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For 34 years, Fort Worth CPAs have been the spirit of Christmas for many Fort Worth families.  In 2023, Santaccountants will benefit children in the daycare program at the Center for Transforming Lives and the students in Como at HOPE Farm.  Some of these kids are homeless, some live below the poverty line, and some have socio-economic challenges.  Santaccountants bring a set of clothes and a toy, making sure all experience the joy of the season.  More about our program recipients below.


 

 

 

2022 Santaccountants by the numbers

  • 730   Tags for kids distributed
  • 1700 Gifts collected
  • 50     Firms participated

 

Packaged gifts are delivered to our partners by Firefighting's Finest.  We are grateful for their continued support and sponsorship!  

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Santaccountant Gift Delivery
Rachel Rhea, pictured with the clipboard, was once a student mom at UTA.  Her children attended the Center for Transforming Lives Arlington campus and were Santaccountants recipients. Now, Rachel has become a Santaccountant herself, reciprocating the generosity she once received.
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TXCPA Fort Worth Board Member, Jonathan Cameron helps Karen Horne sort presents.  Karen has been a Santaccountant for over 30 years. 
Gifts packaged at SFC
On collection days, numerous Chapter members temporarily relinquish their office space. Drew Madsen, featured above, believes that this minor inconvenience is a small price to pay for the chance to profoundly influence numerous lives in such a positive way, especially during the holiday season!
Kim Middleton delivering Santaccountant gifts
Kim Middleton has been the "Chief Elf" for CLA for almost a decade.  Every year, she coordinates her firm's elf collections and delivery.  HUNDREDS of kids in Tarrant County have benefited from her efforts!  Since TXCPA Fort Worth started this program 34 years ago, thousands of children have benefited from their generosity.  
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Center for Transforming Lives

For 110 years, the organization now known as the Center for Transforming Lives (CTL) has provided anti-poverty programs for women and children in Tarrant County. It was founded in 1907 as the first YWCA™ in Texas serving as a boarding house for poor women, expanded to include child care for working mothers in the 1930s, and in 2015 changed its name from the YWCA Fort Worth & Tarrant County to the Center for Transforming Lives to more clearly articulate its mission.

 

‚ÄčToday, the Center for Transforming Lives helps homeless and impoverished women, children, and families move from poverty to independence through: 

  • Homeless services – an emergency shelter for women and housing assistance for families.
  • Early Childhood Development – providing free or subsidized early childhood education to impoverished and homeless families.
  • Financial Empowerment Services – individual financial coaching and other programs to promote financial self-sufficiency.

HOPE Farm

HOPE Farm’s programs focus on the pressing issues youth face today. The goal is two-fold: to offer positive alternatives to delinquent and gang-related activity and to plant seeds for enriched and empowered lives. HOPE Farm is accomplishing this by providing positive role models in a structured holistic program. Since 1989, HOPE Farm has served over 250 at-risk boys and moms in Fort Worth, breaking the cycle of fatherless families.