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.