Play the Chari-T2000 Summer Lovin’ Game!

Hey T2K Divisions- Show Chari-T2000 the love by contributing to the Summer Lovin’ campaign. You could win gift cards, a shiny new iPad and most importantly improve the lives of the kids we serve.

A little about Chari-T2000

Chari-T2000’s mission is to assist Texas children (birth–21) with developmental and medical needs obtain the services and equipment they need to make progress and reach their full potential.  For many families with children receiving rehabilitative services, obtaining necessary medical services or equipment is extremely difficult. There are often insurance limitations that make funding these important items challenging. Chari-T2000 was created to bridge the gap when it is not financially feasible for families to provide these tools and no other funding source is available. Established in 2010, Chari-T2000 was created by North Texas agencies that serve children with disabilities to give back to the families they service. Learn more about this amazing charity here.

How to play the Chari-T2000 Summer Lovin’ Game:

The goal is to raise our yearly contributions from $60,000 to $70,000! This will help improve more lives of THERAPY 2000 kids in need of therapy services and equipment. The Love-A-Thon will kick off , Friday, August 9th and will end Friday, August 30th! Download the contribution here.

How to “Score” aka win:

THERAPY 2000’s 7 Divisions will compete against each other with the largest % raise in contributions each week winning for that week.  Using % of division increases instead of increases in total dollar amounts levels the playing field, so division size does not factor into your division’s chances of winning each week! Print and fill out attached donation form and give to Becky Burgess to play.

The 7 Teams:

  • Team Corporate
  • Team Dallas (East and Central)
  • Team West
  • Team East Texas
  • Team Houston
  • Team San Antonio
  • Team Austin

Becky Burgess (aka Rizzo) will determine your divisions ranking each week. This ranking is based on:

  • The size of your team (% of employees currently contributing)
  • “love points” (average per paycheck amount for your division)

At the end of each week Rizzo will update the love-o-meter. Love points are given for every employee who increases their current paycheck deduction by $2 or more and for any new members added to your team (employees who become givers to Chari-T2000 by payroll deduction). Print and fill out attached donation form to play.

Win Gift Cards Each Week!

Contributing employees in the Division that wins % increased each week can be entered to win a gift card. Each employee who already contributes, joins as a new paycheck contributor, and every employee who increases their paycheck contribution by $2 per paycheck is entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card to be won at the end of each week. There will be 3 winners, one each Friday of the Love-a-Thon. Gift card winners will be drawn each Friday.

  • Friday, August 16th – $50 gift card drawing
  • Friday, August 23rd  – $50 gift card drawing
  • Friday, August 30th  – $50 gift card drawing and IPAD drawing


On August 30th anyone that raised their contribution by $2 or more or began contributing to Chari-T2000 through payroll deduction is entered to win an IPAD.

Meet our New Speech Therapy Program Director, Jenny Katz, SLP

Jenny has been serving as a THERAPY 2000 Team Manager and Speech Therapist in our Fort Worth market. We are excited about have her begin her new role as Speech Therapy Program Director.  Jenny has 17 years of experience across multiple work settings including long-term care, sub-acute rehab, and  public schools. Jenny spent the last 7 years as the consultant for speech-language pathology, assistive technology and related services at the Education Service Center Region XI in Fort Worth.  She is an active member Texas Speech and Hearing Association, serving on the executive board as chair on a variety of task forces in the last 7 years including evidence-based practice, conference strand chair and currently chairing the SLP-Assistant online guidelines task force. Jenny will lead the company’s efforts in designing and developing industry-leading protocols and training materials for Speech Therapy.

Important! Advocacy Alert- We need your help!

Dear T2K Family:

Thank you for participating in our advocacy efforts during the legislative session!  Your calls, emails and legislative visits MADE A DIFFERENCE!  BECAUSE OF YOU, we made it through the regular legislative session successfully!  Each and every voice counts, and now we need your help again. 

 Current situation: 

The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has proposed a 3% reduction in Medicaid Payment Rates for Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy provided by a Home Health Agency.   A public hearing will be held this week on Wednesday.  Additional decreases to our reimbursement will lead to a lack of quality access to care for the children we serve.

What we need: 

We need everyone to call your Texas State Senator and Texas State Representative as soon as possible TODAYand ask them to contact HHSC on our behalf today.

How you can do it: 

  1.  You will find your senator and representative’s contact information through this link .  Type in your home address, and your senator and representative’s information will be found under Texas State Senator and Texas State Representative.   Please call both your Texas State Senator and your Texas State Representative at his/her Capitol office.  This number will begin with a 512 area code.
  2. Ask your senator and representative to contact HHSC Commissioner Kyle Janek at 512-424-6502 or by email  and oppose the proposed reductions in pediatric therapy reimbursements.  Ask your senator and representative to also advise Commissioner Janek of the following:
    • The arbitrary 3% reimbursement decrease proposed by HHSC does not reflect language described in Rider 51.
    • The language and legislative intent of Rider 51 directed HHSC to “develop a more appropriate fee schedule for therapy services”.
    • Careful consideration needs to be given to quality access to care before applying rate reductions to therapy services provided to children in their homes as home care continues to be a solution to budget concerns related to NICU length of stays, hospitalizations and long-term care admissions.
  3. If your senator or representative has questions or would like additional information, please obtain his or her email address and forward the attached documents and/or provide him or her with my contact info:  Jennifer Riley, cell:  214 986 8046.