City of Fate to host blood drives in celebration of 120th anniversary

City of Fate to host blood drives in celebration of 120th anniversary

Carter BloodCare seeks donors, pandemic likely to limit high school drives FATE, Texas (September 14, 2020) – Carter BloodCare usually collects 20 to 25 percent of its annual blood supply at high school blood drives. That was true before the coronavirus pandemic occurred. Last March, hundreds of blood drives canceled when a shelter-in-place directive closed […]

Carter BloodCare, community members partner to safeguard blood supply

Carter BloodCare, community members partner to safeguard blood supply

Rockwall Economic Development Corp to host drive during most prolonged critical shortage ROCKWALL, Texas (August 10, 2020) – Carter BloodCare supplies blood transfusion products to hospitals across north, central and east Texas, thanks to volunteer blood donors. The blood supply typically takes a hit during summer months, especially now, when more people are working remotely […]

Drive-thru Donation Drive at FPC Rockwall to benefit Helping Hands

Drive-thru Donation Drive at FPC Rockwall to benefit Helping Hands

  ROCKWALL, TX – July 6, 2020 – On Saturday, July 11, First Presbyterian Church, located at 602 White Hills Drive in Rockwall, will host a donation drive for much needed products for Rockwall County Helping Hands.  Requested items include laundry soap and other laundry supplies, all-purpose cleaners, dish soap, diapers of all sizes, Hamburger […]

Rockwall Police Officers Association to host ‘Fill the Truck’ supply drive for Women in Need

Rockwall Police Officers Association to host ‘Fill the Truck’ supply drive for Women in Need

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 26, 2020) As the local nonprofit Women in Need runs low on supplies during the Coronavirus pandemic, the Rockwall Police Officers Association will host a “Fill the Truck” event the week of May 4-9 at the Rockwall Police Department, 205 W. Rusk Street. Supplies needed include shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, hairbrushes, […]

First Presbyterian Church to host Drop-Off Donation Drive to benefit Helping Hands

First Presbyterian Church to host Drop-Off Donation Drive to benefit Helping Hands

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 22, 2020) On Saturday, May 2, First Presbyterian Church of Rockwall will hold a donation drive of desperately needed hygiene products for Helping Hands of Rockwall County.  Helping Hands is in need of: toothpaste and toothbrushes (adult and children), deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, skin/body lotion, disposable razors, sanitary pads of varying sizes […]

Rockwall County PPE Donation Drive underway

Rockwall County PPE Donation Drive underway

Can you help support our local heroes?  (ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – April 3, 2020) A PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) drive for first responders and hospital personnel in Rockwall County. The following items are in demand: • N95 masks • Elastic bands for sewing homemade masks • Surgical masks • Surgical gloves • Isolation gowns • […]

Ford Drive 4 UR Orange Wave Band April 27

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 30, 2019) Come out to the Rockwall Courthouse on Saturday, April 27th from 9am-2pm and test drive a new car at the Ford Drive 4 UR Orange Wave Band event. For every test drive, Ford will donate $20 to the Orange Wave Band (up to $6,000)! It’s such an easy way to […]

Food 4 Physicals: Rockwall Urgent Care sponsors toiletry/food drive for Helping Hands

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 21, 2016) Rockwall Urgent Care is sponsoring a canned food drive to benefit Helping Hands of Rockwall County. Patients who donate three toiletry items or cans of food will receive $10 off their athletic physical exam during the month of August. The reduced price for sports and camp physicals will be […]

Inspire Financial Group hops into service

Inspire Financial Group hops into service

Employees collect candy, donate Easter baskets to Community Partners of Dallas  (April 1, 2013) Employees of Richardson-based Inspire Financial Group recently hosted an Easter Basket Drive. They donated dozens of beautifully decorated Easter baskets – overflowing with candy and other special treats – to Community Partners of Dallas. Each year, the Community Partners of Dallas’ goal is […]

Rockwall, Rowlett businesses ‘Share the Season’

Rockwall, Rowlett businesses ‘Share the Season’

When Blue Ribbon News embarked upon the “Share the Season” donation drive in partnership with Savvy Texas Magazine and Planet Rockwall, we knew we had the potential to make a difference and help some very deserving nonprofit organizations this Christmas. What we didn’t realize is how many local businesses would jump onboard with wholehearted support – reaching out to employees, volunteers, […]