Gingerbread Stroll Assists Area Children


 

Gingerbread Stroll Assists Community Partners of Dallas

 

You’re invited to “decorate” your holiday social schedule with the fifth-annual Gingerbread Stroll, which runs November 18 through December 1 at Highland Park Village.

 

Attendees may stroll among 11 Highland Park Village shops to admire and silently bid on ornately decorated gingerbread houses crafted by 11 of Dallas’ premier pastry chefs. All proceeds from the 2016 Gingerbread Stroll will benefit Community Partners of Dallas, which provides support for abused and neglected children.

 

Gingerbread Stroll Assists Community Partners of Dallas

 

Some of Dallas’ finest chefs will be producing festive masterpieces for the 2016 Gingerbread Stroll. Merchants showcasing gingerbread houses include Beretta Gallery, Bistro 31, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Leggiadro, MARKET Highland Park, Robert Talbott Carmel, Roberta Roller Rabbit, Royal Blue Grocery, Stella McCartney, Trina Turk and Village Barber Shop.

 

The Gingerbread Stroll has raised over $40,000 to support area children in need since its inception in 2011.

Santa Cops Toy Drive Under Way


 

 

 

Santa Cops Toy Drive Under Way

 

At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud to serve as a drop-off location for the 2016 Santa Cops toy drive. The drives continues through December 12.

 

In 1984, Dallas Police officers created and developed Santa Cops, a program designed to assist members of the community who have been victims of crime.

 

The Santa Cops program has assisted over 10,000 families throughout the years. In recent years, the program has been able to help more than 600 families annually.

 

New for 2016 is the addition of Kate’s Books! Kate is an officer’s daughter who had the idea to include books along with toy deliveries. This year’s goal is to collect and donate 1,500 new or gently used books to less-fortunate families.

 

The Santa Cops project typically delivers the fruits of its efforts on the Saturday before Christmas to the citizens of Dallas. The best part? Watching children’s faces when officers bring toys to their home.

 

Items needed:

*  new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages

*  new or lightly used books (see katesbooks.org)

*  diapers

*  new blankets, robes, slippers

 

Santa Cops often needs gifts for older kids. Suggested items:

*  sports items (basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, bean bag toss sets, etc.)

*  bath gift sets

*  arts & crafts items

*  board games

*  age-appropriate books

*  skateboards

*  bicycles (Academy at 4045 N. Central Expressway in Plano is offering a package deal of $35 for both a bike and a helmet for any purchases made for Santa Cops)

*  bicycle helmets

 

You’re encouraged to drop by the corporate office of Ebby Halliday Realtors at 4445 Sigma Road near the Galleria between the hours of 9 to 5, Monday through Friday, to donate items to the 2016 Santa Cops toy drive. This simple act of kindness is sure to make your holiday season brighter!

At Ebby Halliday Elementary Reading Opens Doors


At Ebby Halliday Elementary Reading Opens Doors

 

This past Friday members of the Ebby Halliday family spent the morning reading to students at Ebby Halliday Elementary.

 

At Ebby Halliday Elementary Reading Opens Doors

 

Sales Manager Terri Wheeler of Ebby’s Southwest Dallas/Ellis County Office, Preston Center Associate Howard Roth, 190-Richardson Associate Dawn Redmond, Southwest Dallas/Ellis County Associate Karen James and eResource Manager Pamela Young all took time out of their busy schedules to share their love of reading – and their belief that reading can opens the doors to great opportunities and adventures – with the students of the southern Dallas elementary school named for our company’s founder, Ebby Halliday Acers.

 

At Ebby Halliday Elementary Reading Opens Doors

 

Ebby, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 104, believed strongly in the value of education. As a child, she attended a one-room schoolhouse. Through education, perseverance and just plain hard work – and the ever-growing and accomplished team she assembled around her – Ebby went on to create what is today America’s 10th-largest residential real estate company by sales volume.

 

At Ebby Halliday Elementary Reading Opens Doors

 

In her book, “Ebby Halliday: The First Lady of Real Estate” by Michael Poss, Ebby advised readers to “Make the most of opportunities to learn. Go to college, take special courses, read, listen, observe, and get out there and participate.” Ebby’s advice remains sage for young readers like those at Ebby Halliday Elementary and older readers alike.

 

 

Ebby Halliday Elementary School is a multi-cultural community of parents, stakeholders and staff dedicated to the development of a respectful and supportive learning environment. Students are challenged each and every day to reach their full potential as responsible individuals. We’re proud to be a part of supporting the great kids at Ebby Halliday Elementary and look forward to seeing them excel in school – and in life.

 

 

 

 

Frisco Office Hosts Annual Charity Golf Tournament


Frisco Office Hosts Eighth-Annual Charity Golf Tournament

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Frisco Office recently hosted its Eighth-Annual Charity Golf Tournament. One-hundred percent of the more than $70,000 raised at this year’s fun-filled event will benefit Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Frisco.

 

Frisco Office Hosts Eighth-Annual Charity Golf Tournament

 

This year’s charity tournament and after-party were once again held at Frisco’s prestigious Stonebriar Country Club. The event has grown over the years, from 50 golfers to this year’s 128 golfers, more than 250 attendees at the awards dinner and silent auction, and more than 45 local sponsors.

 

Stonebriar is one of the finest private country clubs in Texas and we were thrilled they once again hosted our charity tournament. Everyone had a great time benefitting a great cause.

 

Frisco Office Hosts Eighth-Annual Charity Golf Tournament

 

Each golfer received 18 holes on the exclusive Country Club course, a deluxe “goodie bag,” a gourmet lunch and dinner, and entrance to the awards dinner and live and silent auction.

 

Frisco Office Hosts Eighth-Annual Charity Golf Tournament

 

Ebby Halliday’s Frisco Office is proud to partner with Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, which cares for children with orthopedic conditions, such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip disorders and limb length differences, as well as certain related neurological disorders andlearning disorders such as dyslexia, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Texas Scottish Rite is building a new ambulatory care center for outpatient services and day surgeries in Frisco.

 

Frisco Office Hosts Eighth-Annual Charity Golf Tournament

 

“I’d like to express my appreciation to everyone involved in our eighth charity golf tournament for their service to our community,” says Ms. Macaluso. “Their efforts remind us all of what’s truly important. We’re fortunate to serve a company founded by the legendary Ebby Halliday, whose impact on our community was extraordinary. We’re very happy to honor Ebby’s legacy by continuing to positively impact the North Texas community.”

 

Frisco Office Hosts Eighth-Annual Charity Golf Tournament

 

To learn more about Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, visit tsrhc.org.

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Frisco Office is located at 1415 Legacy Drive, Suite 100 in Frisco. For more information about the office, its Associates and listings, visit frisco.ebby.com.

North Texas Giving Day is Today


 

North Texas Giving Day is Today

 

Today, September 22, is North Texas Giving Day, a day when we can all come together and rally behind the nonprofits that make our community a better place to live, work and play. Until midnight tonight, you’re encouraged to donate to more than 2,000 certified nonprofits at NorthTexasGivingDay.org.

 

In just seven years, North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $119 million into the North Texas community – over $33 million in 2015 alone. All gifts of $25 to $50,000 given today will be amplified by some of the more than $2 million in bonus and prize funds. These funds are raised by Communities Foundation of Texas and come from businesses, foundations and individual donors. Some nonprofits have additional challenge grants to further amplify donations.

 

At Ebby Halliday Realtors, service to the community is one of our founding principles. Three charities particularly close to our heart are WiNGS (formerly YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas), home of Ebby’s Place, which serves as a place for poor working women to change their lives; Juliette Fowler Communities, site of The Ebby House, a new community for young women who have aged out of the foster-care system; and Happy Hill Farm, a 500-acre farm near Granbury that is home to North Central Texas Academy. The Ebby Halliday Acers Library is located at Happy Hill Farm.

 

Whichever North Texas charity you choose to support, please visit NorthTexasGivingDay.org today to make a difference in our community.

 

Color Fun Run Benefits Habitat for Humanity


Color Fun Run Benefits Habitat for Humanity

 

Ebby Halliday’s Richardson – 190 Office is proud to be a sponsor of the First-Annual Habitat Color Fun Run. The event, which takes place this Saturday, September 24, at Firewheel Golf Park, will raise funds for Garland Area Habitat for Humanity new-construction projects in Garland, Rowlett and Sachse (tornado area rebuild and new-build) and honors the tornado first responders of December 26, 2015.

 

Catch the fever and come on out for this family-friendly event where colored powder thrown in the air promises to cover you from head to toe! Enjoy a short 1.5-mile fun run (walk, skip, jog, or stroll) in the evening — you’ll start in white and finish as a modern day Picasso! Don’t worry — the color is eco-friendly as the bright colors are made up of food-grade cornstarch with FDA approved colors that will wash off skin.

 

Also on-site will be food trucks, live bands, bounce houses and more. Families and children are encouraged to sign up. Strollers are welcome. Children 5 and under are free with an accompanying paid adult.

 

All proceeds benefit Garland Area Habitat for Humanity. For more information and to register, click here.

 

 

Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students


Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

 

At Ebby Halliday, we’re big on little folks and the communities they create. We’re also proud to have been a return sponsor of the Dallas Cowboys Kickoff Luncheon benefiting the Dallas Cowboys Courage House at Happy Hill Farm.

 

AT&T Stadium was the place to be earlier today as the playing field at Jerry World hosted hundreds for the annual luncheon benefiting The Dallas Cowboys Courage House at Happy Hill Farm. The event was attended by the entire Dallas Cowboys organization, Happy Hill Farm students and supporters from throughout the North Texas region.

 

Happy Hill Farm is a 500-acre farm that is home to North Central Texas Academy, an independent, accredited, coeducational, interdenominational college-preparatory, day, boarding and international school near Granbury. Boys and girls ages 5 to 18 live, work and study at Happy Hill Farm, which accepts no federal or state funding.

 

Traditionally, more than 90 percent of North Central Texas Academy’s budget has come from donations within the private community from caring individuals, corporations and foundations. The Academy seeks out underserved students and provides scholarships in order that these highly motivated boys and girls receive the opportunity to learn, commit, grow, and eventually assume positions of responsibility and leadership in society.

 

For many years Happy Hill Farm Academy has been near and dear to the Ebby Halliday Companies. The Ebby Halliday Library is located at Happy Hill’s new academic complex.

 

We’re proud of our association with Happy Hill Farm and encourage you to consider making a donation in honor of Happy Hill founder Ed Shipman’s remarkable life. Mr. Shipman passed away August 22. Memorials may be made here or by mail at Happy Hill Farm, 3846 North Highway 144, Granbury, Texas, 76048.

 

To learn more about the good work being done at Happy Hill Farm, visit happyhillfarm.org.

 

Kick-Off Events Supports Deserving Students

Happy Hill Farm Founder Ed Shipman Passes Away


Happy Hill Farm Founder Passes Away

 

Today we remember a great man who exemplified Ebby’s motto of “Do Something for Someone Every Day” throughout his life, C. Edward Shipman, Sr.

 

Mr. Shipman founded Happy Hill Farm, now home to North Central Texas Academy, in 1975 and spent the next four decades changing the futures of thousands of children. It was always one of Ebby’s favorite charitable causes and one that Ebby Halliday Realtors remains committed to today.

 

Ed Shipman built and operated Happy Hill without state or federal funds. Initially, Happy Hill took in only troubled young people ages 4 through 18.

 

Said Mr. Shipman in 1986, “All the children who come here are in the midst of some kind of failure cycle. If you can turn that self-image around, you’re a long way down the line toward success.”

 

Happy Hill later added a day school operation and accepted international students. The name was changed to North Central Texas Academy at Happy Hill Farm. Today, Happy Hill is home to students from 17 countries and continues to change young lives for the better each and every day.

 

We’re proud of our association with Happy Hill Farm and encourage you to consider making a donation in honor of Ed Shipman’s remarkable life. Memorials may be made here or by mail at Happy Hill Farm, 3846 North Highway 144, Granbury, Texas, 76048.

 

BvB Dallas Tackles Alzheimer’s


BvB Dallas Tackles Alzheimer's

 

We’re proud to once again sponsor Blondes vs. Brunettes Dallas, a powder-puff football game and fundraiser benefitting Alzheimer’s Disease research and awareness.

 

This year’s game takes place Saturday, Aug. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park. Each person who donates $25 receives admission to the game and the after-party.

 

New this year is the Ebby Halliday Award, named in honor of Ebby Halliday Acers, the founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors. The award will go to the “top participant” of the season, someone who is a leader on the field and a top fundraiser.

 

Over the past eight years, BvB Dallas has raised over $2.3 million for Alzheimer’s research and care in North Texas. For more information and to donate, visit bvbdallas.org.

Chambers of Commerce Unite to Support Dallas


 

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Please join us as multiple chambers of commerce unite to support Dallas at #DallasStrong BBQ.

 

All proceeds will benefit Assist the Officer Foundation. Suggested donation is $25 per plate. Except for first responders – you’re eating for free!

 

Enjoy barbecue, sides, desserts and drinks, donated by chamber members and community leaders. Indoor seating is available.

 

Be sure to schedule your appointment with Carter BloodCare to donate blood at this event at http://bit.ly/29L11ra

 

Brought to you by Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce, Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce and US-India Chamber.

 

At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud to be a member of 27 local chambers of commerce.