Annual Community Project
Since we began our annual community project back in 2003, Medical City employees have raised more than $1.2 million for local charities. We believe that giving back makes us stronger as a whole. Medical City does not limit its philanthropic support to only a few organizations, however. Through the years, hundreds of organizations have benefited, such as Lions Club, Boy Scouts of America, Vogel Alcove Center for abused women, WFAA Family First and the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women. Name a walk—and we’ve walked it!
Here’s how much we’ve raised and for which deserving charitable causes. Click on the year to read more details:
- In 2011, we raised over $168,500 for The Family Place.
- In 2010 we raised over $170,000 for Heroes for Children.
- In 2009 we raised over $125,000 for March of Dimes.
- In 2008 we raised over $207,000 for The Wilkinson Center in Pleasant Grove.
- In 2007 we raised over $192,000 for the North Texas Food Bank.
- In 2006 we raised just over $127,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night event.
- In 2005 we raised over $85,000 for the ChildCareGroup’s Garland Center renovation.
- In 2004 we raised over $95,000 to renovate the Genesis Women’s Shelter in Garland.
- In 2003 we raised $65,000 for materials and donated approximately 2,500 hours to build a home in West Dallas.
Do you know of a charity that needs help? Each year, we look for applicants in the spring, so please visit us again in March to learn more about the process to include your organization for consideration in our fundraising activities. Questions? Contact Ryan Eason at 214-734-7600 or email@example.com.
2011 - The Family Place
As always, Medical City employees exceeded their $150,000 goal to raise more than $168,000 for The Family Place, the largest service provider in the Dallas area for victims of family violence. For more than three decades, The Family Place has provided intervention, emergency shelter, transitional housing, case management and crisis counseling for women, children and men.
2010 - Heroes for Children
Heroes for Children was Medical City's choice for fundraising in 2010, and employees pulled together to raise $170,000, exceeding our $150,000 goal. Heroes for Children provides direct financial assistance to families with children up to age 22 battling cancer. Their average gift is $750 to assist toward such necessary expenses as mortgage or rent, utilities and car payments.
2009 - March of Dimes
In 2009 Medical City donated more than $125,000 to the March of Dimes to aid the fight to keep premature babies and babies born with birth defects alive. Lifesaving research means hope for the 450,000 babies born too soon each year and for the 150,000 babies born each year with disabling or fatal birth defects. Advocacy and educational campaigns let women and men know about the steps they can take to have a healthy baby.
2008 - The Wilkinson Center
Medical City employees raised more than $192,000 as part of "Project Change a Life," a fundraising initiative benefiting the Wilkinson Center, a Dallas-based poverty prevention and rescue agency. Total funds raised well exceeded the original fundraising goal of $155,000. The funds will support a new food pantry and poverty prevention center in Pleasant Grove, a neighborhood where an estimated 25,000 people are living at or below the poverty line.
2007 - North Texas Food Bank
Medical City employees raised $192,062 for the North Texas Food Bank's End Childhood Hunger Opportunity (ECHO) program. Funds raised during the 12-week campaign shattered the hospital’s original goal of $75,000, becoming the largest single corporate financial donation in recent years.
2006 - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
In 2006, the Medical City team raised more than $127,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), more than doubling the $55,000 goal set. The donation, part of the 2006 Light The Night fundraising effort, was the most ever raised by a single organization for the Society's North Texas chapter and was also the most Medical City had raised for a charitable cause.
2005 - ChildCareGroup
Medical City was proud to partner with the ChildCareGroup in 2005 for our community project, presenting the organization with a check for $85,000. The funds were earmarked as seed money for the ChildCareGroup's fundraising campaign to benefit the aging Head Start center in Garland. For over 100 years, the ChildCareGroup has been a vital player in the Dallas community, helping low-income families address their childcare needs. Medical City partnered with ChildCareGroup in an effort to help increase the quality of life in our community.
2004 - Genesis Women's Shelter
In 2004, Medical City raised $95,000 for the Genesis Women's Shelter following a 12-week fund-raising drive. The amount far exceeded the hospital's original goal of $75,000. The money went toward Genesis' capital campaign to renovate their aging shelter.
2003 - Habitat for Humanity
The 2003 Habitat for Humanity project spurred an overwhelming response from employees. Medical City was the first hospital in Dallas to complete a full house sponsorship. Not only did staff raise money well in excess of their goal, but hundreds of staff also participated in building a home for a deserving Habitat family.