Our Commitments to You
As you give to people in need through Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex, there are some things we believe strongly, and we want you to know about them.
Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex is a faith-based organization which utilizes hundreds of volunteers and a multitude of services to assist people with their physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual needs.
A Wonderful Partnership
We live in an incredible community. Civic organizations, churches, businesses, families, and individuals from Arlington, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and beyond come together to help people who are less fortunate. We want you to know that we never take any gift or act of kindness for granted, and that we are continually grateful for the trust you place in us to accomplish the common task we have been given. We are so thankful for you.
Mission Arlington began on August 1, 1986. From the beginning, we have depended upon God to provide our needs, and He has always been faithful as He works through you. We believe that the Lord prompts the hearts in a community to give, and those gifts have always come at just the right time and in exactly the right way. For that reason, though we try to faithfully communicate the needs to you, Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex does not have fund raisers, nor do we actively solicit funds.
No Charge for Services
We do not charge for any of the services provided by Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex. As you give various items to us, you can be sure that it goes from your hands through us directly to the people in need. We do not sell items that you have so graciously given and which people so desperately need.
Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex is audited every year by an independent auditing firm. According to our auditor’s report for the year ending in 2008, approximately 96% of the money you send goes directly into the ministries. A little more than 4 percent stays to help us administer the work. This means that approximately 96 cents out of every dollar you give goes directly to people in need. The other four cents of that dollar helps us keep helping others.
For the third year in a row, Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, putting us in the top 11 percent of charities nationwide for sound fiscal management. You can view Charity Navigator’s overview of Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex right here! Read the Navigator’s letter to Mission Arlington’s Director here!
In addition to the Mission Metroplex Board of Directors which governs our work and an independent annual audit, Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex is also a member in good standing with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. You will see their seal of approval on every page of our website. The ECFA is committed to helping organizations like ours to earn and maintain the public’s trust through the development of accountability standards which affirm God honoring, ethical practices.
For more information about Mission Metroplex Inc., the governing board of Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex, check us out at GuideStar. According to their website, Guidestar is an organization designed to “create a more transparent and accountable nonprofit community.” See the 2007 fiscal year-end information for Mission Metroplex.