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On September 13, 2012 we need you to "Get Up and Give"! North Texas Giving Day kicks off at 7:00 a.m. and ends at Midnight. More than 1,000 area non-profits hope to benefit from $1 Million in challenge and prize funds. All donations of $25 or more will be eligible for matching challenge funds. This means donors contributions will bring greater benefit to their chosen charity! Donations must be made at www.DonorBridgeTX.org on that day. The Turning Point is a registered participant and we hope you will choose to donate to our organization.
“Each year, the generosity of North Texans is amazing,” said Brent Christopher, president and CEO, Communities Foundation of Texas and DonorBridge founder. “Through just three one day North Texas Giving Day events, thousands have come together to raise more than $19 million dollars. We know this year we’ll raise even more to fuel the important work of nonprofits serving our local communities.”
Anyone can donate to North Texas Giving Day online at www.DonorBridgeTX.org, or in person at Communities Foundation of Texas, which is located in Dallas at 5500 Caruth Haven Lane, at the intersection of I‐75.
Thanks in advance for your support on Thursday, September 13!
DID YOU KNOW?
Over 50% of adolescents/teens have been bullied online. Over 50% have engaged in cyber bullying. More than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyber threats online. Over 71% of students report bullying as an ongoing problem.
52% of students in 7-12 grades will be sexually harassed at school.
Only 1 in 4 report. 1 in 6 people have been sexually harassed in the workplace.
Only 35% of workers report.
Every 2 minutes someone is sexually assaulted in the U.S. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 20 men in Texas will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. Over 2000 Registered Sex Offenders live in North Texas.
Victims of bullying, harassment or sexual assault often suffer from anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress syndrome, addiction to drugs/alcohol and suicidal thoughts. These alarming statistics support the need for increasing prevention education to stop perpetrators and and treatment for survivors. To ignore these statistics will create extreme burdens on our society.
Our services are focused on the treatment and prevention of bullying, harassment and sexual assault. All of these behaviors are rooted in the need for POWER and CONTROL. Our agency has developed a curriculum that focuses on age appropriate, healthy relationship skills based on RESPECT and EQUALITY that challenges students to “Be EPIC: Educated, Pro-Active, Influential, Changed”
In 2011...The Turning Point served 838 counseling/crisis clients
Our certified advocates provided support and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners performed forensic exams for 169 survivors at 9 North Texas hospitals
Our staff & trained volunteers answered 1074 calls on our 24 hour crisis hotline
We presented prevention education to 15,817 participants.
ALL OF OUR SERVICES ARE FREE
Your donation will help us leave a legacy of EPIC social change!
Collin County Mayors issue proclamations officially designating April as "Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month"
“An attitude of gratitude creates blessings. Help yourself by helping others.”
“As the purse is emptied the heart is filled.”
“Charity begins at home but should not end there.”
“Charity is a supreme virtue, and the great channel through which the mercy of God is passed on to mankind. It is the virtue that unites men and inspires their noblest efforts.”
“Difficult things we do quickly. The impossible takes a little longer.”
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”
“Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.”
“Generosity is the flower of justice.”
“How wonderful it is that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
“I absolutely believe in the power of tithing and giving back. My own experience about all the blessings I've had in my life is that the more I give away, the more that comes back. That is the way life works, and that is the way energy works.”
“I choose to rise up out of that storm and see that in moments of desperation, fear, and helplessness, each of us can be a rainbow of hope, doing what we can to extend ourselves in kindness and grace to one another. And I know for sure that there is no them there's only us.”
“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”
“I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”
“I think the great livers, the people who are fully self-actualizing and alive, are the great givers.”
“I will continue to distribute blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothing and food on a regular basis, in the hope that my modest efforts will give some comfort to those people we are able help.”
“If you think of life as like a big pie, you can try to hold the whole pie and kill yourself trying to keep it, or you can slice it up and give some to the people around you, and you still have plenty left for yourself.”
“If you want to change the world, be that change.”
“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”
“In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.”
“It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.”
“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself… Serve and thou shall be served.”
“Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.”
“Life begets life. Energy becomes energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.”
“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”
“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.”
“Not he who has much is rich but he who gives much.”
“One must know not just how to accept a gift, but with what grace to share it.”
“One of the great movements in my lifetime among educated people is the need to commit themselves to action. Most people are not satisfied with giving money; we also feel we need to work.”
“Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind.”
“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.”
“Seek always to do some good somewhere. You must give some time to your fellow man. For remember, you don’t live in a world all your own.”
“Social advance depends quite as much upon an increase in moral sensibility as it does upon a sense of duty.”
“The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.”
“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.”
“The highest use of capital is not to make more money but to make money do more for the betterment of life.”
“The progress of the world will call for the best that all of us have to give.”
“The raising of extraordinarily large sums of money, given voluntarily and freely by millions of our fellow Americans, is a unique American tradition... Philanthropy, charity, giving voluntarily and freely... call it what you like, but it is truly a jewel of an American tradition.”
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
“There is no cause half so sacred as the cause of a people. There is no idea so uplifting as the idea of the service of humanity.”
“There's no substitute for rolling up your sleeves and working with the people who can make a difference. They get the benefit of your participation and you gain a direct understanding of the real problems and potential solutions, which makes you a more informed giver.”
“They who give have all the things. They who withhold have nothing.”
“Think of giving not only as a duty but as a privilege.”
“We are responsible for the world in which we find ourselves, if only because we are the only sentient force that can change it.”