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Mesquite, TX – November 24, 2020 – The employees for the City of Mesquite continue to give back to the community they serve as they raised more than $36,000 for local charities as a part of their 2020 Real. Texas. Giving. Campaign. In the past four years City employees have donated nearly $140,000 through the campaign to local charitable organizations, programs and services that support the Mesquite community.
Chris Sanchez, Assistant to the City Manager and the organizer of the annual campaign, said, “Our employees were so supportive this year. Despite the pandemic and the impacts it has had on them and their families, they still stepped up to give their own money to aid many causes in Mesquite.” Sanchez explained that funds were raise through a variety of games and contests during the last week of October as well as through employees opting in to have money deducted from their bi-weekly paycheck towards a charity of their choice.
The 2020 Real. Texas. Giving. campaign will assist 16 different programs that serve Mesquite. These include Sharing Life Community Outreach, the American Heart Association, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas as well as Santa Cop and Fill the Boot. Sanchez said, “This year was very special for the campaign as so many of our local charities have been hit hard by the pandemic and their resources have been diminished. These funds will give them a boost as they enter the holiday season and provide services to the community.”
The campaign was supported by many sponsors which included: BJ's Restaurant, Blue Bell Ice Creameries, Bubba's 33, Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Carter Automotive Repair, Celebration Station, Chick-Fil-A, Keiley Booker - Continental Hairlines, Dallas Arboretum, Dicks Sporting Goods, Dwight & Don's Auto Care, E&E Bundt Cakes, El Rio Grande, Farr Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, For the Love of Avocados and Self Care- Jennifer Aldridge, George's Bakery, HD Supply, Jason's Deli, Jumptyme Indoor Trampoline Park, Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc., LaJoie Consulting, Lowe's, Lux Nail Bar, Mesquite Arts Council, Mesquite Championship Rodeo, Mesquite Jewelry, Mesquite Police Association, Nail Bliss with Trina, Painting With a Twist, Quality Furniture, Royal Car Wash, Shenaniganz, Smiley's Racing Products, Sport Clips (Forney) - Andrea Cassidy, Sprouts Farmers Market, Stone River Golf Club, Tarpley CPA, Texas Roadhouse, Uni-First, Whataburger, Williams Paint & Body and Windsor Florist.