This North Texas Giving Day, you have the chance to bring hope to those most vulnerable in our community. The coronavirus has impacted us all. However, it has left vulnerable children and families more fragile than ever before.
Christopher and Christian are twin brothers from South Dallas who know all too well what it means to be vulnerable, without the promise and hope for a future.
When Christie Young moved Christopher, Christian and their sister into the Wynnewood neighborhood of Dallas, she knew what they were getting into. She knew the struggles of the area. She gained even more intimate knowledge of it when a bullet flew through her daughter’s window and lodged itself into the ceiling.
“There’s a high crime rate here,” Christie said. “For people of color, you have little hope. I didn’t want my children to experience the street life, drugs, gangs. The Buckner Family Hope Center at Wynnewood was a place of refuge.
“I remember the first day we came to Buckner,” Christopher reminisces with a smile. “I’m a pretty shy person, but everyone was so warm and inviting. I had a lot of fun that day.”
They came back the next day. And the day after that. And for roughly 3,000 days after that until the twin boys were 18.
“Buckner grew me into the person I am right now,” Christopher said. “It’s matured me as a person. It’s helped me grow closer to God, including reading the Bible and praying. That’s a big deal because you can’t do anything without God. He’s always on your side.”
The path they started more than a decade ago took them to the University of Houston, where they will graduate next year. Christian wants to be a neurosurgeon – “the best neurosurgeon in the world.” Christopher is working to become a psychologist. Their future is bright because of people like you.
With your help, we can bring children like Christopher and Christian the promise and hope for the future.
Why should I give on North Texas Giving Day?
Buckner will receive a percentage of bonus funds from the Communities Foundation of Texas based on how much we raise on Sept. 17. By donating on North Texas Giving Day, your donation goes further to help protect children and strengthen families.
How do I give on North Texas Giving Day?
It’s easy! Click here from 6 a.m. until midnight on Sept. 17 and donate using a credit or debit card. Remember to designate Buckner Children and Family Services as the nonprofit of your choice.
If you don’t have time to give on Sept. 17, you can schedule your donation any time between Sept. 1 at 6 a.m. and Sept. 16 at midnight. Your scheduled gift will be processed from your credit card or debit account on Sept. 17 on North Texas Giving Day. If you schedule your gift, you’ll receive two emails from the Communities Foundation of Texas. The first will be an email confirming your gift has been scheduled and will be processed on Sept. 17. The second email will let you know your gift has been processed on Sept. 17 and will contain a tax receipt.