Goodwill

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...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Mar 28 - 11:31am

TXCA
  Sometimes kids just don’t want to leave school – at least, that’s what Clint Riley says of the students attending the Texas Center for Arts and Academics (TXCAA). The president and CEO of the educational organization that runs the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts and the...

Posted By Molly Jenkins on 2017 Mar 28 - 11:14am

Chemo Buddy Bags
One Fort Worth teacher’s life-changing diagnosis led to something much greater. The items in a Chemo Buddy Bag given to a Texas Oncology cancer patient are simple: hand sanitizer, ChapStick, mints, gum, chocolate candies, cookies, crackers, and even a math problem or two. For Nancy Love...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Mar 28 - 11:07am

Boomer
Funding raised at this year’s Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit is going to the veterans – and the dogs. Wayne Kyle has seen the impact a service dog can have on a veteran returning to civilian life. In fact, he saw it with his son, Jeff. Jeff Kyle served in the U.S. Marine Corps for...

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