HARLAN, Iowa, and ARLINGTON, Texas, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HTG Peer Groups, a worldwide network of IT solution provider executives formed to collaborate and share business best practices, today announced a project to benefit Mission Arlington/ Mission Metroplex, which provides services to the needy in Arlington, Texas. "Hands That Give," an initiative spearheaded by HTG members, will feature a school supplies drive to benefit approximately 9,000 Arlington/Grand Prairie area children starting school in the fall. HTG members will also participate in a visit to the mission to sort and package food for distribution as well as organize clothing that will be distributed to people in the community.
Both initiatives will take place in conjunction with the annual HTG Summit at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas, Texas. The four-day summit attracts almost 500 attendees and more than 50 vendor exhibitors. The Summit includes workshops, clinics and presentations covering business and technology issues that face IT solution providers, as well as provide attendees with opportunities to network and consult with each other to build relationships and solve common challenges.
Mission Arlington/ Mission Metroplex provide a multitude of services to assist adults, children, and youth with their physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual needs. Mission Arlington volunteers serve those in need in the Arlington / Grand Prairie area each day, delivering emergency help such as short-term supplies of groceries, personal hygiene items, diapers, baby formula and more; transportation to jobs, education and job training, social service appointments, childcare, after-school programs, tutoring, and more; free medical, dental and vision care. Direct financial assistance is also provided to help families with portions of their rent, utility, gasoline, and prescription costs. Mission Arlington volunteers also restore donated computers to give to local schoolchildren, and collect bicycles to distribute in the community.
"Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex is a family of individuals, families, civic organizations, churches, businesses, schools, police/fire departments, and more," said Tillie Burgin. "We are excited to partner with HTG in May; we are already praying with gratitude for the way the Lord has put us together and the way he will use your gift to Him through Mission Arlington."
"Mission Arlington is an exceptional organization that provides a huge range of services on a limited budget," said Arlin Sorensen, HTG founder and CEO. "Our members are looking forward to being able to give back and help others during these challenging economic times."
Mission Arlington was founded in 1986 by Tillie Burgin, a former missionary to South Korea, and Mission Metroplex, Inc. was formed in 1990 to support the work of Mission Arlington.
This faith-based organization utilizes hundreds of volunteers and a multitude of services to assist people with their physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual needs by reaching out to approximately 800 youths and adults each day. They provide emergency ministries such as food and clothing supplies, transportation help, as well as free health and dental care to those in need.
About HTG Peer Groups (HTG)
Established in 2000 by Arlin Sorensen as a business and personal development community, today HTG Peer Groups is an international organization of leading IT solution providers. HTG has more than 250 member companies throughout North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia/New Zealand. Each peer group consists of 10-12 IT company executives who work together and share resources and information to formulate and meet business goals such as strategic planning, process improvement and tools, and life-work excellence. HTG offers CEO Forums, vendor peer groups and other educational events, quarterly meetings, and an annual summit that attracts hundreds of attendees, vendor exhibitors and strategic partners. Visit www.htgpeergroups.com or call 712-744-3619 for more information.