Friday, August 22, 2014


The 5th Annual Purses with a Purpose event will be held on October 15, 2014, at the Frontiers of Flight Museum from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. The event will also include keynote speaker Michelle Singletary, author and columnist for The Washington Post.

CCCS Announces Carol Nichols as Inaugural Financial Literacy Champion at 
Purses with a Purpose Event
Nichols to be recognized for dedication to financial education in the Dallas community and beyond

The proceeds from Purses with a Purpose will benefit low and moderate income women by ensuring access to free financial education and counseling. To purchase tickets and to learn more about Purses with a Purpose, please visit or contact Liz Grindele at or 214-540-6880.

Children's First Aid Class - Sign Up Here!

Sign your children up for a first aid class! They will practice CPR on mannequins, learn how to bandage wounds and hear fire safety talks during this class at Medical City.
It will take place on Saturday, October 11 from 10 a.m. - noon. These classes fill up fast, so make sure to register any child who would like to participate soon!
Register for the class at The cost is $10 per child, and proceeds benefit Young Texans Against Cancer.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Actress Ashley Judd to Keynote TexProtect 10th Anniversary Celebration at Perot Museum

Actress Ashley Judd will be Keynote Speaker at TexProtects’ 10th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 14. Judd, who detailed her own childhood trauma in her memoir, "All That is Bitter and Sweet," will also attend a reception for lead sponsors and Board of Directors, chaired by John Castle.
“Ashley Judd’s personal story and her humanitarian work on behalf of abuse victims exemplifies the far-reaching effects of child maltreatment, but also the promise of healing from invisible wounds and most importantly, committing to investing in prevention ” said Madeline McClure, TexProtect’s founder and executive director. “We are thrilled to present Ashley Judd as we celebrate 10 years of successful work to reduce and prevent child abuse in Texas.”
TexProtects (Texas Association for the Protection of Children) also will present its 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award to Texas Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, an outstanding leader in the Texas Legislature for protecting victims of child abuse. Senator Nelson will be recognized for her work to increase Texas’ investment in prevention programs, such as the Nurse-Family Partnership, which sends nurses on home visits to help vulnerable, low-income mothers as well as her hard work to reform CPS.
The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct.14 at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas. Honorary Chair is Lisa K. Simmons and Event Chair is Pat Albritton Harloe.
Through advocacy, research and education, TexProtects has assisted and/or led the passage of over 37 bills that have improved the CPS system and advocated for and secured $71 million for voluntary family support home visitation programs, servicing over 20,000 Texas families.
Join se join TexProtects on Oct. 14 to celebrate 10 years of success in our mission to prevent and reduce child abuse. Table sponsorship begins at $2,500. Seating is limited. Buy a table or donate here.

5th Annual Taylor's Gift Golf Tournament

5th Annual Taylor’s Gift Golf Tournament
Friday September 26, 2014
TopGolf – The Colony, Texas
1:00 pm Start
Awards Ceremony to Follow
Featuring a Live Performance bySportsRadio 1310 The Ticket’s
George Dunham and The Bird Dogs

Celebrity players include Everson Walls, Burton Gilliam, and others!
Click here to register.

Monday, August 18, 2014

One Person Can Make a Difference at Alley's House Luncheon on October 1st

Shop for a Cause at The Blues Jean Bar - Including Custom Denim Fit and Styling Session

Legacy Counseling Center is proud to announce that we will be partnering with The Blues Jean Bar in Snider Plaza on August 28th from 6:00-9:00 PM for a fun night of cocktails, food, and shopping. Tickets are only $20 and all proceeds go to Legacy Counseling Center and Founders Cottage. While you shop, you can enjoy free cocktails from Tito’s Vodka and snacks from Zoe’s Kitchen. Each guest will enjoy a custom denim fit consultation and styling session along with 10% off merchandise. 10 percent of all proceeds will go towards providing scholarships for women living with HIV/AIDS to attend the 2015 Grace Project National Conference for Women Living with HIV, the largest in the nation. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to support a great cause while enjoying free food, cocktails and shopping for your back to school and/or fall wardrobe!
Purchase tickets here
Legacy Counseling Center ( was founded 25 years ago by a small group of psychotherapists and people living with HIV/AIDS who needed a place to go for support in dealing with this life changing disease. Legacy also operates Legacy Founders Cottage, a seven-bedroom house that provides around-the-clock care for critically ill and dying AIDS patients in a home-like setting.

Sixth Annual A Night on the Wilkie Way to be held at Reata

Cuisine for Healing (, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making nutritious, delicious food readily available to cancer patients and others combating disease, is preparing for the Sixth Annual A Night on the Wilkie Way, the organization’s largest fundraising event, held annually and named in honor of Cuisine for Healing founder, the late Wendy Wilkie. The event will be held on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Reata Restaurant, located at 310 Houston Street in Fort Worth.
The evening’s festivities will include tasting bars with large selections of Reata’s famous cuisine, all prepared to Cuisine for Healing certification guidelines, cocktails, live musical entertainment provided by 3 Fools on 3 Stools, door prizes, a live auction and more. Scott Murray will emcee the event. Tami Morrison is the 2014 event chairperson.  Honorary co-chairs are Maurice Guidry and Stephanie Atkins-Guidry.
Individual tickets to the 6th Annual A Night on the Wilkie Way are $75. Reserved tables for 2 are $140, reserved tables for 4 are $275 and reserved tables for 6 are $400.00. To purchase tickets or find more information, go to Sponsorship packages are available by contacting Sue Austin at 817.921.2377 or visiting to download a sponsor form. All proceeds benefit Cuisine for Healing, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.

Friday, August 15, 2014

2014 Expressions Arts & Essay Competition: “I am grateful for the Golden Rule”

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of The Thanks-Giving Foundation (TTGF) and the 10th anniversary of its annual Expressions Art & Essay Competition. In celebration of these milestones, TTGF has revamped the Competition and renamed it the Expressions of Gratitude Arts Competition along with a few additional changes.  
The Expressions of Gratitude Arts Competition is a terrific teaching opportunity about the values experienced through the practice of giving thanks. Designed to inspire students to think creatively, Expressions of Gratitude asks students in kindergarten through 12th grade to express cultural and personal perspectives on being grateful in different aspects of their lives. Each year, teachers, mentors, and parents are encouraged to have a lesson with young people using suggested discussion questions on a particular theme.
The 2014 theme, I am grateful for the Golden Rule, will focus attention on an integral aspect of the mission of The Thanks-Giving Foundation – treating others as one would his or her self. Prize money from the competition supports arts in schools.  
Teachers, mentors and parents in North Texas, as well as across the country and around the globe, are invited to enter the work of their students and children in Expressions of Gratitude from September 15 through December 15, 2014. In honor of the competition’s 10th anniversary, dance has been reinstated as a category. Judges from major museums, the public library, publications and educational institutions, as well as individual artists, will select the winners. Cash prizes will be awarded in art and essays in six grade groups and three grade groups in dance. Winners earn cash awards for themselves, and their teacher or school receives money for class supplies.  
For more information on how to enter, visit and go to the Expressions of Gratitude page. The awards ceremony will be held in early 2015.  Winning entries are exhibited at Thanks-Giving Square in the spring and during the winter holiday season and also are displayed at other venues.