Giving Back



 

United Way: Guiding and Serving Military and Their Families

By Joshua Campbell Memorial Day helps remind us to set aside some time to remember those soldiers who have fallen in service to our country. It should also serve to remind us to care for ...
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Wise Hope: Helping Those Abused

By Joshua Campbell According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, a third of women and a sixth of men who live in the United States have encountered some sort of sexual assault. ...
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CASA— Advocates Transforming Children’s Lives

When a child is removed from their home and placed into foster care, they are thrust into a world that can be scary and uneasy – but there is one person who will be by their side throughout the ...
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The Salvation Army

Every holiday season you drop some extra cash into a red bucketas you pass by the smiling volunteer in the red apron ringing alittle bell as you head into a store for some Christmas ...
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Camp makes a difference beyond the summer months

Nestled in the quiet serenity of Sunset, TX, is a summer camp making a difference by helping high functioning autistic children gain confidence and discover social skills. Charis Hills is ...
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Giving back through nature

Springtime is a time of fresh beginnings as new life springs up all around us. If you’re searching for a way to get out and enjoy the great outdoors while also giving back to the community, there ...
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A bucket list vacation with an unexpected twist

Imagine planning a bucket list vacation, doing something that you have dreamed about for years, and you were finally going to make it a reality. This Texas couple did just that. Their bucket list ...
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A Grapevine Salon is greeting, “Hello, Gorgeous!”

By Courtney McEwen (Photos by Mouton's Salon & Hello, Gorgeous!)   It was an ordinary day at the salon when I perched myself at my hair designer's beautification station ...
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Texas Wesleyan University – Historic Football

By Courtney McEwen (Photos from Jose Valdez & Texas Wesleyan Athletics)   While I know very little about fumbles and formations, an inspirational story is one I instantly ...
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Presidential Libraries in Texas Salute the Military with Free Admission

The George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum is a member of the Blue Star Museums program, offering free admission to military personnel and their families this ...
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Good Works: Helping Kids Ride on to a Better Life

By Shannon Gillette   There's something magical about a child experiencing their first bicycle. It's a bright, shiny key to a whole new world of adventure. Unfortunately, there are far ...
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To the World, with Love – One Woman’s Journey

Better known as the 11 in 11, The World Race is an 11 month mission trip that travels to 11 countries. A recent Midwestern State University graduate and Nocona, Texas native will soon embark on a ...
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Flags Around Town – The True Meaning of Memorial Day

by Courtney McEwen, Editor   For many, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. Family barbecues, lake outings on the boat and taking in a blockbuster movie have become ...
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The Good Cemeterian – Uncovering the true meaning of Memorial Day

By Courtney McEwen, Editor   Andrew Lumish, The Good Cemeterian, spends his days uncovering the true meaning of Memorial Day. He takes pride in meticulously cleaning tombstones ...
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Good Works: Mercy Chefs, Feeding Body & Soul

  by Shannon Gillette (photos courtesy of Mercy Chefs)   When Gary LeBlanc volunteered to help in the relief efforts during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he was shocked ...
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Amazon Smile: Supporting Philanthropy, One Click at a Time

By Courtney McEwen   From toothpaste to televisions, Amazon has become the mecca of online shopping. Low prices, Prime two-day shipping, and every product you could ever want or need ...
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Good Works: The My Stuff Bags Foundation

The My Stuff Bags Foundation: Something to Call Their Own by Shannon Gillette (Photos from My Stuff Bags Foundation) It's a common practice to take something comforting and familiar when ...
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