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Cowboys Frazier Cares and Lockhart Foundations Team Up for Thanksgiving Food Donations

By
Shelly Thibodaux,   Hill Middle School
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Fight Hunger — Help Nourish Your Community
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Community Involvement
Kavon Frazier of the Frazier Cares Foundation and current Dallas Cowboy, along with Eugene Lockhart of the Eugene Lockhart Foundation, provided turkeys and other non-perishable food items for 120 families of our students. On Monday, November 16, Kavon Frazier spent an evening with 20 of our students and their families at Hill MS. Mr. Frazier discussed the purpose of his foundation and the motive fueling his desire to serve the youth of the DFW area.  Mr. Frazier was very giving of himself and his time to spend the evening with our students. After photographs and autographs, the students were provided with a Thanksgiving Boxed Dinner to enjoy with their families. Since 2015, we have partnered with former Dallas Cowboy, Eugene Lockhart and his foundation, the Eugene Lockhart Foundation, to provide turkeys to our families. On Monday, November 19, FUTP 60 student volunteers and 4 staff members distributed the collected food equally among our delivery boxes.  Mr. Dan Micicche, our School Board representative, accompanied us on our final leg to help distribute the boxes.  We were grateful to impact the lives of 120 of our students and their families.

How did you accomplish your goals?

We started right after Thanksgiving in 2017, contacting Mr. Lockhart for the turkeys. Then we planned our canned food drive. The Kavon Frazier event just presented itself to us. We were able to combine the two events into one huge event.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

I think our limit is 100 turkeys and food boxes for us to collect, organize and distribute. But if Mr. Frazier comes through with 20 or more, we will definitely be adding those as well.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

We were going to ask for 150 turkeys. While we had enough donations of canned foods, I don't know if we could have delivered 150. Tired but grateful, thankful and blessed, especially with the 100+ selfies.