Posted By Pharral on 2013 May 2 - 2:53pm
It is tempting to describe Kids Who Care as a school for the arts. It is that — but it is so much more.
Kids Who Care is about the arts, but it is also about creative thinking, leadership development and building self-confidence.
“I have never seen a similar company that is so invested in the lives of its students. It’s not just about making them better performers, but encouraging them...
Posted By Pharral on 2013 May 2 - 2:44pm
Byron knew he didn’t have long to live so his wish was to spend it playing games with family members and friends.
Rachel Jones knew she was where she wanted to be when she secured an internship with a Wish with Wings.
“I fell in love with this organization the moment I walked in the door, and then after my first semester as an intern, it felt like home, like where I belonged and where I could make a...
Posted By Pharral on 2013 May 2 - 2:28pm
Make-A-Wish trip to Las Vegas shapes a life for a young survivor.
The first time someone suggested Make-A-Wish Foundation to Jennifer Gallegos for her daughter, Kaitlyn, she wasn’t interested. “Because I had always heard that Make-A-Wish was for terminal cases, I was, like, ‘Nope. Not gonna do it,’ ” she said.
That was in 2001....
Posted By Pharral on 2013 May 2 - 2:16pm
Andy Dalton closed his college career as the holder of every major TCU quarterback record. Now he and his wife are focusing on helping children through their foundation.
Well, that didn’t take long. The ink was barely dry on the contract with the Cincinnati Bengals when Andy and Jordan Dalton set up a foundation to assist seriously ill and physically challenged children in Greater Cincinnati. Early in March, they brought it to Fort Worth with a successful...
Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Feb 28 - 2:08pm
When someone is diagnosed with a disease, such as cancer, life automatically shifts into battle-mode. The food they eat can make a dramatic difference in their fight.
Cuisine for Healing was the dream of its founder, Wendy Wilkie, who researched which foods were healing for her while she battled breast cancer. “She created Cuisine for Healing to help make healthy meals and educational information easily and readily available to others fighting for their...
Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Feb 28 - 2:02pm
First Bite Gourmet prevents wasted food by giving the homeless population the first bite.
We often share a bite of our meal with friends and family when we dine out at a restaurant. Why not share this bite with someone who isn’t at the table? This is the idea behind First Bite Gourmet, a Fort Worth food truck that opened in November. For every item that is purchased from their...
Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Feb 28 - 1:52pm
Whether the issue is disaster recovery, life-saving blood or supporting military and their families, people turns to the American Red Cross for help.
But the help sometimes comes in advance.
Theresa Citarella of Arlington first encountered the Red Cross March 18, 2000, at a safety fair at her child’s school. That’s where she first met Anita Foster, regional chief communications officer for the Red Cross North Texas Region. “...
Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Feb 28 - 1:43pm
Parents Denae and Brian McCoy of Fort Worth were greatly touched by the March of Dimes organization after the birth of premature twin daughters.
In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt — himself a polio victim — established the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which quickly became known as the March of Dimes. Among other efforts, it funded research for the vaccines that effectively ended epidemic polio in the United...
Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Feb 1 - 1:08pm
Women leaving prison face a difficult journey trying to reintegrate into society. Many fail, but a local charity is ready to help.
When Sandra Stanley, founder of Opening Doors for Women in Need, showed up at the Junior League Fort Worth office last November, she was expecting to talk about the organization’s request for $10,000.
She left with a $75,000 commitment from the League to build a second transitional home that...
Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Feb 1 - 1:01pm
HeartGift Fort Worth joins with Cook Children's Medical Center to provide lifesaving surgery to children from Third World countries.
The numbers are stark: One of 100 children born in the developing world will never see a first birthday because of congenital heart disease, says the International Children’s Heart Foundation. And if they do survive, treatment later in life will be difficult or impossible to find.