Jim and Linda Woods: Training Mini Hooves of Love

Jim and Linda Woods started Mini Hooves of Love after seeing the great joy that their tiny horses could create in the lives of children battling illness. Now they travel throughout DFW with five miniature therapy horses, meeting families at Ronald McDonald Houses and local hospitals.

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Mary Martin
Ali and Anna Garrett: Pointing the Way for Healthy Students

Ali and Anna Garrett are helping students to find a healthy path through high school that doesn’t involve alcohol or drug use. Arrow, their mentoring program at Highland Park High School, now includes 120 high school girls looking to mentor middle school students about thriving as a student without underage drinking.

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Mary Martin
Q&A with Erin Abbott

A group of nonprofit leaders gathers once a month at Erin Abbott’s home in Rockwall. Erin joins us for a quick Q&A to tell us about her family life, experiences as a Noonday Ambassador, and some of her favorite Rockwall-based nonprofit organizations.

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Mary Martin
Pollo Corral: Love in Motion

Pollo Corral has gathered volunteers in Dallas to express love and appreciation to teachers and first responders. At their headquarters in Deep Ellum, people of all ages assemble gift bags and write thank you notes for the city’s helpers.

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Mary Martin
Robin Bagwell: Sharing the Gift of Life

Robin Bagwell has always lived life with an open hand, so when it came time to save her husband’s life, she was first in line. Now Robin and Norm are helping to create awareness about organ donation through the Taylor’s Gift organization.

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Mary Martin
Friendship Circle: Creating Connections for Everyone

The Friendship Circle of Dallas is dedicated to helping children and young adults with special needs to become more fully integrated into the broader community. Brandon may live with an intellectual disability, but his friendship with Rebecca has connected him with a supportive social group he loves.


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Mary Martin
Michael Sorrell: Leadership and Service at Paul Quinn College

For the past 11 years, Michael Sorrell has taken lessons from his mother and grandmother and created a culture of leadership and service at Paul Quinn College. And it turns out that a focus on “we over me” is disrupting the typical model of higher education, creating opportunities for students to end the cycle of poverty.

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Mary Martin