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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…

Arlington Resident Collects Teddy Bears to Bring Comfort to Hospitalized Children

Friends, family and neighbors helped Arlington resident Dave Butler celebrate his 46th birthday with a giant pile of teddy bears, unicorns, giraffes and other cuddly creatures. More than 200 stuffed animals were donated Saturday during Dave’s 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Party at Viridian’s Lake Club. Families stopped by to stuff their…

Celebrate Random Act of Kindness Week April 9-13 With Arlington Public Library

Take part in Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams’ Kindness Initiative during Random Act of Kindness Week with the Arlington Public Library!Every day from April 9 to 13, meet at 4:30 p. m. at different library locations throughout Arlington to spread kindness, good cheer and the library’s giving spirit. These programs are open to…

Citizens’ Act of Kindness is Memorialized at Arlington Animal Services Center

This act of kindness is bittersweet. It begins with an extremely injured cat, clinging to life, found lying on a busy Arlington street. A snowball effect begins. First, a concerned UT Arlington student named Peyton and his friends step in to rescue the cat from its perilous situation. Next on scene…

Arlington ISD’s Corey Academy Participates in School Kindness Week

When the Corey Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language PTA was brainstorming on what to do for the school’s Kindness Week, they came up with a number of activities and ways to teach this underused but basic character trait that is quite simple. Kindness is free. Kindness, they wanted to show…

Students at The Oakridge School in Arlington Participating in Acts of Kindness

The Oakridge School in Arlington joins thousands of public and private schools for The 2018 Great Kindness Challenge (GKC) this week. Leaders hope to create and celebrate a culture of kindness around the world.​“Our goal is that we make this week our happiest week of the year as our students…