(Featured image: Robert Griffin III, Honorary chair; Regina Bruce, Chair, Holiday Drive.)*
Regina Bruce, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Dallas Magnolias and chair of this event, is honored to announce Robert Griffin III “RG3” as the honorary chair of the Holiday Drive presented by independent registered investment advisor CAPTRUST benefiting the children of Vogel Alcove.
“Dallas Magnolias is thrilled to have this opportunity to join together with presenting sponsor CAPTRUST and RG3 as honorary chair to create a magical and joyous occasion for the homeless infants, toddlers and pre-school children served at Vogel Alcove,” Regina said. “In this season of giving and in the spirit of the holidays, we are sincerely grateful to spread that heartwarming message of help and hope to these children and their families during this most special time of year.”
Robert and his wife, Grete Griffin agree saying, “It’s a blessing to be the honorary chair for this Holiday Drive. It’s important that we continue to find ways to build up our youth and give them a fighting chance in this world.”
There are two significant ways to support the Holiday Drive this year. The first opportunity is by filling Santa Stockings. Three-foot tall festively decorated stockings will be filled with items donated by the community as described in the attached Holiday Wish List. For those who wish to donate toys too big for the stockings or essential items such as socks, underwear, coats, scarves, gloves/mittens, hats, etc., for infants, toddlers and/or preschoolers, all of those items are welcome! Items from the Holiday Wish List may be purchased and donated. Gift cards from retailers are also encouraged and will be used by our volunteers to shop and to also help fill the stockings.
The second opportunity to help is by donating Bye-Bye Bags to help fill a critical need in the fight against hunger, which are given to the children when they leave Vogel Alcove at the end of each day. These Bye-Bye Bags are lunch-size paper sacks filled with a variety of shelf-stable snacks and protein (without peanuts), a small bottle of water or fruit juice and plasticware (if needed). A sample list is attached. Vogel Alcove often gives out 200 Bye-Bye Bags each day. The goal is to donate at least 500 Bye-Bye Bags this year.
Donations will be accepted through December 14, 2020 and may be dropped off at 4819 Keller Springs Road, Addison, TX 75001. Cash donations may be made through www.VogelAlcove.org by clicking on “Donate” on the top right. Please enter “Dallas Magnolias Holiday Drive” in the comments section.
More information is available on the website at www.magnolias.org/kids, call 800-459-3090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations are now being accepted through December 14!
About Dallas Magnolias: Dallas Magnolias inspire, motivate, and support women in the workplace, home and through philanthropic causes. www.Magnolias.org
About Robert Griffin III “RG3:” Former Baylor University two sport All-American (track and field and football) athlete Robert Griffin III is Baylor’s lone Heisman Trophy winner. In his Heisman winning season, Robert Griffin III led Baylor to a 10-win season and a Bowl game victory. Robert Griffin III broke 20 career records at Baylor on top of winning the AP Player of The Year, Davey O’Brien and The Manning Award. He was the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft for the Washington Football Team and earned 2012 Rookie of The Year honors. He currently plays quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens.
About Vogel Alcove:
Vogel Alcove is a 501c3 nonprofit agency which provides therapeutic early childhood services, school-age programs and family support services for homeless children and their families. Since 1987, the agency has served more than 16,000 Dallas-area homeless children. www.VogelAlcove.org
(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent Dallas Magnolias.)