Today Is Giving Tuesday
Today is Giving Tuesday! Today is a day we can all come together to help organizations in our area and around the world.
"GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to come together through generosity in all its forms by sharing acts of kindness and giving their voice, time, money, goods, and advocacy to support communities and causes. " Giving Tuesday
Today you can join us at Domino's Pizza from 4-6pm at the locations on 42nd and Dixie in Odessa and Midkiff and Illionois in Midland for $3 medium pizzas benefitting St. Jude Childrien's Research Hospital. $1 from every pizza will be donated to St. Jude.
Here are a list of local organizations you can help right here in our community:
Boys and Girls Club of Midland The club provides programs to enable all youth to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens through programs such as education and career development, sports, fitness and recreation arts, character and leadership develpoment, and health and life skills.
Breaking Bread Soup Kitchen :Mission: Our mission is to carry the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ through feeding the hungry and helping those in need. We serve everyone who walks through our doors, no matter their age, sex, beliefs, background, etc. We also help our friends who live on the street - they are provided with fellowship, food, and warm clothes at no cost to themselves. The full bellies and peace of mind that we are able to provide are not possible without the financial support of our community.
MARC: Mission: To empower individuals with disabilities to live a full and meaningful life by affording them the opportunity to live, work, and play in the community.
Programs: Marcs intermediate care facility for the intellectually disabled program provides residential services with a 24 hour care program. Each residence is located within community neighborhoods and house from 6 to 13 individuals each. Each resident has an individualized program plan that is co-developed by the client and his/her interdisciplinary team. The objective of each plan is to help the client achieve the necessary skills to become as independent as possible.
United Way of Midland :Community impactunited way of midland positively impacts the community by working with other organizations to identify our community's most pressing health, education and self-sufficiency needs and then allocates funds to local non-profit organizations with programs that are making a measurable difference in addressing those needs. We accomplish this through:- assessing the needs of the community- advocating for selected public policies- reviewing funding applications submitted under identified areas of need- allocating funds to approved programs- funding of new and special community
Here are non profit organizations you can help in Odessa:
Family Promise of Odessa: Family Promise of Odessa, INC. exists to enable transitioning families with children to achieve lasting self-sufficiency by providing temporary shelter, meals and access to existing community social services.
West Texas Food Bank : To alleviate hunger in west texas through community partnerships by distributing food to those in need
West Texas Gifts of Hope: West texas gifts of hope assists cancer patients with limited financial resources in obtaining necessary medications, reaching associated deductibles, giving them a no-cost place to stay while undergoing treatment and offering an opportunity to meet with other cancer patients in the area.
Casa of the Permian Basin Area: To advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in the court system. Through advocacy and prevention these community volunteers ensure that each child is placed in a safe, permanent, and healthy environment.