OUR CHARITIES

2018

OUTreach Denton

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

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.

2017

Promise House

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

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.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Denton County

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.
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Keep Denton Warm Campaign – October

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

Helped offer 2 Free Self-Defense classes from Aikido of Denton to the public.

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We Denton Drag It

Donated $4,000 and material donations to Promise House.

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West Hickory Street Oktoberfest 5k

Donated $3,000 to GOAL, $2,500 to Denton County Friends of the Family, and $2,500 to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Denton County.

Keep Denton Warm

Donated $1,000 and over 1,000 pounds of winter wear to Our Daily Bread.

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2016

Keep Denton Warm Campaign – August

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

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www.koanschool.org

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

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www.dentongoal.org

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

Denton Community Food Center

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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.

West Hickory Street Oktoberfest and 5K

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

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 Keep Denton Warm

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.

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2015

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Michael’s Memories

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Our 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.

Russ Martin Show Listeners Foundation

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

Friends with Benefits has started a Music Scholarship!

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

Keep Denton Warm Campaign

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

West Hickory Street Oktoberfest 5K & Costume Contest

Fundraiser for Michael’s Memories & The Russ Martin Show Listeners Foundation

$5,000

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Hotshots Concert

Fundraiser for Michael’s Memories & The Russ Martin Show Listeners Foundation, raised $3,000.

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Keep Denton Warm

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2014

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Denton Humane Society

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.

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Mazie’s Mission

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.

Paws for a Cause

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2013

Friends with Benefits Concert

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

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