Grant awarded to Helping Hands from Allstate, honoring agent’s volunteerism

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 30, 2015) Rockwall County Helping Hands received $1,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation in honor of Allstate Agent Lori Fladeland’s volunteerism. Helping Hands extends a special thank you to Allstate for being a part of Neighbors helping Neighbors and for their “commitment to making our hometowns better, safer places to live.” Submitted by […]

Springer teacher earns grant from Toyota for ‘Bouncing Bodies, Busy Minds’

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 24, 2014) Congratulations to Wendy Rathje, first grade teacher at Springer Elementary, who received a grant from Toyota of Rockwall.  The grant is titled, “Bouncing Bodies, Busy Minds,” which will provide balls for students to sit on while working  – perfect for busy little learners to help them focus and get their […]

Toyota of Rockwall gives $5,000 grant to Rockwall ISD

ROCKWALL,TX. (September 30, 2014) Steve and Barbara Jackson, Toyota of Rockwall owners, have announced a $5,000 donation to the Rockwall Independent School District. Half of the donation was made by Toyota Motor Sales,U.S.A., Inc. as part of Toyota’s Matching grant program. For the second year in a row, the donation will fund a teacher grant […]

Rockwall Women’s League presents check to Helping Hands Health Center

ROCKWALL, TX (June 11, 2014) Cathy Bedsole and Alison Fox recently presented a $13,500 check on behalf of Rockwall Women’s League to Melody Hail, Development Director for Rockwall County Helping Hands. The money is designated for uninsured children that are patients of the Health Center at Helping Hands. Bedsole is president of RWL and Fox […]

Springer students explore ‘What I Want To Be When I Grow Up’

ROCKWALL (March 3, 2014) We have all been asked at some point in our childhood…”What do you want to be when you grow up?”  The Rockwall ISD Education Foundation awarded the Kindergarten team at Springer Elementary $1,771 for their “When I Grow Up…” grant idea. The goal of this grant was to give students a […]

Rockwall County Historical Foundation earns grant, in running for additional $10,000

“A donation of $2,000 can do good for our community — but a check for $10,000 could do a whole lot more” (Rockwall) July 30, 2013 – The Rockwall County Historical Foundation will receive a $2,000 grant, thanks to The Fite Agency and Safeco Insurance. And with your help, they could get $10,000 more from […]

Rockwall Helping Hands awarded United Way grants

(Rockwall County) May 31, 2013 – United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has awarded Rockwall County Helping Hands  a three-year Community Impact Grant of $90,000 for the Health Center of Helping Hands.  In addition, RCHH also received a $40,000 annual Basic Needs grant for the Emergency Assistance Program. United Way’s mission is to change lives through […]

Heath Mayor’s Message: City Update

(HEATH-March 10, 2013) A tremendous amount of work is underway to ensure Heath continues to be a premier community in the DFW Metroplex.  From the City Council members and staff to our volunteers serving on boards or commissions, we are benefiting from the expertise and dedication of many people who care about our hometown. As we […]

Throwaway Ponies receives grant, needs volunteers

(ROCKWALL-February 14, 2013) Throwaway Ponies, a horse rescue and rehabilitation organization, received a grant from the ASPCA to improve fencing at their location in Farmersville. TaPs has over 40 horses at its Rockwall location and 25 in Farmersville. There is more property in Farmersville (27 acres), but it needs cross-fencing. So, thanks to the grant […]

Payless, Boys & Girls Club team up to help kids put their best SHOE forward

(ROCKWALL-February 5, 2013) Thanks to a generous grant awarded to the Boys & Girls Club of Rockwall County from the Payless Shoe Foundation, 150 kids under the age of 18 received a brand new pair of shoes over the past three Saturdays. Club members, siblings of Club members and several foster families were treated to a […]