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November 14th-21st – Keep Dallas Warm – Collecting Coats for the Homeless

Donate and get a Gift Card:
St. Bernard Sports will give a $30 gift card and raffle ticket for every gently-worn winter coat that is dropped off at it’s store at Inwood Village. “That means if you bring in 10 coats, we’ll give you $300 to spend and 10 chances at great store prizes”

Keep Dallas Warm Week:
Drop off a gently worn winter coat. Enjoy weeklong warm events including daily Raffles & Giveaways, Demonstrations of Ski gear, Clothing & Equipment and Food Trucks & Beverages. Showcasing all the best ski for 2013, Sotheby’s International Realty ski desk will highlight great properties around the world to buy or rent.

St. Bernard Sports – Inwood Village: 5570 W. Lovers Ln., #388 Dallas, TX 75209 (214.357.9700) Mon. – Sat. 10am – 8pm, Sun. Noon – 6pm

Learn More:
Coinciding with Mayor Mike Rawlings annual Homeless Week, Keep Dallas warm is a community-based initiative aimed at providing gently worn coats and clothing to every homeless and underprivileged person in the city of Dallas.

The idea began two years ago when Dallasite Jim Silcock came up with a plan to donate $10,000 worth of coats to Dallas’ homeless men, women and children. By reaching out to shelter and homeless advocates at Community Crossroads, The Stewpot and The Bridge, silcock calculated  that a mere 1,800 coats would help every homeless person in Dallas to have a warmer winter. An estimated 3,600 coats and clothing items would meet the needs of the underprivileged and impoverished. Silcock has worked closely with Wes Goyer, owner of St. Bernard Sports, who generously donated outerwear items for the effort.

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Bouquets of Thank You’s, from Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Watch the “Bouquets of Thank You’s!” Video featuring special messages of thanks from Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty associates!

“Thank you Katy Trail,
for improving the lives of over 15,000 people and preserving the beauty, of our great city!”

– Becky Frey |

“Thank you Trinity Trust,
for leading the push to raise funding and public awareness of the Trinity River Project. Your efforts will transform 10,000 acres of land into a beautiful nature reserve for the public to enjoy!”
– Christy Berry |

“Thank you Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation,
for your invaluable services for children with diabetes and furthering awareness, research, and treatment for Juvenile Diabetes.”
– Judy Sessions |

“Thank you Heroes for Children,
for providing financial and social support to Texas families with children battling cancer. You brighten the lives of sick children through parties, events, & gifts throughout the year.”
– Amy Detwiler |

“Thank you Spirit of Dallas,
all the people of Dallas who have the vision to make our city an exceptional place to call home.”
– Sondie Rosenthal |

“Thank you SPCA of Texas,
for providing exceptional care and a loving home for every animal. Each year you save over 30,000 pets!”
– Terry Cook |

“Thank you Juvenile Diabetes and Research Foundation and the Center for Brain Health,
for dedicating more than $16 billion to diabetes research in your passionate mission to eradicate type 1 diabetes for discovering new ways of protecting and healing the human brain.”
– Ginger Nobles and Susan Baldwin |

“Thank you Ellen and Clayton Kershaw,
for serving as wonderful role models, for all the work you do in Zambia, for your faith, and teaching the importance of serving others.”
– Fiona Richards |

“Thank you Advocates for Community Transformation,
for providing a pathway to improving neighborhoods, creating safe living conditions for all, and giving a voice to West Dallas.”
– Joan Eleazer & Layne Pitzer |

“Thank you Cancer Support Community of North Texas,
for providing knowledge about fighting cancer and for your dedication in providing support, love, and care.”
– Caroline Summers |

“Thank you Cattle Baron’s Ball,
for funding research for a Cure for Cancer, raising nearly $47 million for the American Cancer Society. Your efforts make a huge impact on those coping with cancer.”
– Holly Bock Deason |

“Thank you Genesis Women’s Shelter,
for serving as a comprehensive safe haven for countless women and children who have suffered unspeakable violence in their own home, and for your belief that all homes everywhere should be safe!”
– Ellen Terry |

“Thank you Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children,
for being a world leader in pediatric orthopedic conditions, and for your caring staff who brighten children’s lives.”
– Pete and Susie Ryan |

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