Adopt an Angel in Our Community


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Recently members of Ebby Halliday Realtors Corporate Office gathered for an early Thanksgiving-style lunch and to launch our annual Adopt an Angel drive benefiting Communities In Schools, Dallas Region. Staff members, many of whom have supported Ebby Halliday Elementary in South Dallas since its inception, took the opportunity to “adopt” the school’s students to ensure they have gifts of their own this holiday season.

 

Communities In Schools, which surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life, holds true to a couple of simple, yet important, core values:

*  Children come first

*  Education is key to success in life

 

These fundamental values are very much in line with the values of our founder, Ebby Halliday, and the core principles upon which our company was founded, which include service to the community.

 

Ebby often said, “Do something for someone every day.” A great way to do just that is to “adopt” your own angel this holiday season. To get started, visit cisdallas.org.

 

PHOTO: Upon the occasion of her 101st birthday on March 9, 2012, Ebby Halliday was escorted through the halls of her namesake elementary with fourth-grader Robert Ortiz, left, and her niece Joan Patmore at right. Photo courtesy of The Dallas Morning News.

Adopt an Angel in Our Community


Adopt an Angel in Our Community
Ebby Halliday Acers with a few of the gifts collected by members of the Ebby Corporate Office for the 2013 Communities In Schools Adopt an Angel program.

 

Yesterday, members of Ebby Halliday’s Corporate Office gathered for an early Thanksgiving-style lunch with co-workers. We paused to reflect on what a blessed year it has been and to launch our annual Adopt an Angel drive benefitting Communities In Schools, Dallas Region. Executives and staff members, many of whom have supported Ebby Halliday Elementary in South Dallas since its inception, took the opportunity to “adopt” the school’s students to ensure they have gifts of their own this holiday season.

 

The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS works at unlocking the academic potential of students who, without support, may not succeed in school.

 

CIS holds true to a couple of simple, yet very important, core values:

*  Children come first

*  Education is key to success in life

 

These fundamental values are very much in line with the values of our founder and favorite philanthropist Ebby Halliday and the core principles our company was founded on, which include service to the community.

 

As we begin to celebrate the joy typically associated with the holiday season, we hope you’ll pause to remember those in our community who are less fortunate. A great – and very easy – way to make the holiday season brighter is by “adopting” your own angel. To get started, visit cisdallas.org.