Generosity Counts: Help DCS Support the Community on #GivingTuesday 2022
Data Center Systems (DCS) believes that every act of generosity counts and is encouraging everyone to support its Dallas-Fort Worth community outreach partners on #GivingTuesday which will be celebrated this year on Nov. 29, 2022.
“At DCS, we couldn’t have built a successful company without the support of our clients, partners, and neighbors in the DFW community,” says DCS founder and CEO Kevin Ehringer.
DCS is highlighting its support of four local community organizations this #GivingTuesday:
- Rhett Sullivan Foundation
- KinderFrogs at Texas Christina University
- Metrocrest Food Pantry
- Cook Children’s
GivingTuesday: Global Generosity Movement Turns 10
GivingTuesday, the “global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity”, turns 10 this year.
The movement was started in 2012 with the simple idea to create a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
GivingTuesday, celebrated five days after the Thanksgiving holiday, spurs giving across the U.S. and 80 other countries. In 2021, an estimated $2.7 billion was donated in 24 hours in the U.S. alone, and 35 million adults participated by offering gifts of time, voice, skills, goods, and money, as well as countless acts of kindness inspired by the movement.
Each is a closer look at the four local organizations that DCS is highlighting for #GivingTuesday 2022.
Rhett Sullivan Foundation
The Rhett Sullivan Foundation is a nonprofit that aids families who experience unexpected early child loss, with financial assistance, grief support, and resources.
“The loss of a young child is traumatic and touches many families within our community. Our goal is to provide relief in their time of need,” says the Rhett Sullivan Foundation.
The Rhett Sullivan Foundation is based in Texas and focuses on providing services to those in Texas first.
“Upon the loss of a young child, there is no part of your being that thinks about where to turn for financial or emotional support. We want to be that support,” says The Rhett Sullivan Foundation.
The Rhett Sullivan Foundation is based in Flower Mound, Texas, and welcomes any monetary donations to support its mission. Donation help with:
- Financial assistance to families for funeral and burial costs
- Family counseling referrals and funding
- Grief & loss resources
o Support groups
- “Love & Comfort” packages for families and siblings after loss
KinderFrogs School at Texas Christian University
KinderFrogs School at Texas Christian University is Tarrant County’s only early intervention educational program for children ages 18 months to 6 years old with Down syndrome and other developmental delays.
The program prepares children with Down syndrome and other developmental delays for success and independence in inclusive school and community settings.
KinderFrogs serves 35 children in three classrooms and each classroom employs a teacher who has a graduate degree in Special Education and two instructional teacher assistants. The student-teacher ratio is about 3:1.
KinderFrogs School admits a small number of typically developing children each year. Learn more about the admissions process here.
Support enables KinderFrogs School to continue its groundbreaking work in special education with aspiring educators and children with special needs, as well as to provide scholarships for students.
Charitable gifts may be made (Please designate “KinderFrogs” when donating) in the following ways:
- Online through the University Advancement office
- By phone at 817-257-4571
- By mail to TCU Box 297415, Fort Worth, Texas 76129
Metrocrest Food Pantry
Located in Farmers Branch, Texas, the Metrocrest Food Pantry is a self-choice operation arranged like a grocery store.
Metrocrest Food Pantry receives donations from area grocery stores, larger food banks, and individual and corporate donors.
“Too often, our neighbors are having to decide whether to pay all their bills or purchase healthy food for themselves and their families. We believe no one should ever have to choose between putting food on the table and paying their bills,” says Metrocrest Food Pantry.
Eligible Food Pantry visitors receive a prepackaged box of nutritious food along with other necessities, including milk, bread, meat, produce, and hygiene/household supplies. Each household is provided with enough food for one week (based on family size and available stock).
“Because we receive donations from several area stores, the North Texas Food Bank, individual donors, and fresh seasonal produce from area community gardens like Coppell Community Garden, our stock varies from week to week,” says Metrocrest.
A $25 donation will provide 150 meals for those in need.
Cook Children's Health Care System embraces an inspiring Promise—to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease, and injury.
Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Cook’s Children has a long and rich tradition of serving the pediatric community with a primary service area of Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant, and Wise counties.
The not-for-profit organization comprises eight companies, including a medical center, physician network, home health company, surgery centers, health plan, health services, and health foundation.
With more than 60 primary, specialty, and urgent care locations throughout Texas, families can access their top-ranked specialty programs and network of services to meet the unique needs of their children.
Cook Children’s combines the art of caring with leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child.
This has earned Cook Children's a far-reaching reputation with patients traveling from around the globe to receive life-saving pediatric care. Cook Children's is honored to continually receive recognition for our outstanding efforts and outcomes in pediatric health care.