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 February Community Impact

   Thanks to sponsors, donors, and volunteers, Trusted World continues to make a significant impact. In February, volunteers helped process Trusted World resources, valued at $209,118.12, and impacted the lives of 3,157 North Texans. 

   The year-to-date numbers are also impressive. They show that Trusted World turned donations into quality resources, valuing $401,154.36 and impacting the lives of 5,802 of our neighbors. These numbers reflect the collective impact of the Trusted World Network. 

Credit Union of Texas’s Return on Donation

   Trusted World’s ability to meet the demands of 830 network partners is only possible because of its sponsors. Trusted World’s most prominent sponsor is the Credit Union of Texas. “The impact is absolutely incredible! We have the data to back all this up,” says the organization’s Founder and CEO, Michael Garrett. He says, “Last year, through their sponsorship, we were able to put $1.3 million worth of resources back into the community. That’s a 430% return on their donation.”

   The more than a million dollars in resources, Michael says, directly impacted the lives of 26 thousand of our North Texas neighbors. 

   Credit Union of Texas CEO Eric Pointer says, Partnering with Trusted World provides us with a remarkable opportunity to access reporting that enables us to measure and perceive the real impact we have on the communities we aim to serve. The difference we are able to make collaboratively is distinctly evident through the transparent and detailed reporting provided, clearly highlighting our combined efforts in black and white.”

   Michael says Credit Union of Texas is 100% invested in Trusted World and the North Texas community, saying, “We have donation bins in all of their branches; they’ve sponsored a couple of our vehicles.” He says Trusted World is looking for additional sponsors to expand its reach into the western portion of North Texas. “We’re currently working in five counties right now. We’d love to be in Tarrant County and more in the Fort Worth Community. We need more sponsors like the Credit Union of Texas to come alongside Trusted World and help us help people,” says Michael.

Clothing Drives

   Trusted World relies on clothing donations to continue providing for its partners. During the winter, the demand for coats skyrockets. Thanks to several generous coat drives in the community, Trusted World’s coat supply continues to meet the demand. 

   Princeton ISD’s yearly coat drive campaign resulted in an impressive haul of brand-new coats donated to Trusted World. Ebby Halliday Realtors in Plano hosted their own coat drive, donating several hundred coats. Operation Care International also donated more than 60 children’s coats. Organizations like these and others across the community ensure everyone stays warm this winter. 

   With spring around the corner, coats aren’t the only items needed, and Boone Elementary is gearing up to make another seasonal impact. They recently started a jeans drive to help clothe men, women, and children in need. After Boone Elementary’s impressive food donation campaign for Trusted World last year, these students already know how to unite and make a difference.

   Large clothing drives are impressive, but every donation, no matter how small, makes an impact.

Advisory Committee

   Trusted World seats two new members to its Advisory Committee. Lynn Fisher is the Vice President of the Rosewood Foundation and the Director of Corporate Giving for the Rosewood Corporation. 

   Mitch Bates is the Deputy City Manager for the City of Garland. Trusted World’s Michael Garrett says, “Our team just keeps getting better.” Bates also serves as the Honorary Chair of the annual Trusted World Awards Breakfast. The day of the breakfast, May 1st, also marks a milestone for Trusted World as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. The annual awards recognize and celebrate the best people and organizations in the Trusted World Network.

 United Way Reading Day

   Citing the importance of early literacy, the United Way hosted a Reading Day, saying kids reading at grade level by third grade are 5x more likely to graduate and be ready for college or career success. Trusted World Founder and CEO Michael Garrett embraced the program’s spirit by reading to Pre-K and Second-grade children at Thomas Elementary in Plano. Michael says it made his day and is grateful for the opportunity to participate.


  Sponsors make it possible for Trusted World to provide its network partners with clothing, food, and toiletries on demand. 

   H-E-B lives up to its motto of ‘Helping here’ by sponsoring this quarter’s toiletries and feminine hygiene products. 

   State Farm is a six-month sponsor of underwear, bras, and diapers, making the organization better able to provide quality resources on demand, just like a good neighbor. 

How can you help? 

   While the Trusted World Platform is efficient and effective, it needs sponsors to continue making an impact in North Texas. More sponsorship opportunities are available. Go to TrustedWorld.org and click on sponsorship opportunities under the ways to give link.      

   If you’d like to help make a difference through volunteering, go to TrustedWorld.org, click on volunteer experiences, and sign up. If you’d like to explore other ways to help, you can go to the same website, and under the ways to give link, click on needs to find the items the Network most needs. For clothing donations, one of our key sponsors, the Credit Union of Texas, has donation dropoff bins in every one of their North Texas branches. Next to the bin is a banner with a QR code if you want to donate money.

    You’ll find a complete list of dropoff bin locations on the Trusted World website.

   Those are the headlines from around the Trusted World Network, where you can join us in helping people help people.