Helping Hands toy distribution brings Christmas to kids in need

Helping Hands toy distribution brings Christmas to kids in need

(ROCKWALL, TX—December 21, 2017) On Saturday, December 16 Helping Hands of Rockwall County wrapped up their Christmas gift to the community: the annual toy drive. After distributing “toy tags” for specific age categories throughout local businesses, the Helping Hands team accepted donations from community members through December 12. They then arranged the toys by age […]

Reporter’s Note: Oh, Christmas Trees

Reporter’s Note: Oh, Christmas Trees

(ROCKWALL ,TX — December 7, 2017) With the Christmas season in full swing, there are a plethora of fun Christmas events and activities happening all of over Rockwall County that will put you in the holiday spirit and have you decking the halls and cranking up “Jingle Bell Rock” in your car in no time. […]

Food drive to support Helping Hands Food Pantry, local high schools

Food drive to support Helping Hands Food Pantry, local high schools

(ROCKWALL, TX — October 2, 2017) Come out and help Toyota of Rockwall support two local high schools and Helping Hands of Rockwall County in the 2nd Annual Pack the Pantry. The event saw tons of support from the community last year, helping raise over 9,000 pounds of food. Toyota of Rockwall wants to be […]

Rockwall County officials assist local hotels providing shelter for Hurricane Harvey victims

Rockwall County officials assist local hotels providing shelter for Hurricane Harvey victims

(ROCKWALL, TX — September 7, 2017) County Judge David Sweet went on goodwill and informational visits to two Rockwall County hotels Tuesday that are temporary homes for victims of the Hurricane Harvey flooding crisis. Sweet and Joe DeLane, the county’s emergency management coordinator, visited the hotels to inquire about the welfare of the approximately 20 […]

1st Annual Philanthroparty comes to Rockwall on North Texas Giving Day

1st Annual Philanthroparty comes to Rockwall on North Texas Giving Day

(ROCKWALL, TX — Sept. 6, 2017) Come out to Rockwall’s 1st Annual Philanthroparty and learn about the local nonprofits participating in North Texas Giving Day on Thursday, Sept. 14. Over 20 area nonprofits will have booths set up with fun activities for all at the San Jacinto Plaza on the downtown square from 11 a.m. […]

Academy Sports + Outdoors makes a splash in the community

Academy Sports + Outdoors makes a splash in the community

New Rockwall location celebrates grand opening with Helping Hands donations, product demos, free giveaways, and fishing tank for kids (ROCKWALL, TX — July 7, 2017)  Academy Sports + Outdoors opened up its brand new Rockwall location with a weekend-long celebration. On Thursday, July 6 the sporting goods store partnered with Helping Hands of Rockwall to […]

Local boy’s nonprofit collects thousands of food items for kids in need

Local boy’s nonprofit collects thousands of food items for kids in need

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 13, 2017) A new nonprofit is helping provide kid-approved food items to kids in need in Rockwall County, and it’s the brainchild of a local seven-year-old boy named Kaden Newton. When Kaden was just four years old, he told his parents he wanted to create a company to help feed the […]