The Dallas field office of Save the Children recently reviewed a $5,000 grant from Target Stores to support the agency’s “A Woman’s Place” program and the annual Magic of Children event.
“A Woman’s Place provides training in construction skills for single female household heads so they can obtain jobs paying enough to allow them to care for their children,” says Margaret Koons, Dallas progam director for Save the Children.
Target also participated in Save the Children’s Magic of Children, an annual multi-cultural event held each May at Fair Park. The event showcases children’s talents and provides educational and entertainment activities.
“This grant is made possible through the support of our store managers, employees and customers in the area,” says Russ Imper, Target district manager.
“Target’s giving program is focused on strengthening family life through grants that provide family services and programs in the arts or social services. Save the Children’s programs are a natural for Target because of their mission of community development and their service to the East Dallas area, where we are opening a new store.”
Founded in 1932 in Appalachia, Save the Children is a non-profit, non-sectarian international community development agency. Save the Children operates in 20 U.S. states and more than 35 nations.
Neighborhood Plans Park Renovations
According to neighbors, Lindsley Park needs a facelift due to disrepair and years of neglect.
So the Park Committee of the Hollywood Heights Neighborhood Association has begun working on renovating this community park. Committee members and neighbors have designed a master plan outlining proposed improvements, including sidewalks and jogging paths, benches, picnic tables, and children’s play equipment.
Fundraising efforts have begun, and money has been raised from the 1993 Home Tour and T-shirt sales. The committee has also submitted various grant applications.
However, the City is not able to contribute funds, and many corporate and foundation funds are contingent upon a strong show of support from the residents, organizers say. As a result, the neighborhood association members are soliciting individual donations to support the project.
If you are interested in providing assistance, contact Helen Delph at 321-3525.
Clements Distributes Fourth of July Flags
Associates of Clements, Realtors decorated Lakewood area lawns with American flags during the early morning hours of July 2 as part of the company’s five-year-old tradition commemorating the Fourth of July.
More than 4,700 flags were distributed throughout the Lakewood area, according to company president Dick Clements.
After completing the flag distribution, the associates and their helpers gathered for a luncheon and an afternoon of swimming.
YWCA Schedules Garage Sale Aug. 14
The YWCA’s annual garage sale is scheduled Aug. 14 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Central YWCA, 4621 Ross.
The YWCA is soliciting donations of items such as clothing, toys, appliances, furniture and other household goods. The sale features clothing for men, women and children, exercise equipment and household items.
Donations can be dropped off at the Central YWCA or any YWCA branch. Pick-ups are available on a limited basis.
For information about donations, volunteer opportunities or branch locations, call 827-5600.
Old Town Retailer Donates China Service
Staff, volunteers and clients of the AIDS Resource Center gathered for lunch recently to honor Earl Lynn Buckman, owner of the Ivy House in Old Town, Lovers and Greenville.
Buckman recently donated a Wedgwood service for 144, plus serving pieces, to the Resource Center.
Buckman made the donation to boost the spirits of AIDS clients who participate in “Chez Louise”, the hot meals lunch program whose moniker was coined by former client services manager Bill Hunt, who died last year of AIDS.
Founded in November 1992, the hot meals program serves 300 to 400 meals each month.
“As a non-profit organization, we rely completely on grants, foundations and individual donors,” says Karen Estes, Resource Center special projects manager.
“Such a tremendous, out-of-the-ordinary, fine gift as this should not go unrecognized. We are proud that someone believes those folks who are HIV positive deserve the best.”
Teaching English as a Second Language
White Rock Literacy Associates, a community service volunteer group dedicated to improving the quality of life for foreign newcomers through a no-charge English language teaching program, is forming classes for adult family members of English as Second Language students. One-on-one tutoring also will be provided.
Immigrant school-age children of school age learn English in our school system, but their parents and other adult family members need outside training, organizers say.
If you are interested in participating in the program, which includes reading, writing and speaking English, call Jack McMahon at 321-2461.
News & Notes
FESTIVAL PLANNED: The 17th annual Festival of Drums and Bugles is scheduled Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Lake Highlands High School, 9449 Church. More than 1,000 drum and bugle corps members ages 14-21 will perform as part of a two-month summer tour. A clinic is scheduled from 3-5 p.m. Call 349-7788 for information.
SWANBERG INSTALLED: Arthur D. Swanberg was elected international Kiwanis leader at the recent 1993 Kiwanis International Convention in Nice, France. Swanberg takes office Oct. 1. He will travel throughout the world, calling on Kiwanis districts.
WEHR HONORED: Pamela Wehr, kitchen designer of Cabinetmasters, Inc., has received a national design award in competition sponsored by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. The contest included 13 categories of competition and 250 entries. All designs were projects installed from Sept. 1, 1991 to Aug. 31, 1992.
DURAND PROMOTED: Neighborhood resident Kenneth T. Durand recently was promoted to executive director of C.C. Young Memorial Home. Durand replaces Rev. Thomas, who led C.C. Young for 18 years, says board chairman Gifford Johnson. Durand is currently a board member of the American Association of Homes for the Aging, and a preceptor for and a member of the Field Work faculty for the Center for Studies in Aging. University of North Texas. He is a past board chairman of the Texas Association of Homes for the Aging.
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