Being Resourceful

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TONIGHT @ MIDNIGHT: Stretch your charitable dollars! May 19, 2009

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TOMORROW is the day to truly make a difference…

Better yet, stay up TONIGHT and hop online at MIDNIGHT

to be among the first to support Metrocare in this way!

Metrocare has an opportunity to raise over $50,000 on Wednesday, May 20th. For one day only, donations made to Metrocare on the DonorBridge website will be matched dollar-for-dollar. If you have ever considered giving to Metrocare, please help them make the MOST of your gift by donating on May 20, 2009.

How to donate:

  • Go to and click on “Find a Nonprofit” to search for “Metrocare Services.”
  • Click the “Donate Now” button on Metrocare’s page and you will be guided through the rest!
  • ** Please note that donations must be $25 or more to be matched, and that the maximum amount to be matched per individual is $2,500.

What is Metrocare?

Metrocare is a non-profit 501c3 organization serving Dallas County for over 40 years and formerly known as The Dallas County Mental Health Mental Retardation Center (MHMR). Metrocare is the largest provider of care for individuals living with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and severe emotional problems in Dallas County.

Over 26,000 people turn to Metrocare for help every year. Treatment and recovery occur in clinics across Dallas, clients’ homes, schools, places of employment and even on the streets of Dallas. Many patients receive a combination of several services to meet their needs.

At the 4 adult mental health clinics and 3 children’s clinics, patients receive counseling, medication, group therapy and more. A coach, referred to as a service coordinator, helps the client organize their overwhelming situation into a manageable schedule.

Metrocare has programs to assist with employment, housing, and adjusting to the community after hospitalization. Children’s programs include a Center for Children with Autism, Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) for infants and toddlers, Therapeutic Foster Care and much more.


TODAY: FREE car wash in Allen, TX 4-7pm May 18, 2009

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Is your car dirty? Do you live near or commute through Allen, TX? Get it washed this afternoon (4-7pm) for FREE and support a very worthy cause with a voluntary monetary donation of your choosing. Talk about being resourceful — you get a SPARKLING CLEAN CAR and Allen Community Outreach gets the support it needs to pay for its new location and fabulous programs!

I just received this in an email from Allen Community Outreach (ACO):

Today’s the day to get it washed! Keller Williams Realty Office of Allen is holding a carwash in front of WENDY’S on McDermott at 75 from 4:00-7:00 PM to benefit ACO’s New Building Fund. To date we’ve raised more than $81,000 but we are still a long way from the $197,000 needed. Get your car cleaned today and help Allen Community Outreach in the process. It’s TODAY ONLY from 4-7pm at WENDY’S- Thanks Keller Williams!

The carwash location is at Wendy’s on McDermott, just east of 75 in Allen, TX.