In November of 2014, Big Dreams Children's Foundation visited Jonathan’s Place, an emergency shelter for children in Dallas, TX that cares for those who are abused verbally, physically or sexually, or are completely left neglected and starved by their families. While at Jonathan's Place, each child receives medical and dental exams, developmental and psychological assessments, and weekly individual and group therapy. During their stay, children stay enrolled in school so their education is not interrupted.
We had the pleasure of meeting the staff and speaking with the CEO of Jonathan's Place, Alicia Graham Frye. We were touched by her passion to do her best to brighten those kids' lives.
Sadly, the state provides roughly 47 cents for every dollar needed in order to operate Jonathan’s Place. The Center counts on donations to close that gap. Big Dreams Children's Foundation was compelled to help and held a fundraising luncheon for Jonathan's Place on December 4, 2014. Over 100 guests came to show their support, among them an Olympic ice dancer, Julia Golovina, Miss Texas USA Ali Nugent, and spouses and significant others of the Dallas Stars. JugarNSpice and Melanie Auld held a trunk show and contributed a high percentage of proceeds from sales of their exquisite jewelry.
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