Community – Making A Difference
At CONTI, we believe in serving our community and encourage our team and partners to join us in these efforts. CONTI’s core purpose is “benefiting the lives of everyone we touch” and this applies not only among business connections, but among communities we develop and live among. CONTI has proudly participated in projects benefitting local communities including Jonathan’s Place and Habitat for Humanity.
We have partnered with great organizations in the past and are pleased to share the following organizations we are supporting in 2016.
Momentous Institute, powered by Salesmanship Club of Dallas since 1920, has transformed more than 100,000 lives through innovative education and therapeutic services. Each year, Momentous Institute directly impacts 6,000 kids and family members, as well as countless other children by investing in research and training, including its annual Changing the Odds conference. Its mission is to build and repair social emotional health for all kids so they can achieve their full potential. Children with strong social emotional health are in control of themselves, communicate well, problem solve, and are empathetic, grateful, gritty and optimistic.
Since 1968, Momentous Institute has been the beneficiary of the AT&T Byron Nelson—which has raised more than $143 million to benefit its work and programs. This year, CONTI is proud to join over 600 corporations to further empower these efforts and truly change the odds for kids in our community and beyond. To learn more about Momentous Institute and ways you can get involved, visit www.momentousinstitute.org.
Make-A-Wish North Texas
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. This is the legacy of Chris Greicius, a 7-year-old boy from Phoenix, who was diagnosed with leukemia. More than anything else, he wished to be a police officer. Caring people in the community granted his wish, and set in motion the beginning of an unprecedented charity that would impact the lives of other children throughout the nation.
For the past 19 years, Make-A-Wish North Texas’ signature black-tie gala ‘Wish Night’ has granted more than 1,875 wishes for children battling life-threatening medical conditions. This year, CONTI joined other major organizations in the DFW area at Wish Night 2016, to help raise more than $2 million to grant every eligible child’s wish in our community. To learn more about the Make-A-Wish North Texas chapter, visit www.ntx.wish.org.
Paper for Water
Paper for Water is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2011 by two sisters, Isabelle and Katherine Adams (ages 8 and 5 at the time), when they learned that millions of people in the world do not have access to clean drinking water. The Adams girls decided to raise money by exchanging handcrafted origami for donations to fund a well in Ethiopia and set a goal of $500. They exceeded their goal and were able to raise $10,000!
In the last four years, Paper for Water has raised over $800,000 and funded over 100 water projects in 10 countries. At the end of this year, Katherine and Isabelle will be venturing on a trip across the world in their mission to bring potable drinking water to communities in need. CONTI proudly supports them as they prepare for this adventure-filled trip and we encourage you to visit their website, www.paperforwater.org and like them on Facebook to learn more about how you can get involved.
Rebuilding Together Greater Dallas
Rebuilding Together Greater Dallas (RTGD) is part of a national organization with over 160 affiliates who help repair homes and address issues including health, safety and mobility. Their mission is to improve the quality of life of homeowners in need by bringing volunteers and communities together to rebuild homes and neighborhoods by providing necessary home repairs for low income veterans, elderly and disabled individuals at no cost to them.
CONTI believes in the great impact RTGD provides for our communities and proudly supports them in future rebuild projects for 2016. To learn more about this organization and ways you can contribute to the cause, visit www.rebuildingdallas.org.