DynCorp International recently donated dozens of Dallas Mavericks tickets to the United Way of Tarrant County and other local organizations, providing local families in need with a fun night of basketball. The event took place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
More than 130 tickets were donated to the United Way of Tarrant County, who distributed the tickets to a number of their partners including ACH Child and Family Services, Girls Inc. of Tarrant County, Tarrant Area Food Bank and the United Way Volunteer Income Tax Association (VITA) volunteers.
“This was a special treat for the kids in our Emergency Youth Shelter,” commented Tina Casey, donor information manager at ACH Child and Family services.
“The tickets were fantastic volunteer rewards for working with VITA and United Way,” said Anthony Vance, Accounting Society controller at the University of Texas-Arlington.
United Way of Tarrant County
The United Way of Tarrant County partners with local organizations to create programs that focus on three areas of support for the Tarrant County community – education, income and health. Through United Way of Tarrant County, people and groups with common concerns team up to create lasting change in the community.
ACH Child and Family Services
ACH Child and Family Services protects children from abuse, neglect and family separation and helps them overcome family issues when they occur. ACH’s programs keep children and families together, and provides a healing home for children who can’t live with their families. ACH was founded in 1915 and served nearly 2,300 children and families in a five-county area in 2013.
Girls Inc. of Tarrant County
Girls Incorporated of Tarrant County offers nationally researched programs that encourage girls to confront and master their physical, intellectual, and emotional challenges. At Girls Inc., their mission is to inspire the girls of Tarrant County to be “strong, smart and bold!”
Tarrant Area Food Bank
Tarrant Area Food Bank is the distribution hub of a 13-county network of hunger-relief charities and social services centers. As a central clearinghouse for donated food and groceries, the Food Bank receives fresh, frozen and nonperishable food donated by the food industry and the community.
United Way Volunteer Income Tax Association (VITA)
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, better known as VITA, is an IRS-Supported, free income tax return preparation program, for qualifying families throughout Tarrant County. With the help and hard-work of volunteers, VITA volunteers hope to prepare more than 5,000 tax returns during the 2014 tax season.