CARE Project Foundation, Inc
CARE Project Foundation, Inc formerly known as Project CARE was started in 1996 under the direction of Mr. Reginald W. Osborne and a very supportive group of associates. CARE stands as acronyms for the original name, "Concerned Action Recreational and Enrichment". The original design of the program was to focus on misguided youth from the ages of 10-17. Most of these individuals were primarily minority males (Latino & African-American) who had some type of concern or brush with the legal system. The participants came from our local juvenile justice system, group homes, foster care and even family and friends.The aim of the program was to redirect the incorrigible behavior of these individuals from negative activity to positive avenues in life. Many good deeds were done with this program, yet the "Founding Fathers" knew that there was more that could be accomplished.
Today under a broader umbrella of participation and stronger leadership, along with more state-wide and national support we have a much greater hope and many more opportunities. We are now reaching out to "Special Needs Groups", "Senior Citizen Associations", and a great number of medical illness programs.
CARE Project Foundation, Inc is a nonprofit corporation. It's focus is centered on organizing and distribution of accumulated funds and gifts to support other charitable, educational, health related, humanitarian, religious and youth organizations. CARE Project Foundation, Inc is a certified 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) and Texas Tax Code Section 11.18(c).
All donations to this organization are 100% Tax Deductible.
The management of the corporation is vested in its "Board of Directors" and such committees established by the board to carry out necessary functions. The Bylaws of such said organization will provide the qualifications, manner of selection, duites, terms, and other matters relating to the Board of Directors and the foundations business and obligations.
What Do We Do?
We are a non-profit organization that believes in supporting other nonprofits in their struggle to operate and survive. We also work with a number of community organizations (Reading Clubs in public and private schools, Senior Facilites and Youth Sports and Recreation Organizations). We do an annaul basket give away to needy families at both Thanksgiving & Christmas and a special toy drive for Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas,Texas. Likewise, we make donations on a regular basis to local & state-wide youth homes and assist with fundraisers on an annual basis.
Service & Impact
Community Service & Involvement:
1. Annual Legal Workshop
2. Annual Health Fair
3. Annual Community Festival
4. Annual Back to School Drive
5. Counselling for all ages (State certified counselor for abuse, depression, grieving, illness, marriages & etc)....
Community Group Involvement
1. Adopt-A-Child- Program
This program will solicit names from the following:
a. Community schools (both private & public),
b. The Dallas County Juvenile Department,
c. Local Foster Care Groups....
We are assisiting with school supplies, birthday wishes, Christmas Gifts and some special needs for children of all ages up to 17.
2. CARE Project Girls, Inc
This program will provide nuturing, fine arts events and etiquette for young women. This program is designed to assist young ladies with their promotion to young adult-hood. Those included will be ages 17-25.
3. Moving Onward Young Man
This particular program stands on the shoulders of the founding fathers original purpose. The goal is to re-direct young men from negative avenues to positive walks in life. Likewise, we will assist young men who have experienced a hardship in life to choose the right direction (Boys -to- Men). We will work with young men of all nationalities from age 17 to 25.
4. Forty-Nine & Holding Club
This program will provide interaction, engagement & fun for seniors and all those over 50 years of age.
Annual Holiday Basket Give Away
Annually our program gives away 25-30 fully loaded baskets with a smoked ham or turkey and all of the holiday goodies at Thanksgivng & Christmas. We partner with Walker's Bar BQ, BIG 6 Alliance LLC, Osborne Financial Group, ROE Enterprise (Zebro's Sports Agency & Sky-Box Special Service Agency), Pratt & Thomas Law Firm PLLC, The Law Office of Vonda Bailey, The Guidry Law Firm, BBVA Compass Bank-DeSoto Branch, and Comerica Bank (Wheatland Rd-Dallas,TX).
Annual Toy Drive
Our Annual Christmas Toy Drive is focused at this time on The Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, TX. We along with all of the parties mentioned above in our basket giveaways are constant sponsors of this event as well. Likewise, we have particiaption for this event from the following organizations: The law firm of Mahomes Bolden, PLLC & The CARE Groups of Lawrence & Marder Church of Christ.
Work in progress are donations to:
A. 1. Diabetes
a. Adult Diabetes
b. Juvenile Diabetes
a. Lung Cancer
b. Breast Cancer
c. Prostate Cancer
3. Aging Concern Diseases
d. Metabolic Disorders
B. Youth Programs
1. Academic Scholarships to two (2) Elementary School Programs Annually.
2. Academic Scholarship to one (1) Middle School Program Annually.
3. An Academic or Athletic Scholarship to a " Top 10 Graduate (both male & female)"For Assistance w/Books" during their "Freshman Year" of College.
C. Annual Athletic Awards to:
1. Two (2) youth basketball programs
2. A youth baseball program
3. A youth cheer program
4. A youth football program
5. Two (2) youth soccer programs
6. A youth volleyball program
Annual Youth Home Contributions & Donations In Partnership with the Lawrence & Marder Church of Christ:
1. Cherokee Children's Home
2. Lubbock Home for Children
3. Southwestern Christian College
Annual Senior Citizen Activities:
"The Christian Care Center" 'Angel Tree' (The Lawrence & Marder Church of Christ-Girl Scouts Troop No. 2285)