On Wednesday, May 3rd, the Lone Star Park Annual Taste of the Derby fundraiser also marked a milestone in giving for the 15 year old foundation. Children First was among 3 Grand Prairie charities who each received $1,000 that evening which officially put the LSP Charitiable Foundation in to the 7-digit category. The foundation has been a faithful contributor to organizations such as Children First Counseling Center, making the quality of life better for Grand Prairie citizens. Executive Director Darcy Harris (4th from right) gratefully accepted the check, feeling blessed to be among representatives of other worthy charitable organizations. Children First, originally founded in 1977 as Family Outreach, is marking an historic milestone this year also, celebrating 40 years of making children emotionally healthier and physically safer.
Summertime often means more alone time for kids while parents are gone to work. This article from NBC, highlights some things to make our kids aware of should they encounter trouble when you are gone.
Here are a few other ideas:
Have a fire safety plan and practice it.
Talk openly with your child about fears they may have about being home alone. Remember that it is normal for children ages 7-12 to begin to have fears related to “real-life incidents. Reassure your child and let them know that having a plan in place is only a precaution.
Dallas Children’s Charities recently delivered checks to Children First Counseling Center and Grand Prairie United Charities to help the non-profit organizations’ mission to provide assistance to children in Grand Prairie.
Children First is dedicated to providing for the mental health needs of children, adolescents and adults through education and counseling with emphasis on the prevention of and recovery from abuse, neglect, and victimization.
Founded in 1955, Grand Prairie United Charities provides prompt intervention in the form of emergency assistance to ward off a potential crisis and prevent families or individuals from being without shelter, food or utilities.
Dallas Children’s Charities is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1977 that serves community groups that work with underprivileged children.
Representing Children First in the photo: (L-R) Deborah Hepworth, Steve Adams, Mildred Walker, Darcy Harris, Richard Whitman and Roy Whitfill