Community Outreach and Events
We Proudly Support these Additional Organizations:
- Local Fire and Police Programs
- Food Drives
- Local Schools
- Local Christian Community Care Centers
- Habitat for Humanity
- World Vision
- American Cancer Society
- American Heart Association
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure
- And Several Others!
2017 Christmas Donations
We were able to purchase enough toys this year for 15 children in need of support! Giving gifts is the reason for the season, especially to children who might not have gotten gifts otherwise!
A 7 Year Old Warrior
This summer, seven-year-old Paetyn, received an extremely rare diagnosis of both AML and ALL leukemia. Putting her “chemo infused ninjas” to work, Paetyn began a battle that no child should ever have to fight… and SHE WON!
This month, Paetyn will undergo a stem cell transplant as part of her treatment plan. In a combined effort with Dance Company of Wylie (DCW), we helped create a number of activity boxes to help keep Paetyn busy during her extended hospital stay. Each of DCW’s competitive dance teams took on a theme and donated numerous games, puzzles, books, activities, etc. Plano Overhead then stepped in to purchase various sizes of storage totes to help keep Paetyn’s new activities organized in the hospital.
Knowing that Paetyn’s medical expenses and her parents’ time taken off work quickly causes bills to pile up, we also contributed a monetary donation to assist her family with their current needs.
Pictured with Paetyn is her friend, dance teammate and Plano Overhead family member, Audrey McGregor.
Please join us as we pray for Paetyn!
Donating and Volunteering for Hurricane Harvey and Houston
We donated substantial funds to the following charities. Click on the links to donate! Houston Food Bank: http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/ Salvation Army: http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/ Texas Diaper Bank: http://www.texasdiaperbank.org/ Our CEO and CFO spent time in Houston helping rescue Houston evacuees and coordinating boats. They were also able to transport a family from Buffalo to Houston to see their 1 and 3 year old children that were stranded in Spring, Texas. They took a full truckload of supplies that contained water, baby formula, diapers, food, toiletries, and other supplies. Most parts of Houston were unreachable because of the flooding, but they were able to get the supplies to a staging location in North Houston and also help offload countless truckloads of supplies from other volunteers. Our hearts go out to the families in Southeast Texas.
Donating $5,000 to Red Cross for Rowlett Tornado
The leading magazine in our industry, ‘The International Door & Operator Industry’ by the International Door Association, has published our story about the disaster relief and charitable work we performed following the Rowlett tornado. We love our community, and truly care about all of you! If you were affected by the Tornado in Rowlett, or any of the Hail Storms that hit Wylie, Murphy, Farmersville, McKinney, Prosper, and Plano areas- be sure to give us a call. We have helped hundreds of customers get new garage doors installed- most of which were installed the same day as the initial call. We’re here to help everyone get back to normal!
North Texas Food Bank
Based on an initiative of a local Plano church, we decided to donate $500 worth of diapers, baby food, and miscellaneous food and materials to our local North Texas Food Bank. The principle of the message was that giving a little can add up to a lot, and that paying it forward has a butterfly effect on our community. It’s important to remind ourselves that even though we live in a Metroplex in one of the wealthiest countries, and have one of the highest standards of living of almost anywhere in the world; there is plenty of need right here in our backyard. Children and seniors are particularly in need in our communities, and it really doesn’t take much to make a huge impact. The North Texas Food Bank has been around for over 30 years, is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization, and is the largest North Texas charity. We hope that our donations will provide children, as well as other community members with a a little more to help them through the winter. If you’d like to donate, or learn more click here. You can donate $5 online in less than 5 minutes!
Habitat for Humanity
We have done a number of projects for Habitat for Humanity over the years in numerous cities. We love our community, and do our part to give back whenever we can! The pictures above show our most recent project we performed in Dallas. Habitat is a non-profit, non-governmental agency. The mission statement of Habitat for Humanity is “Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope”. Homes are built using volunteer labor, such as ours at Plano Overhead Garage Door!
School Supply Donations
Plano Overhead regularly purchases school supplies for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students that cannot afford what they need! With several teachers in our network of employees’ families, we support children’s education with open arms! Over the past several years, we have donated dozens of sets of school supplies for children in need to organizations such as Family Promise of Collin County, Agape Resource Center, Plano ISD, and more!
We were honored to receive national recognition for our International Supertech Day celebration for a 2nd time. We had an amazing time during both celebrations! We appreciate how hard our technicians work, through the extreme heat and cold of North Texas.
40th Anniversary Celebration!
A 2001 Contribution that Keeps on Giving!
Founder’s Park (Behind Wylie High School). It had been so long since we contributed (over 10 years ago), that we had forgotten about providing labor and financial support for the construction of Founder’s Park in Wylie. It has been newly renovated, and looks great! Imagine how many little feet have run across this playground!!
The Wylie/Murphy Hail Storm
Plano got hit with severe hail, only a few weeks later Wylie and Murphy got hit with devastating hail. Many people were without power, and literally without a roof over their head. We offered $200 off all two-car garage doors to any customer who sustained significant damage from the hail storms. Much of our staff were victims ourselves, and we felt how extremely overwhelming it was for homeowners and residents who were affected by the hailstorms. In order to make it easier on the home owner, we provided written estimates and e-mailed them as well. This was successful in helping the home owner with instant information for their insurance company, as well as, saving them from having to take off work for an on-site estimate.