We have had the honor of supporting 989 families since our launch.
Each family has touched our hearts and we’re grateful for the opportunity to serve each one.
A Father’s Grief
Carson’s Village had the honor of helping a special family this July. You may have heard the tragic story of road rage in Houston that ended with the shooting death of 17-year-old David Castro. The family, a long-time friend of founder Jason Dyke, reached out to Carson’s Village for support. David’s father, Paul Castro, wrote these touching and raw observations about his devastating experience. We know you will join us in feeling Paul’s intense pain, as well as his drive to make the world better for others.
We hope after reading this story that you will do a random act of kindness in David’s honor (#RAKDAVID).
The day a parent loses a child is carved into their memory. There is a second of time on that horrible day after which the world is over for a parent. It’s the second the EMT stops administering CPR and turns to you and says, “I’m sorry, but she’s gone.” Or it may be when the doctor enters the room and says there is nothing more they can do. In my case, it was when I ran my hand over my precious son’s head and realized that David had a gunshot wound in the back of his skull. Read the rest of Paul’s story here.
Don’t miss the Golf Tournament benefiting Carson’s Village! Enjoy a great day of golf and support the important work of Carson’s Village. Sign up to sponsor the event or register to play here.
Carson’s Village founder Jason Dyke was recently featured on The Remnant by Reclaim 611, a podcast that seeks to enlighten others about human trafficking. In this episode, Carrie Schirato and Paula Son talk to Jason about Mental Health Awareness Month, the founding of Carson’s Village, and how Jason’s story is helping others. You can listen to the episode here or watch it here.
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North Texas Giving Day
September 23, 2021 is North Texas Giving Day and one of the largest fundraising days for Carson’s Village each year. Join thousands of individuals in the North Texas community in giving back and make a difference for those who need the support of Carson’s Village. Watch your email and our social media for more information about how to create your own fundraising page to encourage your network to invest in our work.
Holding Space for Others as They Grieve
Helping friends and family navigate their grief is tricky but your physical presence can speak volumes and do much for their mental health. Carson’s Village provides tips for healing through the power of presence in thisResource Article.
Give at Work
Do you give through a workplace giving campaign through your company each fall? Include Carson’s Village in your giving and if your company or department needs a speaker or a story, we can provide that as well. Your investment makes a difference – please give.
Select Carson’s Village as your organization of choice when you use the Amazon Smile application or shop Amazon Smile on your browser. When you do, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to Carson’s Village.
Now you can also shop Amazon Smile from your Andriod or iPhone Amazon app. Simply sign up for Amazon Smile (selecting Carson’s Village of course!), download or open the app, then open “Settings”, navigate to “AmazonSmile” and follow on-screen prompts. More information and instructions can be found here.