OUR CHARITIES



2018

Donations went to Our Daily Bread Denton to give to area homeless and others in need. Special thanks you Little Guys Movers for donating boxes for our drive!

GOAL nurtures leadership qualities among second language learners and at-risk students through mental, emotional, and physical wellness in high-trust environment.

The Safe Haven Program funded by The Denton Animal Support Foundation, is aimed specifically towards helping the women (and children) of domestic violence and their pets. It’s an overlooked yet alarming fact, that 60% of victims experiencing domestic abuse will not leave their dangerous circumstances out of concern about what will happen to their pets if they do. Domestic abusers are well known manipulators and what better chess piece than a family pet? It sounds like an unbelievable statistic, but any animal lover fortunate enough to not find themselves in such an unimaginable situation, could probably relate to the drastic lengths we would go on a normal day, to ensure the safety and survival of our beloved pets. I know I would. Unfortunately, most outreach shelters do not allow for women and children to bring along their animals. Which leaves a victim with two choices. To stay or to forsake. In addition to the seemingly insurmountable amount of emotional and physical strength it takes a victim to finally leave their oppressor, having to leave your animal behind should, at least, not have to be the abhorrent “cherry on top.”

DASF is a non-profit organization supporting the city of Denton animal shelter & other animal initiatives through fundraising, marketing & education. DASF does NOT operate the shelter and is not a rescue organization.

Stop the Stigma is a nonprofit organization which works to end the stigma around mental health issues and treatment.

OUTreach Denton was created out of a need assessed by the members of the Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship who in 2010 recognized that Denton needed a place where LGBTQA youth and adults could gather for mutual support, resources, organizing, advocacy, and fun. OUTreach Denton is inspired largely by the efforts of the late Bruce Jarstfer whose courage and activism continue to inspire us.


4theONE Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the location and rescue of missing and exploited teens. 4theONE leverages technology and volunteers trained in advanced investigative techniques to assist the search efforts led by law enforcement and the families of missing teens. In addition, 4theONE has a special team dedicated to identifying, investigating and reporting on active sex trafficking operations that are working in North Texas.OUTreach Denton was created out of a need assessed by the members of the Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship who in 2010 recognized that Denton needed a place where LGBTQA youth and adults could gather for mutual support, resources, organizing, advocacy, and fun. OUTreach Denton is inspired largely by the efforts of the late Bruce Jarstfer whose courage and activism continue to inspire us.



2017

Promise House embraces homeless, runaway and at-risk teens, giving them needed support, encouragement and hope to live a better life. Ten programs cover the vital needs of teens, including emergency shelter, transitional living, pregnant and parenting teen services, individual, group and family counseling, substance abuse prevention and education, street outreach, and educational intervention. Promise House is dedicated to providing the strength, stability and hope that teens need today to fulfill their promise for a healthy, productive and self-sufficient tomorrow. Since 1984, Promise House has had an open door 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to youth and families in crisis serving nearly 60,000 teens and families in North Texas.


Denton County Friends of the Family was founded in 1980 and began with a staff of two, 32 volunteers, a 900-square-foot shelter, and $10,000. In 30 years the agency has grown to a staff of more than 50, hundreds of active volunteers, a 4,400-square-foot shelter, and a budget of nearly $2 million.

Denton County Friends of the Family, Inc. is dedicated to providing compassionate supportive services to those impacted by relationship violence and sexual assault while partnering with our community to promote a society free of violence.

Throughout the years, the agency has remained true to its purpose and mission by operating a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of those seeking assistance. The agency served more than 9,000 individuals in 2009 through the following programs: 24-hour crisis line, 32-bed protective residential shelter, adult counseling program, child and adolescent program, family services, parenting, community education, violence intervention and prevention, outreach advocacy, legal advocacy and accompaniment, thrift store, hospital accompaniment and involvement in the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program. Also more than 20,000 children were educated, during the 2008-2009 school years through the community education program.

Today, DCFOF is the sole provider in Denton County of shelter and free outreach services to those who have been affected by relationship violence and/or sexual assault. DCFOF receives funding from federal, state and local government agencies, the United Ways of Denton County and Lewisville, corporations, foundations, groups, and individuals.

The agency looks forward to a carefully designed expansion of existing programs and new initiatives to increase awareness of its services and to help end violence in our community.


Why is mentoring important?
Mentoring is the act of providing guidance and friendship to someone who could use a role model for life’s choices and decisions. By mentoring, people can help others reach goals and improve self-esteem. When mentoring children, volunteers offer to help build a strong foundation for youth as they grow.

How does mentoring work? It’s simple. Someone volunteers to develop a relationship with a young person, offering support and guidance. By spending time together, learning new things and enjoying friendship, the mentor helps the young person make better life choices.
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Denton County


In 2017, FWB and Our Daily Bread worked together to Keep Denton Warm – collecting coats, gloves, hats and socks for the area homeless. We were able to give $1,000 to the soup kitchen for any other needs!


Aikido of Denton is a not-for-profit educational organization whose mission is to spread martial arts throughout the community.

Presently under the instruction of John Thompson, Aikido of Denton is a participating and important part of the Denton and Texas Aikido community.


FWB, through We Denton Drag It, worked together to raise funds for Promise House – collecting and donating $4,000 and material donations.


Through our annual Oktoberfest 5k, FWB raised $3,000 for GOAL, $2,500 for Denton County Friends of the Family, and $2,500 for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Denton County.



2016

In 2016, FWB and Our Daily Bread worked together to Keep Denton Warm – collecting coats, gloves, hats and socks for the area homeless. We were able to give $2,000 to the soup kitchen for any other needs!


Koan School is a private school in Denton, TX. Our small class sizes allow for personalized learning plans. Teachers design curricula to maximize students’ academic strengths, personal interests, social and emotional well-being, and feelings of success. We believe that all students, regardless of age, status, or ability, should have the opportunity to participate meaningfully in their communities and to receive individualized education that will allow them to pursue their own unique path in the future.


GOAL nurtures leadership qualities among second language learners and at-risk students through mental, emotional, and physical wellness in high-trust environment.


Founded in 1974, the Food Center has had as its mission to provide food from a central community storehouse to needy individuals and families in emergency situations.  Applicants/clients may request food five (5) times each calendar year, no more than once per month.

The Food Pantry is an ALL Volunteer Staffed & Run, Donor Funded & Supported, Community Based Charity (independent 501c3 organization).  We have no paid staff and we “THANK” the Denton Housing Authority for providing our building/space to us rent free.  Our service area includes 21 cities, towns & communities in 31 different zip codes of Northern Denton County.


Fundraiser for local non-profits – $3,000 to GOAL, $3,000 to KOAN, $800 to Denton Community Food Center


Sock Hop and Music through the Decades Fundraiser to collect a whole office full of cold winter wear and $2,000 for an outreach initiative by Our Daily Bread.



2015

Michael’s Memories has a mission is to provide firefighters that have cancer the chance to take an all-expense paid vacation with their family, giving them the opportunity to escape the stress, trauma, and financial impact that undergoing the treatment of cancer creates while involving the community and raising cancer awareness to the public.


“The RMS Listeners Foundation supports the families of Dallas / Fort Worth Police officers and Firefighters who have courageously fallen in the line of duty.” 

Click Here for more info.


In 2016, We gave 2 $500 music scholarship to area high school students. We gave 2 $250 cash prizes to local bands.


In 2015, FWB and Giving Hope, Inc worked together to keep Denton warm – collecting coats, gloves, hats and socks for the area homeless.





2014

The Denton Humane Society is a private, not-for-profit organization chartered in 1972 for the purpose of assisting animals. In addition, DHS seeks to foster a sense of empathy and compassion among the general population toward the role and place of animals in an enlightened society. Raised $3,000.


Our second charity is Mazie’s Mission, a 501(c)3 non-profit rescuing pets from shelters, hoarders and puppy mills. Mazie’s Mission was formed to bring a self-sustaining, focused approach to animal welfare with the purpose of eliminating unnecessary euthanasia. This will be accomplished by providing professional medical care, expert forensic evidence and adoption assistance to shelters, rescue groups, first responders and other non-profit animal welfare groups. The ultimate goal of Mazie’s Mission is to establish a world class veterinary hospital and rehabilitation center. Raised $3,000.


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2013

Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity in Hood County to help the tornado victims. Raised $4,000

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