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Shine Your Light raises more than $177,000

With an overall total of $177,775.45 after the last remaining donations were delivered, officials are calling Shine Your Light a success. “This year’s total brings us to a significant milestone of $1 million raised in six years since the Shine…

04 January 2014 [09:30 PM]
2 days to donate to Shine Your Light

Only a few days remain before Tuesday’s deadline to give to Shine Your Light and the nonprofits the campaign benefits. “With two days left in the campaign, we are excited to see what comes in from the community in support…

29 December 2013 [08:54 PM]
Shine Your Light: Light still shining on nonprofits

Nonprofits are looking forward with hope as the Shine Your Light deadline approaches. One representative called the fundraiser “an answer to prayer.” The organizations that will benefit from donations this year are The Salvation Army of Tyler, the East Texas…

27 December 2013 [10:37 PM]
Shine Your Light: Still time to donate toward campaign

With only five days left until the deadline, there’s still time to donate to the Shine Your Light community campaign and invest in the worthwhile agencies that benefit. “As we head into the end of the year, we always get…

26 December 2013 [09:18 PM]
Shine Your Light - Donations flow in over Christmas

With $7,633.75 brought in over the Christmas holiday, the Shine Your Light campaign is well on its way to making an impact toward helping essential nonprofits continue their critical work in the community. The Salvation Army of Tyler, the East…

25 December 2013 [08:11 PM]
Director: Changing the world — one child at a time

What if the people here in Tyler embraced the vision of God transforming our community — through them? Can you imagine the impact? Old people mentoring young people. Godly college staff setting an example for kids to follow. Volunteers signing…

23 December 2013 [11:22 PM]
Volunteer invests time in future of children

For Deanna Sims, her volunteer work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas isn’t just an investment of time, it’s an investment in the future. Ms. Sims, a volunteer for three years and chairwoman-elect for the organization’s board…

23 December 2013 [11:21 PM]
Director: Literacy has power to transform lives

I began my teaching career in 1975 as a Tyler ISD second- and fourth-grade teacher. I quickly became concerned about my students’ poor reading skills, so I made home visits and learned that many of their parents had low literacy…

22 December 2013 [06:30 PM]