A whole lot of North Texans will be having a great Thanksgiving thanks to a local football star’s big event.
The Salvation Army kicked off their Tarrant County red kettle drive with a Texas-style cattle drive. Cowboys mounted their horses with their cattle dogs alongside at in Fort Worth.
Brees told CBS’ “Person to Person” in an interview to air Friday that the donation will come through the Dream Foundation he runs with his wife, Brittany.
It’s become a symbol of the holiday season, today the Salvation Army kicked off its iconic red kettle campaign. North Texans will soon be able to make donation at more than 400 retail locations.
If you want to know what an empty, meaningless political photo opportunity is look at Congressman Paul Ryan’s drop by at a food bank last week in Youngstown, Ohio.
One North Texas non-profit organization is looking for volunteers willing to go shopping. Clothe a Child is looking for volunteers to help kids in Little Elm, Frisco and Prosper shop for new clothes.
“We’re working on using that (dollar) figure as a target for a really good cause,’’ Smith told me Wednesday. “There’s a way we can all pitch in and help people.’’
It’s a contest where everyone wins. But some North Texas charities are wringing their hands while waiting and hoping to win a big donation.
A North Texas homeless shelter wants to get the word out that charitable giving is needed after the holidays. Non-profits workers say there’s always an uptick in charitable giving during November and December, then contributions fall almost flat after December 31.
The fiscal year for the North Texas Food Bank is near and the organization says while there’s plenty to celebrate they are still $1,000,000 short of their fundraising goal.
An upcoming charity event pairs local media personalities with professional dancers for a ballroom dance-off, and CBS 11 News reporter Melissa Newton is among the competitors.
Current and past members of the Dallas Cowboys participated in a home run derby Wednesday at the Ballpark in Arlington to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.