According to Southwest Transplant Alliance President/CEO Patti Niles, Have you ever considered that whether an organization was deemed “essential” or not has never come up before the age of COVID? Organ and tissue donation is an essential corner of healthcare that saves lives. Not only for the recipient of the life-saving or life-enhancing gift – but for the family left … [Read more...] about MySweetEssential: Southwest Transplant Alliance
According to Just Say YES Founder/President Dan Bailey, The Just Say YES (Youth Equipped to Succeed) mission of, “growing value and vision in youth by combating isolation and imparting hope,” is essential now more than ever to help students, parents/guardians and educators navigate these uncharted waters brought on by COVID-19. School districts across North Texas have … [Read more...] about MySweetEssential: Just Say YES
According to Retina Foundation Of The Southwest Medical Officer Director/CEO Karl Csaky, The Retina Foundation of the Southwest is an essential Dallas nonprofit whose mission is to prevent vision loss and restore sight through innovative research and treatment. The Retina Foundation is investigating solutions to eye diseases and conditions such as amblyopia (lazy eye), … [Read more...] about MySweetEssential: The Retina Foundation Of The Southwest
According to KidneyTexas Inc. President Sandy Secor, Debilitating kidney diseases impact approximately 20 million people in the United States today. Groups at high risk include African Americans, Hispanics, senior citizens and people with diabetes. In Texas, there are over 30,000 people on dialysis and 4,000 on a transplant list. The number of patients on dialysis is … [Read more...] about MySweeetEssential: KidneyTexas Inc.
According to Dallas Summer Musicals President Kenneth Novice, With a proud, 80-year history of presenting and promoting excellence in live musical theater in the historic Fair Park, the nonprofit Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) has become an essential part of the North Texas community through live entertainment, education, and community outreach. In partnership with … [Read more...] about MySweetEssential: Dallas Summer Musicals
According to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Of North Texas Executive Director Leah Swanson, As the world’s largest nonprofit dedicated to blood cancers, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is leading this offensive in advancing treatments for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and improving the quality of life of patients and their families. Donors fund leading-edge research … [Read more...] about MySweetEssential: Leukemia And Lymphoma Society Of North Texas
According to Nexus Recovery Center Inc. Executive Director/CEO Heather Emmanuel Ormand, Why Nexus is essential: Women that have struggled with addiction and substance use disorder truly understand the importance of a safe and supportive community. Looking a sober woman in the eyes, one that has been where you are and knows the agony you feel, is more transformational … [Read more...] about MySweetEssential: Nexus Recovery Center Inc.
According to Dallas CASA President/CEO Kathleen LaValle, 2020 has brought profound challenges to all our lives. But even as the COVID-19 pandemic tightened its grip on our world, Dallas CASA’s advocacy on behalf of abused and neglected children did not take a break. It’s been people like Dallas CASA volunteer Janet who have shown the essential nature of our work. … [Read more...] about MySweetEssential: Dallas CASA
According to Wings CEO Kate Rose Marquez, Wings, formerly the YWCA of Dallas, has empowered countless women through times of crisis. The 112-year old organization remains a silent servant of the community’s most vulnerable, at-risk population: communities of color, those with limited English proficiency, single-income households, women at risk or intimate partner … [Read more...] about MySweetEssential: Wings Dallas
According to Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas CEO Jennifer Bartkowski, When a crisis hits, we all look to someone to take the lead. Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas is developing the next generation of female leaders – young women with the courage to take a stand, the confidence to face the unknown, and the character to press through tough obstacles with both grace and grit. … [Read more...] about MySweetEssential: Girl Scouts Of Northeast Texas
According to Texans Can Academies President/CEO Richard Marquez, At Texans Can Academies, we are proud of our reputation for giving a second chance to students who have struggled in a traditional high school setting. Texans Can Academies serves as a dropout-recovery resource by welcoming students from all walks of life, grades 9-12, and empowers them to be lifelong … [Read more...] about MySweetEssential: Texans Can Academies