Real. Texas. Giving.
The Real. Texas. Giving. campaign is a week dedicated to supporting charitable organization throughout the city of Mesquite. This allows the employees of the City of Mesquite to contribute and collaborate with those organizations that help the less fortunate in the city. Since launching the Real. Texas. Giving. campaign we have donated tens of thousands of dollars to our participating charities including:
- United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
- Helping Others in Mesquite Everyday (H.O.M.E.)
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- Addressing Mesquite Day
- Mesquite Police Association Charities
- Santa Cop
- Mesquite Pipes and Drums
- Sharing Life Community Outreach
- Fill the Boot
- Mesquite Animal Services
- Mesquite Library
- Mesquite Arts Center
- Historic Mesquite, Inc.
- Keep Mesquite Beautiful
Pay Roll Deduction
Give back to local charities through our pay roll deduction form. Donations go into effect the first pay period of January 2024.
Some of the events we have scheduled include the following:
Get into the spirit of Real. Texas. Giving, by participating in various themes each day throughout October 23-27.
Monday, October 23 - #likeaboss Dress Like Any Boss
Tuesday, October 24 - Disney Day
Wednesday, October 25 - Western Wear
Thursday, October 26 - Crazy Hair/ Wig Day
Friday, October 27 - Jersey Day
For More Information: Click Here
Dimension Decoration Contest
A friendly inter-departmental team competition!
Divisions are encouraged to decorate only one employee's office "door" based on the At The Texas State Fair. Just pay $20 to participate. If your department does not have a door to decorate, you can choose a wall with the dimensions of 7ft by 3ft to decorate!
Winning team gets pizza party on October 27!
Competition Rules and Information:
- Door must be decorated by Oct 19
- Spending limit is $20 for each team
- Contest will be judged by a panel of three judges
- Winner will be announced at Luncheon
Dimension Decoration Contest Pictures: Click Here
Enter the Real. Texas. Giving. Week Photo Contest. For just $2 in one category or $5 to enter all three categories, the categories include Pet Photo, Costume Contest, Landscape. Submit your photo(s) for a chance to win a gift card, jeans day tickets and additional prizes.
- Pet Photo: Show us your Best Friend! Cutest Pups Win!
- Landscape: Take a picture of your favorite breathtaking view
- Costume Contest: Have an awesome costume? Share it, we would love to see it!
View the winners for the Photo Contest: Click Here
Express your everyday work life by submitting a "Funny day in the Life" video of your Department/Division!
Make a 30 second video showcasing your department in a funny way!
Prize: Raffle Tickets, Gift Cards, More!
View the winner for the Video Contest: Click Here
Don't forget to join us for this year's Employee Luncheon as a fun finale to Real. Texas. Giving. Week. You will be able to play various games and compete in the Silent Auction. The events will be inside and outside Evans Recreation Center.
Date: Thursday October 26th
Times: The Luncheon will be held 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. with food only available from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Evans Recreation Center
Bid for a great cause! Don’t forget to compete in this year’s silent auction for an opportunity to win amazing prizes. The silent auction will be held Thursday, October 26.
Put your luck to the test by competing in this year’s silent raffle for a chance to win great prizes, including Rodeo Suite Tickets, Hampton Inn and Suites Hotel in Mesquite, Mesquite Golf Package and a day off! The raffle will conclude Thursday, October 26 at the Employee Luncheon.
For any questions please contact
Management Analyst - City Manager Office
Communications and Marketing Coordinator