A check presentation for $51,000 was made during halftime of Friday's Scots football game by children and families instrumental in raising funds to support Dallas ISD students directly impacted by the recent tornadoes. The goal for the Kids Helping Kids campaign was to provide assistance to more than 3,000 students with basic needs: food, clothing, and supplies. On hand to receive the check was Dr. Liliana Valadez, executive director of Parent Advocacy and Support Services for Dallas ISD.
HPISD students sold baked goods and held collection drives to raise money. One student, HPHS freshman Caroline Annett, asked attendees to her birthday party to bring $25 gift cards to give to tornado victims, rather than presents. She was then able to donate $415 in gift cards. The Park Cities Dads Club initiated the campaign and all HPISD PTAs supported it.
Separately, the Highland Belles donated $5,040 to the Thomas Jefferson High School Dance Department to replace 287 costumes that were lost in the tornado. In addition, the Lady Scots volleyball program raised more than $3,000 and partnered with some generous vendors to provide and replace much-needed equipment for TJ's volleyball team. Thank you, Scots!
On Oct. 25, Park Cities Dads Club leaders Michael Denton Jr. and Pete Flowers presented a $4,000 check to Thomas Jefferson High School Principal Sandi Massey to help the school cover costs associated with the school's Homecoming weekend.
Thank you to everyone who supported Kids Helping Kids.
Scots Find A Way... to Serve Others in Need