"The Sendero team was knowledgeable, professional and most importantly they took the time to listen to our needs as a small nonprofit organization. We could not be more pleased with the outcome! The respect and dedication Sendero showed us is indicative of how they do business."Elizabeth Beasley, Director, Chase's Place
Our core values drive our belief in Corporate Citizenship and Community Outreach. We want our employees to be dedicated to improving the communities in which we work and live, creative in finding ways to contribute, and empowered to make an impact. We believe that charity is personal, and look for ways to support the causes about which our employees are passionate. Examples include:
Chase's Place School, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, opened its doors in 2003 as one of the first schools of its kind in the DFW area. It serves students ages 5-14 with disabilities including mental retardation, PDD/autism, Down syndrome, acquired brain injuries, and neurological disorders. Chase's Place has a built-in curriculum that includes daily living skills, community training, speech, and occupational, physical, and music therapy, as well as traditional academic subjects like reading and math. Unlike other schools catering to this population, Chase's Place boasts a 1:2 staff/student ratio, giving each student an optimal amount of individual attention.
Sendero has sponsored the school’s annual fundraising event since 2008 and proudly displays the children's artwork at our headquarters in Dallas.
Special Camps for Special Kids serves children with chronic illnesses and major physical disabilities, and the families of those children, by making possible high-quality, year-round camping experiences at Camp John Marc, a unique camp facility in Bosque County, Texas. At Camp John Marc, Special Camps for Special Kids provides cooperative programming with the health organizations, community volunteers, and pediatric hospitals also dedicated to serving these children.
Sendero proudly serves Camp John Marc annually during the annual camp clean-up day.
Sendero is a Corporate Sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum's Cool Thursdays concert series. These events attract families, friends, and nature and music lovers of all kinds to the Arboretum's beautiful gardens on the shores of White Rock Lake for evenings of music, dancing, and fellowship. Funds from these events support the maintenance and improvement of the gardens, which are available to the public year-round.
Sendero participated in the Easter Basket Drive, Back to School Drive, and Holiday Drive for children under the care of Dallas County's Child Protective Services.
Through Community Partners, Sendero helps meet the needs and provide holiday cheer to children who have been neglected.
Sendero sponsors a team each year in this event that honors cancer survivors, remembers lost loved ones, and raises money to support the American Cancer Society in research to fight back against cancer, and programs such as Locks of Love and Look Good Feel Better.
Sendero sponsored the annual Hoedown event, which has funded improvements such as the commercial kitchen in the Resource Center, A/V equipment for the popular cooking classes, tenting, signage, educational conferences for the market staff and a myriad of improvements that help the Dallas Farmers Market keep the undisputed title of 'Queen Mum' of all Texas farmers markets.
For the first time this year, Sendero sponsored a team and participated in Movember to raise awareness and support for men's health issues. The funds raised during Movember are directed to programs run by Movember and partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG Foundation, to fund research and raise awareness of men's health issues.
Sendero is a member of the Business Council for the Arts, a non-profit organization that offers programs that engage businesses and their professionals with the arts and cultural sector.