I N   T H I S   I S S U E:

  • North Texas Giving Day: We have two ways you can help – and one doesn’t involve a monetary donation.
  • Recovery Month: See what happens when one woman recovers from alcoholism.
  • The CARES Act: Learn how the charitable tax benefits affect you as a donor.
  • Partner Spotlights: Organizations that are allowing us to reach, and serve, more alcoholic women in our community.
  • Our New Home: We have walls, ceilings, and floors!
  • New Volunteer Opportunities: Three new, socially distant ways to get involved!
  • Podcast: New episodes every Wednesday morning + a new Family Support mini-series coming soon!

North Texas Giving Day

This year, our North Texas Giving Day goal is twofold:

  1. Reach 500 individual donors to raise awareness of our free services for alcoholic women.
  2. Raise $51,000 which can provide 34 alcoholic women with life-saving recovery services through our Social Detox program.

How you can help:

  1. Create a personal FUNdraising page or share our North Texas Giving Day profile.
  2. Make a donation that is matched dollar-for-dollar thanks to a $10,000 Early Giving match from Dr. Kay Colbert and Carlos Barroso.
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Recovery Month

With September being National Recovery Month, we wanted to show what happens when one woman recovers from alcoholism. This last week, we shared a closer look at how our Tree of Life grows one woman at a time, bringing to life our vision “to build a thriving community of recovered women and their families– one woman at a time.”

Recovery is not a single event in itself. It is a ripple effect.

🌳 See the Tree of Life Grow: One Woman at a Time


Did you know that the Coronavirus Relief Act (aka the CARES Act) includes significant charitable tax benefits?

Cash gifts totaling $300 – which includes gifts made on North Texas Giving Day – will qualify donors for an above-the-line deduction on their 2020 federal taxes – even for those that take the standard deduction!

💰Learn More: Understanding How the CARES Act Impacts You as a Donor

Partner Spotlights

“Within minutes of contacting [The Magdalen House], I was able to get someone without resources into the Social Detox program and to safety. It was a life-changing experience for her. She is employed, following the 12 Steps and committed to sobriety.” – Karen Zahaluk, MBA, Director of Administration and Operations at Unlocking DOORS®

💛 Read More: Unlocking DOORS®: Helping Alcoholic Women with Criminal Backgrounds

“I was the scared, homeless, pregnant girl who couldn’t stop drinking and had no resources and nowhere to go. I wish I had known about In My Shoes back then but I’m so grateful they exist today. I know there are so many women who desperately need the help and services they offer.” – Kady Tucker, Volunteer Coordinator at The Magdalen House 

🤰Read More: In My Shoes: Helping New and Expecting Mothers Facing Homelessness

Our New Home

We officially have walls, ceilings, and beautiful wood floors at 4513 Gaston Avenue! Follow along on Facebook and Instagram for the latest photos!

🏡 In Case You Missed It: Week 45: A Look Inside + 6 FAQs 

New Volunteer Opportunities

Our three new socially distant volunteer opportunities include:

  • Virtual Front Desk Coordinator: Open to women in recovery, you’ll help us “host” our daily meetings.
  • Birthday Chip Delivery Driver: Open to anyone, you’ll help make sure that women who are celebrating sobriety milestones receive their special Maggie’s chip!
  • Maggie’s Shopper: Open to anyone, you’ll be on-call to help us pick up groceries and supplies when we’re running low.

✨ Get Involved: 3 New Socially Distant Volunteer Opportunities


In just two months, we’ve had over 1,700 listens and a growing audience! Interview With a Recovered Drunk releases a new episode every Wednesday morning. Stay tuned for more episodes from our mini-series’ Big Book Workshop and Studying the Steps and be on the lookout for a Family Support mini-series launching soon!

🎧 Listen on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, and more!

Wall of Hope

Thank you to everyone who purchased and sponsored bricks for the Wall of Hope Brick Campaign! We will be answering questions about the distribution of keepsake donor bricks in a FAQ later this month.