In June of 2017 the Carr Cares Foundation had the opportunity to be a part of one of Dallas’ biggest events, MegaFest 2017, and oh was it a mega event. Over 100,000 people participated in this year’s festivities. The Carr Cares Foundation was honored to come to the event as an Educational Sponsor which allowed the Foundation to support the event by educating attendees on why childhood literacy is so important.
The Village Expo at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center was the scene for most of the Foundation’s educational outreach, being the home for its Reading Corner sponsored by TakeStock Inventory.
On June 10, 2017, the Carr Cares Foundation held the 4th annual Brandon Carr Elite Football & Cheerleading Camp in Brandon Carr’s hometown of Flint, MI. This year’s event was filled with over 260 student-athletes learning football and cheerleading techniques from some of the top individuals in the sports industry. Some of Brandon’s football friends joined the action this year including, Willie Henry (Baltimore Ravens), Morris Claiborne (New York Jets) and B.W. Webb (Chicago Bears) to give the students some tips from the pros.
In addition to a day filled with learning how to become better student-athletes,
Brandon Carr donates $110,000 towards Flint Water Crisis
The Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) has been awarded a generous donation by Dallas Cowboy Brandon Carr to establish two funds to help children and families impacted by the Flint Water Crisis. Carr, a Genesee County native, announced a gift of $100,000 to establish the Carr Cares Fund for Flint. An additional $10,000 gift established the Safe Water Safe Homes Fund to help replace pipes and plumbing for Flint’s most vulnerable residents.
“I am especially concerned about the children of Flint who now, because of lead poisoning,
Carr Cares Reading Buddy Program
The Carr Cares Foundation and the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce partnered up to implement the PALS (Peer Assistant Leadership & Services) program in Oak Cliff and Greater Dallas area schools. The Kickoff Celebration of this partnership with Carter High School and Mark Twain Elementary took place on Tuesday, March 1st at Mark Twain Elementary.
The program will give Carter High School PALS students the tools to develop positive, one-to-one mentoring relationships with Mark Twain Elementary students while encouraging them to value literacy programs and activities in and out of the school environment.
YMCA Park South Welcomes Brandon Carr as Keynote Speaker
On February 10th, the Park South YMCA celebrated the kick-off of its annual campaign in grand style with Brandon Carr – Cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys as its keynote speaker.
The Park South YMCA serves a community where the average annual income for a family of five is $39,000. Every year the YMCA raises funds, so they do not have to turn individuals or families away for an inability to pay. Park South offers health and wellness activities and classes, an on-site early childhood learning center,
Flint Water Crisis
The Flint Water Crisis is a crisis that started in April 2014 and continued into 2016 in the city of Flint, Michigan where over 10,000 children were exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water. The children now need serious treatments that may continue for the next 20 years. Brandon Carr, who grew up in Flint, is working to help these children who face severe developmental and other health issues. We need your help to make sure these children have a chance at a healthy future, please consider donating today.