Dallas Native Cares | My Possibilites

My Possibilities is a Plano-based non-profit that serves as a pioneering leader in vocational education and job placement for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) throughout North Texas.  MP is changing the landscape for adults with IDD. Their mission is to courageously and relentlessly pursue the full, untapped possibilities of our Hugely Important People…

$10K Grant Helps Provide New Home for Texas Military Family

Charlotte Ferris joined the U.S. Army in 2002 at age 18 because she wanted to serve her country and see the world. Her experience initially took her to Missouri, then Fort Campbell, Kentucky, before she was deployed to Mosul, Iraq, which is where the now-retired U.S. Army Specialist served as a motor transport officer. A…

Help this WWII veteran celebrate 100 years with 100 birthday cards

He asked for 100 cards for 100 years. Now he wants more. Walk into the Mayflower Retirement Home and there’s a good chance you’ll be greeted by Ray Painter and told one of his infamous dirty jokes. His quick wit, charm and good looks may cast him as a much younger man, but Painter is about to…

Bonton Farms

Bonton Farms Story Here in a small South Dallas neighborhood called Bonton, you don’t expect to find a farm. You expect to see crime, drugs, and gang violence. But, all that is changing thanks to a small urban farm. Bonton is located in a “food desert” where 63% of residents lack personal transportation and the…

New tulip farm in Waxahachie and the beautiful purpose behind it

Most of the profits are given to support a community that helps people with disabilities. A new North Texas tulip farm is growing a lot more than beautiful flowers. More than one million tulips have bloomed at Poston Gardens, located just off I-35 in Waxahachie. This eye-popping farm wasn’t created out of a love for…

North Texas Food Bank

Welcome to The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB). It is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization, providing access to more than 190,000 meals each day for hungry children, seniors and families across a 13-county service area. In their last fiscal year, NTFB and their feeding network provided access to almost 72 million meals. The need for…

North Texas food banks coordinating efforts to feed furloughed government workers

A Mansfield-area food bank calls for North Texas food banks and pantries to work together to help struggling families impacted by the government shutdown. Food banks and food pantries in North Texas report that they are now feeling full-force the predicted impact of the federal government shutdown. Organizations that already help hundreds of thousands of…