August 20 – October 28, 2015
Since first opening our doors in 1965, NorthPark Center has been passionate about giving back to the community — raising awareness and greatly needed funds for many worthy causes that serve others and do so much to make our city an incredible place to live. As we celebrate our fiftieth anniversary, we salute fifty outstanding organizations over the next fifty days through NorthPark50: Fifty Years of Giving. Because helping those who help others is what makes our city great.
From August 20 to October 28, 2015, we'll announce the donations being made to each of the fifty organizations. Click here to view our photo album from NorthPark50: Fifty Years of Giving and view videos here.
Click here to view our NorthPark50: Fifty Years of Giving Charity Book.
Gift 50/50: Shared Housing: 50 Sets of Twin Mattresses and Box Springs
NorthPark Center is pleased to provide our final gift to Shared Housing Center, Inc. of 50 sets of twin mattresses and box springs from Dillard's for comfortable nights at the Shared Housing Center. “This wonderful gift from NorthPark Center means that every bedroom will have enough new beds to offer each child in a family their very own to place their weary head in hopes of happy dreams and every mom will have their own bed without having to share." Maria Machado, Executive Director, Shared Housing Center, Inc.
Click here to view our video with Shared Housing Center, Inc.
Gift 49/50: Preservation Dallas: Support for an Educational Architecture Booklet
NorthPark Center is pleased to provide Preservation Dallas with underwriting support for "The Architectural Styles of Dallas Booklet," which will highlight important architecture of Dallas and be distributed as an educational resource to schools and libraries in Dallas. “Dallas has a rich and diverse collection of historic architecture and with this book Preservation Dallas showcases those styles and their characteristics, and educates the public about how important historic places are to our city.” David Preziosi, Executive Director, Preservation Dallas.
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Gift 48/50: Nasher Sculpture Center: Support for a Youth Educational Program
NorthPark Center is pleased to provide support to a youth educational program that brings thousands of students to the Nasher Sculpture Center to provide empowering and engaging experiences to students of all ages and comfort levels with art. "Youth education initiatives like the Nasher Sculpture Center's Gallery Teacher Program can possibly make the difference between a student who is simply exposed to the arts versus a student who makes a meaning connection with art, encouraging critical thinking and empowering them for a lifetime of enriched art appreciation. We are so grateful to partners like NorthPark Center who can help us realize such programs for the benefit of our youth and community." Jeremy Strick, Nasher Sculpture Center Director.
Click here to view our video with the Nasher Sculpture Center.
Gift 47/50: The Family Place: Starter Kits for Victims of Domestic Violence
NorthPark Center is pleased to provide The Family Place with starter kits for women and their families relocating to safe new places to live that are victims of family violence. “Imagine fleeing your home with just the clothes on your back, and then trying to set up a place to live with none of your favorite and valuable things. These starter kits donated by NorthPark Center will help a mom and her children make their new home special as well as safe, making an impact for years to come,” Paige Flink, Chief Executive Officer of The Family Place.
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Gift 46/50: CARE Dallas: 50 school presentations hosted by CARE Dallas to inform students of the health and safety risks of using alcohol and illegal drugs
NorthPark Center is pleased to provide 50 school presentations hosted by CARE Dallas to inform students of the health and safety risks of using alcohol and illegal drugs. "NorthPark Center’s gift of fifty school visits and presentations really allows CARE to expand its footprint in Dallas to reach more teens to educate them about the dangers of alcohol and other illegal drugs and to encourage them to form a 'gameplan' when they encounter alcohol and drugs in their social or school setting." Pam Murray, CARE Executive Director.
Click here to learn more about our gift to CARE Dallas.
Gift 45/50: Sam's Day: NorthPark Gold for Each Child with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Attending Sam's Day
NorthPark Center is pleased to provide Sam's Day with prizes of NorthPark Gold for special participants with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy attending the event. “NorthPark Center has been great to work with over the last five years and has helped us grow the profile of Sam’s Day and create awareness for the disease. When we found out that we had been chosen as one of the charities to be recognized with one of the NorthPark Fifty Years of Giving gifts, we were so honored,” said John Killian, Founder of Sam's Day.
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Gift 44/50: SPCA of Texas: 120 Kuranda Beds for Dogs and Cats
NorthPark Center is pleased to donate 120 Kuranda beds for dogs and cats at the SPCA of Texas. "The SPCA of Texas is so gratefulfor NorthPark Center's donation of 120 Kuranda beds. These beds will provide comfort to the thousands of dogs and cats we rescue every year." James Bias, Executive Director, SPCA of Texas.
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Gift 43/50: Uplift Academy: TI-84 Calculators and Batteries for Two High School Classrooms at Uplift Heights Academy
NorthPark Center is pleased to provide Uplift Education with full sets of TI-84 calculators and batteries for two high school classrooms at Uplift Heights Preparatory. “Thanks to the generosity of NorthPark Center, scholars at Uplift Heights High School will have the opportunity to gain skills they will use throughout college and into their careers. Thank you!” Andrew Baca, Uplift Heights High School Director.
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Gift 42/50: The Salvation Army: 190 Meals for Women and Children Affected by Domestic Violence
NorthPark Center is pleased to provide meals for 190 women and children fleeing the violence of their home through The Salvation Army's Domestic Violence Intervention program. It will further help create awareness and educate the community by supporting The Salvation Army’s second annual #StandUpAgainstViolence event at SMU on Wednesday, October 21 at 6PM. “We are so grateful for the gift from NorthPark Center for our domestic violence program,” said Blake Fetterman Director of Operations of The Salvation Army. “October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month: This community-wide event provides a platform for survivors to be heard, victims to be remembered, and for the community to take a stand against domestic violence."
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Gift 41/50: TACA: Support for Perforum Event
NorthPark Center is pleased to provide underwriting support for TACA (The Arts Community Alliance)'s Perforum event, which brings together the major leaders of the arts and philanthropy in North Texas to foster unique discussion and laying groundwork for future initiatives and collaborations. “TACA Perforum provides a rare opportunity for our arts and cultural leaders to gather each year. More importantly, Perforum allows us to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the arts – and to dream big about what we, as an entire community, want to accomplish.” Rebecca Young, TACA Carlson President and Executive Director.
Gift 40/50: Dallas Center for Architecture: Support for Inflected Modernism: The Architecture Photography of Athazar Korab Exhibiton and a Supplemental Student Architecture Photography Program
NorthPark Center is pleased to provide Dallas Center for Architecture underwriting support for delete the Inflected Modernism: The Architecture Photography of Balthazar Korab exhibition and a supplemental student architecture photography program. The program will enable students across the North Texas region capture what they see in their neighborhoods and how they interpret their environment by providing them with cameras and encouraging them to post their photos to a variety of social media channels. “We often interpret the world around us through photography—especially in this day of cell phones and selfies,” says Jan Blackmon, DCFA Executive Director. “With NorthPark Center’s support, we look forward to helping students ‘see’ the architecture around them in a whole new way.” Join DCFA in the project by posting photos of your neighborhood and city to Instagram or Twitter. Tag photos with @DallasCFA or #DCFAmycity.
Click here to view our video with the Dallas Center for Architecture.
Gift 39/50: Susan G. Komen Dallas County: 2,000 Copies of By Her Side: Standing By Your Partner Through Breast Cancer Therapy and Makeovers for 10 Breast Cancer Survivors
NorthPark Center is pleased to provide Susan G. Komen Dallas County 2,000 copies of By Her Side: Standing By Your Partner Through Breast Cancer Therapy and makeovers, NorthPark Gold and gifts from NorthPark retailers to 10 breast cancer survivors.
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Gift 38/50: TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art: Support for amfAR on behalf of TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art
NorthPark Center is pleased to support amfAR on behalf of TWO x TWO for AIDS and ART. TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art, amfAR's largest fundraiser in the United States, is hosted annually in Dallas by longtime supporters Cindy (an amfAR Board Trustee) and Howard Rachofsky. Since its inception, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art has raised $52 million in support of amfAR’s AIDS research programs and the Contemporary Art Acquisitions Fund at the Dallas Museum of Art. TWO x TWO has evolved into a weeklong series of events, culminating in a black-tie dinner and auction of contemporary art held at the Richard Meier-designed Rachofsky House in Dallas.
Click here to view our video with TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art.
Gift 37/50: Bookmarks: a Dallas Public Library: 7 Kindle Fire HD's and a Fancy Nancy Author Party
NorthPark Center is pleased to provide Bookmarks: a Dallas Public Library with 7 Kindle Fire HD's loaded with 5,000 kid-friendly titles and a party in NorthCourt on Saturday, October 17 featuring Jane O'Connor, author of the popular book series Fancy Nancy. The party will include a reading by the author, book giveaways, crafts, games, and a costume contest inspired by the book character Fancy Nancy. “Dallas Public Library was the first in the nation to open a branch within a shopping center, and we owe much of its success to Nancy Nasher and NorthPark Center.” Jo Giudice, Director of Libraries, City of Dallas.
Click here to view our video with Bookmarks: a Dallas Public Library.
Gift 36/50: Catch Up & Read: Classroom Literacy Intervention Tools
NorthPark Center is pleased to stock-a-box of classroom literacy intervention tools such as white boards and word games for Catch Up & Read to aid in the literacy intervention practices maximizing results for at-risk elementary students. “With our focus on bringing advanced, scientifically based literacy practices to teachers, we can impact more classrooms of students over the tenure of a participating teacher’s career. This gives us hope for the educational and economic stability of our future generations,” said Catherine LeBlanc, Catch Up & Read Founder and Executive Director.
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Gift 35/50: Ronald McDonald House of Dallas: 100 Families with a One Week Stay
NorthPark Center is pleased to provide 100 families with a one week stay at the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. "NorthPark Center's commitment to giving back to others and supporting those in need is truly admirable. Indeed, they exemplify the meaning of philanthropy." Jill Cumnock CEO, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.
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Gift 34/50: Crystal Charity/ Dallas Service: 50 Eyeglasses and Exams
NorthPark Center is proud to provide 50 eyeglasses and exams for Dallas Services’ project, Vision for Children in partnership with The Crystal Charity Ball. “The Crystal Charity Ball is honored to raise significant funds for Dallas Services. We value their commitment to provide glasses to children living in poverty, allowing them to experience the world through better vision,” Michal Powell, 2015 Crystal Charity Ball Chair.
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Gift 33/50: Dallas Children's Theater: Support for the Student Matinee Performance Series
NorthPark Center is proud to provide support to Dallas Children's Theater for over 600 special needs children to enjoy the magic of live, professional theater for the very first time through the Student Matinee Performance Series to enjoy Fancy Nancy: The Musical. "We have always valued our partnership with kindred spirits in the arts and services for children and Nancy Nasher and NorthPark Center are certainly great champions of both. We are honored to be a part of this very special celebration and to share it with the many children and families we serve." -Founder and Executive Artistic Director Robyn Flatt.
Click here to view our video with the Dallas Children's Theater.
Gift 32/50: KERA: Support for Online Initiative, Art&Seek
NorthPark Center is pleased to support KERA: Public Television and Radio for North Texas for a new weekly online initiative called Artist Spotlight on KERA's Art&Seek website and app, which will introduce North Texas to the people who make art in our community, including dancers, musicians, visual artists and actors whose work is making news. “We’re grateful to NorthPark Center for helping us give individual artists an opportunity to shine with this gallery for weekly profiles of the dancers, musicians, visual artists and actors whose work is making news in North Texas,” says Mary Anne Alhadeff, President and CEO of KERA.
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Gift 31/50: Parkinson Voice Project: 15,000 Water Bottles and 106 SPEAK OUT!® Therapy Workbooks
NorthPark Center is pleased to provide Parkinson Voice Project, with 15,000 water bottles and 106 SPEAK OUT! Therapy Workbooks. "NorthPark Center’s generous donation of over 100 SPEAK OUT!® therapy workbooks and 15,000 water bottles drives forward Parkinson Voice Project’s mission of restoring the voices of those living with Parkinson’s through intensive speech therapy, education, research, and follow-up support.” -Samantha Elandary, Founder & CEO.
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Gift 30/50: Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas: Furniture and Equipment for a New Meeting Room
NorthPark Center is pleased to gift the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas furniture and equipment for a new meeting room that will host educational seminars, support meetings, book club and art therapy sessions. "The Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas (DSG) is honored to be included in NorthPark Center's 50 Years of Giving," says Jennifer Ford, Executive Director. "The support provided by NorthPark allows the DSG the opportunity to better serve people with Down syndrome, their families, and the North Texas community."
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Gift 29/50: The Dallas Opera: Digital Portable Yamaha Piano for Education Program
NorthPark Center is pleased to provide a digital portable Yamaha piano to The Dallas Opera’s Education Program for off-site community performances. “The piano will be used in scores of performances over the years, and will enhance the musical experience for the thousands of students who get to attend the operas,” said Keith Cerny, General Director and CEO of The Dallas Opera. “We appreciate the piano’s beautiful sound, and its ease of portability is a big asset for our traveling performers.”
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Gift 28/50: Vogel Alcove: Support for "The Backyard" Learning Program
NorthPark Center is pleased to provide Vogel Alcove with support for its outdoor learning program called “The Backyard,” which serves as an outdoor Imagination Playground for Dallas area’s homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
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Gift 27/50: Cancer Blows: Support for DVD Production
NorthPark Center is pleased to announce support of Cancer Blows’ DVD and television special production, release and promotion. Cancer Blows was created by Dallas Symphony principal trumpet, Ryan Anthony, to raise money and awareness for blood cancers with a focus on multiple myeloma. “We created Cancer Blows not only to raise funds to support cancer research, but also to create an event that would touch people and bolster them in their fight against cancer whether they are a patient, caregiver or simply a friend,” said Ryan Anthony, President and Founder of Cancer Blows/The Ryan Anthony Foundation.
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Gift 26/50: Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Support for Featured Guest of Dance Africa Celebration
NorthPark Center is pleased to support Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Dance Africa Celebration by underwriting the featured guest artist, Giwayen Mata. The only event of its kind in downtown Dallas, the weeklong Dance Africa festival provided free classes, evening ticketed performances, and a free, all-day festival and marketplace. “We are grateful for NorthPark Center’s support in bringing Giwayen Mata to Dallas,” said DBDT Executive Director, Zenetta S. Drew. “NorthPark Center has been a community partner for a number of years, and it seemed fitting to close our festival with a performance at this historic Dallas icon.”
Click here to view our video with Dallas Black Dance Theatre.
Gift 25/50: Genesis Women's Shelter & Support: Counseling and Case Management Sessions for 30 Women
NorthPark Center is pleased to support Genesis Women's Shelter & Support to fund counseling and case management sessions for 30 women. The counseling sessions ensure that women and their children benefit from an individualized plan of care that addresses all aspects of their recovery from the trauma of domestic violence. “At Genesis, we know that providing shelter is only the beginning when it comes to helping women escape abuse,” shares Jan Langbein, Chief Executive Officer. “The expert counseling and case management services Genesis offers allows for long-term healing and recovery that gives women the tools necessary to create healthy, safe, and self-sufficient futures for themselves and their children.”
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Gift 24/50: AT&T Performing Arts Center: Support for the Community Partners Program
NorthPark Center is pleased to support AT&T Performing Arts Center's Community Partners program, which connects social service organizations across Dallas to the richness of the performing arts. Since inception Community Partners has delivered over 5,900 tickets to individuals served by agencies ranging from Ronald McDonald House to Jubilee Park and Community Center. "Both NorthPark Center and the Center are places where art and community flourish," says Doug Curtis President and CEO of AT&T Performing Arts Center. "NorthPark Center's support allows the Center to continue meeting the cultural needs of our diverse city. We thank NorthPark and say congratulations on 50 great years!"
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Gift 23/50: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children: 100 Red Radio Flyer Wagons
NorthPark Center is pleased to gift a fleet of 100 Red Radio Flyer Wagons to inspire adventure for patients at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital For Children while they navigate their way though this premier pediatric orthopedic hospital. “These wagons represent the unique culture patients will experience at our hospital,” said Robert L. Walker, TSRHC President/CEO.
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Gift 22/50: Business Council for the Arts: Support for Expansion of Signature Leadership Arts Institute
NorthPark Center is pleased to provide Business Council for the Arts support to expand its Signature Leadership Arts Institute to Collin and Denton Counties so that more individuals, businesses, and arts organizations may get involved. "Business Council for the Arts is proud to be a recipient of NorthPark Center’s 50 Days of Giving," Katherine Wagner, Executive Director and CEO, Business Council for the Arts.
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Gift 21/50: Creative Arts Center of Dallas: Equipment for the Ceramics, Metal and Stone Carving, and Glass Departments
NorthPark Center is pleased to provide the Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) with new equipment for their ceramics, metal and stone carving, and glass departments. Each year, the Creative Arts Center welcomes thousands of students, as well as at-risk children and teens, allowing them to re-imagine their world and transform lives through creativity. “CAC will celebrate its 50th year in 2016 and we can’t think of a better way to kick-off our own anniversary honoring our legacy of fostering and sustaining artists who make the high quality of our local arts possible,” said Diana Pollak, CAC’s Executive Director.
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Gift 20/50: Dallas Symphony Orchestra: Year's worth of lessons through DSO's Young Strings education program for 10 students
NorthPark Center is pleased to support ten students that will enjoy a year’s worth of lessons through the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Young Strings education program, which provides musical education for underprivileged children and teens. “NorthPark Center’s generous gift will further the Dallas Symphony’s ability to bring music to every community in Dallas,” said Dallas Symphony President & CEO Jonathan Martin.
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Gift 19/50: Dallas Museum of Art: Support for 15 of the DMA's Urban Armor Workshops
NorthPark Center is pleased to provide underwriting support for 15 of Dallas Museum of Art’s Urban Armor workshops, which give teens the opportunity to explore art-making using non-traditional media. “The Dallas Museum of Art is grateful to the Nasher Family for its five decades of support of the City’s Museum and other cultural institutions across Dallas, and we are happy to share in the celebration of the 50 years of success with NorthPark Center,” said Maxwell L. Anderson, The Eugene McDermott Director.
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Gift 18/50: Jewish Family Services: Dell Desktop Computers from Microsoft
NorthPark Center is pleased to provide Jewish Family Services with Dell desktop computers from Microsoft NorthPark Center for its Career and Employment Services Job Search Resource Center, which helps 2,700 people each year with job leads, networking and job search workshops. “Jewish Family Service congratulates NorthPark Center on its milestone anniversary and thanks them and Microsoft for a most thoughtful, generous and impactful contribution of computer systems to our Job Search Resource Center,” said Michael Fleisher, Jewish Family Service Chief Executive Officer. “These computers will return to our community people who have regained employment and self-sufficiency for themselves and their family.”
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Gift 17/50: TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation: 50 Art Boxes for Stem Cell Transplant Patients
NorthPark Center is pleased to partner with TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation to provide 50 art boxes for Stem Cell Transplant patients at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. Each art box contains carefully selected art and music materials that reflect the individual interests of the Patient. "We are honored to be a part of NorthPark Center's Years of Giving," said Joy Cruse, founder of TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation. "NorthPark Center sets the standard for giving back to non-profits and TeamConnor is thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this great legacy.”
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Gift 16/50: North Texas Food Bank: Funding for 1,360 Pounds of Fresh Produce for Families
NorthPark Center is pleased to fund through the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) 1,360 pounds of fresh produce for families in North Texas. "The North Texas Food Bank's partnership with NorthPark Center has given us a brilliant opportunity to connect with many of our neighbors in the region," said Jan Pruitt, President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank. "From the annual Canstruction competition, to store promotions, to collecting thousands of pounds of food through annual holiday canned food drives, our friends at NorthPark have been true collaborators in the fight against hunger in our community.”
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Gift 15/50: Junior League: Support for New Member Project at Tom Field Elementary
NorthPark Center is pleased to partner with Junior League in support of their new member project at DISD’s Tom Field Elementary. The gift will enable JLD new members to redesign the school library into a literacy center to better facilitate “on level” learning for students. JLD’s new members will be hosting a Literacy Night for students and parents this fall. Meredith Mosley, President, Junior League explains, “Each year the Junior League trains 400 new members to be leaders in our community through hands-on volunteer work. This generous gift benefits the members working on the project and the entire community of Tom Field Elementary!”
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Gift 14/50: Dallas Theater Center: Partnership for Project Discovery
NorthPark Center is pleased to partner with Dallas Theater Center on Project Discovery, an award-winning after-school program, which brings almost 1,000 at risk teens to engage in theater workshops. Through NorthPark's gift, students from 41 schools will have the opportunity to see MOONSHINE: That Hee Haw Musical and participate in hands-on workshops and post-show discussions with members of the cast. Jeff Woodward, Managing Director, Dallas Theater Center explains, "NorthPark Center's support of Dallas Theater Center is helping to make possible our Project Discovery program that provides tickets, transportation and educational workshops to students throughout North Texas at no cost. We couldn't maintain this program without the support of the Dallas business community and thank NorthPark Center for their support and congratulate you on 50 years of being a vital part of Dallas.”
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Gift 13/50: Children’s Craniofacial Association: Annual Family Retreat Program for Individuals Affected by Facial Differences
NorthPark Center is pleased to support a special family to attend the Children’s Craniofacial Association's Annual Retreat where families with facial differences gather, network, exchange ideas, and develop lifelong friendships. Char Smith, Executive Director of Children’s Craniofacial Association explains, “This NorthPark gift to CCA is critical to our mission of empowering and giving hope to individuals and families affected by facial differences. We envision a world where all people are accepted for who they are, not how they look. We’re extremely grateful.”
Click here to view our video with Children's Craniofacial Association.
Gift 12/50: Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Irving: 20 wigs for patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer
NorthPark Center is pleased to partner with Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Irving to donate 20 wigs for patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Irving provides psychosocial help during the process of treating cancer through classes and support groups for both patients and caregivers. "Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Irving is honored to be a recipient of the NorthPark50 celebration," said hospital President Cindy Schamp. "The gift will purchase wigs for patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer. This allows them to look their best, even on days when they may not feel their best. Thank you, NorthPark Center, for this truly beautiful gift.”
Click here to view our video with Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Irving.
Gift 11/50: Children’s Health: Milestone Gifts for patients at the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
On the occasion of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, NorthPark Center is pleased to partner with Children’s Health to provide funds to purchase “Milestone Gifts” for the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Dr. Patrick Leavey, Pediatric Oncologist, along with patients Reese Skelte, 5, and Julissa Garcia, 9, recently stopped by NorthPark for a shopping spree at the Disney Store and LEGO store to pick out Milestone Gifts for young cancer patients who reach an important marker or clear a hurdle, such as the end of chemotherapy, transition back to school, or even celebrate a birthday in the hospital. The Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders houses one of the largest pediatric hematology-oncology programs in the U.S. Each year, specialists diagnose and treat more than 600 children with congenital or acquired bleeding disorders – including thrombosis, hemophilia, sickle cell anemia, and bone marrow failure syndromes – and provide counseling to families.
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Gift 10/50: Crow Collection of Asian Art: Partnership for BREATHE Veterans Art and Wellness Program
NorthPark Center has launched a new partnership with the Crow Collection of Asian Art to engage the local veteran community in wellness practices such as meditation, yoga, and art observation. BREATHE Veterans Art and Wellness Program strives to achieve long-term results in health and happiness for veterans, by drawing inspiration from the artistic and cultural values and practices of Asian culture. The program kicked off on Saturday, September 5 and will continue every week through August 2016.
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Gift 9/50: Heroes on the Water: Start-up Kit for a new HOW chapter, including Kayaks, Trailer, Rods, Reels and Life Jackets
NorthPark Center is pleased to support Heroes on the Water by funding a complete start-up kit for a new HOW chapter that includes kayaks, a trailer, rods, reels and life jackets. HOW provides free therapeutic kayak fishing to help heroes with service-connected disabilities, including PTS, traumatic brain injury and visible wound, allowing them to heal at their own pace. “NorthPark Center is helping warriors reintegrate into more positive lives with their families, giving them peace and camaraderie. It’s important that we give to those who have given so much for us to enjoy our freedom,” said Jim Dolan, founder and president, Heroes on the Water.
Gift 8/50: Dallas Women’s Foundation: Hygiene Products from Origins NorthPark Center
On this eighth day of giving, NorthPark Center and Origins NorthPark are pleased to present Dallas Women’s Foundation with hundreds of assorted bath and hygiene products for the residents at the Letot Girls’ Center. “The Letot Girls’ Center empowers neglected, exploited or trafficked girls ages 12 to 17 by providing them a safe and nurturing environment for long-term residential treatment. This generous donation of Origins products will give the girls at Letot a boost of confidence as they start their journey towards self-sufficiency and strength,” said Roslyn Dawson Thompson, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Gift 7/50: Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts: Intensive Training for 5 Students
NorthPark Center is pleased to provide Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts with funding for five students to experience intensive training opportunities for summer 2016. Each year, BTW students study at the most prestigious programs in the country at venues such as Alvin Ailey, Julliard, Joffrey Ballet and Berklee School of Music. “This specialized training is proforma in both vocal/music and dance academia and helps these students reach their highest and best potential,” said Lisa Lawrence Holland, Executive Director, Arts Magnet Advisory Board.
Gift 6/50: Community Homes for Adults, Inc. (CHAI): iPads
NorthPark Center is pleased to donate iPads to Communities Homes for Adults, Inc. (CHAI) to enhance their life-skills training program for adults with intellectual disabilities. With the new technology, Life-Skills Trainers will be able enhance their curriculum, which aims to improve healthy lifestyle choices and teach basic skills in math, reading, banking and money management. “This generous gift will make a meaningful impact in the lives of the adults with intellectual disabilities that we serve by helping to improve their personal development and daily living skills,” said Lisa J. Brodsky, CEO, Communities Homes for Adults, Inc.
Gift 5/50: Salesmanship Club of Dallas: Tuition at Momentous Institute
NorthPark Center is pleased to provide five months of tuition for a student at Momentous Institute, powered by the Salesmanship Club since 1920. The organization works to build and repair social emotional health with children and families through therapeutic services and through the Momentous School. “Changing the Odds for kids in our community takes all of us and we are truly honored by NorthPark’s contribution and leadership,” said Michelle Kinder, Executive Director.
Gift 4/50: Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas: Digital Archiving of Fashion Collection & Various Projects
On our fourth day of giving, NorthPark is proud to support the inspiring exhibition, Art Meets Fashion: 1965-2015 presented by the Texas Fashion Collection at the University