Posted By Paul Harral on 2015 Mar 23 - 4:50pm
The Child Study Center exists to diagnose children’s issues and help them and their families deal with the challenges they face.
When you love someone unconditionally, you don’t always see them with clear eyes. That was the case for Bill and Bonnie Barkesdale and their child, Blake.
“Blake was born six weeks early due to complications with my pregnancy,” Bonnie Barkesdale said. Doctors warned the parents...
Posted By Paul Harral on 2015 Mar 23 - 4:46pm
A North Texas organization fights blood cancers by funding research and aiding patients with life-threatening diseases.
April Ingram and Dr. Edward Agura, a Texas Oncology physician who specializes in blood and marrow transplants, hematology and medical oncology. Courtesy Leukemia Texas
On Valentine’s Day 2013, Arlington resident April Ingram went to an emergency...
Posted By Paul Harral on 2015 Mar 23 - 4:39pm
Businesses involved in charity build company spirit and other business relationships at the same time.
Easter Seals began, as many similar organizations have, from the passion of one person in response to a personal tragedy. But it thrives, as all such organizations do, because of the passion of people who came along later and joined in the effort.
In North Texas, two of those people are Jim Fite...
Posted By Paul Harral on 2015 Feb 25 - 4:03pm
Drowning is often silent and can cause death in just a few minutes. A Fort Worth organization is teaching eternal vigilance around the water.
Drowning prevention classes at the Eastside YMCA pool draw kids and their parents. Courtesy Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition
The Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition got its start from newspaper articles in July 2012 when Pam Cannell...
Posted By Paul Harral on 2015 Feb 25 - 3:58pm
When you are living with a life-threatening disease, simple chores like grocery shopping and cooking become difficult tasks. That’s where Cuisine for Healing steps in.
Erika Young with children, Kahil, 4, and Justice, 2. Young credits the Cuisine for Healing with helping her survive her fight with cancer. Photo courtesy of Erika Young/Casey Chappell
Erika Young’s diagnosis of cancer in October 2013 marked the...
Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Feb 25 - 3:51pm
That is the motto they go by at the Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas.
| by Jessy Diamba | Established in 2004 in Fort Worth, the nonprofit organization provides premature and critically ill infants with pasteurized human donor milk when their mother’s milk isn’t available, hence the name.
Now in its 11th year, MMBNT is growing at a rate as large as the...
Posted By Paul Harral on 2015 Feb 25 - 3:47pm
Fort Worth’s Family Justice Centers shed the temporary trailers and is firmly located in its newly renovated building on Hemphill Street.
One Safe Place’s welcoming interior belies the fact that access behind the doors is strictly controlled to protect the abuse clients who visit the building. Photo courtesy One Safe Place/Tim Abbott 1 Million Words
For a woman — or, for that...
Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Jan 20 - 12:03pm
It started 85 years ago when a mother, grieving from the loss of her young son, began a personal healing journey by helping other children. On Jan. 1, 1930, Lena Pope founded a home in Fort Worth that bears her name to this day. The Lena Pope Home began as a refuge for neglected and homeless...
Posted By Paul Harral on 2015 Jan 20 - 11:59am
The Colleyville Woman’s Club Fashion Benefit has grown from a humble start to a major funding source for charities in North Texas.
For the 30th annual Luncheon and Fashion Benefit, the Colleyville Woman’s Club is turning the clock back to some of the features that made the show a...
Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Dec 15 - 5:04pm
Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth seeks to put people in jobs where they can succeed and find dignity in their lives through work.
For most people, Goodwill Industries is a place to find bargains on clothing and other items or a convenient way to dispose of things no longer wanted. But for many, it is the route to the best welfare program of all — a job.
“Our main focus is to empower people with disabilities or...