Goodwill

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Dec 15 - 4:59pm

A local youth football team bands together to provide another boy with the wish of a lifetime.

When Jacob Reece, who had just completed treatment for a life-threatening bout with B-Cell Lymphoma, told a Wish with Wings his dream, it was very simple and very challenging. He wanted to attend the 2014 World Series. Baseball is important to Jacob, and one of the frustrations that came with the...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2014 Dec 15 - 4:54pm

Late in the afternoon of Oct. 15, the Fort Worth animal shelter contacted the Saving Hope Foundation with an urgent cry for help. The shelter once again was over capacity and would have to euthanize dogs simply because there was no room for them. “We were, of course, all devastated,”...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2014 Dec 3 - 10:04am

Happy Hill Farm celebrates 40 years.

Happy Hill Farm/Campus has athletic fields, an athletic center, chapel, vocational agriculture complex, barns, greenhouse, woodshop, and a 60,000-square-foot Academy complex with a fine arts center. Jason Lamers came from humble beginnings in southwest...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Dec 3 - 9:57am

The Fort Worth Youth Orchestra has produced a long line of men and women who went on to distinguished careers as professional musicians.

An international tour is a significant part of the youth orchestra experience. The 2014 tour to Italy featured a concert in the Tuscan city of Lucca. Photo courtesy of the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra. Without the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra, John...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Dec 3 - 9:49am

The Junior League of Fort Worth is drawing increasing numbers of young women who share the 85-year-old organization’s commitment to its mission.

The Junior League is involved in several projects in the Como neighborhood, including efforts to landscape and beautify sites in the area. Photo courtesy Junior League of Fort Worth The strength of the Junior League of Fort Worth is its dedication to...

Posted By Anonymous on 2014 Oct 27 - 2:56pm

Growing up, we’re all taught to be kind and share what we have with others not so fortunate. For Alison Kelley and her husband, Dr. John Kelley of Kelley Orthodontics, that lesson still applies to this day.

This November marks the third annual “Live Thankfully!” food drive, founded by the couple. What started merely as a way to give out turkeys to a dozen or so families in need evolved into a month-long charity event benefiting families living in Como, an impoverished neighborhood of Fort...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Oct 27 - 2:51pm

Hearts and Minds That Care Presents brings together the passions of its three founders in a December event of music and fun in Sundance Plaza.

Kristi Easterly, Christen Gullatt and Jade Bailey met by chance — or by providence. The women discovered the common threads in their lives — two families were connected through a church home, two were connected through the experience of raising brothers, and two were connected because...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Oct 27 - 2:46pm

Good men have to stand up to help break generational issues of domestic violence.

Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults, say experts on domestic violence. And that is the reasoning behind a program at SafeHaven of Tarrant County that is so new that they haven’t even figured out a name for it...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Oct 27 - 2:41pm

Fort Worth AirPower Council and the AirPower Foundation exist to support Fort Worth’s base and the military across the nation.

Medal of Honor recipients (left to right) Ty Carter (Army, Afghanistan), Salvatore Giunta (Army, Afghanistan), Bob Patterson (Army, Vietnam), Bruce Crandall (Army, Vietnam) and Jim Fleming (Air Force, Vietnam) at the 2013 American Airlines Sky Ball in Support of...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2014 Sep 23 - 2:36pm

Tinker Bell began her life neglected and living in a crate on someone’s front porch. For the last seven years, she has lived in the lap of luxury.

Weatherford residents Nadeen and Kenneth Murphree gave the now 8-year-old Chihuahua her forever home in 2007, and the little rescued dog became a rescuer of people. Tinker Bell is a therapy dog and a much-loved four-legged ambassador for Parker County. She is a fixture at every nursing home,...

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