Volunteers helped generate Trusted World resources in North Texas in October, valuing nearly $219,204.91 last month, helping 2,373 of our neighbors.
The year-to-date numbers show Trusted World turned donations into quality resources in North Texas, valuing $1.521,854.78, directly impacting the lives of 15,438 North Texans.
Here are some other noteworthy numbers. In October, Trusted World broke a record for fulfilling the most orders in a month, 1,788. Last month, Trusted World also eclipsed the total number of orders fulfilled in the previous year with 12,547, and there are still six weeks left.
Volunteer Challenge Update
Volunteers make Trusted World’s vision of helping people help people a reality, and North Texas corporations play a considerable role by paying their employees to volunteer and make a difference.
While dozens of corporations help make a difference throughout the year, the two top contenders are Texas Instruments, the defending champion, and State Farm. T-I is in first place with the most volunteer hours, but State Farm is still within striking distance.
In the category of most volunteer visits, State Farm dominates the field with sixteen visits. State Farm volunteer Louve Steel says, “It is a showdown. I love that we are in, that we are one of those numbers to be in such a competition. This is healthy competition. This is a service competition. This is a competition that I don’t mind losing too badly. Who loses in a competition like this?”
TI volunteer Elizabeth Higgins loves topping the leaderboard, saying, “That’s incredible! We like to be on the leaderboards of everything we do. That’s the mindset we have. That’s one of our core values is driving solutions forward and being innovative; definitely want to be the best at everything we try to do.”
The final numbers will be tallied at the end of the year, and the winners of each category will have a giant pizza party celebrating their volunteer commitment and community impact.
Catholic Charities Collaboration
Trusted World receives thousands of blankets from its North Texas Partner, Catholic Charities. Trusted World Operations Manager David Garrett says the 15 thousand blankets will reach partners and those in need. “Catholic Charities gave us all these blankets because they know our expertise is distribution. They know that we can effectively and efficiently distribute these resources to those who need them, and they are going to places like the Bridge and Austin Street shelter.” Homeless shelters like those, Garrett says is, where the most significant need lies.
Clothing and Food Drives
635 Planet Ford, the Shelby Cobra Association of Texas, and the Texas Cobra Club hosted a car show at Ford’s Garage in Plano with a clothing and food drive benefitting Trusted World. Car enthusiasts brought clothing and canned foods for admission.
In a recent interview with TNN, event organizer Sheena Sherapata explained why Trusted World resonates with her. “To come in and actually see the size and the donations and what’s coming in and the processes that are in place and to see the software that’s been developed and you see the clothing, you see the food, you see the system and that 48-hour mark. You know that what you guys are doing is a good thing,”
Sharapota says. Trusted World says it recieved 8-thousand dollars in clothing, food, and monetary donations.
The City of Allen also held a clothing drive for Trusted World, providing thousands of items of clothing and shoes to be sorted and processed.
Allen is a special place in Trusted World’s history. In 2014, the Founder and CEO started the organization from his garage.
Make a Difference
If you’d like to help make a difference, 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.
That’s a look at the headlines from around the Trusted World Network, where you can join us in helping people help people.