Monday, August 23, 2010

Goo Goo Dolls Fans Donate Food

If you've been to a Goo Goo Dolls concert, then you know they encourage their fans to "Give a Little Bit" to the less fortunate by collecting food donations before their shows.

Dallas fans arrive with food donations.

On Saturday, members of the Goo Goo Dolls Street Team (super-dedicated fan club members), collected food items for The Salvation Army at Arena in Dallas. Street Team members came from Austin, San Antonio, Lubbock, and even New York!

Lt. Patrick Jones with Goo Goo Dolls Street Team.

And there was an incentive for concert goers to donate: The person who gave the most food would get to meet the band before the show. That honor went to C.J. from San Antonio for 512 food items.

C.J. made sure she looked her best before she met the band.

Thank you Goo Goo Dolls fans for your compassion. YOU ROCK!

Lt. Patrick Jones puts food into boxes.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Backpacks for Back-to-School!

Thank you Office Depot for donating 300 backpacks and school supplies.

We will distribute them to local boys and girls.

We appreciate your generosity and commitment to education!

PHOTO: Lt. Patrick Jones with Zach Israel, one of the recipients of a donated backpack.

Former Pro-Football Players Brave the Heat to Raise Funds

What sport are former pro-football players more passionate about than any other?

Football? Nope. Try golf.

That's why a whole passel of them turned out at the Dallas Cowboys Golf Course on Tuesday to play in the 100-degree heat. OK, so it was 98 degrees. It was still hot.

Five-time Super Bowl winner Charles Haley enlisted his friends to play in a scramble to benefit The Salvation Army's Cedar Crest Community Center in Oak Cliff.

Players included Tim Brown (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), John Randle (Minnesota Vikings), Barry Foster (Pittsburgh Steelers), and former Dallas Cowboys Chad Hennings, Rocket Ismail, Preston Pearson, Rayfield Wright, and Larry Brown, just to name a few. Ronnie Lott (San Francisco 49ers) flew in all the way from San Francisco to participate!

Dallas Cowboys greats Ed "Too Tall" Jones, Darren Woodson, Jay Novacek, and Russell Maryland also made guest appearances.

Thanks so much to Charles for enlisting the help of his friends and to Albertsons for sponsoring the event!

Ed "Too Tall" Jones: "It's a great cause. That's why, anything I can do to support it, that's what I want to do. They do many wonderful things."

Darren Woodson with Sgt. Juanita Hinkle. Woodson said: "I grew up in the projects in Phoenix and The Salvation Army was always part of my life. We were attached at the hip. ... No matter if times were good or bad, they were always there to help."


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

350 backpacks to children

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary in Dallas distributed backpacks of school supplies to 350 children being served by 12 Salvation Army centers in the DFW Metroplex.

 Each backpack will contain paper, crayons, color pencils, water colors, a spiral notebook, glue, scissors, pencils, glue sticks, and a supply box!

Women's Auxiliary President, Barbara Charlton, distributes backpacks.
Women's Auxiliary President, Barbara Charlton, distributes backpacks.

Bianca from The Salvation Army in Garland with Captain Michele Matthews