Monthly Employee Nominated Giving
At Legacy Plumbing, giving back to our community is a core principle of our business. Over the years, the Legacy Family has given our time and resources to several local, national and international charitable causes. Every month, we give a portion of our profits to a local charity or nonprofit that has been nominated by our employees.
In addition to our monthly employee’s charity choice, Legacy Plumbing is equally proud to support other organizations in an ongoing effort. Please scroll below for the organizations we support. We’re constantly on the lookout for opportunities to help, so contact us with your best donation ideas today!
Thanks to Cynthia for choosing St. Jude's Hospital!
About St Jude’s
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.
Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.
Founded in 1997, DFW Pug Rescue Club, Inc., (DFWPRC) is one of the largest pug rescue organizations in the United States and has rescued and placed thousands of huggable, squeezable, absolutely adorable pugs.DFWPRC rescues all purebred pugs regardless of age or medical condition.
Since we rescued all those pugs, our veterinary care is our biggest on-going expense and we average between $12,000-$15,000 a month in veterinary expenses. This amount is after our veterinary care clinics provide deep discounts.
More than 90% of all funds donated to DFW Pug Rescue are used to pay for veterinary care.
Thank you, Meagan, for sharing this amazing program with us!
This month's Charity of the Month is the North Texas SPCA!! Thank you to Luis, our lucky winner!
The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare agency in North Texas with two shelters and three spay/neuter clinics located in Dallas and McKinney, and serves as an active resource center providing an array of programs and services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other's lives.
The agency serves all demographics of the metro DFW area.
The mission of Great Lakes Academy is to provide students with average to above-average intelligence, diagnosed with various Learning Differences, Asperger’s Syndrome, and/or AD/HD, a stimulating environment and favorable atmosphere which affords each student opportunities to develop:
- An appreciation for their own uniqueness.
- Self-confidence and self-worth via successful learning experiences, social skills classes, and positive reinforcement.
- Coping skills that will help them to become more effective students.
- A sense of accountability and responsibility for their own academic experience and social skills.
Congratulations Sam on getting your charity chosen and thank you again for bringing Great Lakes Academy to our attention!
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.
The Operation Comfort Warriors program supports recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing them with "comfort items" and the kind of support that makes a hospital feel a little bit more like home. The Legion also raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families during times of need and to provide college scholarship opportunities.
The Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.
We want to thank Kelly for bringing this charity to our attention!
Learn more: https://www.legion.org/
Amber's charity of choice is the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.
Their core values are forged by our commitment to the highest ethical standards and drive our priorities, commitments and organizational decisions.
Our reputation is the ultimate asset, and these core values guide our behaviors, judgments and how we accomplish our mission:
- Commitment to excellence
- Consumer focus
Learn more: https://www.alz.org/
Submitted by Taylor E.
The EOD Warrior Foundation (EODWF) serves the EOD community by providing financial assistance and support to active-duty and veteran wounded, injured or ill EOD warriors, families of our wounded and fallen EOD warriors and by maintaining the EOD Memorial.
The foundation offers four pillars of support and handles each request on a case-by-case basis. The immediate and ongoing assistance and resources provided by the foundation to those in the EOD community are intended to provide support above and beyond the budgetary constraints of the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Our support includes financial assistance and additional services such as morale events, peer-to-peer support, educational programs, connections to resources and sustained contact with our EOD warriors and their families.
The foundation believes that the EOD family is for life. Our ongoing mission is to disarm the challenges of the EOD family by providing our support with compassion and caring to every individual we serve.
Submitted by Taylor C.
Little Dog Rescue of North Texas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization based in North Texas.
Their mission is to act as rescue partners with North Texas animal shelters by providing veterinary care, fostering, and carefully placed adoptions of small breed dogs. They focus the community educational efforts on responsible pet ownership and reducing overpopulation by spaying and neutering.
If you’d like to learn more: http://www.littledogrescuentx.
Family Promise of Collin County (FPOCC) has been serving homeless families with children in Collin County since 2011. By mobilizing communities and existing resources to assist homeless families with children, FPOCC can provide food, shelter and support at a third of the cost of a traditional shelter program as they regain sustainable independence.
FPOCC has many programs:
Live Well is an aftercare program for our families who have graduated from the shelter. The Live Well program will continue to provide case management, support groups, counseling, financial accountability and mentoring for up to 24 months after leaving the program.
Loved Well is the children’s enrichment program at FPOCC. As each child struggles through this journey without a home, Family Promise of Collin County will provide a safe and secure refuge where they can find support, kindness and laughter
Almost Home is a program for Guests who have successfully completed the shelter program. This program can offer temporary, affordable housing for up to 12 months for guests who have successfully completed their case management goals.
God’s Wheels Vehicle Program can help provide Collin County families with children the opportunity to own and maintain reliable transportation in order to preserve or regain sustainable independence.
Thank you, Logan, for sharing this amazing program with all of us.
Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
For more information please check out their website: http://www.sotx.org/
Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
In the largest study to-date of people with intellectual disabilities and their families, researchers found that Special Olympics Texas leads the nation in the employment of athletes with intellectual disabilities in competitive environments. The study also showed that children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities experience a significant improvement in self-esteem through participating in Special Olympics in the Lone Star State.
Thank you, Johnny, for bringing awareness of this great organization to us!
Innocence Project of Texas (IPTX) is a nonprofit human service organization that provides emergency investigation and legal assistance to low-income Texas citizens who were convicted of crimes they did not commit.
The Innocence Project serves to restore citizen liberty that was unjustly taken and promote accuracy and integrity in our criminal justice process. PTX has exonerated (when a prisoner's conviction is overturned and all charges are dropped by a district attorney) 15 individuals. Several other cases continue to work their way through the legal process.
For more information please check out their website: https://www.ipoftexas.org/
Thank you, Cole for bringing awareness of this great organization to us
McKinney’s Project Graduation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), organization that began in 2004 with the goal of providing a FREE all night event for the more than 1,600 graduation seniors. Graduates from McKinney High, North and Boyd high schools can socialize, play games, listen to music, eat, and win awesome prizes in an alcohol and drug free environment. For some graduates, this is the only celebration they might have access to on their big night. For others, this event will provide a safe alternative to other parties they might otherwise attend.
According to the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), statistics show that car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, with 25% of those involving underage drinking. The biggest danger a teen faces on graduation night is an auto accident. As in years past, Project Graduation is aimed at keeping McKinney students and the community safe.
Please visit their website at http://www.mckinneys-project-graduation.com/ for more information.
Thank you Kris for bringing awareness of this great organization to us!
Metro Relief is a not-for-profit organization with a simple goal: Go to the people, meet the people, and serve the people. Staff and volunteers support those in need from the food pantry in the Colony and through weekly bus outreaches.
Metro Relief serves the poor and homeless communities in and around Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas. Their core mission is to travel to those in need, build relationships of trust, offering prayer and encouragement, traveling to those on the streets and feeding individuals who are hungry. They believe in life transformation and walk alongside people speaking truth into their lives in order to change and grow them. Please visit their website at www.metrorelief.org for more information.
Thank you Cynthia for bringing awareness of this great organization to us!
Our May Charity Winner is The North Texas Food Bank, chosen by Jose. The North Texas Food Bank is a nonprofit relief organization, providing access to more than 190,000 meals each day for hungry children, seniors and families through a network of more than 1,000 programs and 200 Partner Agencies in the 13-county Dallas area. Every dollar donated to NTFB provides three meals to hungry North Texans, and out of every dollar, 94 cents goes directly to hunger relief programs.
Here are some Facts about Hunger in our Area:
- More than 853,000 people in NTFB’s 13-county service area are food insecure – 1 in 6 people.
- Having a job doesn’t mean that you can’t be hungry. Stagnant wages and underemployment are contributing factors to low family incomes.
- There is a strong correlation between hunger and health, with one in three client households affected by diabetes – and 60 percent with unpaid medical bills.
- 80 percent of clients choose to purchase inexpensive and often unhealthy foods in order to have something to eat.
- 2/3 households that the North Texas Food Bank serves reports having to choose between food and paying medical care.
- One in every four kids in North Texas is food insecure – more than 300,000 children.
- Food insecure children are sick more often and are more likely to suffer developmental delays.
- 95 percent of households served by NTFB have an annual household income of $30,000 or less.
- In North Texas, 1 in 6 food-insecure households is home to a veteran.
Please check out the PDF Attachment for more information on the North Texas Food Bank and you can view more details at their website, https://www.ntfb.org/home
Our April charity winner is The Cornerstone Food Ministry, chosen by Carmesha. Cornerstone Community Kitchen uses food as a tool to strengthen bodies, minds and build healthier more sustainable communities.
The Cornerstone Food Ministry has a mission to break the cycle of homelessness by also offering job training and social enterprise opportunities through their new 9,600 square-foot community kitchen. They strive to make an impactful change to the South Dallas/Fair Park community by creating jobs, revitalizing abandoned urban areas, and promoting local food production/culture. In the process they create a one-stop shop for small food businesses to succeed leading to strong job creation to a chronically underemployed population.
Please check out this website for more information on this amazing organization: http://www.cornerstonedallas.org/our-ministries/kitchen/
Thank you Carmesha for bringing this wonderful Organization to our attention.
Legacy Plumbing is proud to support the American Boston Terrier Rescue in their mission to vet and place unwanted Boston Terrier’s into prescreened loving homes. This all-volunteer group is dedicated to ensuring every Boston Terrier has a chance to live the life they deserve.
This organization stresses the importance of reducing the amount of purebred pets. It promotes and educates potential care givers on the importance of spaying and neutering their dog. The American Boston Terrier Rescue group ensures all dogs are free of disease, parasites and that they are neutered prior to being placed in homes.
For more information on this organization please view their website at: http://americanbostonterrierrescue.org/index.php
Nominated by: Sam DeAngelis
Legacy Plumbing is proud to support Great Lakes Academy in Plano, TX.
Great Lakes Academy is an accredited non-profit private school in for K-12 students, with average or above intelligence that have been diagnosed with various Learning Differences. Great Lakes Academy has a mission to encompass real world skills alongside their academic component to help the children feel safe, cope with their differences and learn how to capitalize on them throughout their lives. For more information on Great Lakes Academy please visit http://www.greatlakesacademy.com
Submitted by Schuyler Simons
The Wounded Warrior Projects’ mission is to raise awareness and support from the public to help combat service member’s needs. The Wounded Warrior Project has established a multitude of programs in an effort to help ensure the service member and their family are equipped with all the tools necessary to not only readjust to their lives but to thrive throughout them. The established programs are offered free of charge to qualifying service members.
This charity is important to Schuyler because the funds go toward supporting Veterans that have risked their lives to protect our freedoms. Thank you Schuyler for sharing this charity with us. For more information please visit their website: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/
Our December Charity Winner is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, chosen by Steven. This organization is committed to treating children suffering from cancer or other life threatening diseases.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has a mission to:
- Allow all families to focus strictly on their children
- St. Jude does not bill families for treatment, housing, or travel expenses
- Continue research
- St. Jude will not stop until no more children die from cancer. Their research has helped increase the survival rate from 20% in 1962 to 80% today.
- Share their breakthroughs with the world
- This equips Doctors worldwide with lifesaving knowledge to afford children everywhere the best treatment available.
Please check out this website for more information on this amazing organization: https://www.stjude.org/
Our November Charity Winner is Preston Trail Community Church, chosen by Peter.
Project: Engage is Preston Trail’s special offering to support both our primary mission field (here in North Texas) and our ministry partners around the world. Here at our front door, Project: Engage is funding the launch of our Saturday services. Across the world, Project: Engage is supporting our Compassion partners in North Texas, Mexico and Uganda. Preston Trail is a welcoming church with a passion for our mission: helping people find and follow Jesus Christ. Preston Trail Community Church is a member of the Willow Creek Association.
The WCA is a not-for- profit ministry with more than 10,000 Member Churches from 90 denominations and 35 countries. They represent a wide variety of sizes, denominations and backgrounds, and are ministering in literally every corner of the world. As they pursue their own unique, God-given vision for ministry in their community, Member Churches confirm a shared commitment to Christ and a passion for reaching lost people.
Please check out this website for more information on this amazing organization: https://prestontrail.org/about/aboutus
Our October Charity Winner is Shriners Hospitals for Children, chosen by Wayne.
This organization is committed to providing the best care for children in specialty areas of
Orthopedics, Burn Care, Spinal Cord Injury, and Cleft lip and palate, regardless of a family’s ability to pay!
Shriners Hospitals for Children has a mission to:
- Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.
- Provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals.
- Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.
This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin or ability of a patient or family to pay.
Please check out this website for more information on this amazing organization: http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/
Nominated by: Doug
The Refuge City Charity seeks to provide a place of healing and restoration for domestic violence victims of human trafficking and/or sexual exploitations. They believe awareness, prevention and restoration are the key. They teach communities and children the dangers of sex trafficking through community awareness and other outlets. Please visit the website for more information regarding this charity. www.refuge-city.org
Nominated by: Daniel Zukowski
The Fisher House foundation is a wonderful charity that builds homes for military and veteran families to stay while their loved ones are receiving treatment at nearby VA medical centers. These families are allowed to stay at no cost to them. In 2015, more than 27, 000 families were helped with this program. They also have a Hero Miles program, where family members can use frequent flyer miles (donated) to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members. Please be sure to visit their website to find out more about this awesome organization: www.fisherhouse.org
This is special to Daniel, because he believes all Veterans deserve assistance and support. Thank you Daniel for sharing the Fisher House with us.
Nominated by: Amber Lopez
The Alzheimer’s Association works to enhance care and support for those affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias with local chapters across the nation that provides services within their community. They offer support and education for family members whose loved ones are affected by Alzheimer’s as well.
The Alzheimer’s Association is a charity near to Amber’s heart and we thank her for sharing this charity with us. For more information visit their website: http://www.alz.org/.
Nominated by: Meagan
Legacy Plumbing is proud to support ALS Association. The ALS Association is a non-profit health organization that is dedicated to the fight against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrigs Disease.
Nominated by: Rachel
Friendship Baptist Church of the Colony teaches and preaches the uncompromised Word of God. FBCTC hosts worship services every Sunday in The Colony, TX at 8AM and 11AM.
Nominated by: Kelly McGinn
The American Legion is a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual partnership and helpfulness. It was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 and has posts all over the United States.
Nominated by: Schuyler Simons
Legacy Plumbing is proud to support Great Lakes Academy in Plano, TX. Great Lakes Academy is an accredited non-profit private school in for K-12 students, with average or above intelligence that have been diagnosed with various Learning Differences, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD or AD/HD.
Casa Hogar Elim
Nominated by: Logan Gnerlich
Legacy Plumbing stands behind and supports Casa Hogar Elim. Casa Hogar Elim is a privately run orphanage in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico that houses and cares for over 100 children who have lost parents, came from difficult circumstances, or come from families who cannot benefit and care for them.
Nominated by: Carmesha Hawley
Cornerstone Community Kitchen at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Dallas, TX incorporates a multi-faceted approach as they feed Dallas residents and the homeless. Their mission is to fight homelessness in the area by also offering job training and social enterprise opportunities.
Nominated by: Doug Holden
Nominated by: Peter Abney
Nominated by: Sam DeAngelis
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We Proudly Support
We are a proud supporter of Frisco Family Services and participate in many events, including their back to school program, Mayor’s Golf Classic and their Holiday Store Program. In addition, Legacy Plumbing hosts food drives benefiting the Food Pantry. For six weeks, our technicians waive the typical $50 service fee with a food donation of 10-items or more. Our technicians collect the goods directly from our customers and we deliver to the pantry. Our typical donation is well over 2,000 pounds per food drive. Legacy has also donated over $9,000 in free plumbing services to the Frisco Family Services Furniture Depot, Food Pantry, Resale Shop and Headquarters. Frisco Family Services Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide social services to individuals and families in need and assist them in becoming productive members of the Frisco community.
Legacy Plumbing is very passionate about water conservation. We believe the cause of giving clean water is vitally important. Legacy Plumbing has donated over $20,000 to help provide access to clean safe water in Africa and other areas in need. To learn more about water conservation and this project, visit our webpage on The Water Project’s site. To date, we have funded and built two Water Wells in Kenya and look forward to sponsoring many more. For over seven years, the Water Project has been helping communities gain access to clean, safe water by providing training, expertise and financial support for water project construction through our staff and implementing partners.
Legacy sends monthly support to Cru, which offers spiritual guidance, resources and programs tailored for people from all cultures in every walk of life through many diverse outreaches, including: Movements on more than 1,140 college campuses nationwide; Ministry to military installations and communities across the U.S., as well as deployed units; Partnerships with more than 1,700 churches and organizations to reach America’s poor with the resources they need not only to survive, but also to succeed and overcome the challenges of poverty; Marriage and parenting programming reaching a weekly audience of 1.5 million and some 60,000 conference attendees each year; Spiritual support for more than 900 leaders and presidential appointees in the White House, Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, and foreign embassies; and much more.
Arms of Hope is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Christian care organization that assists children and single-mother families in need. Arms of Hope’s facilities include Medina Children’s Home (60 miles northwest of San Antonio) and Boles Children’s Home (40 miles northeast of Dallas). The facilities have over 135 years combined experience in comprehensive residential care programs for children. Arms of Hope also reaches disadvantaged children in their own neighborhoods in various communities with its Outreach Ministry programs. Through its Residential Child Care, Together, College and Career, Right Start, and Outreach Ministry programs, Arms of Hope is committed to providing a safe haven and Christian environment for children and single-mother families by helping them avoid homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect and by leading them to lives of sustaining and productive citizenship. Our residents attend public school, nearby universities or trade schools and participate in school, church and campus activities. Arms of Hope does not receive federal or state grants. Instead, Arms of Hope relies on caring individuals, businesses, civic groups, churches and foundations for funding and volunteer support.
For the past four years, Legacy Plumbing has hosted a fall coat, blanket and shoe drive benefiting Project Warm Us. Project Warm Us is an organization that facilitates the delivery of much needed warmth to the homeless in Dallas, Texas. Their goal is to collect as many warm clothing items as we can by Thanksgiving each year.
Legacy Plumbing was a community partner with Hope Park, a special park that includes play areas designed specifically for children with special needs. Legacy Plumbing sponsored fund raisers and was a component sponsor. The Legacy Team also proudly volunteered our time during build week, helping to construct the park.
City House has been around for more than 26 years, helping and impacting the lives of at-risk youth in Collin County. Founded in 1988 when Plano school teachers Nancy Boyd and Kay Goodman noticed several of their students living out of their lockers, what began as a six-bed teen homeless shelter has grown into a 48-bed multi-faceted organization serving at-risk youth due to abuse, neglect or homelessness. Our mission: Protecting Youth, Empowering Change, Transforming Lives. City House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Legacy Plumbing is proud to support Great Cities Missions in their quest of sharing Christ with the Latin World. Great Cities Missions has been dedicated to recruiting, training, and migrating missionary teams for over 40 years. These teams have been placed throughout 30 major metropolitan cities within 11 Latin countries with the goal of establishing churches and sharing the gospel of Jesus. Great Cities Missions has not only enabled over 225 congregations to meet but because of their mission statement thousands of people now worship Jesus as Savior.