Champions

Project Linus

Project Linus

Comforting children with blankets at their time of need By Sonia Duggan Cold rain, freezing temperatures, extreme heat, high winds. Not much will keep volunteers from showing up at the old Nevada gymnasium on Highway 6 every Wednesday throughout the year. The dirt parking lot […]

Psalm68five

Psalm68five

Ministry offers “camperships” to fatherless children By April Towery About 43 percent – or almost half – of American children grew up without a father in their home. That figure represents kids with deceased, absent or incarcerated fathers, as well as those separated by divorce.  […]

A Year of Champions

A Year of Champions

The 2019 In & Around Champions are an amazing group of North Texans with a heart for serving and bringing awareness to a cause. Children, veterans, the homeless, disaster victims…whatever the nonprofit may be, they have all made, and continue to make, an impact in […]

Hugs Café

Hugs Café

Changing the world one hug at a time By Sonia Duggan & April Towery Hugs Café in McKinney is a great place to have a salad or sandwich, but there’s something else that makes the restaurant unique: its employees. For Ashton, Becky, Blaine, Chris, Cierra, […]

Stitch by Stitch

Stitch by Stitch

Quilting guild gives back to community By April Towery A  breast cancer survivor, a military mom and a retired teacher walk into the O.E. Carlisle Civic Center in Farmersville.  They don’t punch a clock; that’s just what the members of the Farmersville Quilt Guild do […]

Paws for Friendship

Paws for Friendship

Helping people in need  one paw at a time By Sonia Duggan Imogene “Gene” Bush and her furry 4-legged companion named Besa are like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. The duo enters Founders Plaza Nursing and Rehab in Wylie on a weekday […]

Responders for Christ

Responders for Christ

Texas Baptist Men serve disaster victims year round By April Towery From Alto, Texas, to Mozambique, the Texas Baptist Men group is staying true to the scripture, “By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.” The group formed […]

Profit for a purpose

Profit for a purpose

Hope’s Gate opens new doors for orphans, at-risk youth By Sonia Duggan Away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Wylie on the “other” side of Ballard Avenue is a store where profits earned are used to give hope to orphans and break the cycle […]

Friends for life

Friends for life

Patriot Paws offers service dogs to disabled veterans By April Towery Adisabled veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder is unable to go to his son’s ball games. He can’t leave the house and endure the crowds and the noise.  He wakes in the middle of […]

Military museum a hidden treasure

Military museum a hidden treasure

By Joe Reavis Visitors to the Military Heritage Collection of North Texas will come away pleasantly surprised and planning their next visit when they see the scope of artifacts displayed in four nondescript buildings, or if they take the opportunity to drive an armored vehicle. […]