Sundt Foundation Donates $12,100 to Fort Worth Non-Profits

FORT WORTH (Sept. 27, 2017) – The Sundt Foundation recently awarded a $1,700 grant to DFW Birthday Brigade to help the non-profit provide birthday parties for homeless children.

Birthday Brigade’s goal is to give kids the opportunity to be recognized and celebrate their special day. The organization uses 100 percent of donations to purchase gifts, party favors, supplies, cupcakes, ice cream, juice packs, bottled water, and decorations. It serves an average of more than 100 family members per month and celebrates 10 birthdays.

“The Sundt Foundation grant provides us the opportunity to extend our reach and enables us to give each homeless child in Fort Worth a birthday party to enjoy,” said DFW Birthday Brigade Chair Suzy Gardner. “Each child is a gift worthy of this effort and should be celebrated.”

The Foundation awarded $12,100 in grants to six Fort Worth-area nonprofits during its second- and third-quarter disbursements.

Other third-quarter grants

  • Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange (GRACE), which received $5,000, is a nonprofit relief agency that provides food, clothing, financial assistance and other vital necessities to people who are struggling with a limited income or recent emergency. GRACE’s philosophy is that encouraging self-sufficiency will encourage community cohesiveness.
  • Common Ground Ministries, which received $2,400, is a Christian outreach to children and youth in east Waxahachie. Its mission is to provide a safe and structured environment for children and youth to meet their spiritual, educational and physical needs.

 

Second-quarter grants ($1,000 apiece)

  • Work Services Corporation in Wichita Falls applied its grant award to printing costs of its new book, “Why Bullying?,” scheduled for release in mid-October. WSC’s mission is to empower people with disabilities to achieve personal growth and independence, and to improve their quality of life through training and employment. The organization employs more than 550 people with disabilities.
  • Heroes for Children provides financial and social assistance to families with children battling cancer. Founded in 2004, the organization gives financial assistance for day-to-day needs and offers social assistance through events and programs.
  • Texas Perinatal Association hosts annual educational conferences about maternal and newborn care. Its mission is to advocate for the improvement of healthcare for parents and babies and to facilitate networking among healthcare providers.

 

About The Sundt Foundation

The Sundt Foundation was established in 1999 by Sundt Construction, Inc. as a way for its employee-owners to give back to the communities in which they live and work. The organization is funded primarily by contributions from Sundt employees, which are matched by the company. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $7.9 million in grants. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant may call (855) 714-4365 or visit http://www.sundt.com/community-industry/sundt-foundation/ for more information. Sundt has offices in San Diego, Irvine, Sacramento and San José, California; San Antonio, Fort Worth, Irving and El Paso, Texas; Tempe and Tucson, Arizona and Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

About Sundt

Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 127-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial and building work and is known for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services. Sundt has 11 offices throughout California, Arizona, Texas and Utah and is 100 percent owned by its approximately 2,100 employees. The company is consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work by business publications in multiple cities and in 2016 it was named the nation’s safest construction company by the Associated General Contractors of America for the second time in a decade – an honor no other contractor can claim.

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