Tag Archives: Acts of Kindness

Acts of Kindness: Arlington Woman Warming Hearts One Colorful Scarf at a Time

Ever spot a colorful, crocheted scarf wrapped around a tree or light pole in Downtown? For the past four years, longtime Arlington resident Sherry Hall has lovingly created nearly 100 of these handmade gifts and distributed them with the help of her son to bring a bit of warmth and…

Adventures of Tuco: Former Arlington Shelter Dog Now Modeling, Living His Best Life Ever

Tuco’s transformation from a neglected, underweight pet to a charismatic Instagram model with a global following is a story that’s pretty dog-gone amazing. Life for the Japanese Mastiff mix began looking up after an Arlington Animal Services officer picked him and brought him to the shelter in February 2017. Shelter staff…

School Supply Drive: Arlington ISD Alumni’s SLAMfest Event Aims to Fill 100 Backpacks

When it comes to spreading kindness through the community, the Arlington ISD Alumni SLAMfest and Back to School Supply Drive is a slam dunk. This annual basketball tournament and fundraiser, set for 10 a. m. to 5 p. m., Saturday, August 11, aims to collect enough school supplies to fill 100 backpacks for…

Kindness Grows Here: Arlington’s Community Garden Supports Mission Arlington

Summer is the season of fresh fruits and vegetables. Many North Texans enjoy maintaining a backyard garden. Thanks to a collaboration between the City of Arlington and the University of Texas at Arlington, even those with a small  yard or no yard can also grow their own produce. Arlington Today recently…

Arlington Christian Disaster Network Recognized by City for Act of Kindness

Arlington Christian Disaster Network

Arlington Fire Chief Don Crowson has recognized the Arlington Christian Disaster Network (ACDN) for outstanding community service. Formed in 2012, ACDN is a network of Arlington faith-based organizations that fill a variety of roles in our community, such as staffing and managing post-disaster Volunteer Reception Centers, disaster cleanup and recovery, and…

Local Crafters Donate Handmade Toys to Arlington Police Department

Thanks to the kindness of local crafters, Arlington police have dozens of new handmade stuffed animals to provide comfort to children suffering from a traumatic event. Earlier this week, members of the Eunice Craft Club gifted more than 40 smiling teddy bears and colorful octopus plush toys to the Arlington Police…

Arlington Churches Spreading Kindness Through Mobile Food Pantry

On the second Saturday of each month, volunteers from churches across Arlington come together to distribute fresh fruits, vegetables and other meal staples to families and individuals in need. The monthly Mobile Food Pantry, which is made possible by the Tarrant Area Food Bank and as many as 10 local congregations,…

Four Arlington Students Surprised with Scholarships for Acts of Kindness

Kindness paid off for four Arlington high school students who were each surprised with $1,000 scholarships while being recognized for their volunteer work on and off campus. The City of Arlington’s Community Relations Commission, which is championing the City’s Kindness Initiative, presented each of the deserving students with an award Wednesday…

Acts of Kindness: Volunteers Organize 26 Teacher Appreciation Weeks Across Arlington

Brigitte Meeks and Gara Hill, PTA leaders from two Arlington elementary schools, have teamed up with local businesses and school volunteers to organize Teacher Appreciation Week at 26 elementary campuses across the city that don’t have organized PTAs. Meeks, Pope Elementary PTA First Vice-President and mother of three boys, said she…

City, Texas Rangers Partner for Pearcy Elementary Acts of Kindness Event

The City of Arlington’s Kindness Initiative continues to grow thanks to the generous hearts of the community’s children. To recognize youth who are spreading kindness throughout The American Dream City, the City’s Community Relations Commission has launched a new program with the help of local businesses to reward participating students. Thanks…