CBS 11 and TXA 21 are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of North Texans. Together, the stations sponsor more than 50 local events and initiatives each year that help nonprofit organizations raise funds and awareness for a variety of causes. You’ll find more information on these events below, as well as other upcoming events that you may have seen promoted on our stations. We hope that you will join us in our efforts to make our community an even better place for North Texans to live, work and raise a family!
For 11 years, CBS 11 and TXA 21 have presented Stephanie's Day, a free event for special needs children and their families. The 2014 event was held Saturday, June 14 at NorthPark Center, including appearances by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Mavs Dancers, Mavs ManiAACS and a performance by the Que Pastas! (See photos from the event or watch our news report.) Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make the event such a huge success! Check back here for details on next year's event -- we hope to see you there!
National Day Of The American Cowboy
The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum presents the Day of the American Cowboy Weekend, July 25-27! Don’t miss the Hall of Fame Induction, Zydeco Meets Country Music Festival and Hall of Fame Rodeo Tribute to Bill Pickett. (More Info)
March of Dimes Community Baby Shower
You can help give every baby a healthy start! Please donate new or gently used baby items to the annual Community Baby Shower, Friday, August 8 from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the March of Dimes in Dallas,(12660 Coit Road) or Fort Worth (555 Hemphill Street), or donate online. (More Info: Fort Worth | Dallas)
Research indicates that studying the arts helps students perform better in both reading and math. It shows that creative expression inspires the learning process. Children can learn more about the arts with free online videos and games. (More Info)
Did you know that, every three seconds, someone needs donated blood. You can save three lives with just a single blood donation, and you can do it all in less than one hour! It's that easy! Just locate a donor center near you to set up a donation. (More Info)
Mi Escuelita provides free or low-cost preschool education to children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years old at six Dallas locations. Enrollment is now open, but space is limited. For more information, call 214-526-0220. (More Info)
Take 20 For Life: Mission Heart Restart Fort Worth
CBS 11 and TXA 21 are partnering with MedStar and the Fort Worth Emergency Services Collaborative to train 25,000 residents in hands-only CPR. It’s easier than you think, and it only takes 20 minutes to learn. Fort Worth residents can get a free training kit. (More Info)
Texas Children In Nature
Studies show that kids who spend more time playing in nature are happier, healthier and smarter. The Children in Nature network is a regional collaborative of local DFW organizations. Nature Rocks North Texas is a free way to find easy and frequent access to nature. (More Info)
Underage Drinking Prevention
According to a 2010 survey, more than 60 percent of students in grades 7-12 said that they have used alcohol at least once, and 29 percent said that they have used alcohol in the past month. We have partnered with the TABC to produce a series of “Drunk is Dumb, Sober is Smart” public service announcements. Watch them here. (More Info)
If you believe that your child is drinking or using drugs, it is important to take action right away. Please visit this website for intervention tips you can use.