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The Greatest

Gift Catalog Ever

NLF

Board of Directors

Sean Alpert - Chairman

Heather Goldman

James Oneill

Phil Purevich

Bret Saxon

Local SCBF

Advisory Board

Larry Anfin

Jennifer Baggs

Ted Blevins

Jon Bonnell

Tim Carter

Kevin Downing

Linda Fulmer

Elliot Goldman

Heather Goldman

Matt Johnson

Nick Karanges

Gerry Schlegel

Jerry Scott

Anne Self

Connie Smith

Molly Snyder

Sam Stavron

Patrick Towle

Dear Readers,

Welcome to our fifth edition of The Greatest Gift Catalog Ever ® . Longtime readers may

have noticed a slight change to this year’s catalog cover – the addition of the slogan

“Happiness Available for Sale Inside.” We added it because the Catalog is one of the

few places on earth you can buy happiness. Those who say you can’t buy happiness

probably have never picked up a copy of The Greatest Gift Catalog Ever. We agree it

used to be difficult to buy happiness, but this catalog makes it easy. Nothing feels

better than knowing you have comforted a sick child, provided a thanksgiving meal for

the homeless or provided help to a soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

As is to be expected, the 2012 Greatest Gift Catalog Ever is nothing short of fantastic.

Again this year we have $75,000 in matching funds to make your contribution go even

further. We started this program last year and it was a great success. Instead of 100%

of everything given directly through the catalog going to the organizations, it is up to an

amazing 200%. Contributions to 13 of the 15 organizations will once again be matched

dollar for dollar by other donors. The complete details of the program are on page 39.

We are always pleased to highlight the work of organizations that are new to the

catalog. This year the board has selected three fantastic organizations: Northside

Inter-Community Agency (NICA), CASA of Tarrant County (Court Appointed Special

Advocates) and The Women’s Center. In addition, there are many new programs

featured from some of your favorite non-profits that are returning to the catalog. In

addition, please do not forget to check out our new Golden Gifts section for other

amazing ways to help make an impact.

Each year I look over the first draft of the catalog I am humbled by the efforts and

support of the community in making this project a reality. A list of these incredible

people is on pages 41-43. I encourage you to support them as well. Thanks again to

the donors, supporters, volunteers and sponsors for making the 2012 Greatest Gift

Catalog Ever, simply the greatest gift catalog ever!

Elliot and Heather Goldman

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3218 E. Belknap St., Fort Worth, Texas 76111 • 817.834.4711 • www.fortworthkids.org

Daphne Barlow Stigliano, President

2012 EXECUTIVE BOARD

Paul Anderson - Chair

Scott Price - Past Chair

Stewart Alcorn

Larry Anfin

Mike Barber

John Broude

Ron Buford

Eddie Martin

Martin Moad

Rusty Reid

Karen Simon

Our Mission

To provide enriching programs to youth from disadvantaged circumstances to develop the

qualities needed to become responsible citizens.

We’re changing the odds for youth in Fort Worth!

For more than 86 years Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth has supported local youth through

our six branch locations and outreach programs in the schools and community. Our efforts focus on

inspiring Academic Success, encouraging Healthy Lifestyles and promoting Positive Citizenship. We

serve more than 11,000 youth in some of the highest risk communities in Fort Worth.

Ninety percent of our youth say the Clubs are the best thing in their community… and 57 percent of

alumni say the Club saved their life. Combined with our Club members' high success rate for high

school graduation and college enrollment, these statistics help shape the story of how we are impacting

youth every day.

In the Clubs, youth ages 6-18 years old receive a well-rounded afterschool experience, with opportunities

to receive tutoring in the education room, play sports in the gym, create masterpieces in the art room, eat

a hot meal in the cafeteria or socialize with friends in the recreation room. Through programs like

Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound, the Club extends its impact into local middle and high

schools. Specialized outreach like Comin' Up gang intervention, Career Launch, Too Good for Drugs,

Be Great Graduate and Parenting Wisely provide support for the varied life trials faced by our youth.

How You Can Help

$

25 Provides an hour of tutoring for a child who is struggling academically.

$

100 Provides the educational curriculum for one week at a Club location.

$

25

Provides an hour of

tutoring for a child

who is struggling

academically

$

100

Provides the

educational curriculum

for one

week at a Club

location

$

600

Sponsors one child for

a year of programs

at the Club

$

600 Sponsors one child for a year of programs at the Club. These programs include after-school

tutoring and homework help, mentoring, assistance with college applications and

scholarships, character development programs, job skill training and employment assistance.

made to this organization through

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for dollar up to $5,000 by the board of directors.

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1300 W. Lancaster Ave. • Fort Worth, Texas 76102 • 817.336.8611 • www.cscfw.org

Joyce Elizabeth Mauk, M.D., President/CEO/Medical Director

Rob Park, Chair, CSC Board Leah King, Chair, CSCF Board

• ADHD

• Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy

• Asperger Syndrome

Our Mission

Since 1962 providing expert medical care for children with:

• Autism

• Behavior/Emotional Problems

• Developmental Delays

The Gwilliam Family

Three young lives were changed forever when they were adopted into the Gwilliam family in 2006.

Jessica, Tate and Sierra were welcomed by two biological children of Mike and Elizabeth Gwilliam. All

three children were born affected by the abuse of crack cocaine ingestion and fetal alcohol syndrome.

From their outward appearance, there’s no trace of the physiological and developmental delays they

struggle with daily. Sierra, the youngest, was also born with a chromosome deficiency, a condition that

has manifested into difficulties in her hearing, speech and vision.

The Gwilliam’s quickly learned the devastating effects the drugs and alcohol had on the development of

their newly adopted children and tirelessly sought help, which ultimately led them to the Child Study

Center. “The doctors at the Child Study Center have addressed their physical ailment and impairment,

provided poignant counseling and have given us the educational tools we need to be better parents and

a stronger family,” Mike said.

Changing lives and helping families like the Gwilliam’s has been the mission of the Child Study Center

for the past 50 years. Your support will help provide expert medical care for children of North Texas

with developmental disabilities.

How You Can Help

$

30 Helps to purchase curriculum for a child with autism.

$

60 Assists with testing for a child with learning disabilities.

• Learning Disabilities

• Psychological Testing

$

350 Underwrites a pediatric follow-up visit for a child with developmental disabilities.

$

30

Helps to purchase

curriculum for a child

with autism

$

60

Assists with testing

for a child with

learning disabilities $

350

Underwrites a pediatric

follow-up visit for a child

with developmental

disabilities

2X$ Contributions made to this organization through

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for dollar up to $5,000 by an anonymous donor.

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555 Hemphill Street, Suite 200, Fort Worth, Texas 76104 • 817.332.5070 • www.gillchildrens.org

Amanda Stallings, Executive Director

2012 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Shannon Ray, President Anne Self, Vice President

Tod Miller, Treasurer Kevin Kuenzli, Secretary

Debi Hicks Dr. Mark Jones Kathryn Laughlin

Our Mission

Gill Children’s Services is a funding source of last resort that provides a safety net for Tarrant

County children whose medical, dental, physical, social, psychological or educational needs

have not been met by other community resources.

An Example of What We Do

Families turn to Gill Children's Services for a variety of needs. Oftentimes, it is as simple as a

birth certificate. A birth certificate costs $23. This may not seem like much, but it is the stumbling

block for many families on a fixed income. A birth certificate is frequently the one item

needed to apply for food, housing, education assistance, and/or medical treatment. Gill, on

average, provides about 500 birth certificates a year. This one document stands between a child

receiving a nutritious meal, a roof over their head, or simply being able to enroll in school. Gill

provides necessary financial assistance so children are able to receive this critical resource to

improve their quality of life.

Gill fills the gaps left by other agencies and programs. Families can turn to Gill for assistance

when they have exhausted all other local, state, federal and personal resources. Gill is the safety

net that makes sure no child goes without the services he or she needs.

How You Can Help

$

23 Allows a parent to receive their child’s birth certificate in order to apply for services such

as Medicaid, CHIP, housing and/or food stamps.

$

85 Pays for one hour of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for a child with autismspectrum

disorders.

$

300 Pays for a dental exam, two fillings and a stainless steel crown for a child in pain.

$

23

Allows a parent to

receive their child’s

birth certificate to

apply for critical

services

$

85

Pays for one hour of

therapy for a child with

autism-spectrum

disorders $

300

Pays for a dental exam, two

fillings and a stainless steel

crown for a child in pain

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made to this organization through

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for dollar up to $5,000 by an anonymous donor.

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P.O. Box 2144, Fort Worth, Texas 76113 • 817.339.2553 • www.ugm-tc.org

Don Shisler, President/CEO

Fred Closuit, Chairman

Jackson Wilson, Vice Chairman

Ron Clinkscale, Treasurer

Mary Lou Ryan, Secretary

Rev. Stanley Maneikis, Chaplain

Our Mission

Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County (UGM-TC) is a local united Christian organization and ministry

dedicated to providing love, hope, respect, and a new beginning for the homeless.

We are God’s healthy place to end homelessness,

one person at a time.

Last Christmas, Charmaine and her two daughters fled an abusive relationship. It was hard to keep a

job and take care of her children, especially when she was pregnant, and the oldest girl was still suffering

from the trauma of the abuse. Her resources dwindled to nothing.

Charmaine was overwhelmed when she came to UGM-TC and was shown the clean, comfortably furnished

room that she and her daughters would share. This Christmas, Charmaine’s family is stronger

than ever as a result of programs that helped her learn about herself, her family, and her need for God.

With childcare she found through UGM-TC, she knows her children are safe while she works as a

Certified Nursing Assistant.

We offer shelter for all types of homeless people, including single men and women, mothers with

children, fathers with children, as well as permanent supportive housing for senior ladies. Our goal is

to address the barriers that contributed to a client’s homelessness and help them move toward independence,

permanent housing and employment through a structured program and case management

tailored to their needs.

Thank you for filling Christmas with joy and hope for many families like Charmaine’s this year. Your

support is helping the homeless of Tarrant County build a firmer foundation, a stronger family, and a

better future.

How You Can Help

$

40 Serves meals to a homeless man, woman or child for one week. Meals cost $1.86.

$

75 Helps provide Christmas for one child at the Mission, with great food, warm clothing,

Christmas activities, a visit from Santa and a gift.

$

40

Serves meals to

a homeless man,

woman or child

for one week

$

75

Helps provide Christmas

for a child at the Mission, with

great food, warm clothing,

Christmas activities, a visit

from Santa and

a gift

$

275

Gives a resident one week in a

clean, safe place with case

management, counseling,

lodging, medical care, food,

services, and laundry

$

275 Gives a resident one week of clean, safe surroundings with case management, counseling,

lodging, medical care, food, services, and laundry.

made to this organization through

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2600 Cullen Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 • 817.332.9177 • www.tafb.org

Bo Soderbergh, Executive Director

2012 EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Doug Renfro, President

Armando Silva, Past President

Our Mission

Empowering communities to eliminate hunger by providing food, education and resources through innovation

and collaboration.

Karen’s Story

Poverty is a cycle that can cause generation after generation to experience hunger. But often, especially in a down

economy, it can come as a sudden blow to a self-sufficient family.

Karen is a hardworking and dedicated mother of two young boys – Blake, 9, and Patrick, 7. But last year she lost

her job at an auctioneering company due to budget cuts and downsizing. Soon after, Karen and her sons found

themselves without a home.

Understanding the reality that her family could go hungry has been overwhelming for Karen – especially so close

to the holidays. The situation has gotten so stressful that she’s become physically ill. As a Tarrant Area Food Bank

donor when times weren’t so tough, Karen is humbled but so very grateful to be able to visit a Food Bank partner

food pantry in her Fort Worth neighborhood.

What if you woke up tomorrow in Karen’s situation Imagine the relief you’d feel to find a place to go for help – a place

that will welcome you with open arms and give you the food you need to provide for your family until you can get back on

your feet.

Gifts to Tarrant Area Food Bank and its partner agencies provide families like Karen’s with plenty of nutritious

food for the holidays and all year long. Whether it’s a bag of groceries at a food pantry, a hot meal at a soup

kitchen or a backpack full of kid-friendly weekend food through our BackPack for Kids program, your gift will

provide hope for hungry families, children and senior citizens in our community.

How You Can Help

$

35 Provides food for 105 families in need.

$

100 Provides food for 400 breakfast meals for homeless men, women and children at shelters and

soup kitchens.

$

35

Provides food for 105

families in need

$

100

Provides food for 400

breakfast meals for

homeless men, women

and children at shelters

and soup kitchens

$

480

Provides a weekend’s worth

of food for 80 children

through our BackPacks for

Kids program

$

480 Provides an entire weekend’s worth of food for 80 children through our BackPacks for Kids

program.

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1600 Circle Park Boulevard • Fort Worth, Texas 76164 • www.nicaagency.org

Connie Nahoolewa, Executive Director

2012 BOARD OFFICERS

Steven C. (Rick) Collier – President George Westby – Vice President B. C. Hosch – Treasurer

Our Mission

The mission of Northside Inter-Community Agency is to break the cycle of hunger

and poverty by helping people in need help themselves and their neighbors.

Emergency services – food, clothing, and financial aid – address short-term needs. Educational programs

and training provide hope and a pathway for families to break free of poverty’s grasp. In 2011,

more than 1,100 volunteers provided 39,697 hours of service. Volunteers help to keep NICA’s administrative

costs at a minimum. Each year overhead expenses range between 3 to 4 percent with 96 to 97

cents of every dollar donated going towards goods and services.

Strengthening Communities by Educating Our Future

NICA’s Circle of Winners program is an example of our mission of people helping themselves and their

neighbors. High school students in the Circle of Winners program mentor younger children in three afterschool

programs and encourage them to stay in school and prepare for higher education. The high

school students are paid and their money is put into a savings account that can only be used for college.

The Circle of Winners program provides at-risk youth ages 14-18 academic support, life skills training,

and youth employment. The students are provided inspiration and guidance to complete high school,

while helping them avoid gang involvement and juvenile delinquency. In an area where the high school

drop-out rate approaches 50 percent, 100 percent of the Circle of Winners students have stayed in

school and graduated, 91 percent have completed at least one year of college, and 32 percent thus far

have graduated from college.

Elisa is now a sophomore at the University of North Texas majoring in Political Science and Criminal

Justice. Elisa is the youngest of four children. In addition to being the first to attend college, she was

also the first to graduate from high school. NICA helped Elisa to enroll in college and apply for several

scholarships. She received three. As a result, Elisa is well on her way to a brighter future.

How You Can Help

$

25 Provides 270 pounds of food to feed three large families for one week.

$

70 Covers the cost of school clothing required by Fort Worth ISD, a pair of shoes, back pack and school

supplies for one child from a low-income family.

$

25

Provides 270

pounds of food to

feed three large

families for one

week

$

70

Covers the cost of

school clothing, shoes,

back pack and school

supplies for one child

from a low-income

family

$

200

Pays one Circle of Winners

high school student to tutor

8 children and earn money

for college

$

200 Pays one Circle of Winners high school student to tutor 8 children for one month while earning

money to put into savings for college.

made to this organization through

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for dollar up to $10,000 by Friends of NICA.

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660 Keller Smithfield Road • Keller, Texas 76248 • 817.379.5717 • www.rockytoptherapy.org

D. R. Newton, Founder/President Mike Hogg, Executive Director

Larry Anfin

Linda Bowden

Brad Bradley

Gary Fickes

2012 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Bill Greenwood John Hughes

John Hernandez Jim Lancaster

Mike Tilbury

Vicki Truitt

Dr. James

Stewart

Our Mission

To provide services that will improve the quality of life for individuals who have disabilities or are

disadvantaged, and to provide those services to all who may benefit regardless of their financial ability.

What We Do and Services We Provide

Rocky Top Therapy Center, located on a serene ranch setting in Keller, provides equine assisted therapy and

psychotherapy services to individuals with physical, mental/emotional or behavioral challenges. Rocky Top offers

multiple areas of support: THERAPY SERVICES, which includes therapeutic riding and Hippotherapy (physical

therapy on a horse), and EDUCATION & COUNSELING SERVICES, which includes equine assisted psychotherapy.

We use specially trained therapy horses who serve as a catalyst for positive change, either physically or

emotionally, in the lives of special needs individuals.

A special program at Rocky Top, called “Horses for Heroes” utilizing both Therapy Services and Education &

Counseling Services, addresses the needs of veterans who have suffered emotional trauma or physical disabilities

in the line of duty. The goal of Horses for Heroes is to help our veterans adjust physically or emotionally to their

post-war lives. This program is also available to spouses, children and families of our veterans.

About Kade F. - When Kade was born, his parents noticed immediately that something was different about their

little boy…he never cried or whimpered. Kade’s parents spent the better part of his first year of life working with geneticists

and a developmental pediatrician to figure out his disability. At two years old, Kade could not walk and was still non-verbal.

Eventually, Kade was diagnosed with a partial trisomy 9, a chromosome disorder which causes developmental delay. Kade is

now 7 years old and is below the tenth percentile of his age group in size, barely weighing 40 pounds.

In 2010, Kade’s mother Mary, saw a story on the news about Rocky Top Therapy Center. After watching, Mary knew Kade

could only benefit from the therapeutic services offered at Rocky Top. When Kade began Hippotherapy at Rocky Top, Mary’s

ultimate goal was to have her son strengthen his core muscles and balance. He has surpassed all of her expectations, he is

walking without falling and his speech as dramatically improved. He can also run, skip, jump and loves to play baseball.

The movement of the horses’ pelvis allowed Kade to feel what his hips should do when walking. He does exercises while on

the horse to help strengthen him such as sit ups, bridges, hands and knees and squat to stand. Kade is on the horse for all

of these activities, having fun while improving his strength and balance. The therapists and staff are excited for Kade and his

family to marvel at the improvement of his movement, speech and quality of life.

How You Can Help

$

40 Pays for one session of therapeutic riding.

$

40

Pays for one session

of therapeutic riding

$

120

Pays for one

equine assisted

therapy session for

a veteran or

family

$

480

Pays for a 6-week

psychotherapy

counseling session

$

120 Pays for one equine assisted therapy session for a veteran or their family.

$

480 Pays for a six-week equine psychotherapy counseling session.

made to this organization through

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for dollar up to $10,000 by an anonymous donor.

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1004 7th Avenue • Fort Worth, Texas 76104 • 817.870.4942 • www.ftworthrmh.org

Jennifer Johns, Executive Director

2012 BOARD OFFICERS

Bob Lohman, President

Don Marable, President-Elect

David Goodroe, Chairman

Kathy Coleman

Mark Dugan

Mary Edwards

Gary Goble

Tom Hale

Holley Hendrickson

Our Mission

The Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth provides a supportive home-away-from-home for

families of children receiving medical treatment in area hospitals.

Cade’s Story

Cade, an adorable four-year-old, loves the Mickey Mouse Club House, the animals on his farm and

playing with his cars and trucks. Although his mother's pregnancy was considered high-risk, her

obstetrician ordered no special tests, such as an amniocentesis. When he was born with Down

Syndrome, his parents were taken aback with the challenges their son would face. At 11 months, Cade

had open-heart surgery. At age three he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).

While Cade was receiving cancer treatment at Cook Children's Medical Center, his family stayed at the

Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth for a month. In fact, his sister Cody even celebrated her 13th

birthday at the House. Thankfully, he was released and able to go home after treatment, only to return

six months later for another round of chemotherapy. This time, after receiving treatment during the day,

Cade was permitted to join his family at the Ronald McDonald House. It was summer and he loved

playing outside in the children's courtyard, riding tricycles, being pulled in wagons and climbing

around in the playscape, like those found at McDonald's restaurants.

Cade and his parents felt right at home at the Ronald McDonald House. “We are so grateful for the

comfort and safety the House provides, the home-cooked meals served nightly and the fact that we feel

comfortable asking for assistance if there is anything we need,” said Deanna, Cade's mother.

Cade's journey is not over, but he and his family find comfort knowing that they have a “home-awayfrom-home”

in Fort Worth - The Ronald McDonald House.

How You Can Help

$

25 Helps provide comfortable lodging, meals, laundry facilities, recreational activities and

emotional support for a family for one night.

$

25

Helps provide comfortable

lodging, meals, laundry

facilities, recreational activities

and emotional support for a

family for a night

$

60

Helps provide

a weekend

stay for one

family

$

300

Covers the cost of an

evening meal for each one

of our 38 families during

their stay

$

60 Helps provide a weekend stay for one family.

$

300 Supports our Meals-From-The-Heart Program. This amount covers the cost of an evening

meal for each one of our 38 families during their stay.

made to this organization through

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CASA of Tarrant County

101 Summit Avenue, Suite 505 • Fort Worth, Texas 76102 • 817-877-5891

www.SpeakUpForAChild.org

Ian Peck, President

Glenn Monroe, President-Elect

Julia Summers, Executive Director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Lisa Grady, Secretary

David Seidler, Treasurer

Jennifer Johnson, Past President

Our Mission

CASA of Tarrant County speaks up for abused and neglected children by training court-appointed

volunteers to make recommendations for safe, permanent homes.

We Raise a Voice Against the Unspeakable

Every morning, 7-year-old Maya sat by the window of her apartment and watched other kids wait for

the school bus. Maya dreamed of going back to school with her friends, but she had to stay home

because someone had to take care of her three younger siblings. When their mother was not yelling

and throwing things, she was passed out on the couch, drunk or high – if she were home at all.

Maya had liked math in school. Now she used her math skills to measure formula for her 6-month-old

baby brother – when her mom remembered to buy it. Maya’s mother warned her if she ever told anyone,

she’d never see her brother and sisters again.

Fortunately, a neighbor reported the abuse and neglect at Maya’s house. Maya and her siblings were

removed from their home – but they weren’t lost in the legal and foster care system. Maya’s family was

assigned a CASA Advocate, Susan, who stepped in to give Maya and her siblings a voice in court. Now

they’re together in a safe, permanent home, and Maya is back in school and enjoying just being a kid.

Child abuse is heartbreaking. Every year, thousands of children are legally removed from their homes to

protect them from further injury. As a child moves through the maze of the judicial system, their CASA

Advocate is often the most consistent person in their life. CASA of Tarrant County recruits, trains and

supervises local citizens as volunteer Advocates who provide voices for the children in court. Advocates

get to know abused and neglected children personally, serving as the court’s eyes and ears and providing

unbiased feedback that helps the judge decide what is in the child’s best interest.

How You Can Help

$

0 Become a volunteer Advocate. Receive a cause with a first and last name.

$

0

Become a

volunteer Advocate.

Receive a cause with

a first and last

name

$

50

Provides training

materials for two

volunteer

Advocates

$

200

Provides advocacy

services for a child

for a month

$

50 Provides training materials for two volunteer Advocates.

$

200 Provides advocacy services for a child for a month.

made to this organization through

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320 South Freeway • Fort Worth, Texas 76104 • 817.336.0912 • www.mealsonwheels.org

Carla Jutson, Executive Director

Ossana Hermosillo, Chair

2012 BOARD OFFICERS

Tricia Hunter, Treasurer

Christina Toups, Vice Chair George Zeiner, Secretary

Our Mission

To promote the dignity and independence of older adults, persons with disabilities, and other

homebound persons by delivering nutritious meals and providing or coordinating needed services.

Because of You, Someone Was Fed, Someone Smiled,

Someone Has Hope

Thanks to a concerned citizen, someone living right here in Tarrant County now has help alleviating

her hunger and social isolation. One of our case managers let us know about this experience he had

with a special client:

“My client smiles each time I see her, though her appearance is as weathered as the fields in which she

once lived. She previously was homeless. Through the random kindness of a passer-by, she has since

received personal care and now has a warm place all her own, safe from the natural elements and

dangers that once darkened her world.

“However, she suffers from multiple disabilities, and her hands are so severely gnarled and weak with

rheumatic pain she can barely grip the handle to turn her doorknob. During my initial interview with

her, it became apparent that meal preparation was very difficult for her — the simple task of gripping a

pan or making a sandwich was painful and complicated. Personal care was needed once again, but this

time in the form of a daily meal delivered by the caring hands of Meals On Wheels volunteers.

“Over the years, my client has shown remarkable improvement not only in her physical health but in

her spirit as well, as she’s come to know that there are still decent people in the world who care and are

glad to show their concern with something more than words. I’m glad to see her smile each time I see

her. I’m reminded once again that a little kindness goes a long way in a needy heart.”

$

20

Provides a heater,

blanket, shower seat or

other small item for a

client in need

$

25

Sponsors meals

for one client for

one week

$

100

Sponsors meals for

one client for four

weeks

How You Can Help

$

20 Provides a heater, blanket, shower seat or other small items for a client in need.

$

25 Sponsors meals for one client for one week.

$

100 Sponsors meals for one client for four weeks.

made to this organization through

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P.O. Box 15610 • Fort Worth, Texas 76119 • 817.534.0814

www.CatholicCharitiesFortWorth.org

Heather Reynolds, President/CEO

Jim Wilkes

Cathy Hirt

BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Jill Fischer

Mel Henkes

Trey Wade

Donna Springer

Butch Bercher

Our Mission

To provide service to those in need, to advocate compassion and justice in the structures of society, and to call all people of

good will to do the same.

Catholic Charities Fort Worth’s Commitment to the Community

Did you know that 1/3 of Tarrant County Residents are actually living in poverty According to the Center for Public Policy

Priorities’ Budget Estimator, a family of four living in Tarrant County needs to earn $46,000 annually to have their basic needs

met (food, clothing and shelter).

In order to combat this problem, Catholic Charities Fort Worth is committed to changing these statistics, and here’s how….

We don't give people a handout; we give them a way out

We offer over 40 innovative programs designed not only to combat poverty, but also to promote self-sufficiency, a building

block for breaking the cycle of poverty and making our community a better place to live.

We are faith driven, service driven, and forward driven

For over 100 years we have worked to provide the highest quality of services to children, families, the elderly and refugees

regardless of creed, ethnicity, or culture throughout in our 28 county diocese. Our staff represents over 20 different faith affiliations;

we take pride in serving others because of our faith calling, not theirs.

We believe that stewardship and excellence begins at home

We're fiscally responsible, practicing what we teach to our clients. Over 90 cents out of every dollar donated goes directly to

fund client services. In addition, we are one of only seven nationally accredited organizations in North Texas, a true testament

to our commitment to excellence.

Simply put, we're here to end poverty and we cannot do it without you.

In 2011, we gave hope to over 120,000 individuals and families, but we know that there is still more to do. On average, we

receive over 250 calls a day from individuals asking for help. We know that we cannot do the work we do without our 300

dedicated staff, 2,000 volunteers, and YOU. Please join us in making a lasting impact in the lives of those we serve.

How You Can Support Our Mission

$

25 Promotes housing stability among veterans and their families who are at risk of or are currently homeless. Services include

outreach and case management in order to reach our goal of ending veteran homelessness by 2015.

$

75 Help answer the call to prevent child abuse and neglect. Your donation will help us provide intensive counseling services to

347 families so that they stay together and safe. Your donation will be matched 3:1 by the State of Texas, which will bring

more prevention dollars to Tarrant County.

$

25

Assists with housing

for veterans

$

75

Helps us

prevent child abuse

and neglect $

150

Provides employment

resources and

opportunities

$

150 Support our vocational plan to provide individuals with the resources and opportunities needed to obtain a living wage

employment. Services include professional development certification, job readiness training and transportation assistance

for employment opportunities.

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2630 West Freeway, Suite 100 • Fort Worth, Texas 76102 • 817.336.4949

www.alz.org/northcentraltexas

Our Mission

To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and

support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Our Organization

The Alzheimer’s Association has been a life saver for us on many occasions. I don’t know where we would be now with

my dad without your help. Please keep up the great work you do for all the families who need a place to turn in their

greatest time of need. Having a loved one with Alzheimer’s is like slowly being isolated from the rest of the world. The

Alzheimer’s Association has been a light in an otherwise dark world.”

- Angie P.

After receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, most families feel their lives have been shattered. Those most

closely affected are stunned when the reality of the diagnosis takes hold. Tension among family members is not

uncommon, as the disease takes a toll emotionally, physically and financially on all involved. Few families are

prepared for the inevitable array of changes in their lives.

The Alzheimer’s Association is THE place to turn when facing any aspect of this devastating disease. The chapter

also raises funds to advance research. Major local services include:

24/7 Telephone Helpline

Case Management

Caregiver Support Groups

Early Stage Support Groups

Theresa Hocker, Executive Director

Dave Burr, President

Jeff Franklin, Treasurer

BOARD OFFICERS

Memories in the Making ®

(art program)

Professional Counseling

Education Programs for Families

and Professionals

How You Can Help

Meharvan "Sonny" Singh, Ph.D., Vice President

Valerie Holloway Skinner, Secretary

REACH (Resources for Enhancing

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health)

Respite Fund

$

32 Covers the cost of two hours of in-home respite (time off for the caregiver) for families caring

for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease at home.

$

75 Provides one hour of professional counseling for care giving families or individuals in the

early stage of Alzheimer’s disease.

$

120 Provides ten sessions for one participant in Memories in the Making ® , an art program for

individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.

MedicAlert Program ® + Safe Return ® $

32

$

120

Covers the cost of two

hours of in-home respite services

for families caring for a

loved one with Alzheimer’s

disease at home

$

75

Provides one hour of

professional counseling for

care giving families or

individuals in the early stage

of Alzheimer’s disease

Provides ten sessions

of an art program for

an individual with

Alzheimer's disease

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1723 Hemphill Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76110 • 817-927-4006

www.womenscentertc.org

Laura Hilgart, President/CEO

Sharon Millians, Chair

Tasa Anderson, Vice Chair

BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Jeff Anderson, Secretary

Pat Dunne, Treasurer

Our Mission

Inspiring, teaching and empowering women and families to overcome violence, crisis and poverty.

Changing Lives – Building Better Futures

The sign above the reception desk reads, “Inspiring the courage to hope. Teaching the skills to cope.” And

behind nearly every door at The Women’s Center miracles – small and large – happen.

In a play therapy room, 7-year-old Anna is putting the finishing touches on her self-portrait – a beautiful,

smiling girl standing in a sunlit field surrounded by flowers and butterflies. She is so different from

the sexually abused child who just seven months ago painted herself as a shapeless black blob.

In a classroom, Cecelia is proudly telling her Jobs NOW! group that she has secured a second interview.

Cecelia has come from the homeless shelter to The Women’s Center every day for nine days, determined

to find a job and build a new life.

In separate counseling rooms, Mary and her 12-year-old son, Jacob, are saying goodbye to their counselors.

A victim of violence, Mary was depressed and on the verge of losing her job. Jacob was angry

and doing poorly in school. But today, after leaving The Women’s Center, both Mary and Jacob are

happy at home, and doing well at work and school.

In the supply room, Deanna is packing up clothes and teddy bears to take with her to the hospital to

comfort sexual assault victims who come for a rape exam. Deanna volunteers because a neighbor’s child

told of his abuse after participating in The Women’s Center’s “Play It Safe!” program at school. Once

the shock subsided, she knew she had to help.

How You Can Help

$

25 Provides play therapy and art therapy supplies so victims of child abuse can heal and recover.

$

25

Provides play therapy

and art therapy supplies

so victims of child

abuse can heal and

recover

$

75

Provides one day of Jobs

NOW! training to help women

and men become employed

and move out of poverty

$

250

Provides a month of

counseling for a child

or adult in crisis

$

75 Provides one day of Jobs NOW! training to help women and men become employed and move out of

poverty.

$

250 Provides a month of counseling for a child or adult in crisis.

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623 South Henderson Street • Fort Worth, Texas 76104 • 817.921.0653 • www.CancerCareServices.org

Melanie Wilson, President and CEO

BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND CHAIRMEN

Frank Testa - Chairman

Chris Dittrich - Secretary Shane Taylor

Brant Ring

Donna Mayes - Chairman-Elect Steve Newton - Treasurer Rosena Turner-Clarke Paula Fultz

April Ciccarello

Diane Stow

Our Mission

To provide help and hope to cancer patients and survivors and their families and caregivers through direct financial, emotional,

spiritual and social programs, services and activities.

August 2, 2010 is a date I will never forget.

Charles’s Story

I had swollen glands in my neck, or so I imagined, until one side subsided whilst the other grew. Finally, once the swelling grew to an

alarming size I went to the emergency room. After several blood tests, a CT scan, and 9 hours… I received the news that it looked like

cancer of my tongue and I would be admitted to the hospital.

Surgeons talked about the removal of my entire tongue, but then it was decided the cancer was in my tonsils and they were removed. I

learned that surgery on the lymph node at the side of my neck would not be an option until the tumor could be shrunk with chemo and

radiation first. So I underwent chemotherapy, radiation and then surgery. A feeding tube was surgically implanted because I couldn't swallow

due to the radiation.

Aside from my devastation and fear, there was added financial stress. I was referred to Cancer Care Services and was immediately put at

ease by the caring, compassionate attitude and demeanor of the staff. Cancer Care Services was able to offer emotional support at a time of

turmoil. More than that, they paid for my cancer related medications, my nutritional supplements, along with my transport costs to and

from appointments. There were times when I didn't expect, or want to survive, but always Cancer Care Services was there to offer support

and to lift me back up.

With my support network and the ready smiles of Cancer Care Services’ staff, along with valuable programs like yoga and other support

groups, I was able to build my strength - not only physically but emotionally too. Cancer is indiscriminate. It ravages your mind and

body, robbing you of self esteem, strength, body image (especially after losing 70 pounds in 10 weeks), and psychological well being.

Cancer Care Services helped me to not only regain these things - but to build on them, making me stronger than before.

My latest scan was cancer-free and I continue to flourish in part because Cancer Care Services does more than care. They provide an

atmosphere of calm, serenity and peace. And above all, Cancer Care Services echoes love and hope from every brick, every stick of furniture

and every special, unique member of staff. Even though my cancer treatment is finished, they are still there when I need them. I now

volunteer there one day per week at the reception desk. It's just a small way to give back and say thank you to a group of people who

helped save my life.

How You Can Help

$

25 Pays for 1 week of nutritional supplements for a client with a feeding tube.

$

25

Pays for 1 week of nutritional

supplements for a client with

a feeding tube

$

100

Pays for 3 cancerrelated

medication

co-payments

$

250

Pays for 1 child to attend

summer day camp for kids

with a loved one undergoing

cancer treatment

$

100 Pays for 3 cancer-related medication co-payments.

$

250 Pays for 1 child to attend our week- long, summer day camp for kids who have a loved one

(usually a parent) who is undergoing cancer treatment.

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1300 Gendy Street • Fort Worth, Texas 76107 • 817-737-KIDS • kidswhocare.org

Deborah Jung, Founding Executive Director

Gwen Perez, President Paige Pate, Past President

Jack Larson, Secretary

Our Mission

Kids Who Care produces creative and confident kids through

musical theatre education, performance, and leadership opportunities.

What We Do

We are a musical theatre company that produces Musical Theatre Classes, Camps, & Productions. With a name

like Kids Who Care it’s obviously more than theatre. What Kids Who Care does is produce great kids! We teach

through the idea of an ensemble musical theatre company. Kids learn how to produce great work and at the same

time how to take care of each other.

Why We Do What We Do

Our desire is to create a place where the child is cherished!

“I first came to know Kids Who Care through one of our heroes, Aaron Rivera, who, you may know, battled repeated bouts

of cancer for all of his 18 years on this earth. I saw first hand what Kids Who Care meant in Aaron’s life. And likewise, I

saw what Aaron’s talent, will, and determination meant to all who are a part of Kids Who Care.”

— Marty Leonard

How We Do It

Since 1989, Kids Who Care has awarded more than a million dollars in scholarships. Funding tuition for camps,

study tours and classes, KWC provides opportunity for those who can’t afford it, while creating a corporate culture

that is financially blind.

KWC is funded by the generosity of individuals like you. Your gift today enables children to continue to produce

great work and life-changing experiences.

The whole organization empowers imagination in a nurturing professional environment. In times when much of the world

news is negative, I find comfort in knowing that Fort Worth’s next generation is being nurtured and developed in such a

positive place.”

— Former Mayor Bob Bolen

How You Can Help

$

30 Send five kids to experience the magic of live theatre through our Creative Minds Program.

$

30

Send five kids to

experience live

theatre through

our Creative Minds

Program

$

110

Send a kid to class

for a month in Musical

Theatre production

$

267

Send a kid to our

International Musical Theatre

Camp for a week

$

110 Send a kid to class for a month in Musical Theatre production.

$

267 Send a kid to our International Musical Theatre Camp for a week.

WE PRODUCE GREAT KIDS!

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P.O. Box 101415 • Fort Worth, Texas 76185 • 817.922.8297

www.thegreatestgiftcatalogever.org

Founding board

members

Heather Goldman,

Elliot Goldman, Ted

Blevins and Anne Self.

Our Mission

The Shared Community Benefit Foundation works to coordinate community awareness

efforts for important local nonprofit programs and to help facilitate raising funds to see

those programs succeed.

Our Foundation

The Shared Community Benefit Foundation helps local community organizations by creating

informational pieces about the organizations and creating a way for people to support those

organizations. The Foundation’s patent pending, signature fundraising support devices include the

multiple-charity, program-specific gift catalog and the multiple-charity, program-specific gift cards.

These are just some of the ways the organization seeks to help local communities. Through the

generous support and underwriting by community leaders, 100% of the donations given by the

catalog contributors are able to be given to the organizations.

Board members

Linda Fulmer, Patrick

Towle, Sam Stavron,

Connie Smith, Matt

Johnson and Molly

Snyder.

For more information about the foundation or how to become part of the program, please contact

Elisha Addamz at 817.922.8297 or go to the website at www.thegreatestgiftcatalogever.org.

$

15

Donate $1

to each

organization

in the

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$

150

Donate $10 to

each organization

in the catalog

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5,902

Contribute to each

organization and each

project in this catalog

Media partners

Gerry Schlegel, Jerry Scott

and Nick Karanges

Not pictured: Larry Anfin, Jennifer Baggs, Jon Bonnell and Tim Carter.

In addition to the local advisory board we have dedicated partners and volunteers, including Debbe Solomon,

Gigi Westerman, Elisha Addamz and Milissa Clark, who all make this program “GREAT”.

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Golden Gifts

This year we are excited to introduce our new Golden Gifts section featuring giving opportunities between

$5,000 and $25,000. These programs give our readers an opportunity to make a major impact on these 15

organizations. For more information about any of these amazing opportunities please go to our web site

www.thegreatestgiftcatalogever.org or contact the organization directly.

A Place to Chill It’s hot in the summer, and the kids at our Eastside Branch need a place to

chill. Our goal is to build a large covered patio for our kids to enjoy the shade outdoors while eating

lunch, to play when the playground is getting too hot, to rest from games on the sports fields and

to generally enjoy the outdoors during our hot Texas summers. With a gift of $16,000.00 you will

help us accomplish this goal.

Achieve Their Full Potential A $20,000 gift would allow our pediatricians more time to spend

evaluating children by providing a portion of a salary for a medical assistant to coordinate care for children

with developmental disabilities. This will ensure that the children who come to the Center for care achieve

their full potential.

Restore a Smile Gill Children’s Services helps over 400 children a year with oral health pain.

A typical client for Gill averages $300 per dental visit. With a gift of $25,000 Gill would be able

to restore smiles to 83 children.

God’s Healthy Place Each day Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County serves up to 750 residents

and guests from the street through our programs and services. Many of these individuals have serious

health issues that are untreated. A gift of $25,000 would provide six cardiac defibrillators (one for each

building) and a gasoline powered transporter. Your gift today sustains our life-changing ministry,

preparing us to meet the emergency needs of homeless men, women, and children. Such practical items

ensure we remain God's healthy place to end homelessness, one person at a time.

Provide a Lifeline It takes a village to care for a sick child. A gift of $25,000 would provide a

computer in each of the 38 family rooms to allow those families to stay connected during this critical

time in their child’s life.

Give Them a Voice The CASA volunteer advocate is at the heart and soul of our organization.

Without their help many abused and neglected children would not have a voice in the courtroom. Each

volunteer goes through 30 hours of in-depth training. Help give these children a voice with a gift of

$10,000 to provide training to 19 new advocates.

CASA of Tarrant County

Your Help Will Keep this Vital Service Going Every day Meals on Wheels transports

meals to 43 meal-delivery sites across Tarrant Co., in order to keep this vital service going reliable

transportation is needed. With a gift of $25,000 we can purchase a much needed new delivery van.

Healing the Scars of Abuse and Neglect Catholic Charities Fort Worth is looking for five

leaders to join our Legacy of Hope society in making a lasting impact in the lives of children who

reside at our Assessment Center. With $10,000 you can sponsor a bed for an entire year. This will

allow us the opportunity to provide the children entrusted to us with all the services they need to

begin healing the scars of abuse and neglect. But even more important, you will be providing a

child with hope for a better tomorrow.

A Growing Need The Alzheimer's Association must purchase a new server, as our current

server soon will no longer be supported by the manufacturer. In addition, our IT storage area

requires renovations for improved security and temperature control. Needing to update our IT

is a blessing that comes from growth. Please help us keep up with the ever-increasing demand

for our services with a gift of $10,000 to address these IT needs.

Let’s Turn Empty Tables into Healthy Meals Today, thousands of our neighbors are

hungry, and getting to a grocery store or a Tarrant Area Food Bank partner agency can be difficult.

TAFB's Mobile Pantry takes fresh foods to the areas in our community facing the most need. With

your support of $25,000, up to 800 families will each receive approximately 40 pounds of nutritious

food each month, filling empty plates with healthy meals.

The Texas Sun Located in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards and serving 41,000 clients each

year for the last 16 years, we have been fortunate to see many lives change in our halls. But the

Texas sun reminds us each summer that our facility needs a little work. A gift of $13,800 would

replace our two original air conditioners.

Keep Little Miracles Happening Riding experiences at Rocky Top Therapy can lead to beneficial

life changes as unique as each rider. Your support allows Rocky Top to help build brighter futures

and greater opportunities for each of our riders in a fun environment. As many of you know, caring

for horses is extremely rewarding but also very expensive. To help keep little miracles happening in our

arena every day, we are asking for a gift of $7,500 for new Western-style riding tack for 5 horses.

c

Help Prevent Child Abuse More than 70,000 children each year learn to reduce their

risk of abuse through The Women’s Center’s Play it Safe! program. Your gift of $25,000 will

help provide teaching materials including: activity books that reinforce the message to recognize

abuse, respond and tell; videos for each grade level; and materials for trainers to teach children

with the most up-to-date information.

A Daily Battle Caring for a person and family with cancer is a daily battle. Having the right

technology and systems in place is a vital part of the care plan. A gift of $10,000 would help us stay

in and ahead of the fight with the purchase of new technical upgrades and critical staff training and

the purchase of other IT equipment which will allow us to provide better and more efficient services

to our clients and families in their time of need.

Communication! Communication! Communication! A donation of $20,000 will

enhance Kids Who Care’s effort to maintain, improve and enhance our current programs by allowing

us to purchase a professional color copier. We rely so much on communication to a large variety of

people, businesses and agencies and this purchase would help us save money in the long run. Your

generosity today enables children to continue to produce great work and life-changing experiences.

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The Greatest Gift

You Can Give

For the Holidays!

Gift Card Purchasers FAQs

What is it

Like any other traditional retail gift card it can be purchased as a gift. The difference is that instead of

the recipient receiving a tangible item or service the funds on the card can be used to make a charitable

contribution to any of the organizations in this catalog. The purchaser receives the tax deduction and the

recipient gets to direct the funds to a program that is most meaningful to them.

When I purchase my gift card is it 100% tax deductible

Yes.The gift is tax deductible to the gift card purchaser. The charitable contribution will be made to the

Shared Community Benefit Foundation and you will receive a tax donation acknowledgement letter for

the amount contributed. The foundation will distribute the funds to the organizations.

What happens if the gift card is not completely used or not used at all

The gift card will be issued by a nonprofit organization so the tax deduction is not dependent on if it is

redeemed. The gift card is functionally a stored contribution device that allows someone other than the

purchaser (donor) to direct funds. If the funds are not directed by April 30, 2013, the funds will be distributed

equally to all participating organizations unless the original purchaser (donor) chooses to direct

the funds to a specific organization at the time of purchase (contributions).

If I give a gift card will I receive the tax deduction or will the recipient

The person or organization who purchases the gift card receives the tax deductible letter. That transaction

goes to a nonprofit organization.

The gift card idea is great! Can I buy them in bulk to give out

Yes. They are available in bulk and in pre-loaded denominations and they can be pre-activated, and ready

for you to give as gifts. Just call the Foundation at 817-922-8297.

Gift Card Recipients FAQs

Where do I redeem the gift card

It can be redeemed at www.thegreatestgiftcatalogever.org, or by calling 817-922-8297.

If I am the recipient of a gift card and use it, is the amount of the gift card tax deductible to me

No. The amount on the gift card is not tax deductible to you as you are acting as a charitable fund or

charitable program director not a donor.

If my gift card is for $50 and I decide to add a contribution of $10 to purchase a $60 item in the

catalog, is the $10 additional contribution tax deductible

Yes. You will receive a tax donation acknowledgement letter for the $10 contribution.

If I do not use all of the funds on the gift card what happens to the money

Unused funds will be divided among all organizations or organization the gift card purchaser designated.

The Greatest Gift Catalog Ever ® : A Primer

See www.thegreatestgiftcatalogever.org or scan QR code for details.

Matching Contributions Program

All contributions made through The Greatest Gift Catalog Ever go directly to the organizations. In addition, if you

see the 2X$ symbol on an organizations page, that means that any contribution made through the gift catalog

online, by telephone, through the mail or by gift card direction – will be matched dollar for dollar by a company,

organization or individual listed in the catalog. Some matches have been listed anonymously because that entity

does not wish to be recognized. We respect their choice and appreciate their contribution.

Once a contribution is made, the matching entity is notified of the contribution and the orginal contribution is

matched. Each organization that has a matching funds program, has limits which are listed below. The matching

entity has agreed to match up to that limit. Once the limit is reached no additional matching funds will be available

for this program. For any questions about the program please feel free to contact Elisha Addamz at 817-922-

8297.

The following are the organizations and the match limits: Boys & Girls Clubs - $5,000, Child Study Center -

$5,000, Gill Children’s Services - $5,000, Union Gospel Mission - $5,000, NICA - $10,000, Rocky Top

Therapy Center - $10,000, Ronald McDonald House - $5,000, CASA of Tarrant County - $5,000, Meals on

Wheels - $5,000, Catholic Charities - $10,000, The Women’s Center - $5,000, Cancer Care - $5,000 and

Kids Who Care - $5,000.

The following organizations do not have a donor matching their funds: Tarrant Area Food Bank and

Alzheimer’s Association

In addition to the matching funds contributions listed above, all Omni

American Bank customers who make a contribution through the catalog

will have their contributions matched dollar for dollar, up to a total of

$5,000. Complete program information is available on our web site or at your Omni American Bank branch. We

would like to thank Omni American Bank for their continued support of The Greatest Gift Catalog Ever.

When requesting the Omni American bank match online, please type the words “OMNI” in the comments box. If

making a contribution by phone, please indicate you are an Omni customer. If you write a check for your contribution,

it will automatically be matched because it will be written on an Omni American Bank check.

What happened to my favorite organizations ACH Child and

Family Services, Mental Health America and SafeHaven

There has been a tremendous amount of interest by the non-profit community to be featured in The Greatest Gift

Catalog Ever. We currently have nearly 40 organizations on a waiting list to be considered. There are many amazing

organizations that we still have not had a chance to feature and would love to do so. The catalog is capped at

15 spaces, and we work to rotate two or three new organizations in each year. Because all the organizations are

deserving, and a merit based system would leave no openings, each year we hold a simple reverse lottery to decide

who will rotate out. Those chosen to rotate out of the catalog may reapply for consideration the following year.

This year, the random lottery selected Mental Health of America and SafeHaven of Tarrant County. In addition,

ACH Child Family Services, which has been a great partner since the beginning, wanted to allow another worthy

organization to have a place in the catalog. These are three fantastic organizations, doing important work in the

community and we look forward to featuring them again soon.

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Jericho Hair Studio

Lawn & Garden Warehouse

McDonald's

Mac Churchill Acura

Mendoza Law

Moritz Chevy and Dodge

Moritz Kia

Naturescapes

Nissan of Ft. Worth

North Hills Hospital

OmniAmerican Bank

Parkhill’s Jewelry and Gifts

Park Place Mercedes

Craig L. Dearden, M.D.

Douglas C. Decker, M.D.

Wilder E. Diaz-Calderon, M.D.

H. Anderson Dollahite, M.D.

Yadro Ducic, M.D.

Annette M. Elbert, M.D.

Michael J. England, M.D.

Cynthia A. English, D.O.

Curtis R. Evans, M.D.

Scott E. Ewing, D.O.

Oyeyemi A. Fabuyi, M.D.

Raymond A. Faires, M.D.

John L. Fewins, Jr., M.D.

Rajesh R. Gandhi, M.D.

Fernando Garcia, M.D.

Lisa L. Gardner, D.O.

Sunny J. Glenn, M.D.

Lori L. Gordon, M.D.

Karen M. Grant, M.D.

Paul A. Grant, Sr., M.D.

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Rylander, Clay and Opitz, LLP

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Southlake Public Library

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Boys and Girls Clubs: General Contribution $______

❑ $25: Provides an hour of tutoring for a struggling child

❑ $100: Provides the educational curriculum for one week at the Club

❑ $600: A year of programs for one child at the Club

Child Study Center: General Contribution $______

❑ $30: Curriculum for a child with autism

❑ $60: Testing for a child with learning disabilities

❑ $350: Follow up visit for a child with developmental disabilities

Gill Children’s Services: General Contribution $______

❑ $23: Receive birth certificate for a child

❑ $85: One hour therapy for a child with autism-spectrum disorders

❑ $300: Dental exam, fillings and a crown for a child in pain

Union Gospel Mission: General Contribution $______

❑ $40: Meals for a homeless man, woman or child for a week

❑ $75: Gives a child Christmas at the Mission

❑ $275: One week food, lodging, counseling and services

Tarrant Area Food Bank: General Contribution $______

❑ $35: Food for 140 meals for families in need

❑ $100: 400 breakfasts for homeless men, women and children

❑ $480: Food for 80 children through BackPacks for Kids

Northside Inter-Community Agency: General Contribution $______

❑ $25: Feeds three families for one week

❑ $70: School clothing and supplies for one child

❑ $200: Pays one high school student to tutor eight children

Rocky Top Therapy: General Contribution $______

❑ $40: One hour of therapeutic riding

❑ $120: Equine-assisted therapy session for a wounded veteran

❑ $480: Six-week equine psychotherapy counseling session

Ronald McDonald House: General Contribution $______

❑ $25: One night food, lodging and activities for one family

❑ $60: Weekend stay for one family

❑ $300: Evening meals for 38 families during their stay

CASA of Tarrant County: General Contribution $______

❑ $0: Become a volunteer advocate

❑ $50: Training materials for two volunteer Advocates

❑ $200: Advocacy services for a child for a month

Meals On Wheels: General Contribution $______

❑ $20: Small items for a client in need

❑ $25: Meals for a client for one week

❑ $100: Meals for for a client for four weeks

Catholic Charites: General Contribution $______

❑ $25: Assists with housing for veterans

❑ $75: Helps prevent child abuse and neglect

❑ $150: Provides employment resources and opportunities

Alzheimer’s Association: General Contribution $______

❑ $32: Two hours of in-home respite services for caregiving families

❑ $75: One hour of professional counseling for caregiving families

❑ $120: Ten sessions of an art program for those with Alzheimer’s

The Women’s Center: General Contribution $______

❑ $25: Play and art therapy supplies for abused children

❑ $75: One day of job training for an individual

❑ $250: One month of counseling for a child or adult in crisis

Cancer Care Services: General Contribution $______

❑ $25: One week of supplements for a client with a feeding tube

❑ $100: Three cancer-related medication co-payments

❑ $250: One week of summer day camp for the children of patients

Kids Who Care: General Contribution $______

❑ $30: Sends five kids to experience live theater

❑ $110: Send a kid to one month of musical theater production

❑ $267: Send a kid to International Musical Theatre Camp for a week

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