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Barb Stage is our 2005 Charities Chairperson

The following were the eight charities receiving the most votes at the February Member voting.

Donations from the 50/50 Raffle, held at our Membership Meetings and other events are contributors to the following Charities.  Cowtown Members also donate needed items, their time and additional monetary donations above and beyond the formal CTV Charity Program.

Tarrant Country Food Bank

We are based in Fort Worth to collect and redistribute food to our area's needy and poor. All of our programs are designed with this philosophy in mind. We believe that these individuals and families need help pulling themselves back up so that they can again become contributors to our community and society as a whole.  We receive NO federal or state funding. In our battle against hunger, we have distributed over seventeen and one-half million (17,500,000) pounds of food to more than 800,000 needy families throughout Tarrant and the surrounding counties in 1998 alone. Our Emergency Food Assistance Program sees lines of 200 to 300 families daily, and the numbers grow steadily. It is our mission to secure food for these individuals.  COMMENT: Local organization supporting the hungry.  Previous CTV support.

Cowtown at work for the Food Bank - 11/15/05

photos provided by Don Fowler

Cook’s Children’s Hospital (Child Life Group - children’s needs)

Cook Children’s Medical Center is a private, nonprofit hospital that relies on the generosity of the community for continued success. The hospital offers children access to nationally recognized programs in the treatment of cancer and blood disorders, heart defects and respiratory ailments. We provide necessary medical care to children, regardless of a parent's ability to pay.  Many children and families arrive at Cooks under emergency situations and are unprepared or unable to meet the needs of an extended stay.  The Child Life Group provides clothes, toys or other needs for the patient and family.  They are also VERY interested in a small number of cars to come “show” for the patients in their front U-Turn. This has been a very big success for the teenage boys.  COMMENT: Local hospital catering to children – previous CTV support.

Original Cook's Wish List (HTML)

Barb's eMail - Cook's Charity List (27KB PDF)

Combo Cook's Check List (1MB PDF)

Cook's Children's Car Show and Charity Poker / Rallye

Komen Race for the Cure (April 2)

The Komen Race for the CureŽ Series is the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world. In addition to raising funds, the Komen Race for the CureŽ Series is committed to educating the public about early detection, the strongest method of surviving this life-threatening disease. The five-year survival rate is 95 percent when the disease is discovered while still confined to the breast.  Up to 75% of the net income stays in the local community to fund breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment projects. A minimum of 25% supports ground-breaking breast cancer research, awards, education and conferences around the world.  COMMENT: Club members and friends afflicted (both survivors and not).  CTV history of involvement.  Race for The Cure article - March 2005 - Karyn Fowler

Cowtown's Participation in the 2005 Susan G. Komen, Race for the Cure

Meals on Wheels

Since 1973, Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County has provided hot, nourishing meals to elderly and disabled persons who are unable to provide meals for themselves. The meals, daily contact by caring volunteers and professional case management allow frail, homebound persons to remain in their own homes ... where they want to be.  Our Mission is: "To promote the dignity and independence of the disabled, the elderly, and other homebound persons by delivering nutritious meals and coordinating needed services".  COMMENT:  Local organization supporting the hungry.      

Christ’s Haven 

Licensed by the Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services, Christ's Haven for Children was established in 1954 to provide a long-term, loving home for abused, neglected, abandoned, or orphaned children between the ages of five and seventeen on campus. Christ's Haven works to put families back together; while the children are in our care, we encourage contact with their families through regular visitation, letter writing, and phone calls. We support family counseling, participate in crisis intervention, and give seminars on family relations.  Christ's Haven for Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that receives no federal or state funding, operating solely on benevolent gifts. We also receive the assistance of volunteers, food, and supplies.  COMMENT: Local organization supporting needy children with past CTV support.

Rocky Top Therapy 

Rocky Top Therapy Center utilizes its picturesque ranch setting to provide comprehensive rehabilitation for physically, mentally or emotionally challenged individuals in the north central Texas area.  Currently, we address the needs of over 200 emotionally, mentally and physically challenged individuals each week utilizing 53 therapy horses, a low-elements challenge course and a barnyard filled with pot-bellied pigs, goats, chickens and miniature donkeys and horses. The Rocky Top staff has been carefully selected to provide premier expertise in therapeutic and horse professions to ensure that the objectives of the programs are met. The Center serves individual families, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, schools and other organizations that assist the disabled or disadvantaged. COMMENT: Club members and friends involved with children enrolled for therapy. 

Open Arms Home 

Caring for Women & Children of domestic violence. Victims of abuse are not limited to women. Children are equally (sometimes more so) victims. Our program is designed to keep children with their mothers, rather than having them placed elsewhere. In order to break the generation cycle, all children in our program receive specialized counseling, support group and educational classes. Emphasis in every area of this program is on non-violent means of communication and problem solving. Presently, we are housing thirteen families, which includes thirty-nine children.  COMMENT:  Local organization (North Richland Hills) serving those with no where to go.

Wish List - collecting thru July Membership Meeting

Speedway Children’s Charities

Speedway Children's Charities is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children!  Our priority is improving the quality of life for children in need and that mission remains the same throughout our growth. Through donations, sponsorships and fundraising events we distribute funds to qualified non-profit organizations with the same mission as ours.  Texas Motor Speedway Laps for Charity on May 14 and Sept 10.  COMMENT: Previous CTV involvement.  Corvette related.

09/10/05 - Laps For Children's Charity @ TMS


Charities are selected at the beginning of each calendar year - please contact Barb Stage with any questions around Cowtown's Charities - if you have pictures from any of the charity events, please feel free to send them to Doug


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