Dawn Cobb: Bank announces grant given to Cook Children’s

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Dale Kimble, right, chief executive officer at DATCU Credit Union, presents a check for $25,000 to Joe Ader, executive director of Serve Denton.
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The Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced a $100,000 grant to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, addressing children’s main critical needs: access to care, asthma, child abuse, dental health, mental health, obesity and safety. The funding supports implementation of plans to address the issues as a direct result of a first-of-its-kind collection of comprehensive data about children’s health in a six-county region.

Cook Children’s formed the Center for Children's Health to align collaborations and tackle health and safety issues impacting children through focused strategies and programming. The center works to understand North Texas communities’ concerns, resources and desires to make significant improvements in children’s health. The grant will be used to improve critical health needs among all children by supporting the center as well as its community coalitions as they initiate action based on the findings from the six-county Community-wide Children’s Health Assessment & Planning Survey.

Cook Children’s also partners with health and wellness coalitions in Wise, Denton, Tarrant, Hood and Parker counties.

Cinemark Holdings Inc. is presenting four classic holiday films in November and December in more than 130 Cinemark, Century and Rave theatres across the country. The digitally restored movies will be scheduled to play at 2 p.m. Sundays and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesdays. In addition, more than 250 Cinemark theatres will present It’s A Wonderful Life for two shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 24.

The four films include Elf, White Christmas, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and It’s A Wonderful Life.

Individual tickets for Cinemark’s Classics Series are now available at a participating theater box office. A bundled ticket option for the Holiday Classic films will also be available for $20 for all four movies. Go to the Cinemark website at www.cinemark.com for a full list of participating Cinemark Classic Series locations, advance ticket purchases and showtime information.

Dale Kimble, chief executive officer of DATCU Credit Union, recently presented a check for $25,000 to Joe Ader, executive director of Serve Denton.

“We have folks living among us that are in desperate need of life’s basic necessities — simple things that many of us take for granted. Necessities like a roof over their head, food, clothing, and medical care,” Kimble said in a news release.

“It is our honor to make a donation that helps make Denton County a stronger and better place to live.”

Kimble also serves as board chairman of Serve Denton.

WOLMED employees recently loaned their services to Hearts for Homes to help make a difference for others.

Various members of the WOLMED staff donated their time to help provide home repairs in Denton County, including painting, caulking and other general maintenance.

The benefits provided by the charity are ongoing and the current repairs come at a time to help a family out right before the winter months set in, officials said in a news release.

Established in the spring of 2006, Hearts for Homes is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) corporation that provides assistance to the elderly through housing repair and rehabilitation.

“Here at WOLMED, our concern is always the well-being of others,” said Dr. Ed Wolski of WOLMED in a news release. “Giving back to the community in as many ways as possible is always a top priority of ours.”

Among employees donating their time were Lauren Eggleston, Sharon Vaughn, Marcia Fleming, Jennifer Spencer, Jennifer Preas, Daisy Serrano, Veronica Perez and Kristin Gilmore.

DAWN COBB can be reached at 940-566-6879. Her e-mail address is dcobb@dentonrc.com.


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