With September being National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Hyundai folks popped by Children’s Medical Center to celebrate the motor company’s 20th anniversary of Hyundai Hope on Wheels, the nonprofit committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer.While cancer-surviving kiddos like Sadie Keller, Reese Lewis and London Blair left their handprints on a shiny … [Read more...] about JUST IN: Hyundai Hope On Wheels Presents A $500K Check To Children’s Medical Center Foundation For Pediatric Cancer Research
Arriving at the Change is Good kickoff party on Saturday, August 25, 9-year-old Kingston Walker turned to his dad, Kelvin Walker, and asked, "How long are we gonna be here?" But once the party at the Community Partners of Dallas headquarters office got under way, with a variety of fun activities for kids and parents alike, Kingston stopped keeping track of the time. "Now he … [Read more...] about Biggest Crowd Ever Kicks Off Community Partners’ Change Is Good Fundraiser
My alarm goes off at 5:50 a.m. I get dressed for school, wake up my siblings, make breakfast and then ask my older sister to drive me to school.I attend Lakeview Centennial HS, the only high school in Garland ISD that is a College & Career Magnet. The students are friendly; however, there are days when fights happen and some kids often misbehave. What makes Lakeview … [Read more...] about North Texas Giving Day Booster: Just Say Yes
I learned about North Texas Giving Day when Mommies In Need was a young organization. I was new to the non-profit world- in fact I often joke that I “accidentally” started a non-profit!I was a stay-at-home mom to twin toddlers when I went through a series of health problems including 5 major surgeries and a cancer diagnosis. As I recovered, a friend was diagnosed with colon … [Read more...] about North Texas Giving Day Booster: Mommies In Need Inc.
Hundreds of individual donors join together to raise $85,000 on North Texas Giving Day to help Rachel Williams build a Habitat home for herself and her four grandchildren.In 2014, Rachel became the primary caregiver for her four grandchildren. “It was a transition going from fun Nana to disciplinarian,” Rachel recalls. “I was living in a two-bedroom apartment at the … [Read more...] about North Texas Giving Day Booster: Trinity Habitat For Humanity
Can you imagine the bittersweet emotion warriors feel after returning home from deployment? The joy of seeing their child for the first time, and knowing that child does not recognize them? Reconnecting with a spouse while struggling with reintegrating into civilian life? The pressure to “return to normal” while battling symptoms of post-traumatic stress? It can be an … [Read more...] about North Texas Giving Day Booster: Heroes On The Water
The Communities Foundation of Texas 10th annual North Texas Giving Day impacts Our Friends Place (OFP) in outstanding ways. Gifts to OFP empower young women to go from being homeless to being self-reliant and independent. The young women in the program must work, go to school, and attend weekly life skills sessions. They have a safe place to live, a place to heal, and a place … [Read more...] about North Texas Giving Day Booster: Our Friends Place
We do not know if there are enough words to express the amount of impact North Texas Giving Day has had on our organization. We started with North Texas Giving Days and the Communities Foundation of Texas about three years and as we became more involved, we watched our contributions increase dramatically.Our equine assisted therapy program touches the lives of children … [Read more...] about North Texas Giving Day Booster: Stars And Strides
Michael may only be 3-feet-tall, but he is a mighty force with his motivated momma by his side. Children’s Craniofacial Association (CCA) Family, The Brown’s – Brittany, Michael, and sister Allison - are making a big splash in our DFW schools with a message to students to always choose kind.The Browns are taking the positive message of acceptance to the students and … [Read more...] about North Texas Giving Day Booster: Children’s Craniofacial Association
Camilla F., a 14-year-old DISD student said, “The only creative thing I did in middle school was doodle on the sides of my papers. Now, after discovering my passion for sculpting during Dallas Spark! Summer Camps, I can further develop my creativity at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.”Teachers rave about the creative educational … [Read more...] about North Texas Giving Day Booster: Spark!
In November of 2017, I had the privilege of taking over the position of Executive Director of Blue Caboose Children’s Fund. Blue Caboose has been a nonprofit in Dallas for the past six years and this year we are excited to be participating in our first North Texas Giving Day. We have been told by so many of our nonprofit peers that this event is the event of the … [Read more...] about North Texas Giving Day Booster: Blue Caboose Children’s Fund