Goodwill

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Sep 19 - 5:32pm

Everyone has a secret hidden talent. For those participating in the Public Figures/Private Artists event, a fundraiser hosted by The Art Station, that hidden talent is, well, art. From country singer Pat Green to Mayor Betsy Price, over 40 different public figures are trying their hand at art...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Aug 24 - 10:44am

Before the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, there was the Day of the Girl March, hosted by Girls Inc. of Tarrant County. But its purpose is not political. Rather, the event is meant to encourage girls to live out Girls Inc.’s mantra: “Strong, Smart, and Bold.” “It...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Aug 24 - 10:40am

Some horses are used for show. Others are used for transportation. And then there are those that are used for healing. That’s the goal of Wings of Hope Equitherapy, a Cleburne-based organization that uses horses to help those with mental, physical or emotional challenges, from autism to...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Jul 18 - 10:43am

About 3,700 miles stretch between the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in Oregon to the Air Force Memorial in Virginia. Plugged into Google Maps, it’s an approximately 43-hour drive (without stops, obviously). Now imagine biking it. That’s exactly what Tom Harris and Dyar...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Jul 18 - 10:32am

Dogs and cats are often the first animals that come to mind when people think “Humane Society,” but the organization also has a longstanding equine program, helping horses recover from abuse and neglect. On Aug. 5, the Humane Society of North Texas will host the HSNT Jamboree at Billy...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Jun 22 - 10:49am

As the Recovery Resource Council celebrates its 60th anniversary, there’s a lot that CEO Eric Niedermayer would like to see in the coming years. Growth in behavioral health resources. Expansion of services for first responders. A greater presence in the field of trauma recovery. But there...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Jun 22 - 10:45am

It started with three words that an 8-year-old boy asked one day after overhearing his mother’s phone conversation: “What is cancer?” Taken aback, his mother – Gloria Starling, managing partner at The Capital Grille – realized she had not yet discussed the topic of...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 May 17 - 11:12am

The first six letters in “Beat Leukemia” are “Beatle,” so it’s only fitting that The Beatles – or at least, a Beatles tribute band – perform at the Beat Leukemia Ball each year. Leukemia Texas held its 14th ball in May, supporting leukemia research and...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 May 17 - 11:00am

The first thing that often comes to mind when most people hear “Goodwill” is hidden treasures and steals on pre-owned clothing and furniture – all for a good cause, of course. But the organization is more than just a retailer, offering programs that help youth, veterans, and...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Apr 20 - 9:38am

More than 80 percent of students in the Fort Worth Independent School District receive federal breakfasts and lunches, according to the Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB). At face value, “80 percent” looks like any other statistic. But for food bank staff and volunteers, it represents...

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