Spring Cleaning for You, Fresh Start for Others


Do you have some spring cleaning to do? This week is a great time to clean out your closets, cabinets, garage, etc. and donate your items to those in need. We are passionate about CitySquare, a Dallas nonprofit, dedicated to fighting the causes and effects of poverty through service, advocacy and friendship. They have a Thrift Store that is used as an outreach for the community and raises additional funds for the organization. More importantly items that are donated are used to help create a hope as CitySquare moves those in poverty into housing and give them the opportunity to start over again.

Please bring your donations on Saturday April 23rd to the parking lot of Preston Hollow United Methodist Church for the Spring Clean for you, Fresh Start for Others event. You will find us under the large white tent with the CitySquare truck parked out front from 9:00-12:00. Enjoy some Kona Ice as a sweet treat for your generosity!

If you would like to learn more about CitySquare and become a partner in the fight against poverty we would love for you to join us at A Night To Remember, September 10, 2016 as we welcome Jerry Seinfeld to Dallas at the Winspear Opera House for the annual fundraiser.


Building Wealth: First Wrung on the Ladder is Housing


How Housing Matters is a joint project of the Urban Land Institute and the MacArthur Foundation. It is “an online resource for the most rigorous research and practical information on how a quality, stable, affordable home in a vibrant community contributes to individual and community success”.

A recent story they published, The First Rung on the Ladder to Economic Opportunity Is Housing, discussed the importance of having affordable housing available to as many families as possible because:

“The ladder to economic success can stretch only so high without the asset-building power of homeownership.

Home equity provides Americans with the ability to send their children to college with less student loan debt and is the primary source of funds for retirement. Half of the assets of Americans over age 55 are in their home.”

Bottom Line

We have often posted that the net worth of a family owning a home is 45 times greater than that of a family that rents. That is not a coincidence.