Because we are committed to highlighting the good work Dallas nonprofits do to make an impact in our community, we have partnered with Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty for the second year in the CultureMap Charity Challenge. Together we selected 12 deserving organizations, and now you get to decide which one will be our charity partner for 2015 by voting in the poll from now until midnight on December 25.
Before you make your selection, meet the finalists:
Advocates for Community Transformation (ACT) uses the justice system to empower inner-city residents to fight crime on their street, while sharing with them the hope of the gospel. Our vision is to see safe neighborhoods, where crime is no longer tolerated and dignity and hope are restored.
Art Station Fort Worth provides art therapy to individuals facing many different life challenges, such as mental health issues, behavioral problems, trauma and school problems due to low self-esteem, anxiety or attention issues. Others have benefitted from art therapy to increase self-awareness and explore growth potential.
Cafe Momentum transforms the lives of Dallas' most at-risk youth by equipping them with life skills, education and employment opportunities through a restaurant and culinary training facility.
Center for BrainHealth's mission it to understand, protect and heal the brain. Scientific exploration at BrainHealth is leading-edge, innovative and transformative, improving lives today and changing how the public thinks and acts about the brain and its health.
D CERT promotes a partnering effort within Dallas so that emergency personnel can train members of the community to apply all aspects of CERT training if a disastrous event overwhelms or delays Dallas' professional response.
Dwell With Dignity creates soothing, inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty by installing home interiors that include furnishings, art, bedding, kitchen supplies and food in the pantry.
The Men of Nehemiah serve homeless and incarcerated men with addictive disorders by providing residential accommodations, substance abuse treatment, life skills and job placement training, case management, and recovery support services.
Nexus Recovery Center provides substance abuse programs for adolescent girls and adult women, including those pregnant or accompanied by children.
Ronald McDonald House of Dallas provides a home away from home for families when serious illness or injury strikes the most cherished part of their lives: their children.
Snowball Express provides hope and new happy memories to the children of military fallen heroes who have died while on active duty since 9/11.
SPCA of Texas brings people and animals together by providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home.
YW Nurse-Family Partnership pairs a new mother with a registered nurse home visitor for two-and-a-half years, from pregnancy until the child is 2 years old.
Briggs-Freeman has commissioned profiles of each nonprofit, so you can read more about them through the duration of the voting. But now it's time for you to select CultureMap's charity partner for 2015. You can vote once a day, every day, until December 25 at midnight.
The winning nonprofit, announced on January 5, will receive a CultureMap advertising package worth $10,000.