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  • (December 12, 2011)

    la-Madeleine2La Madeleine Employees Raise $25,000 for MakeAWay Charities La Madeleine Country French Cafe presented a check for $25,000 to MakeAWay Charities this past Friday that will help provide assistance to North Texas families experiencing financial strain. Since mid-November, la Madeleine employees have raised funds through personal contributions of which la Madeleine matched dollar-for-dollar. At Madeleine we care a lot about giving back to the community in which we live, said John Cahill, vice president of operations at la Madeleine, who presented the check. The employees at la Madeleine really rallied together with enthusiasm to make this contribution possible. This is a proud moment for our organization and demonstrates the kind of quality, community-minded people we have here at la Madeleine. (more…)
  • (January 18, 2012)

    Zales1Enter Zales Surprise Proposal Contest Hey Ladies, this post is actually for the man in your life so you may need to find a way to subtly pass it on to him (i.e. have your best friend do it). Here’s why: The Valentine’s-themed 10k/5k run, The Generational Equity Cupid Dash benefiting Make-A-Way Charities, will take place in February 18. So why are we telling you this? Because as a part of the event Zales is sponsoring a surprise proposal contest. Read More  
  • (January 18, 2012)

    calendar_CupidDash2Calendar Release for 2012 Cupid Dash The annual Valentine’s-themed run for love attracts sweethearts of all kinds from the betrothed and beholden, to grandparents and their grandkids, parents and kids, best friends, and canines with their companions. This year’s event debuts a juried best love story contest with the winner receiving a diamond engagement ring from Zales, a his-and-hers hot stone massage package from Red Door, and staging support from the event production team for making the surprise proposal at the event (more…)
  • (October 4, 2012)

    Event Announcement for 2012 Get Groovy Gala DALLAS October 4, 2012 MakeAWay Charities, a nonprofit charitable organization committed to helping working families in temporary financial crisis find their way out of adversity and get back on their feet, announces today that NFL legend Emmitt Smith, along with his wife Pat Smith, will serve as honorary chairs in absentia at the 4th annual silent auction/gala benefitting the charity. Internationally renowned Beatles tribute band Hard Day’s Night will perform at the event. (more…)
  • (September 20, 2013)

    fXbXj.St_.58-150x150Charity’s regional director chows on bugs to raise money for school gardens DALLAS September 30, 2013 FORT WORTH Scott Faille started chowing down on crickets, meal worms and dragonflies just minutes after arriving at work Thursday morning PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release   Media Contacts: Susan Schrock, 817-390-7639 FORT WORTH Scott Faille started chowing down on crickets, meal worms and dragonflies just minutes after arriving at work Thursday morning. But his unusual snack of creepy crawlies wasn’t part of an office dare or some trendy new diet. Faille, regional director of REAL School Gardens, had publicly pledged to eat one bug per every $1,000 donated to his Fort Worth-based nonprofit organization during North Texas Giving Day. (more…)
  • Donation Crush The National Records, Rising More Then $25 Million in One Day

    DALLAS (September 20, 2013) The fifth annual North Texas Giving Day dominated North Texas with free events, flash mobs and an astounding amount of donations. It crushed the national record by raising more than $25.2 million in 17 hours, surpassing 2012 results by $10.8 million. (more…)
  • Donations on North Texas Giving Day

    la-Madeleine(Sseptember 11, 2013) la Madeleine supportsMakeAWayto Drive Additional Donations on North Texas Giving Day DALLAS (September 21, 2013) Announced today, la Madeleine is supporting MakeAWay’s initial participation in North Texas Giving Day, an annual Communities Foundation of Texas fundraising event that began five years ago. (more…)

Press Releases

New-GECupidDashLogo-black-300x1492Valentine’s 10K/5K/Fun Run Features

Surprise Wedding Proposal, Live Music, Kid Activities and More
DALLAS, TX Sweethearts of all kinds from the betrothed and beholden, to grandparents and grand kids, parents and children, and best friends will come in droves to run for love in The Generational Equity Cupid Dash benefiting Make A Way Charities. The certified 10K/5K/1-mile fun run Cupid Dash is Valentine’s Day-themed and takes place February 18 on the south side of The Shops at Legacy (5741 Legacy Dr, Plano, TX, 75024).
Make A Way Charities helps hard-working, self-sufficient families who are unable to overcome unexpected financial crises avoid debt and poverty and get back on their feet, said Jay Hellwig, Make A Way Charities executive director. Through the generous support of Generational Equity, our other sponsors, and Cupid Dash participants, Make A Way Charities is able to keep more North Texas families in tact and as active contributors to the community we share.
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logo1DALLAS, TX Hey ladies, this post is actually for the man in your life so you may need to find a way to subtly pass it on to him (i.e. have your best friend do it). Here’s why: The Valentines-themed 10k/5k run, The Generational Equity Cupid Dash benefiting Make-A-Way Charities, will take place on February 18. So why are we telling you this? Because as a part of the event Zales is sponsoring a surprise proposal contest. Here’s how it works: Men who are ready to take the plunge should submit their best love story and a picture to info@makeawaycharities.org by February 10.
The lucky guy whose tale wins first place will propose to his girlfriend at the race with a diamond engagement ring provided (for free!) by Zales. He’ll also leave with a matching diamond wedding band, a his-and-hers hot stone massage package from Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon and Spa, and best of all, a new fiance. And guys, as long as you’re entering the contest, why not spread the love to those in need by participating in the run
too?