Sunday, September 26, 2021

The Southlake Cares Challenge

We need you, Southlake!  A challenge is at hand, and we need your help to conquer need in our community. The Southlake Cares Six-Month Challenge will raise awareness of these particular organizations’ needs and ask for specific aid to meet them.

Economic Stress Creates High Demand for Assistance

It’s a difficult time in our nation and our communities. Families desperately need the essentials of food, medicine, shelter, and more in our area, and local service organizations have a growing need of support from the community for money, in-kind donations, and volunteers. In some instances, the demands have tripled, while revenue sources have declined.  The City of Southlake has a history of partnership with these six service organizations and relies on them to help provide services to the community in meaningful ways.

How to Help

Visit the Southlake Cares website and learn more about these organizations. See where you might fill a need and then click on the button that says Learn More. On that page, there are links to take you to our partners websites.  From there, you can choose how you want to make a difference. If you do decide to give, please be sure to indicate Southlake Cares as your honoree.

Over the next six months, we will feature each one of our partners and tell you how they are helping the City.  We will also track the challenge’s progress to let you know how things are going and if our organizations are encountering a specific need.

We need your help to show we’re Southlake Strong and that Southlake Cares. Won’t you join us?

Volunteers needed for Call a Ride Southlake!

Without Call A Ride of Southlake (CARS), losing the ability to drive meant seeing the same four walls every day, all day long. CARS provides rides to Southlake seniors and disabled adults but they can’t do it without your help. Without more volunteer drivers, seniors like my dad are going to be turned away. As Southlake’s population continues to age, CARS can’t fill all of the requests from seniors. CARS needs your help!

Taking my dad’s keys wasn’t easy, not on me, not on my dad. Dad, could no longer enjoy the activities that gave him a sense of happiness and independence.  Distance made it impossible for me to help. Not driving wasn’t the biggest threat to my dad’s independence. The biggest threat to his independence was social isolation.  He could no longer do the things he enjoyed.  Activities like meeting his buddies for breakfast on Tuesday mornings were no longer possible. Thankfully, CARS was able to help my dad. CARS volunteers allowed my dad to continue experiencing life, participating in activities and nurturing old friendships and developing new ones.

CARS can’t help seniors in the community without your help. Without more volunteer drivers, more and more seniors are going to be confined to the same four walls every day, all day long.

Volunteer to Give a Neighbor A Lift. You’ll lift their spirits and your own. For more information about Call A Ride of Southlake visit their website at www.CallARide.org.

Call A Ride Southlake Hosts Fundraiser October 7 at Fish City Grill

Fish City Grill 2014 Save the Date (1)

Click to enlarge flyer.

Call A Ride of Southlake, Inc. (CARS) will host its 4th Annual First Tuesday Benefit at Fish City Grill Southlake on October 7, 11:00am to 9:00pm. Fish City Grill will donate 15 percent of all sales – including lunch, dinner, to-go orders and catering – during the October 7 fundraiser.

“Enjoy a great meal knowing that 15 percent of the purchase will be going towards supporting CARS and their efforts to provide transportation for our local senior citizens and disabled adults,” said Dave Garner, co-owner of Fish City Grill and local resident.

CARS is a volunteer organization which provides vital transportation for medical appointments and other approved purposes in and around Southlake. Board members will be in attendance at this event and will be available to provide further information about the nonprofit which has been providing service since 2000.

For more information, call (817) 798-4022 or go to  www.CallARideSouthlake.org.