Let’s do Lunch! Or dinner…..at California Pizza Kitchen in Plano – March 7 & 8. Present this flyer to your server and they’ll donate 20% of your total bill to BIND. Thank you to the Willow Bend CPK manager, Rachel, and her team for supporting our organization!
Join us Friday, February 2 when the doors open at 6:05 pm for Allen Americans vs. Colorado Eagles. Tickets are only $19 each and $2 of each seat purchased through this link will be donated to BIND. Thank you to the Allen Americans for this generous, fun opportunity!
Please note: if you need disability-friendly seating, please add that in comments when purchasing your ticket.
Go to this website for everything else you need to know: http://allenamericans.com/bind/
In honor of our Veterans, the Outreach & Advocacy Unit at BIND compiled a list of our area’s best deals and discounts. Enjoy!
|Nov. 7th- 11th||Texas de Brazil||50% off of Dinner + 1, rest of Table receives 20% off.|
|Nov. 7th- 11th||IKEA||Free Entrée’|
|Nov. 9th-11th||Red Hot & Blue||Free Entrée with the purchase of a second entrée|
|Nov. 10th-11th||Bed, Bath, & Beyond||25% off entrée purchase|
|Nov. 10th-11th||World Market||25% off entire purchase in stores|
|Nov. 10th-11th||BJ’s Resturant & Brewhouse||Complimentary entrée up to $12.95|
|Nov. 10th-11th||Red Lobster||Free Appetizer or Dessert from a limited menu|
|Nov. 11th||Carmike Cinemas||Free small Popcorn w/ ticket purchase|
|Nov. 11th||Main Event||Bowl for Free from open to 3pm.|
|Nov. 11th||Great Clips||Free Haircut or Haircut Card good until Dec. 31st.|
|Nov. 11th||Sport Clips||Free Haircut|
|Nov. 11th||Dollar General||11% discount on Qualified purchases|
|Nov. 11th||Meineke||Free Oil Change|
|Nov. 11th||Tractor Supply||15% discount on in store purchases|
|Nov. 11th||Applebee’s||Free Meal from a limited menu|
|Nov. 11th||CiCi’s Pizza||Free Pizza Buffet|
|Nov. 11th||Cotton Patch Café||Free Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken|
|Nov. 11th||Boston Market||Free Brownie or Cookie|
|Nov. 11th||Buffalo Wild Wings||One small order of wings and side of fries|
|Nov. 11th||California Pizza Kitchen||Complimentary entrée from special menu|
|Nov. 11th||Cantina Laredo||Complimentary meal up to $15|
|Nov. 11th||On the Border||Free combo meal|
|Nov. 11th||Texas Roadhouse||Free Lunch from 11-2|
|Nov.11th||Cattlemen’s||Complimentary 8oz. Sirlon Steak Dinner|
|Nov. 11th||Chili’s||Free Meal from a limited menu|
|Nov. 11th||Chipotle||BOGO deal from 3-Close|
|Nov. 11th||Chuck E. Cheese||Free Individual 1 topping pizza|
|Nov. 11th||Cracker Barrel||Complimentary Slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca Cola Cake|
|Nov. 11th||Denny’s||Free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5-12|
|Nov. 11th||Dickey’s BBQ||Free Meal and a Big Yellow Cup|
|Nov. 11th||El Fenix||Free Meal from a select menu|
|Nov. 11th||Furr’s Buffet||Free Buffet and drink|
|Nov. 11th||Hooter’s||Free Meal from Select menu|
|Nov. 11th||IHOP||Free Red, White, & Blue pancakes from 7-7|
|Nov. 11th||Johnny Carino’s||Free Meal|
|Nov. 11th||Krispy Kreme||Free Doughnut and Small coffee|
|Nov. 11th||Little Caesars Pizza||Free $5 Lunch combo from 11-2|
|Nov. 11th||Olive Garden||Free Entrée from Special Menu|
|Nov. 11th||Quaker Steak & Lube||Complimentary or discounted Meal of their choice|
|Nov. 11th||Red Robin||Free Red’s Tavern Double Burger w/ Bottomless Steak Fries|
|Nov. 11th||Rock & Brews||Complimentary Pulled Pork Sandwich|
|Nov. 11th||Ruby Tuesday||Free Appetizer|
|Nov. 11th||Snuffer’s Resturant & Bar||Free Burger|
|Nov. 11th||Starbucks||Vets and Spouces get a Free Tall Coffee|
|Nov. 11th||TGI Friday||Free Lunch from 11-2|
|Nov. 11th||Twin Peaks||Free Menu item from their Annual Veteran’s Day Apprecication Menu|
|Nov. 11th||World of Beer||Free Select Draught Beer|
|Nov. 11th||Outback Steakhouse||Free Bloomin Onion and Beverage|
|Nov. 11th-13th||Spaghetti Warehouse||Buy One Entrée and Get the Second Entrée Free|
|Nov. 11th-13th||Firestone Complete Auto Care||Additional 10% off the Lowest Ad Price|
|Nov. 12th- Dec. 31||Outback Steakhouse||15% off their Meals|
|Nov. 13th||Golden Coral||Free Dinner from 5-9|
In case you missed it: We were SUPER excited to see the BIND program mentioned on the news in San Antonio. Special thanks to KENS5 and California Pizza Kitchen for working to make our March Pizza with Purpose fundraiser successful!
VALUE OF SUPPORT GROUPS
By Carrie & Karl
Any type of Support group can be scary at first but they all have benefits. Let’s talk specifically about Brain Injury Support Groups, Why Go?
- Initially these groups will put you in contact with other people experiencing the same shock and confusions as you. And will let you know that you are not alone in this struggle.
- Sharing this experience with others “like” you helps you come to grips with what you are going through
- They can be motivational and give you hope as you see how others are surviving
- Get pointers on how to adapt to the “”new you” and ideas on how to accomplish different goals and to get things done in a different way
- By just being with others that are going through this same experience, you become more involved with the outside world (i.e. society) and more comfortable with your uniqueness not disability.
- It is a constant reminder the progress continues to happen all the time
- Support groups don’t have to just be about complaining but sometimes you do need that avenue to vent.
Karl and I started a Support Group about 4 years ago at a local rehab hospital which speaks to those who have just acquired their brain Injury and go once a month. I always feel uplifted and positive after these meetings. These people do not even know what questions they have yet but I can tell after the meeting that we have instilled a little bit of hope and encouragement to them.
Karl also leads another support group in McKinney twice a month that he and another member stated more than 5 years ago. One of these meetings is just them getting together playing Rummikub and socializing, which sometimes is all that is needed.
|Sharan L. Schwartzberg, an occupational therapist, conducted a study to discover the benefits provided by head injury support groups. Upon the completion of her research, she reported that head injury support groups provide opportunities for the fulfilment of the following needs:
Support Groups led by BIND members:
Plano: Meets every 1st Friday at 2:00 pm
Accel Rehabilitation Hospital
2301 Marsh Lane
Plano, TX 75093
Plano: Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 7:-9:PM
HealthSouth Plano Rehabilitation Hospital
2800 West 15th St.
Plano, TX 75075
Upon arrival, please check with the receptionist for the exact location within the building.
McKinney: Meets every 3rd Friday from Noon to 2 pm AND every 1st Tuesday 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Stonebridge United Methodist Church
1800 S. Stonebridge Drive
Bring your own meal
Email email@example.com for a complete listing of all DFW area support groups that we are aware of.
BIND is proud to partner with several California Pizza Kitchen locations in Texas for a special day of FUNdraising. Enjoy a delicious meal, and present this flyer on March 16th to any participating CPK location and they’ll donate 20% of your bill to BIND. Both dine in and carry out orders are included….take a friend, tell a friend….and don’t forget your flyer!
OFFER GOOD FOR MARCH 16TH ONLY.
Be mIND, Valentine!
Did Someone Say “CAKE?”
Show your love for BIND on Valentine’s Day! On Tuesday, February 14th we invite you to join us for CAKE anytime between 10 am and 4 pm. We’ll be days away from moving into our new program space and we need your help to stock up our program units for 2017. AND, it’s a great time to celebrate the 5th birthday of our organization.
Thermal laminating pouches
Standard white envelopes
Address labels, size 5160
Kitchen & Maintenance Unit
Coffee cups and lids
8 gallon trash bags
Keurig coffee pods
Ziploc bags – all sizes
Ribbons, yarn, twine, string
Mason jars & lids
Mini glue gun refills
Questions? Comments? Ideas? Ready to RSVP?
WE’RE TURNING 5!
2016 has been a tremendous year for the BIND Members. We invite you to make 2017 even better by giving to our Birthday Fund! Give before March 1st so we can buy furniture, computers and supplies for our new home. We’re planning for almost triple the space we have now!
We have a committed donor who has pledged to match what we raise together – up to $5,000!
Moving into our first home in 2015 was AWESOME. You made that day and every day after possible. Watch our ‘throwback’ video for a glimpse of BIND on Day 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijozZk9iRdk
BIND is changing lives every day. We ask our Members to rate their quality of life after brain injury when they start the program. Recently, we asked them if anything has changed since joining BIND…
76% of BIND Members report stable or IMPROVED QUALITY OF LIFE.
Progress is possible with you on our side. Join us in celebrating 5 years of restoring purpose and giving hope to brain injury survivors in our community.
BIND: Brain Injury Network of Dallas is a Plano-based nonprofit organization with a unique and special mission. The BIND program offers tools and a bridge of support to adult brain injury survivors so they can reconnect into life, the community and the workplace. BIND offers refuge for survivors of stroke, traumatic brain injury and brain cancer who are looking for restored sense of purpose, hope and continued healing from their injuries.
“Here I have hope for the future me.”
Jennifer, brain cancer survivor
At BIND survivors are called Members, not Patients, and this is an empowering service model. The Members have ownership of daily operations and work in team units that include Communications, Outreach and Advocacy, Kitchen and Maintenance, and Wellness. Essentially, the Members guide and direct the program – allowing the program to serve as a classroom, office, gym, volunteer site, recreation room, social outlet, an art studio, and congregation. Above all else, the BIND program gives each person in attendance a reason to get out of bed and join in.
“BIND has given me a place to go and gives me purpose.”
Carrie, stroke survivor
BIND has partnered with The Medical Center of Plano since opening in early 2015 and was proud to work with them & their HCA partner Medical City Dallas to present the BIND Annual Silent Auction and Happy Brain Hour on October 15th at the Marriott. This event brought $47,000 of operational funding to the program and focused on fun! Guests were invited to challenge their minds through games like charades, hangman, timed mazes and memory tasks. Asking guests to tie a shoe or button a shirt using only one hand tested motor skills, as those with a brain injury may face living with a paralyzed arm or hand.
“It’s a safe place for me to relearn skills in the company of others with similar injuries.”
Taylor, traumatic brain injury survivor
At least 400 Texans each day receive medical care for brain injury and at least 34% of stroke survivors are considered ‘working age.’ The vision for BIND is to serve as the model for additional brain injury programs like theirs across the state of Texas. Currently, the BIND program is at capacity for both space and members served each week and has a waiting list of over 30 survivors of brain injury who find resolve in living a productive life versus one of inactivity and isolation. Consider joining the cause and supporting the BIND mission by making a gift today at www.thebind.org.
“We are so thrilled about the progress BIND has made. It is what we all hoped would happen. I share with everyone I can corner what BIND is and their mission. It is something you hope will not be needed, but I want people to know it is there if the need arises.”
Carol, BIND donor
Special thanks to our event photographers: Bruce Wolpert from Picture This Green Screen
and Jenice Johnson-Williams from Art is Life Studio.
2016 Happy Brain Hour Event Sponsors:
Medical City Dallas & The Medical Center of Plano
The Goodman Family
The Gary Shultz Family
Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation in Frisco
Warm Springs Rehab Hospital of Allen
Rehab Without Walls
Carol & Frank Atkins
Accel Rehab Hospital
Reno Realty Group
CNS: Centre for Neuro Skills
The Medical Center of Plano
Austin Shaw, DJ
UNT & UTD Student Volunteers
K & R Artworks
Art is Life Studio
If you were a guest of ours this year, please take a few moments to complete this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KJ9W2Q9
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