Kraddick supporters top $500,000 mark in Kidd’s Kids Day Donations

Nationwide fundraiser helps send 55 special children and families on Disney dream vacation (Dallas) October 25, 2012 – Kidd Kraddick, host of the most-listened-to morning program in America, announced that more than $533,000 was raised during last Wednesday’s annual Kidd’s Kids Day to send 55 terminally/chronically ill and physically challenged children and their families to […]

Footwashers to revamp homes, Richardson YMCA at Pete Burks First Annual Day of Service

Richardson-based ministry to tackle largest service project to date (Richardson) September 14, 2012 – Footwashers Ministries, Inc., a Richardson-based Christian non-profit organization which helps needy, elderly and special needs families, will tackle their largest scale project to date on September 22. The ministry is expecting several hundred volunteers to come together to revamp 27 plus […]

Hawaiian Falls opens early Saturday for special needs children and their families

Hawaiian Falls opens early Saturday for special needs children and their families

Champions Day returns to all Hawaiian Falls waterparks August 9, 2012 – Saturday, August 11, is Champions Day 2.0 at all five Hawaiian Falls waterparks. Special needs kids and their families will have exclusive use of the park from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The parks will open to the public 10:30 a.m. – 6 […]

Hawaiian Falls to host Champions Day

Hawaiian Falls to host Champions Day

Waterparks to open early Saturday for special needs children and their families Saturday, June 23, 2012 is Champions Day at all five Hawaiian Falls waterparks. Special needs kids and their families will have exclusive use of the park from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The parks will open to the public 10:30 a.m. – 6 […]

Spotlight on special needs pets for ‘Just One Day’

Spotlight on special needs pets for ‘Just One Day’

Just One Day, set for Monday, June 11, will recognize the impact of the No Kill animal movement. Many animal shelters across the nation are placing a moratorium on the killing of healthy and adoptable pets for Just One Day. To honor the sprit of the event, Rockwall Pets will spotlight its special needs pets, […]

‘YMCA Angel Camp takes the “dis” out of disability’

The Rockwall Family YMCA’s Angel Camp is a day camp for children with intellectual disabilities – the only camp of its kind in Rockwall. The camp includes typical day camp activities, plus weekly field trips specially designed for kids age 6 to 14 with special needs. Chase Wood was born with Down Syndrome and he […]

Rays of Light gala to help special needs kids, families

Rays of Light gala to help special needs kids, families

(Dallas) Rays of Light, a Dallas-based nonprofit organization that helps special needs children and their families, will host its second annual Shine On Gala on Friday, April 27 at the Park Cities Hilton. Last year the gala raised more than $83,000. This year’s event includes a VIP cocktail hour, live auction, live band, and a […]

Mayor, councilman, visit YMCA Angel Camp

  Rockwall City Councilman Cliff Sevier talks with Angel Campers during a special visit Aug. 10. Rockwall YMCA Angel Camp welcomed several special visitors Wednesday, Aug. 10. Rockwall Mayor David Sweet, City Councilman Cliff Sevier, and Rockwall PreSchool Association members Melanie Orchard and Diedre Tomasino paid a visit to the campers. Angel Camp is a four week […]