IN THIS ISSUE

Tickets on sale for HandUp luncheon
Premier Academy on track to open this  summer
Prep begins for new families
 
"The Gatehouse has been my place of safety in the worst storm of my life. Now I have a solid foundation that I can stand on that is helping me create a new life." 
 
- Gatehouse member
 

In the last two weeks, 88 women have applied to The Gatehouse with hopes to end cycles of abuse and poverty, and build new lives for themselves and their children.
 
As we prepare to give some of these new families the hand up they need for permanent change, as well as serve our current 177 people (79 women and 98 children today) it reminds us "that the most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, suffering, loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation and understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." 
(Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross) 

If you're someone who's served with us at The Gatehouse, you've witnessed the ups and downs, hard work and gumption which our members have exhibited on their journey to healing and self-supportiveness.
 
The lasting impact you make by offering your time, talent, treasure and ties are crucial so women are empowered to work their personal, intentional plan for permanent, positive change.
 
Two upcoming ways where you can make a lasting impact so families have necessary resources in 2018, are the:
  • The HandUp for Success Luncheon featuring Pepsico's Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi and Richard Fisher, ex-President of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, and
  • Premier Academy, on track to open this summer, which will provide community kids and Gatehouse kids with early learning so they'll be more than kindergarten ready. To stop cycles of abuse and poverty, we must invest as much in our children as we do our women.
Without a plan, good intentions fail. Without a plan and all of us implementing it together, good intentions fail. So thank you for being part of the plan to give over 200 people this year what may be their once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become healed and beautiful.
 
With gratitude, and hope to see you in person at the luncheon,


UPDATES & OPPORTUNITIES
Spotlight your business by sponsoring the HandUp for Success Corporate Luncheon 

Lead with your Head, Heart and Hands  is the topic of this spring's HandUp for Success Corporate Luncheon. The luncheon ignites action between corporations and The Gatehouse so women and children in crisis have a hand up for permanent, positive change. 

At this year's luncheon, PepsiCo Chairman and CEO  Indra Nooyi will be introduced by AT&T Chairman, CEO and President  Randall Stephenson and interviewed by former Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President and CEO  Richard Fisher on leadership and philanthropy. Q&A will be moderated by BNSF Railway Executive Chairman Matthew Rose


Thursday, March 29, 2018
Noon - 1:30pm
Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas

We'd love to partner with you! Click  here for 2018 sponsorship opportunities. To purchase tickets, click here

Questions? Contact wade.parker@gatehousegrapevine.com or 817-912-0317 ext. 108
Premier Academy building update
Childcare is one of the top barriers that keep women from becoming self-supportive.

The exterior is almost completed and work is underway to finish the interior by summer. Watch for more details on the grand opening and applying to the program this summer.

Learn more about the Academy.  


View from The Gatehouse. Gym is the large building on the right.

LEARN ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
Each month one element of the Gatehouse Independent Life Program will be highlighted.
You'll learn more about the needs that traditionally hold women back from breaking free from crisis situations: safe housing, food, clothing, transportation, legal aid, career guidance, childcare, financial literacy, counseling and life skills training.

ILP highlight: FOOD
  
The sun is edging above the horizon as the Gatehouse refrigerated truck backs into the grocery store's loading dock, a routine staff and volunteers follow every Monday through Saturday to keep the shelves of the General Store stocked. 

With an average of 2,500 pounds of food picked up each week from partners like Albertsons-Tom Thumb, Aldi, Central Market, Kimberly-Clark, Kroger, Natural Grocers,  Schwan's and Tarrant Area  Food Bank , General Store volunteers are busy  six days a week stocking shelves, managing inventory, and helping members shop.  
 
A fully stocked mini-grocery store at The Gatehouse, the General Store is a crucial part of not only providing for our members' basic needs but also helping them learn budgeting and meal planning.

Based on the size of their family and the phase of the program they are in, members receive a weekly "meal ticket". As members progress through the program, they begin shopping outside of The Gatehouse to help them practice budgeting and shopping skills in a real-world setting.
How you can help: 
  • Volunteer. Help with one of our 15 two-hour shifts a week or with a daily food pick-up and delivery. Learn more about becoming a volunteer here or email kim.taylor@gatehousegrapevine.com for more information. 
  • Give. Help fund an inventory system or help us stock staple items and toiletries. Drop off donations at The Gatehouse between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
GET INVOLVED TODAY
Want to make an immediate impact? 

Top needs this month:
Drop off donations from 9am-5pm Mon through Fri or give here.
  • Funding for legal retainer fees for 4 Gatehouse women (appx $2,000 each)
  • Funding for 2 automobiles (appx $6,000 each)
  • Household items: kitchen rugs, placemats, throw pillows, dish racks, home accessories
  • General Store: shampoo and conditioner (full-sized bottles), juices, laundry detergent
  • Keeps Boutique: New, plus-sized clothing and new shoes, sizes 5-12
Top volunteer needs:
Sign up on VolunteerHub or apply to become a volunteer  here
  • Student Enrichment: help with kids on a Thursday night
  • General Store: sign up for a two-hour shift
  • Keeps Boutique: clean out back-stock and organize new shipments
SPECIAL THANKS
Thanks to new, continuing partners
Allie Beth Allman & Associates // Mike Arita // Berkshire Hathaway Automotive // Elisa Capriglione // Quinn Childs // Colleyville Moms // Compass Christian Church // Marty Davis // Dorian Jimenez Agency// E delman //  The Expo Group //  Rena & Howard Frost // JCPenney // Jordan Taylor & Co. Inc // JPI // Bobbie Kristinik // Stacy Kristynik // Denise LaPosta // Bruce Latimer // Jerri & Mike Logan // Neil Odle // Out of the Garden // Dana Rector // Jim Sally // Mary Sanderson // Sendero Consulting // Steinbrecher & Associates // Southlake Style // Al Springer // Sunflower Shoppe Vitamins & Natural Foods // Olivia Bennett Teeuws // Eddie Windom //Randi Worsham
Childcare Academy Capital Campaign supporters
Elaine Agather  //  Judy & Paul Andrews // Paul E. Andrews, Jr. Foundation // Ash Grove Cement Company  //  Dan & Krista Borgen  //  William and Catherine Bryce Memorial Trust //  Katherine C. Carmody Charitable Trust  //  Amon G. Carter Foundation  //  Charley's Concrete // Ron Chase  //  G96 Men  //  John & Nancy Fegan  //  Mark Fisher  //  Gradus  //  Hubbard Family Foundation // John & Marsha Kleinheinz // Jim & Barbara Lentz  //  The J.E. & L.E. Mabee Foundation  //  Judi McQueary  //  The Miles Foundation  //   Clifton H. Morris & Sheridan C. Morris Foundation  //  The Morris Foundation  //   Paticum Foundation  //  Patricia &  Randall  Ptaszinik  //   R4 Foundation  //   The Rees-Jones Foundation  //  Michaela & Bryce Ruiz  //  The Thomas M., Helen McKee & John P. Ryan Foundation  //  Alden Sandler  //  Christine & Jim Snead  //  Tabletops Southlake
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The Gatehouse is a supportive living community, located on 61 acres in the D/FW Metroplex, where women and children in crisis receive ample time, safe refuge, practical resources and healthy relationships to break cycles of abuse and poverty and discover new paths for permanent change.