Good Deeds & Awards

Focus on the Abilities

Mom’s Advocacy Brings Awareness to the Needs of Special Kids by Karyn Brodsky It may take a village to raise a child, but it takes a REALLY BIG village to raise a special needs child. So says Dallas mom, Kelly

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A Heart for Helping

Living for Zachary Founder, Karen Schrah, Turned an Unimaginable Loss into her son’s Legacy   by Karyn Brodsky | Staff Writer “Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.” -Jack Buck This powerful quote

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Giving Hope to the Homeless

Dallas is a world class city, yet tonight an estimated 5,000 children and their families will not have a safe place to sleep. by Tricia White | Managing Editor Founded in 1986 by then Mayor Annette G. Strauss, Family Gateway

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Teaching Philanthropy to Kids Starts at Home

  by Melissa Chaiken | Section Editor I am fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of two amazing organizations that allow me to spend quality time with each of my children while teaching them about the importance of

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Passionate About Philanthropy

Ashlee and Chris Kleinert Empower Others With Enthusiasm by Kristin Cicciarelli | Contributor “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson Ashlee and Chris Kleinert have certainly taken this quote to heart. In 2008, during the country’s financial

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Heartbreak to Heroine

After the death of her 19-year-old son, Vanita Halliburton became a champion for change in society’s attitude about mental illness. Now, we’re talking. by Melissa Chaiken | Section Editor Few parents can imagine a tragedy worse than the death of

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Holocaust Hero Advocates for Justice

    by Tricia White | Managing Editor Ninety-two year old Holocaust survivor Marie “Rie” Spronk-Hughes may take a few extra minutes to get to the podium, and you may have to lean in to hear her quiet voice (which

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Homeless to Hopeful…

Shanjula Harris takes home GLF’s Very Inspiring Parent (VIP) Award by Karyn Brodsky | Staff Writer What does it take to go from homeless to hopeful? Shanjula Harris of Dallas knows from personal experience. It takes steel resolve, trust in

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Best Buddies for Life

Seventeen year old Lindsay Steudtner can teach us all a thing or two about loyalty and friendship. by Karyn Brodsky | Staff Writer When people think of individuals with disabilities they sometimes focus on what they can’t do. A college-bound

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