Posts by Katie Lane

Be a part of something BIG!

The countdown is on for North Texas Giving Day 2017!  You’ve probably seen plenty of publicity by now, but it’s for good reason—this is a BIG DEAL!  Just look at the growth of this fundraiser over the years! Since 2009, North Texas Giving Day has generated $156 million for over 2,500 local nonprofits in the…

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WARM Place Wednesday Donor Spotlight…Dr. Matt Carroll

We are so honored to have donors with such passion and dedication for the children in our Grief Support Program! Today we highlight Dr. Matthew Carroll – both a loyal WARM Place donor and volunteer group facilitator. It’s people like him who make The WARM Place mission possible! How did you learn about The WARM…

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Vamos a la Cantina!

The WARM Place’s biggest annual event is just three months away!  That’s right!  “A Cool Night at the Cantina” is right around the corner on October 14th and we couldn’t be more excited! The staff and event committee are having so much fun planning all the details for the big event at River Crest Country…

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In the line of duty…

On Monday, February 15, 1999, two Fort Worth Firefighters gave their lives in the line of duty while fighting a church fire in Lake Worth. Phillip Wayne Dean, who was 29 when he died, was a soft-spoken, hard-working young man dedicated to his career and his family. He and his wife, Renea, were expecting their…

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The WARM Place donor – inspiration, one heart at a time…

We are so honored to have generous donors with remarkable dedication, warmth and genuine caring for the children in our Grief Support program!  It is because of these donors that we are able to continue to offer our services at no cost to the families that attend our program.   The donor spotlight today shines on…

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Spotlight on Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial

Have you ever heard of a company that invests heavily into community support instead of big advertising efforts?  We have, and we are so lucky to call them good friends of The WARM Place!  The company is Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial, and they started supporting The WARM Place in 2016.  Their first project was funding…

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Did You Know?

Our most recent edition of The WARM Way newsletter was published at the beginning of this month.  If you didn’t’ get a change to read it you can find the online version here.  In this edition we we gave readers a quick glance at our work for 2016 here at The WARM Place and also some startling statistics…

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Making a List…

DID YOU KNOW, on average, we serve 340 children at any given time?  As you can imagine, we go through a ton of hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and craft supplies.  But do you know why The WARM Place has things like Ziploc bags, cake mix, stuffed animals, and gift cards on their Wish List?   DID…

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Families Can Recover Together

Group night was just about over. The children were bustling out of their group rooms in search of their families in that sort of beautiful chaos that happens in classroom hallways. I was talking with a group of mothers when one child came running up to his mom. He held out some papers and excitedly…

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“What You Feel Is Okay…It Is Priceless.”

In June of 2012 I received the phone call that changed our lives forever. Jake, my husband, and the father of my child, was gone. He had committed suicide. Jake suffered from untreated bipolar disorder. And like many others in the same situation, he did not want to be medicated into someone he wasn’t.  Unfortunately,…

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