From therapeutic horseback riding to giving kids the opportunity to play team sports to coat drives during chilly winter months, Darling Homes strives to support the Dallas community every day.
The roots of this giving nature can be traced back to Bill and Priscilla Darling, who founded ManeGate Therapeutic Horsemanship, which helps children and adults with disabilities meet physical and mental goals while connecting with therapy horses. Darling Homes assists this unique and wonderful program by sponsoring annual fundraisers and having a host of current and former employees work as volunteers in the program.
At Darling Homes, year after year, programs like ManeGate play an important role in the company’s philanthropy and place in the community. A group of employees, called the Darling Cares Committee, volunteer their time throughout the year to find and contribute to worthy causes throughout Dallas.
Annually, the Darling Homes coat drive completely fulfills the needs of the Transition Resource Action Center (TRAC), a program that aids young adults who have aged out of foster care and are integrating into society. TRAC is a program under CitySquare, and CitySquare distributes the remaining coats to men, women and children in need throughout the Dallas area. Every coat collected by Darling Homes employees has been put to use keeping the people of Dallas warm.
Giving back doesn’t stop at donations for Darling Homes. In 2017, the accounting and finance departments teamed up to help stock the shelves of the Frisco Family Services Food Pantry. In December, the sales and marketing team volunteered with Dallas Life, an organization that lends support to homeless men, women and children. The volunteers from Darling Homes provided gift wrapping and snacks to families who shopped the Christmas Toy Giveaway.
With a passion for helping enrich the area, groups like Young Life Capernaum, Young Life McKinney, Project Hope and the Connemara Conservancy Fund also benefit from Darling Homes’ annual charitable initiatives.
Children in the local YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas programs receive contributions from Darling Homes for numerous sports programs for young people, including the Special Needs Champions League which provides a multi-sports league for individuals with special needs ages 7 to 25. Charitable donations also help children in the area play an entire season of an organized sport.
Darling Homes is passionate about bettering the community it serves through volunteering and charitable donations. Employees of Darling Homes continually strive to give time and money back to organizations to make a better present, and future, in the Dallas area.