and limb length differences, as well as certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. The hospital is run 100% by private donation and we encourage you or your organization to support this great facility.
Find out more through their website: www.tsrhc.org
WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT Rapid Power Management proudly supports service members, past and present, of the United States. As a way to thank them for their service and sacrifice, we give back each year to the Wounded Warrior Project. Their mission is to honor and empower the veterans and service members of our nation. They raise awareness and provide assistance for injured service members. This includes mental health recovery, family support, peer mentoring, economic assistance and many other wonderful programs.
To learn more about The Wounded Warrior Project, please visit: www.woundedwarriorproject.org
GENESIS WOMEN'S SHELTER Since 2011, Rapid Power Management has adopted a family from the Genesis Women’s Shelter during the holiday season. We spend time picking out gifts on the mom and children’s wish list to ensure they all have something to open on Christmas day.
The genesis shelter is not only committed to preventing domestic violence, but also raising the level of community awareness regarding the pervasiveness and effects of it. Their services are always free of charge.
To learn more about the Genesis Women’s Shelter, please visit: www.genesisshelter.org
Rapid Power Management believes in giving back to the community not only on a personal level, but a corporate one as well. Cash donations are not the only type of support we choose - We also donate goods, our time and services. Please find a list of the charities RPM supports throughout the year.
DFW RESCUE ME (JUSTICE FUND) - ERIN NEIGHBORS DFW Rescue Me is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization whose goal is to reduce the number of animals euthanized in Dallas. Their goal is possible by spaying / neutering, adoption programs and educating about responsible pet ownership. Each year 5-7 million animals enter shelters nationwide. 3-4 million of those are euthanized, simply because no one wants them.
DFW Rescue Me also created the Justice Fund in honor of the 4 month old pit bull mix puppy who passed away after being severely abused in April 2012. This fund was created to ensure all dogs that are the victims of abuse or neglect in the city of Dallas receive necessary medical care and the opportunity to know the kindness of the human hand that they so deserve. Justice will ensure they have a second leash on life.
To learn more about DFW Rescue Me and Justice's story, visit their website: www.dfwrescueme.org/justices-story
ROTARY - JD DODSON As a proud Rotarian since 2007, I believe in the world-wide mission that changing the world begins with a commitment to "service above self." With more than 1.2 million members and 34,000 clubs worldwide, you'll find members volunteering in local communities and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.
Find more information about Rotary and how you can join or help our mission through their website: www.rotary.org
CORNERSTONE NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS - JD DODSON I choose to support the Collin County based service organization Cornerstone North Central Texas. They are focused on helping individuals and families that are down on their luck to get back on their feet. They accomplish this mission by providing a whole host of services from cheap health care, clothing, money and counseling. Their mission is “Uniting To Demonstrate Christ’s Compassion By Serving Our Neighbors In Need.”
To find out more about supporting their cause, find their web-site: www.cornerstonenct.org/
DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART - KATIE CASSE I choose to donate to the Dallas Museum of Art because I believe that people should have the chance to express themselves creatively through painting, sculpture, dance or music. Art aids in developing cognitive and problem solving skills and strengthening these skills improve confidence and self-discipline.
The Dallas Museum of Art offers residents in DFW the opportunity to visit a place in which creativity is acknowledged. Through the announcement of free general admission in January 2013, the museum hopes to increase the cultural community in Dallas by exposing more people to the exhibitions, programs and events held at the DMA.
To learn more about the Dallas Museum of Art, visit: www.dma.org
PROJECT GAURDIAN & MAINGAIT - CHRISTA TAYLOR I gave to Project Graduation, a nonprofit organization, affiliated through Prosper High School. This organization provides a safe, fun environment for high school seniors on graduation night.
I also gave to ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship Ranch. Children and adults with disabilities move beyond their boundaries through the healing power of the horse and the dedication of a professional, caring community. My two oldest daughters and I have donated our time as ‘Sidewalkers’.
You can learn more about this organization at: www.manegait.org
FAMILY OUTREACH - SCOTT PEASE I chose Family Outreach, a nonprofit agency dedicated to strengthening families and preventing child abuse and neglect. I chose them because I believe in their cause, they are local to Collin County, and they received a 2013 “Great Non Profit Award.”
To learn more, visit: www.familyoutreachntx.org
CHILDRENS MEDICAL CENTER OF DALLAS - JARED PATTERSON Life, and health, is a precious thing. Being a father, I cannot imagine the heartache that comes with a dangerously ill child. When I heard that Children’s Medical Center of Dallas had to cancel their largest fundraiser of the year due to the December 2013 ice storm, I knew my donation would go to them. CMC is the only academic health care facility in North Texas dedicated exclusively to the comprehensive care of children from birth to age 18. Most importantly, they do not turn children away.
To find out more about supporting their cause, find their web-site: http://www.childrens.com/giving/make-a-donation/
COMMUNITY FOOD BANK OF FT. WORTH - MIKE BOWMAN I chose to donate to the Community Food Bank of Ft. Worth.
To learn more about Community Food Bank of Ft. Worth, please visit: www.food-bank.org