BEDS FOR KIDS
In the North Texas area, too many less fortunate children lack proper beds to sleep in. Some are lucky enough to sleep on the family couch; others must sleep on the floor. To alleviate this problem, the S.M. Wright Foundation established the Beds for Kids Center in early 2010 it is now a non-profit bed distributor in North Texas. The objective of the center is to give disadvantaged children the opportunity to get a good night’s sleep by providing new twin or full bed sets.
To qualify, a family must complete an application and show proof of income and residency, provide a valid birth certificate for each child, and meet federal poverty guideline requirements. After the application has been processed, a Foundation staff member visits the family’s residence to verify the need for a bed. Upon approval, the family can pick up the bed from the Foundation’s warehouse. Approximately one month after the bed is received, the Foundation staff member visits again to make sure the bed is being put to good use and to inform the family about other Foundation resources.
SOUTH DALLAS COMMUNITY FOOD CENTER
ON SITE-REGISTRATION IS ON EVERY THURSDAY’S COMMUNITY DAY STARTING AT 9AM @ THE SOUTH DALLAS COMMUNITY FOOD CENTER
3119 Pine Street, Building I
Dallas, Texas 75215
Families will receive groceries and meals upon registering.
SOUTH DALLAS COMMUNITY CLOTHING AND RESOURCE CENTER & NORTH TEXAS FURNITURE BANK
3203 Pine Street
Dallas, Texas 75215
The center’s main objective is to provide basic necessities for families who could not otherwise afford them.
To receive assistance, each family must meet certain qualifications. Clients must provide proof of income and residence as well as a Social Security card and birth certificate for each family member. They must also meet the current Texas Commodity Assistance Program (TEXCAP) income requirements.
FOUNDATION BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT SEMINAR SERIES
The luncheon seminar focuses on a wide range of topics in providing instructions on balancing a check book, starting a family savings portfolio plan, understanding interest rates, the stock market, inflation, and entrepreneurship. The sessions meet semi quarterly the goal for the sessions is to establish and implement a successful business model for the families in the community. The seminars provide the families working knowledge of financial management and understanding the fundamentals of the American Free Enterprise system, exploring the idea of owning their own business. The overall goal is to educate inner city families about the opportunity of owning their dream and excel financially.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROGRAM
helps provide scholarships to high school seniors in South Dallas pursuing higher education in college. Many students in the South Dallas community lack good study skills, access to computers, and the availability of help with their homework and test taking skills. The Wright Foundation Community Support program provides support to community education programs to schools/organizations that’s focused on Pre-K to high school students within the South Dallas Community. The goal of the program is to raise both academic expectations and achievements.