Monday, December 12, 2011


WHO:  The 4th Civil Affairs Regiment and the 4th Air Wing of The Texas State Guard

WHAT:  The Young Heroes of the Guard Toy Drive for Texas Children’s Hospitals (in our area:  Cook Children’s in Ft. Worth, Our Children’s House at Baylor in Dallas, and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas).

WHY:  To deliver new toys to children that will hospitalized this Christmas in children’s hospitals in the D/FW area.  Also, excess toys will be used by the hospitals throughout the year (until they run out of toys).

HISTORY:  This will be the 3rd year for this Toy Drive.  In 2009 we collected 9and distributed) 2,444 toys… In 2010 we collected (and distributed) 3,558 toys…

(FYI:  This past Saturday the Texas State Guard Headquarters in Austin delivered 755 toys to Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin)

WHEN:  Toys will be delivered this Friday and Saturday, 16 & 17 Dec. 2011

WHERE:  Texas State Guard personnel will be delivering toys to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas (Friday 16 Dec.) and Cook Children’s in Ft. Worth and Our Children’s House at Baylor (Saturday 17 Dec.)

WHAT KINDS OF TOYS ARE NEEDED:  New (hospital sanitation issues) and UN-wrapped (the hospitals needs to see what the children are receiving)…


SITES ALREADY CLOSED:  The corporate offices of Wing Stop sent our their employees and purchased almost 500 toys with corporate funds and First Choice Power Lewisville

WHAT KINDS OF TOYS?:  Boys and girls needed equally.  Toys for older children (teens) especially needed (i.e. board games, inexpensive video toys, G-rated movie DVDs, etc.)
SIZE LIMITATIONS:  None.  We have actually given new bicycles that were donated.  Nothing too big or too small…

MORE INFORMATION?:  Contact one of our Texas State Guard chaplains in the Ft. Worth/Arlington/Denton/Decatur areas:

        Chaplain Jerald Garner – 940-368-5549
        Chaplain David Fish – 817-487-2409
        Chaplain David Isbell – 817-975-2509


Lewisville City facilities serving as collection sites for Texas Guard toy drive

Collection boxes have been placed at

Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church Street

Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main Street

·        SOUTH GARLAND BAPTIST CHURCH (1330 E Centerville Road, Garland 75041) – Corner of Centerville Road and Country Club Road in Garland.

·        EAGLE DRIVE BAPTIST CHURCH (1301 Eagle Drive, Decatur 76234).

Central POC:  Krystal (nee-Vaughn) Crawford -; 817-723-8383

3180 - Matlock and Country Club                              POC: Johnny (sp?)
          2200 Matlock Rd, Mansfield 76063
          817-453-0267                                               CHP David Fish

3707 - Matlock and Sublett                                       POC:
          6151 Matlock Rd, Arlington 76018
          817-465-6537                                               SGT John Murrell

4794 - Pleasant Ridge and Green Oaks                      POC:  Krystal Crawford
          5900 West Pleasant Ridge, Arlington 76016
          817-478-6041                                               CHP David Fish

5695 - Collins and Abrams                                       POC:
          815 East Abrams St, Arlington 76010
          817-804-0124                                               PFC Verlesha Bickems

5718 - Collins and Mayfield                                                POC:
          3401 South Collins St, Arlington 76014
          817-472-5260                                               PFC Verlesha Bickems

6968 - Cooper and Pioneer Parkway                          POC:  Brenda
          900 West Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington 76013
          817-277-4463                                               CHP David Fish

6975 - Fielder Road and Randol Mill                          POC:
          506 North Fielder Plaza, Arlington 76012
          817-274-1696                                               CPL Eddie Thomas

7438 - Arkansas and New York                                 POC:
          1811 East Arkansas Ln, Arlington 76011
          817-860-0066                                               CPL Eddie Thomas 

7461 - Country Club and Walnut Creek                      POC:  Claudia (concerned re-floor space)
          1100 North Walnut Creek Dr, Mansfield 76063
          817-473-0271                                               CHP David Fish

7487 - Main Street                                                   POC:
          100 East US Hwy 287, Midlothian 76065
          972-775-8203                                               CHP David Fish

7624 - Brown and Ascension                                    POC:
          1800 Brown Blvd, Arlington 76006
          817-459-4066                                               CPL Eddie Thomas

7650 - Green Oaks and Kelly Elliott                           POC:  Becky (met asst Sandy)
          3801 Southwest Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington 76017
          817-572-2365                                               CHP David Fish

7667 - Bowen and Park Row                                    POC:
          2500 West Park Row Dr, Arlington 76013
          817-795-1919                                               CPL Eddie Thomas

7737 - Park Row and Collins                                    POC:
          831 East Park Row Dr, Arlington 76010
          817-861-5740                                               CPL Eddie Thomas

7812 - New York and Green Oaks                                       POC:
          1901 Southeast Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington 76018
          817-557-0963                                               SGT John Murrell

8341 - Turner Warnell and Cooper                            POC:
          2882 Hwy 157 North, Mansfield 76063
          817-453-4080                                               CHP David Fish

8345 - Lake Ridge                                                   POC:
          5195 Lake Ridge Pkwy, Grand Prairie 75052
          972-522-0395                                               SGT John Murrell

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