The Do Gooders have a silly name but make a serious impact! When you join the Do Gooders by making a monthly gift, you ensure a safety net for every Tarrant County child. It's the smart way to give!
- $25 a month: enrolls one child in summer school to address COVID-related learning loss.
- $50 a month: provides dental treatment for one child who is suffering with a toothache.
- $75 a month: provides medication for four children while their insurance plan is lapsed.
- $100 a month: provides birth certificates for 52 children to enroll in affordable housing.
Meet some Do Gooders
Perry makes a recurring gift of his grandmother Martine who co-founded Gill Children's Services. "I have had a firsthand view to all of the remarkable work Gill Children's Services does on a daily basis for my entire life. Gill was a central piece in the legacy of my grandmother, Martine Ginsburg. Throughout her life she never missed the opportunity to advocate for the needs of children and to inspire others to do the same. I know she would be incredibly proud of the continued work of Gill and the incredible stewardship of the organization under Peyton and the entire team."
TJ battled cancer as a child. Originally from Oklahoma, he made his home in Fort Worth as a young professional. He quickly became active in the community, graduating from LeadingEdge through Leadership Fort Worth and serving other nonprofit organizations. Being a cancer survivor and now a young father of two, TJ wants to make a difference in the lives of children with unmet needs. TJ makes a monthly gift to Gill in honor of his two children. He has also served on the Board of Directors since 2017. TJ recently celebrated his 15th year of being cancer free!
Peyton and Logan recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary. In honor of that celebration, they make a monthly gift to Gill Children's Services. As the Executive Director, Peyton is fortunate to witness the impact of Gill's mission everyday. "At its core, Gill provides a window when so many doors are shut to children. Because Gill is a small, local mission, I know our monthly gift has an enormous impact." Logan volunteers with Gill during Art in the Square and other fundraising events. Every month, Peyton and Logan are reminded of their commitment to each other and to the community.
Jessica is a marketer for Six Flags Over Texas. She says her phone is a window into her life, "with hundreds of podcast episodes yet to be played and 900% more photos of my cats than of my husband." Having also worked in the nonprofit sector, Jessica has a passion for serving children and amplifying missions. She began volunteering with Gill Children's Services after being connected through the board shadow program in LeadingEdge of Leadership Fort Worth. She has served on the Board of Directors since 2019. Jessica makes a monthly gift in honor of her commitment to the board.
Elizabeth makes a monthly gift in loving memory of her mother, Ginny, who co-founded Gill Children's Services. "We talked about it most everyday on our morning walk! She cared so much about helping children that had no other place to go. She would tell me about cases that she’d be so proud of. We also talked about new board members and where to find new money so that services can continue. She loved to tell the 'Gill' story. She and Martine were like kids that had discovered something wonderful! I know the Gills’ would be so proud and probably shocked. I’m so proud of Mother and Martine and the legacy they’ve left our community."
Paul Ray III
Paul joined our Board of Directors in 2017 to continue his grandmother's legacy. As one of the grandchildren of co-founder Ginny Richards, Paul has a special place in his heart for Gill kids. He says, "I am so honored to be a part of an organization whose main mission is to act as a last resort for children in need." He has seen the mission in action, helping to vote on critical cases on the Service Committee. When a complex case is brought to our attention, Paul helps find a solution. He says, "It warms my heart to see these success stories month after month, year after year.” Now Paul makes a monthly gift to support Tarrant County children.