Good Deeds & Awards

Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, Dallas ISD and JCPenney Host Back to School Shopping Experience for Thousands of Underserved Kids in Dallas

  August 10, 2017 (Dallas, TX) — On Wednesday, August 7, 2017, Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, in partnership with Dallas Independent School District and title sponsor JCPenney, provided 3,000 new school uniforms valued at $150,000 to students from seven

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St. Andrew UMC’s Summer SPARK TANK Challenge Program Making a Difference

To date, over 85 projects have been approved, and over $100,000 has been allocated Last summer, a St. Andrew UMC church family was inspired by a sermon and wanted to do something to encourage others to change the world.  They

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Dreaming Big

    By Alicia Wanek “Believe in yourself.  We believe in you.”  For Alejandrina Guzman, this message of unwavering support from her parents has been a guiding principle throughout her life.  With that confidence coupled with an infectious optimism, a

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Officer Christopher Bianez Recognized as 2017 “Outstanding Crime Prevention Specialist”

    The Texas Crime Prevention Association held an awards luncheon on July 27th at which Officer Christopher Bianez was recognized as the “Outstanding Crime Prevention Specialist” of the year. He was selected over all the other Crime Prevention Officer’s

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Little Girl, Big Impact

    Good Kid Award Recipient Sadie Keller uses her experience to help other children with cancer. by Karyn Brodsky Cancer diagnosis is terrifying for anyone. When it’s a child, no words can describe the anguish felt by the parents. Now,

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Jo Ann Pugh

    Tackling Personal Obstacles To Reach Her Goals Personal obstacles can take a toll on an individual, especially if that individual grew up with limited resources. It takes someone with enormous determination and inner strength to transform those experiences

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Major League Dad

Don Hooton’s Mission: Keeping Kids Safe from Steroids by Kristin Ciccarelli When he isn’t on the road, spreading the word on the dangers of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs (APEDs), Don Hooton says he enjoys the twenty-foot commute to his

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Game, Set, Match!

  Good Kid Award recipient, Matthew Bransky, nets a win with tennis program for autistic kids. by Karyn Brodsky Benjamin Franklin coined the phrase, “If you want something done, ask a busy person.” Of course, Franklin never knew Matthew Bransky

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Love…All

  Our VIP Award recipient, Adrienne Bransky, supports son’s effort to bring tennis to kids with autism. by Karyn Brodsky When it comes to children with autism, Dallas mom Adrienne Bransky knows firsthand that learning is winning. Her 14-year-old, middle

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