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.

Donate Here

Some of the events we have scheduled include the following:


Spirit Week

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

Special Events Booth

Throughout the week of October 23 join us at our special events booth for some afternoon fun while supporting a great cause! While visiting, you will be able try your luck for $2.00 each with the Pick a Stick, Raffle Ping Pong, Duck Pond, and Ring Toss. Purchase jeans day and raffle tickets and so much more!

 Purchase pizza and drinks for $5 during the special event booths. This will include 2 slices of pizza and a drink. Click here to Pre-Order by Oct. 19.

Special Events Booth schedule:

  • Monday, October 23 - 757 North Galloway, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
  • Tuesday, October 24 - 1515 North Galloway, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, October 25 – Service Center, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Pre-order Gum Grams Information: Click Here

Registration Form for Gum Grams: 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

Photo Contest

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. 

Categories Include:

  • 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

Video Contest

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


Employee Luncheon

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

For more information: click here 

Silent Auction

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                        

Winema Martinez
Genesis Canales
Management Analyst - City Manager Office 
 Communications and Marketing Coordinator