November 8th was a special evening. After months of planning and intense fundraising, over 150 of our friends and patrons helped us transform the W Dallas hotel into Deals and Dreams, raising over $80,000 for children's futures.

Just as important as raising money, our goal for the evening was to raise awareness of the achievement gap that exists for some of the most vulnerable members of our community. It is not uncommon for students to lose over two and a half months of what they've learned while out of school in the summer. Many of them also fail to eat nutritiously or exercise their creativity while on break. The lessons and habits cultivated over eight weeks in our program help to prepare these children for the challenges of the upcoming school year and nourish their promising futures.

Please continue to stay involved with us. We work year-round to prepare for those crucial weeks in the summer. We need your help in making connections and spreading the word. And if you're looking for a meaningful stocking stuffer this season, a gift to our kids is always the right color and size.

With warm regards this holiday season,

The Board of Directors & Staff of Heart of a Warrior