FRISCO, Tex. --
Each year, the Dallas Stars Foundation awards grants to local children’s charities in support of a variety of needs. The Dallas Stars and the Dallas Stars Foundation announced today the recipients of the 2010-11 season Grant Awards. Since 1998, the Dallas Stars Foundation has distributed $3.43 million to local children’s charities. The grants focus on a myriad of worthy causes such as crisis intervention, family support, educational and social issues, and health and exercise.
Those receiving grants for a combined total of $238,360 are:Arc of Dallas-
Funds will be used to purchase arts & crafts supplies, games, and field trips for kids with intellectual and related developmental disabilities enrolled in their summer adventure camp.CampFire USA First Texas Council-
Funds will provide program materials for the Diamond Hill Station, an afterschool and summer program to help children ages 4-14 academically Camp Summit, Inc.-
Funds will replace and enlarge the outdoor chapel area where the “kaleidoscope program” takes place, enlarging the stage and adding new benches so more kids have access. Funds will also purchase two new outdoor drinking fountains.Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc.-
Grant will be used for equipment for an indoor play area at the Mary R. Saner Child Development Center, now required by the State of TX Licensing Board, for when Inclement weather prevents outdoor play. Children's Medical Center-
Grant will be used to support the new injury prevention program within the Sports Medicine Program.Christian Community Action-
Funding will benefit 1300 children and the annual back-to-school program. Parents come to “shop” with their children and choose their new clothing, shoes and backpacks, completely free of charge.CitySquare (formerly Central Dallas Ministries)-
Grant will support the Nurture, Knowledge and Nutrition program, providing snacks and meals to low-income children who depend on the public school system for food.Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids with Cancer-
Grant funding will be used to create “Everlasting Memories” ie. gifts, last wishes, and financial assistance to children in the last stages of terminal cancer.Community Partners of Dallas-
Funding will be used for the Kids in Crisis Program for critical needs such as clothing, transportation, housing, and medical expenses for kids with open CPS cases who live in their homes but are at risk of abuse or in the care of relatives.Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity-
Grant will sponsor one low-income partner family building a new home this year. The family will learn about home maintenance, property taxes, insurance, banking, etc.Dallas Community Lighthouse-
Grant will provide a computer zone for 1 Kids Campus site, a free afterschool tutoring program in low-income apartment communities.Dallas LIFE-
Funding will be used to renovate the playground, replacing the old, out dated and unsafe equipment for the children currently living in the homeless shelter.Flashes of Hope-
Grant will continue to operate the Dallas Chapter at Children’s Medical Center and Cook Children’s that the Dallas Stars helped establish last year. Flashes of Hope is a non profit organization dedicated to creating powerful, uplifting portraits of children fighting cancer. Genesis Women's Shelter-
Grant will purchase food for the Food for Families program, providing three warm meals for women and children at the shelter as well as on-site school lunches and snacks. Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas-
Grant will provide scholarships for at-risk young Latina girls in K-6 grade to participate in Las Mariposas de Girl Scouts, providing uniforms, pins, activities, books and supplies for these girls. H.O.P.E. Tutoring Center-
Math and reading supplies will be purchased for the free after-school tutoring program for low income students.National MS Society, South Central Chapter-
Funding will help offset the cost of Champ Camp for kids in Texas – an all accessible camp for children with MS in March each year.Nexus Recovery Center-
Grant will be used to purchase exercise equipment in the workout room of the new adolescent dormitory. The workout room will be used by females living in the center, currently struggling with substance abuse. Our Father's Children, Inc.-
Funds will be used to purchase audio/visual equipment to educate and create positive memories for abused and neglected children. Promise House-
Grant will provide runaway, homeless and at-risk youth with nutritious meals, warm clothing, a safe place to sleep, and a chance to continue their education.Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth-
Grant will be applied to the “Share-A-Night” program for families of children receiving medical treatment in area hospitals.Shared Housing Center, Inc.-
Funds will be used for the 2011-12 School is Cool campaign drive which sends needy children back to school with a new outfit, a pair of shoes, and a backpack filled with supplies.Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children-
Grant will be used in support of the Prosthetics department, which custom fabricates and fits prostheses for 500 children each year. They also provide guidance and counseling on how to prepare for the challenges faced due to limb differences.The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society-
Grant will provide immediate assistance and crucial financial relief for children and families with children who are diagnosed with Leukemia. The Lone Star League-
Grant will provide scholarships for kids who want to learn the game of hockey and can’t afford to play at the inline skate rink in Denton.
The Dallas Stars would like to congratulate all of the recipients and commend them for the wonderful work they are doing for children in the Metroplex. About the Dallas Stars Foundation
In its continuing commitment to the community, the Stars organization established the Dallas Stars Foundation, which is the official charity of the Dallas Stars’ management and players.
The Dallas Stars Foundation was established to serve as a positive force throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The Foundation focuses its efforts on providing support of the children of the community so they may lead quality lives and develop into contributing members of society. Through teamwork, interaction, and education, the Dallas Stars Foundation works to bring together all members of the Metroplex and build a bright future for today’s youth.