​​​Valerie Skinner is one of those unique people who is constantly striving to make people’s lives better. For over 12 years, she has helped and volunteered for I Can Still Shine. She is a woman so focused on helping hurting moms that all she can do is say yes when another need arises.  
    Eager to see people get a fresh start, she works tirelessly to help our women and children. She believes everyone deserves a second chance. Part of her love for helping people comes from knowing, except for God’s grace, any of us could be the one needing support.
     During the holiday season, she helps us with our Christmas angel tree and makes sure every child has a gift under the tree.  One year she and her friends donated gift cards. She is amazing, and loves to help those in need.
     She is a, mother and grandmother, she is very active in her church. Besides volunteering for us, she helps so many other people and non-profits.   She is a rare and unique woman. 
We are so proud she is our Shining Star for 2017 at I Can Still Shine Program.
We are honored to call her our friend. Thank you Val for all you have done to help us for over 12 years!  You are a blessing to us and our moms and kids!
Brenda Jackson

THIS YEAR’S MOST INSPIRATIONAL LUNCHEON EVENT FEATURED OVER 40 HOMETOWN HEROES!
Northeast Tarrant’s Hometown Heroes Annual Luncheon recently celebrated more than 40 local Hometown Heroes from right here in Northeast Tarrant County.  Over 400 luncheon attendees along with memorable co-hosts came out to honor our Hometown Heroes. 
     Area cities, health care associations, educational institutions and non-profit organizations each nominate Hometown Heroes and submit them to the Northeast Tarrant Chamber.  Each nominee, in addition to a chosen returning veteran and fallen soldier, was then honored at the Hometown Hero luncheon that was held in April, at the Hurst Convention Center.
I Can Still Shine was lucky to nominate Bobbie Johnson, a wonderful Hometown Hero who works tirelessly on behalf of the citizens in Northeast Tarrant County and I Can Still Shine.  Here is more about her…
Bobbie Johnson - I Can Still Shine
     Bobbie Johnson lives to help others!  She has volunteered with I Can Still Shine for over 3 years, she has a heart for the community and she believes that everyone deserves a second chance.  When called upon, her answer is always “YES” and she continually gives hope to battered women and kids.  She volunteers at our events and heads up our car donation program.  Thru her efforts we have donated 9 cars to our moms in two years.
     She’s not one who wants praise or recognition - she truly is just glad to help.  For the I Can Still Shine Program, she is one person who truly changes lives forever.  Year after year she continues to give hope and encourage others and I Can Still Shine is so proud to select Bobbie as our Hometown Hero for 2017! Hometown Heroes was the “don’t miss” event of the year and everybody attending left the event feeling a little more inspired!

Our 2017 HOMETOWN HERO - Bobbie Johnson

Our 2017 SHinING STAR-VALERIE SKINNER

Serving the battered women and children of the Tarrant county area 

 

Physical Address (not mailing address) - 9125 Rumfield Road, North Richland Hills, TX 76182 P 817-427-1111                                      ​Mailing Address- I Can Still Shine Program  729 Grapevine Hwy, Hurst, Texas 76054   

 SCHOOL - BACKPACKS

Our Wish List

Our School Supply Event is in August every year. We need 250 of the following items or as noted.

 * Back packs for all ages K - 12th grade
 * 500 packages of narrow and wide ruled paper
* Pens, black and blue 12 to a pack one package for each child
* Rulers, spiral notebooks (3 notebooks per child), 
* Colors by grade and color markers by grade
* Colored pencils  - 200
* 1 and 2 inch Binders -200
* 400 subject folders, various colors, without brads 200 with brads any color
* Notebook dividers
* 20 Calculators needed for high school
* Scissors by grades
* Highlighters by grade


Donations are accepted any time.  Our gates are open 9-5 pm - Monday- Saturday at our Facility at 9125 Rumfield Road, N. Richland Hills, Texas, 76182.  Please call our cell below if this is your first visit.

Wish List

  
WISH LIST 2017


CHRISTMAS gifts and toys (for kids) and Decorations Accepted 11-1-17 to 12-15-17 only.
Donations are accepted 9-6 pm – Monday - Friday and Saturday 9-12 noon, at our Facility in N. Richland Hills 76182.  After hours, please call Brenda on her cell at 817-770-2908.


MOSTLY NEEDED:

Cars and $20 Gas Cards from any gas station.


MOST REQUESTED FOOD ITEMS ARE LISTED IN ORDER OF NEED:

Hamburger helper, peanut butter, canned goods, soups, salsa, beans, chips, past, rice, pasta, cereal with sugar.


NON FOOD ITEMS:
 Twin and queen size sheets, bar soap, liquid laundry soap, toilet paper, paper towels, blankets, comforters, pots, pans, utensils, silverware, dishes, coffee pots, storage containers like tupperware, pictures, lamps, etc.
Kids books, Bibles, music CD's, only DVD’s - PG 13 or kid’s books.  Anything you have in your home, our moms could use.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Every month and especially for our Thanksgiving dinner, we serve 250 moms and kids in November and for our Christmas Party, we will have about 250-300 kids this year who need gifts.   

NOTE:

 We cannot accept used beds, pillows, car seats and jump up toys, due to safety reasons
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Thank you for helping us change lives.
Donations are accepted any time.  Our gates are open 9-5 pm - Monday- Saturday at our Facility at 9125 Rumfield Road, N. Richland Hills, Texas, 76182.  Please call our cell below if this is your first visit.