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Mesquite, TX – Dec. 20, 2021 – The employees for the City of Mesquite continue to give back to the community they serve as they raised $50,000 for local charities as a part of their 2021 Real. Texas. Giving. Campaign. In the past five years City employees have donated nearly $200,000 through the campaign to local charitable organizations, programs and services that support the Mesquite community.
Chris Sanchez, Assistant City Manager and the organizer of the annual campaign, said, “Our employees increased their efforts to donate this year. Our final numbers show that our staff donated 29% more in 2021 compared to 2020. They gave 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 2021 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. The campaign was supported by many sponsors which included: Academy Sports, Ace Hardware, All Paws Spa, Angie Bartula, Annette Burnap @ Manis With Annie, Bear Cave Coffee, BJ's Restaurant, Boot Barn, Bravo Concealment, Bubba's 33, Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop, Canes Chicken, Celebration Station, Chick-Fil-A, Craft 64 Burgers, Dad's Broadway Skateland, Dallas Arboretum, Dwight & Don's Auto Care, E&E Bundt Cakes, Elliott's Hardware, Farr Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Film Alley, Fit4Life Fitness, FMS Dog Beds, Greg & Raejean Noschese, Guardian Angel Lights, Hands on Therapy/The Spa, Hilton Rockwall Lakefront, His Gracious Hands Charity, Honey Baked Ham, Imani Boutique, Jason's Deli, Joy Simmons, Kahr Firearms, Kay's Cookiez, Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Keiley Booker @ Continental Hairlines, Lone Star Park, McAlister’s Deli, Mesquite BBQ, Mesquite Eye Associates, Mesquite Fire Department, Mesquite Firefighters Association, Mesquite ISD - Athletic Department, Mesquite Jewelry, Mesquite Police Association, Mystic Coiffures, NB Nails, Painting With a Twist, Premier Pest Control, Quality Furniture, Ravencrest Tactical, Red Wing, Ron's Organic Dynamics, Royal Car Wash, Shenaniganz, Small Cakes, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedy's, Sprouts Farmers Market, St. Stephen United Methodist Church, Sullivan Designs, Tarpley CPA, Texas Roadhouse, The Gun Zone, Toroe, Tucker’s Grill, Two Cups, Walker Bright PC, Whataburger, White Properties, Williams Paint & Body, Windsor Florist and Youfit Health Club.