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Local Businesses and Residents Help Give Northeast Texas Kids a Brighter Easter

Local Businesses and Residents Help Give Northeast Texas Kids a Brighter Easter
  • PublishedMarch 15, 2017

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In Spring of 2016, Heartland Village Apartments partnered with Discovery Toys Independent Consultant Juli Woolley to provide Easter baskets for children living in their housing facilities. Businesses and individuals made cash and in kind donations to offset the cost of the Easter baskets, valued at over $35 apiece. 85 childrenreceived the baskets containing an assortment of Easter coloring books, bubbles, sidewalk chalk and a variety of educational Discovery Toys books, games, and building toys that promote learning and development.Our local HayStack Youth Choir helped create and fill each basket and delivered to the children of Heartland Village. Each family was so grateful, and the joy on the children’s faces made this an incredible project.

Donations totaling nearly $2500 were collected from local business men and women, and customers of Discovery Toys to make this project a success.  We are asking local businesses to contribute again this year as we have partnered with Corporate Portfolio Resident Services to collect funds for many children across Northeast Texas that reside in their subsidized housing facilities.We are attempting to reach a goal of 100 baskets locally and 2000 baskets for this region! Eggs, grass, and candy will be needed as well.  The areas include Sulphur Springs, Garland, Denton, McKinney, Dallas, Fort Worth, Hillsboro, and other surrounding cities.

Contributors to the Easter basket project and updates will be  featured and shared on the following Facebook pages:

About Portfolio Resident Services and Heartland Village

Portfolio Resident Services is a non-profit organization (501c3 under the Texas Inter-Faith Management Corporation – EIN76-0568777) that improves the lives of families/individuals/seniors who reside at affordable (low to moderate income) apartment communities throughout theNorth East Texas Area. Portfolio designs, staffs, implements and tracks programs that proactively assist residents in both the short and long term.  Resident Site Coordinators provide services and life classes for the residents by trying to create a better community through unique programming that builds community pride and optimism as well as individual passion and purpose. Discovery Toys is partnering with Portfolio Resident Services to help with this project.

About Discovery Toys

Discovery Toys offers outstanding developmental products for children of all ages. Theseproducts are high quality and are designed to promote learning and development; all whileplaying and having fun.  Juli Woolley, a Sulphur Springs resident, is an independent educational consultant with Discovery Toys.

We hope our community will get on board and help support this project!



For more information, please contact


Juli Woolley, Discovery Toys                                              Tammy Pearson, Heartland Village/Portfolio Resident Services

512-755-4925 cell                                                               903-335-0676                                                                                  

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