Dallas-based la Madeleine Country French Café presented more than $15,000 to MakeAWay Charities at their Corporate Christmas party. The funds help provide assistance to North Texas families experiencing financial strain. The donation consists of la Madeleine employees’ personal contributions, which were matched by la Madeleine dollar-for-dollar.
“This is the second year la Madeleine employees have come together to support MakeAWay Charities,” said John Cahill, chief operating officer at la Madeleine. “Giving back to our neighbors in North Texas is very important to la Madeleine and our employees have demonstrated that commitment wholeheartedly with their generous donations again this year.” To date, la Madeleine has given $40,000 to Makeaway Charities.
MakeAWay Charities is committed to helping those less fortunate throughout North Texas. To date, the charity has helped more than 1,000 North Texas families in need, including helping more than 800 families avoid foreclosure and eviction. Donations allow typically self-sufficient families to stay in their homes, repair vehicles to transport children to school and commute to work, and not have to choose between keeping electricity or getting needed medical help.
“MakeAWay Charities understands the holidays are a difficult time for many in the Dallas/Fort Worth area,” said MakeAWay executive director Jay Hellwig. “With the help of our friends at la Madeleine, we are better able to answer the needs of hundreds of families.” MakeAWay Charities, a charitable nonprofit, was founded in 2008 to provide direct assistance to self-sufficient families in unexpected, temporary financial crisis and remain out of poverty. The nonprofit primarily focuses on assisting families in the local community, but also extends its reach in dire times, such as the disaster relief it provided with materials and volunteers after a tornado devastated the town of Joplin, Mo., in 2011 and Forney, Texas in 2012, and recently supported victims of Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana.
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