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Special Thanks

17 Jan

Hey there!! Our friend, Kellen, has come thru his corneal surgery with flying colors and he wanted to personally thank everyone so here’s the link to a video he asked us to share. We are so honored to have been a part of helping this young man. Thank you to all who helped!!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw25vnGn-krhZWpWZUtEekRUTHpIdC13UUhubTY2a2hZdnBF/view?usp=sharing

 

 

 

Some great steps!

6 Jan

Hey guys!! SO the Gala was a blast, as always, and we raised a good amount towards our mission. Thank you to all who attended and donated. Remember, you can donate here on our website anytime!

Here’s what were up to now.

We just finished a successful GoFundMe campaign for 17 year old DFW actor, Kellen Miller, who was loosing his eyesight. You guys raised more than enough to cover his surgery, medications, special contacts and lodgings for his folks during his surgery in Dallas. I’m so proud to be a small part of helping him.

Here’s what we’re doing now!!

Mark Silverbeg and May Ehlinger need help. Mark has been battling cancer for 5 years and Mary has battled cancer in that time as well. They need some support for medical expenses. Here’s their story and the gofundme we’ve started for them. If you can help, please do and please share their story. That helps so much too!

https://www.gofundme.com/mark-silverberg-and-mary-ehlinger

 

Happy New Year from us. We are already having a great 2017 watching people care about and support one another

 

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Sugar Cookie Gala 2016

17 Nov

Tickets are now on sale for the 6th Annual Sugar Cookie Gala

 

click this link to get tickets in advance for $15

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sugar-cookie-gala-2016-tickets-29329511358

OR buy at the door for $20

Ticket includes, beverages, snacks, entertainment and karma points!

Sponsored by the Dallas Children’s Theater, this fun, family-friendly evening raises funds to support the organization’s primary mission: providing financial assistance for performing artists in times of unforeseen crisis. Gideon’s Feet primarily works with artists in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, with expanded outreach to New York and Los Angeles based artists as well.

As always, our gala will offer family-friendly activities such as sugar cookie decorating, lots of great food, and a visit from Christmas carolers. This year, our silent auction will feature unique Paper Snowflakes signed by some of the stars and Muppeteers of Sesame Street, tickets to the Dallas Opera and stained glass art created by April Beiswenger and so much more. Dallas-based band The Quid will perform with special guests including Janelle Lutz and Ashley Puckett Gonzales and Sonny Franks, Maianne Galloway and Aubrey Fergusson throughout the evening

 

 

The Latest!!

27 Oct

Here’s the latest!! Keep your eyes peeled for details coming soon!!

We’re selling a motorcycle in DFW! An ebay auction will begin this week!!! Tonja Bigelow-Brown and her husband, Sean, need our help…and they want to give back in the process. Tonja and Sean have been active in the DFW Film/TV/and Theatre scene for many years, but have been plagued by medical problems. . Following a prolonged illness for Tonja, Sean has had multiple strokes, a heart attack , and suffers from Kidney disease, copd, ptsd, congestive heart failure, dementia and vertigo. In the last 11 months he has gone from active to wheelchair bound. Proceeds from the auction will go to pay medical bills and to benefit Gideon’s Feet’s continuing mission of helping artists in need.  The bike is a 2006 Bourget Dragon Custom. 96 cubic inch Red with fat back tire.  The bike is available in the DFW area or to someone willing and able to pick it up after purchase.

 

The bike will be available via ebay motors very soon. We’ll announce the start ASAP Please let any of your biker friends know about this great deal with awesome karma points attached. Photos are available on our FB page.
ALSO:

Our SUGAR COOKIE GALA Is Dec 12th!!!

You don’t want to miss this year’s 6th Annual Sugar Cookie Gala

SPONSORED BY DALLAS CHILDREN’S THEATER
Monday, December 12th 7:00-9:30 pm
Rosewood Center for the Arts  Dallas, TX

This year, our silent auction will feature unique Paper Snowflakes signed by some of the stars and Muppeteers of Sesame Street, tickets to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and stained glass art created by April Beiswenger. Dallas-based band The Quid will perform with special guests including Janelle Lutz and Ashley Puckett Gonzales throughout the evening.

As always, our gala will offer family-friendly activities such as sugar cookie decorating, lots of great food, and a visit from Christmas carolers.

Sponsored by the Dallas Children’s Theater, this fun, family-friendly evening raises funds to support the organization’s primary mission: providing financial assistance for performing artists in times of unforeseen crisis. Gideon’s Feet primarily works with artists in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, with expanded outreach to New York and Los Angeles based professionals as well.

“What a joy to kick off the holidays in DFW at the Sugar Cookie Gala. We are so excited to have been able to serve artists for the last six years, and we look forward to reaching more people as we continue to grow. The 2010 Gala was our organization’s inaugural event and this year, as in the first year, it’s on my birthday! I cannot think of a better way to celebrate than with the Gideon’s Feet family, sugar cookies, good music, and generous people helping others.” says Ashley Puckett Gonzales, Founder of Gideon’s Feet.

Individual tickets will be available online soon for a minimum requested donation of $15, or $20 at the door. Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted at the event for Admission, Silent Auction winnings, and Individual Donations.

If you cannot attend on December 12th, you can still participate. Donate to Gideon’s Feet, it’s tax-deductible!

Meet the Team part 3

10 Sep

MARIANNE GALLOWAY (Actor/Director/Mom)

How did the arts drew you in?
They’ve always been part of my life.

Why you believe in what we do and why you help do it?
A life in the performing arts can inherently be very self-focused. When we take proactive steps to expand our scope beyond the Self and take in the personal, off-stage lives of our fellow artists, we engage with our community on a deeper, more profound level. I believe this engagement strengthens the core of an arts community, and that core strength emits a ripple effect the limits of which are boundless.

What inspires you?
Those who push beyond their perceived limitations. Those who help me see Life and Humanity through a different perspective than my own narrow one. My children.

What you do in the organization?
Board Member and Annual Chair of the Sugar Cookie Gala Silent Auction

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Meet the Team part 2

13 Aug

**MEET THE TEAM** A look into the people who make Gideon’s Feet happen.

Tripp Hanson (Acupuncturist)

What draws you to the arts?
It’s no longer my day job, though it was for 25 years…but still treat many of the Broadway community, and feel that- like my original connection- it’s still my tribe. I’m just a medicine man now, instead of being one of the warriors!

Why you believe in what we do and why you help do it: having been an performer/artist,
I know how long and winding the road can be; and how so often the personal resources are limited. I also lived through the the darkest days of the AIDS crisis, when so many were lost, and there were so many who didn’t have access to the basics to meet their very dire needs. While it’s a different time now, that period of loss and shock taught me, taught us, a lot about taking care of each other in a grass roots kind of way. That stays with me….

What inspires you?
Big question. At the root of it all, I guess I’d say connection. Connection to purpose, connection to others, especially when that can be in a collaborative way. I’d add to that education…helping people understand the deeper causes of illness, and how to be involved in their own healing.”

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Our Team

5 Aug

**MEET THE TEAM** A look into the people who make Gideon’s Feet happen.

Lisa Riegel (Actor)
Board Member and help with Marketing for Gideon’s Feet.

What drew you to a profession in the arts?
My 3rd grade class went on a field trip to see a production of “Robin Hood” and I was hooked

Why you believe in what we do and why you help do it?
I believe we have a responsibility to each other as members of the theatrical community (and the human community, for that matter) to reach out with caring, open hearts and material resources when needed.

What inspires you?
I find inspiration in anything that expands my focus outward, away from “me” toward “we”.

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