Goodwill

Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Jul 30 - 4:36pm

| by Scott Nishimura | Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County served 25 clients when the organization began serving food in 1973. Today, the organization serves 3,500 meals per day to 2,000 clients who live along 218 volunteer-driven routes. And in the next 15 years, with the population growing...

Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Jun 17 - 10:28am

| by Scott Nishimura |

The Alzheimer’s Association annual Fort Worth Walk to End Alzheimer’s is coming up, Oct. 24, and the organization’s fundraising goal is $315,000. It’s the largest walk in the association’s North Central Texas Chapter, which hosts seven walks annually. This year’...

Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Jun 17 - 10:23am

| by Scott Nishimura |

Katie and Sadie don’t necessarily look like prayer warriors – they’re dogs – but the last thing they did before leaving Mollie Herring’s hospital room at Plaza Medical Center recently was bow their heads during a prayer. Katie and Sadie visit hospitals, the homeless,...

Posted By Jocelyn Tatum on 2015 Jun 17 - 10:18am

He pulls a business card out of his khaki cargo shorts. It says Will Lourcey, founder & CEO of FROGs: Friends Reaching Our Goals. Turn it over, and there is a picture of him in a suit and a bowtie with the quote: “Be a Doer…Not a Watcher!” Will is 12 years old. A homeless...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2015 May 27 - 1:46pm

Fort Worth’s single-sex school for young women focuses on preparing students to be admitted to and successful in college.

When Deborah Ferguson, co-anchor of the NBC5 Today morning show, first walked the halls of the Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Fort Worth, what she saw led her to commit doing whatever it takes to see that the Fort Worth ISD’s single-sex school for girls is a success. The school...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2015 May 27 - 1:37pm

Black Dog Charity was founded to support a friend facing a terrible disease and to raise money for leukemia research.

From left: Jason Baganz, Ben Wallace and David Dike, Ashley’s father, at the 2015 Black Dog Shootout. Courtesy Black Dog Charity The twin sons of Jason and Ashley Baganz, Blake (left) and Tagg, play with the 2015 Black...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2015 May 27 - 1:28pm

Girls cannot dream what they cannot imagine. Girls Incorporated of Tarrant County helps them understand their possibilities.

If in the future there is a female president of the United States from Tarrant County, she might have been set on that path by Girls Inc. “Our mission,” says CEO Jennifer Limas, “is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold.” Last year, the organization served 11,...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2015 Apr 23 - 10:22am

At times you need a big brother or a big sister to help you through the trials of life.

Being a child can be lonely in the best of circumstances, but much more so if you are without strong role models in your life to help you over the normal — and sometimes the abnormal — issues of growing up. Children with one or sometimes both parents in prison, or in single parent homes...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2015 Apr 23 - 10:08am

The Salvation Army’s Veterans Enrichment Program is designed to take military veterans off the streets into permanent housing and productive citizenship.

Veteran Eric Gardner is a participant in the Salvation Army’s S.A.V.E. program designed to help vets become self-sufficient. Courtesy Salvation Army There was good news in the 2015 State of the Homeless Address from the Tarrant County Homeless...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2015 Apr 23 - 10:00am

Those with an eye for design can create their own unique look with items they find in Goodwill Industries retail stores.

I have three sets of clothes in my closet: normal, fat and skinny. But not everyone is a hoarder. Optimistic people give away their larger clothes when they no longer fit. Pessimists do the same with clothing too small. That’s good for Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth Inc. Goodwill...

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