"Game Changer" Casino Night: A Fundraiser for Helping Restore Ability
Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join Helping Restore Ability, the largest nonprofit in Texas who provides in-home care for people with disabilities to celebrate the work of the agency at the:
"Game Changer" Casino Fundraiser!
Play casino table games, including blackjack, rouleette, craps, and poker for chances to win great prizes.
817.469.1977 (you can RSVP by phone, if you prefer)
Dress is "Casino Casual"
Dinner, Beer, and Wine provided
Held at the magnificent venue of the Arlington Museum of Art
201 West Main Street
Arlington, Texas 76010
Hosted by Dawn Neufeld of KTXD's "The Broadcast"
Presented by: Star-Telegram (http://www.star-telegram.com/)
Meredith and Associates (http://meredithcpas.com/)
American National Bank (http://www.anbtx.com/)
Cigna Healthspring (http://www.cignahealthspring.com/)
KTXD - Channel 47 (http://www.ktxdtv.com/)
Divine Wine (http://dvinewinegranbury.com/)
Bates Insurance & Investments (http://gusbates.com/)
Plains Capital Bank (https://www.plainscapital.com/)
Resource Development Initiatives (http://www.rdinitiatives.com/)
Gus Bates Insurance and Investments (http://gusbates.com/)
Health Masters Home Health (http://www.healthmastersinc.com/)
McAdams Wealth Management
Healthcare Resource (http://www.hcrhomehealth.com/)
SI Roosth Artic
Munsh, Hardt, Kopf & Harr PC. Attorneys and Counselors (http://www.munsch.com/)
Dean and Jane Peyton
Sewell Lexus of Fort Worth (http://www.sewelllexus-fortworth.com/)
A little more about Helping Restore Ability:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention makes a startling claim: “Today, about 50 million Americans, or one in five people, are living with at least one disability, and most Americans will experience a disability some time during the course of their lives. Anyone can have a disability.” Factor in accelerated Baby Boomer aging, and the result is a sharp increase in the need for services to care for people – services that offer independence, freedom, and dignity.
Those with a disabling condition run a broad range, from infants with a congenital disease, to toddlers diagnosed with autism, to teenagers now using a wheelchair after an accident, to parents who battle cancer, to grandparents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Those that we serve have 449 different diagnoses. Everyone knows someone who requires care — maybe a little, maybe around the clock — yet many of those who need care cannot afford it. Helping Restore Ability, through its 1,700 care attendants statewide offers that needed care, usually in their own homes on a sliding scale. Indeed, more than 98% of our clients pay nothing for the care we provide.
As the largest nonprofit in Texas to provide independent living services, we have done much work. Nonetheless, much work remains. We need your help to care for people with disabilities.
- Helping Restore Ability operates at 3% administration costs. That means 97 cents of every dollar you give goes directly to care for people with disabilities.
- 98% of our clients have incomes at or below poverty levels, low enough that they qualify for Medicaid.
- Helping Restore Ability provides care to any disabling condition, both physical and intellectual. Cerebral palsy, autism, spinal cord injury, developmental delay, Down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, quadriplegia and spina bifida are the most common diagnoses for which Helping Restore Ability provides care. We have a network of over 1,700 care attendants across the state of Texas to care for those diagnoses.
- 54% of those Helping Restore Ability serves are under age 35. 34% of those we serve are under 18.
- We are based out of the DFW Metroplex, but we provide services statewide. Currently, we provide services in 77 counties throughout the state, with the highest concentration of clients in Tarrant and Dallas counties, followed by Denton, Collin, Johnson and Taylor.
- For every $1,000 we raise, we can initiate services for an additional person with a disability. Because the condition is typically permanent, a client may receive services for years, often for the remainder of her life.
- For every $600 that is raised, we are able to train an expert care attendant. This includes training in CPR, first-aid, drug testing, SAMA training, video education materials, communicable disease prevention, and background checks. Our attendants are some of the best trained, whether the training agency be a for-profit or nonprofit.
When & Where
Helping Restore Ability
Helping Restore Ability is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1977, and exists to promote independence and enrich the lives of people of all ages with any type of disabling condition. Helping Restore Ability was founded by a college student living with Polio, Sam Province, who used to a wheelchair and also weaned himself off an iron lung. That infusion of commitment, determination, and empathy continues to guide the organization more than thirty years later. We are the largest nonprofit provider of attendant care services in Texas.