According to Dallas Afterschool CEO Christina Hanger, Recess, the signature fundraising event for Dallas Afterschool was cancelled due to concerns over COVID-19. This unique fundraiser designed to help adults “return to the playground” was scheduled for March 27th at The Empire Room where we were expecting over 300 attendees. Proceeds from Recess benefit our work … [Read more...] about Canceled Event SOS – Dallas Afterschool’s Recess
Due to concern regarding coronavirus, some North Texas charities and organizations have taken proactive steps to prevent the spread of this infectious disease by postponing or canceling public gatherings. While these nonprofits may suffer financially due to the change, their hope is that the containment of COVID-19 will be achieved more quickly. NorthPark Center is … [Read more...] about North Texas Organizations Postponing/Canceling/Suspending Events And Programs To Help Contain COVID-19
Dallas-based The Meadows Foundation has been playing Santa Claus. It was just revealed that it has awarded $2,734,800 in grants to 30 Texas nonprofits and public entities. The following ten North Texas organizations received grants: Civic And Public Affairs North Texas Asset Funders Network, Dallas — $15,000 toward promoting economic opportunity and financial security … [Read more...] about JUST IN: The Meadows Foundation Awards Ten Grants To North Texas Nonprofits And Public Entities
Even in the oldest codger, there is a kid just looking for an excuse to get out. Sure, doing a cartwheel may be out of the game plan, but there are other activities that are just too good to resist. And those activities and food groups will be part of 2017 Recess according to Event Co-Chairs Anne Conner and her daughter-in-law Ryan Conner, who will be joined by Honorary Chair … [Read more...] about The Conner Gals And Julie Bagley Will Bring The Inner Child Out For Dallas Afterschool’s Annual Recess At The Dallas Arboretum In March
Dallas AfterSchool’s 5th Annual Recess just took place Friday at the Arboretum and the bean counters have been busy, busy, busy. Recess Co-Chairs Regina Merson and Robyn Sieger just reported the results. Thanks to digging for goodies in the sand pile, bag toss, playing musical chairs, balancing tumble tower, and dining on off-the-diet goodies, $125,000 was netted. BTW, … [Read more...] about Dallas AfterSchool’s 5th Annual Recess Netted $125,000 Thanks To Fun And Games
Another state of “Sold Out” has been revealed. Friday night’s Recess at the Dallas Arboretum is a done deal. As for those predictions of stormy weather, they won’t be a problem because the NorthPark-sponsored Sandbox, games, spiked juice box and music provided by Prophets and Outlaws will all be safe and sound inside Rosine Hall. And no need to wear stuffy, … [Read more...] about Sold-Out Alert!: 2017 Recess
“At Dallas Afterschool, we believe that quality education can change lives, and the world we live in, for the better. That’s a big statement when you really think about it. Quality education has the potential to trigger a series of events and opportunities that lead to individual growth and greater community safety and success. “But how do we really define education, and … [Read more...] about North Texas Giving Day Booster: Dallas Afterschool
If you were planning on having a second childhood at Dallas Afterschool's Recess!, you'd better not take a nap. There are only 25 tickets left for the Friday, April 29th event. And don't let all this drizzly weather make you hesitate. It's gonna be indoors at Sixty Five Hundred with loads of games, "cafeteria food," music and the legendary "sandbox dig" for luxury … [Read more...] about Grovel Alert: Recess!
According to award-winning community volunteer and philanthropist Anne Conner, “To continue to learn something every day, to play tennis and to fly-fish as much as possible. To help Dallas Afterschool to achieve its goals of insuring that its member organizations (Trinity River Mission, Jubilee Center, Heart House along with others) educate Dallas' children in safe and … [Read more...] about MySweet2016Goals: Anne Conner
According to Dallas Afterschool Development and Events Coordinator Shannon D. Holloway, “This year, Dallas Afterschool’s holiday wish is to ensure that all Dallas children have access to safe, quality afterschool and summer programming. Working towards our mission to improve the quality of afterschool and summer programs in our community, we have transformed 16 programs into … [Read more...] about MySweetWishList: Dallas Afterschool
Playgrounds don’t have to be limited to kids. And proof of that is the popularity of “Recess!” benefiting Dallas Afterschool. The third annual backyard event will be taking place Friday, May 1, at adorable philanthropist Faye Briggs’ estate. Of course, there will be the sandbox, where you can dig for goodies, loads of food and games galore. So much fun! Funds raised … [Read more...] about Grovel Alert: Recess!