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.