2017 Beneficiary Finalist
Please join us for the All ASC Membership 2017 Charity Selection Meeting! (And for special announcements regarding funds raised at the 2016 Luncheon, and the Incoming Co-Chair for 2016-2017!)
The concept for The Bridge Breast Network was born in 1992 and was nurtured by a group of breast cancer survivors who met in the office of Sally Knox, M.D., a breast specialist at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Knox often donated her services to patients in her practice who lacked the resources and insurance coverage for breast cancer treatment, and other physicians were always interested and ready to assist by evaluating and even doing procedures.
Junior Players was founded in 1955, and is the oldest non-profit children's theater organization in Dallas. Over its sixty year existence, Junior Players has striven to meet the changing needs of the community. From 1955 to 1989, Junior Players presented traditional children's theater productions performed entirely by children and teenagers. In 1989, the Board of Directors changed the focus of Junior Players activities, deciding that, Junior Players can best serve the youth of Dallas by providing free programming accessible to all the children of North Texas. Junior Players, therefore, exclusively provides free arts education programs in local recreation and cultural centers, housing projects, elementary and middle schools, and through social service agencies serving youth at risk. [read more][/one_third]
Shared Housing Center was created in 1984 to provide and facilitate affordable housing options. Our mission has been to offer housing options and supportive services that foster independence, empowerment, and self-worth and to serve a multicultural, intergenerational population. Since our inception, we have offered housing and services to critically at-risk populations — older adults, single parents with young children, and persons with special needs — seeking to elevate themselves from homeless and near homeless situations to lifestyles of relative self-sufficiency. [read more]