Welcome to Flame Think, Inc.
Help Flame Think, Inc. reduce Suicides in the DFW Metroplex Region
Become a Sponsor
We will be conducting a series of fundraisers with the first beginning on Thursday, May 23, 2013 with follow-on events occurring through August 29, 2013.
Our initial fundraiser will be a bowling event. We are seeking a minimum of 25 sponsors for each event and a minimum of a .50 cent per pin pledge from each sponsor. The fundraiser is based upon the total score from two games bowled.
EXAMPLE: Total score of two games 250 X .50 minimum per pin pledge = $125 donation.
Scores will be verified by AMF staff and made available to sponsors with billing information. Funds raised will be utilized to offset the cost of conducting Suicide Intervention events for area Independent School Districts, and/or financially challenged institutions.
These intervention events are slated to occur June - August 2013. Locations and dates will be announced shortly.
Here are the upcoming events tentatively planned for Dallas County (DFW Metroplex region).
|Bowl for DeSoto/Lancaster||AMF DeSoto Lanes, DeSoto, TX||5/23/2013||700pm|
|To Be Announced||To Be Announced||6/6/2013||700pm|
|To Be Announced||To Be Announced||6/20/2013||700pm|
There are two payment options for sending in your plege amounts.
1. Personal Check made payable to Flame Think, Inc. and mailed to:
Flame Think, Inc.
P.O. Box 1926
DeSoto, TX 75123-1926
2. Credit Card payment by clicking on the Donate Now link on this page.
Flame Think, Inc. is a federally recognized 501 (c) (3) Public Charity. Your donations are tax deductible.
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