According to CAWP Cares CFO Laterrica Blalock,
“Every human being needs the minimal list of elements to achieve a decent lifestyle. Food, shelter, education, and health care are some of the most fundamental human needs. Despite all the progress and technological development, America still faces the problem such as illiteracy, lack of shelter, and other basic needs.
“According to Annual Proliteracy data estimates, more than 43 million adults in the United States cannot read, write, or do basic math above the third-grade level. Therefore, it is essential to start educating kids from the very start. And CAWP Cares is here to help!
“CAWP Cares (Community Awareness with a Purpose) exists to help people with fundamental supplies and education. We distribute free school supplies to kids, teachers, and parents in underprivileged areas in the Dallas Fort, worth region to deal with all these issues. School Supplies on Wheels, and Little Free Library, are some of the programs CAWP introduced to boost the literacy rate in America and help less privileged students.
“Similarly, Lifeline project-free cell phones, Sock it to poverty, and Feeding those in need are the initiative we started in 2020. The goal was to provide food and other goods to the most vulnerable, such as homeless individuals, throughout the year.
“As a result, CAWP established a Community Laundry Project, a Turkey Giveaway, and Free Produce and Fruit Days to assist and feed the poorest Americans. These initiatives allowed the least fortunate to get their laundry done and eat for free.
“In the long run, we want to assist people and contribute to poverty and illiteracy elimination in the United States. We are a non-profit organization that relies only on donations.
“Collaboration with schools across Dallas Independent School District to assist teachers, staff, and, most importantly, students in getting necessary school supplies has been one of our most significant successes thus far. Pease Elementary School, Bushman Elementary School, Boude Middle School, Madison High School, and the Dallas Independent School District Pre-K Partnership Center are among our partners.
“We hope to purchase a bus through this year’s North Texas Giving Day to transport more supplies to more schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth region in the future.
“Our objective is high, and we intend to assist the vast majority of children and other vulnerable groups in society. Let us join hands today to help as many people as possible. You may support us through with your donations on North Texas Giving Day. We strive for a more affluent and better society.”
* Graphic/photo provided by CAWP Cares ** Photo credit: Jacqueline Villegas *** Photo credit: Aaron McGruder
In 12 years, Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $375 million into the North Texas community. In 2020, more than $58.8 million was raised through more than 106,000 donors benefiting over 3,200 area nonprofits.