New VISTA Service Opportunity with Denton Christian Preschool

Denton Christian Preschool (DCP), located in Denton, TX, provides early education for at-risk children in the community. Denton Christian Preschool was founded in 1970 by a group of concerned citizens, representing 17 different churches in Denton who believed the first few years of a child’s life are the most important. Since then, a group of … Continue reading New VISTA Service Opportunity with Denton Christian Preschool

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New VISTA Service Opportunity at Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread (ODB), a community soup kitchen located in Denton, Texas, provides an average of 300 meals per day along with health and human services to the hungry, homeless and economically disadvantaged. Serving those in need for over 17 years, ODB, strives to improve the health, well-being and economic self-sufficiency of its clients. The … Continue reading New VISTA Service Opportunity at Our Daily Bread

Youth and Family Counseling VISTA Writes Grants to Benefit Homeless and At-Risk Children

Miranda Bonilla is a Resource Development VISTA with Youth and Family Counseling in Lewisville, TX. Youth and Family Counseling provides sliding scale and free services to low-income at-risk youth. She has been busy marketing for the agency's many upcoming scheduled fundraisers by creating and distributing flyers. She has written and submitted a grant to the … Continue reading Youth and Family Counseling VISTA Writes Grants to Benefit Homeless and At-Risk Children

Christian Community Action VISTA Increases Funding Potential through Grant Writing

AmeriCorps VISTA Stephanie Adams' work at Christian Community Action (CCA) in Lewisville, TX has included submitting grants to the Hillcrest, Harry W. Bass, Celanese, and Kohl foundation as well as the Bank of the Ozarks. If granted funding from each of these foundations Stephanie's work could provide Christian Community Action's comprehensive programs and services with … Continue reading Christian Community Action VISTA Increases Funding Potential through Grant Writing

Cornerstone Ranch VISTA Organizes Donor Data Leading to Successful Fundraising

Cornerstone Ranch, located in McKinney, TX, is a unique home and day program for adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. In late November, Cornerstone Ranch began working with a development consultant to design and implement a strategic fundraising plan for the end of 2017 and 2018. The first step was to craft a year-end direct … Continue reading Cornerstone Ranch VISTA Organizes Donor Data Leading to Successful Fundraising

Maegan Shafer Helps Denton Christian Preschool Increase Funding

Marketing and Fundraising VISTA Maegan Shafer is serving with Denton Christian Preschool, a non-profit day care serving at-risk 3-and 4-year olds in Denton, TX. In September, Maegan successfully coordinated with University of North Texas service groups to promote and participate in Denton Christian Preschool's Tamale Fundraiser being held in October. Maegan helped Denton Christian Preschool … Continue reading Maegan Shafer Helps Denton Christian Preschool Increase Funding

April Comperda Helps Raise Funds for Victims of Domestic Violence

AmeriCorps VISTA member, April Comperda, worked alongside Denton County Friends of the Family (DCFOF) Marketing and Development team to prepare for Taste for a Cause, DCFOF's largest fundraising event of the year. April assisted with garnering in-kind donations for the silent auction. These donations had a total value of $14,000 and contributed to DCFOF raising … Continue reading April Comperda Helps Raise Funds for Victims of Domestic Violence

Rashika Smith Doubles her Efforts to Increase Donations to Epilepsy Foundation Texas

Last month Hurricane Harvey caused financial challenges for Epilepsy Foundation Texas. The Foundation made sure every affected patient needing their medication received it at any cost to them. VISTA Rashika Smith made it her personal goal to double the in-kind donations from last year in order for the silent auction at the “Race on Over” … Continue reading Rashika Smith Doubles her Efforts to Increase Donations to Epilepsy Foundation Texas

Melanie Cheney’s Work Increases Funds Raised at North Texas Giving Day

In September 2017, AmeriCorps VISTA Business Development Officer Melanie Cheney helped bolster her organization's total fundraised amount from North Texas Giving Day on September 14th. Through careful strategizing and posing a fundraising challenge to the Board of Directors, Cheney successfully helped raise nearly $9,000 more in 2017 than her organization raised in 2016 (increasing the … Continue reading Melanie Cheney’s Work Increases Funds Raised at North Texas Giving Day

Rashika Smith Assists Hurricane Harvey Victims Receive Much Needed Medication

Hurricane Harvey shifted the dynamic in fundraising efforts for Epilepsy Foundation’s Community Outreach VISTA, Rashika Smith. The Dallas office took over the calls for the Houston clinic August 25, 2017. The Epilepsy Foundation wanted ensure the crisis would not have a big impact on patients receiving much needed medication. The calls Rashika received helped her … Continue reading Rashika Smith Assists Hurricane Harvey Victims Receive Much Needed Medication