Community Storehouse Hosts Annual Fundraiser to Provide for Low-Income Children in Need
Aug 15, 2017 08:33AM
● By Dia
Community Storehouse Executive Director Barbara Board announced that the 18th Annual Run in the Dark community event and fundraiser is set for Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Bluestem Park at Alliance Town Center just off I-35 and Heritage Trace Parkway. This will be the second year the event will be held at Bluestem Park, a public-private partnership involving several businesses and public agencies, including Hillwood, the U-S Army Corps of Engineers, and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
In Keller, Northwest, and Carroll school districts, there are currently over 12,000 low-income children who go without school supplies, educational assistance, and nutritional support because their families cannot afford to provide them. Many of these children depend on Community Storehouse to provide this year-round support, which allows them to focus on their education and remain in school.
Right now, we are experiencing the busiest year yet, with moving to a new location after 20 years, and seeing registration numbers at a record high for our programs and services. We cannot achieve our mission of continuing to serve these children without the support of our community.
Hillwood Development is providing us all the location to help, Community Storehouse is providing us the direct route to help, and now we need you to help by becoming involved with Run in the Dark!
You can find event details and register at www.runinthedarkdfw.com. Please consider joining us as a sponsor, gathering friends and family to run, or making a donation towards our mission, so we can ensure ALL children in our community have the opportunity to succeed!
About Community Storehouse
The Community Storehouse, founded in 1982, is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit provided services to children living at or below the poverty level in Keller ISD, Northwest ISD, and Carroll ISD . Community Storehouse positively changes educational outcomes for children in crisis. Children born to generational poverty or experiencing the consequences of a household crisis such as income loss, the unexpected death of a parent, or the sudden terminal illness of a family member are much more likely to fail in school. Think of Community Storehouse as the first responders to any issues that threaten to interfere with a child’s success in school. Our programs are strategically designed to address unmet, identified needs for the children within our community. Studies show that the education stage of a child’s life is crucial to their long-term success and can even break the cycle of generational poverty. Knowledge is power, and we’re working to help children have all the power they can through education. Hillwood Development is providing us all the location to help, Community Storehouse is providing us the direct route to help, and now we need you to help by becoming involved with Run in the Dark!
You can find event details and register at www.runinthedarkdfw.com Please consider joining us as a sponsor, gathering friends and family to run, or making a donation towards our mission, so we can ensure ALL children in our community have the opportunity to succeed!
Hillwood was established in 1988 by Ross Perot Jr. To this day Hillwood maintains a commitment to its’ core values of character, courage and integrity. Hillwood is based in Dallas, Texas and is one of the top ranking industrial, commercial and residential real estate developers in the country. Their founding project is Alliance Texas. This 18,000 acre community has the world’s first industrial airport and has has created an approximately 60 billion dollar impact creating 40 million square feet of new development and 45,000 new jobs. Hillwood is dedicated to the success of our community and we are happy to be partnering with them for this event for another year!