What’s Happening Now

1 Jun

Hey folks!! SO…we need to spread the word about what we do here at Gideon’s Feet. Here’s information on a raffle we’re having thru the month of June.  Click here https://gideonsfeet.wordpress.com/contact-us/journey-with-us/ and fill out the form!

–   There is no cost to you. Not only will you be entered into the raffle BUT you’ll be added to our list of friends so you don’t miss out on opportunities to help along side us and don’t worry,  we don’t send daily or even weekly missives. We only contact when there is a real reason

Win a commissioned work from DFW artist and Friend of Gideon’s Feet, Sarah Greenman! You DO NOT need to be in DFW to win, Sarah’s work is shipable!

Sarah Greenman is a Dallas-based, multidisciplinary artist. She makes paintings but also works as an actor, photographer, writer, blogger, activist, community organizer, urban gardener, parent and Creative Director for Statera Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to gender parity in the theatre. Browse Sarah’s work at www.sarahgreenman.com. Or check back here for more photos.

  Fill out the form between now and June 27th to win an original work, created just for you and valued at $300.

 

What we’re up to

12 May

Hello all! We have been woefully inadequate in keeping our website updated but we are working on making this a place where you can follow all the exciting things that we are doing…because we are doing. Though we’ve not been very good at talking about what’s happening, rest assured we are in the world helping!
Coming soon will be information about our volunteers, our recipients, and fun ways for you guys to participate in our mission both on line and in person. We are excited to have great stuff going in DFW and in NYC and look forward to some “bi-coastal” (HEY…the gulf is a coast) events as well.
Thank you, guys, for going with us. And we are , as always, excited for the next step.

Sugar Cookie Gala!!!!

15 Nov

Don’t Miss the Fun at our 5th Annual Sugar Cookie Gala!

Monday Dec 7th  7:00-9:30p

 Rosewood Center For The Arts

Dallas, TX

 

 

GIDEON’S FEET KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH OUR 5th ANNUAL BENEFIT “SUGAR COOKIE GALA”

SPONSORED BY DALLAS CHILDREN’S THEATER

Click here for tickets

DFW “It Boy” Kyle Igneczi and Musical Director (and Gideon’s Feet beneficiary) Adam Wright will charm the crowd with their inimitable piano stylings. Their music creates a warm, elegantly casual atmosphere in which revelers decorate their own special Sugar Cookies and enjoy bidding in the Silent Auction (featuring unique Paper Snowflakes created especially for the event by Broadway’s Don Darryl Rivera, and individually autographed by stars of stage and screen). You may even find yourself confronted by The Grinch himself (he’s been known to crash a Christmas Gala here and there!)

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 Dallas/Fort Worth theatrical artists in times of unforeseen crisis.

Individual tickets are available in advance at GideonsFeet.org 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.

“We’re thrilled to kick off the holiday season with a delicious and loving evening of music, food, and FUN!” says Ashley Puckett Gonzales, Founder of Gideon’s Feet. “The Christmas Event is always such a heartwarming chance to connect with the community that we serve.”

Buy Tickets for the Sugar Cookie Gala 2015

13 Nov

GIDEON’S FEET KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH 5th ANNUAL BENEFIT SPONSORED BY DALLAS CHILDREN’S THEATER “SUGAR COOKIE GALA”

Click this link for tickets!  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sugar-cookie-gala-2015-tickets-19458463789

Headliner Kyle Igneczi teams with Musical Director Adam Wright November  2015–Gideon’s Feet kicks off the 2015 holiday season with it’s Sugar Cookie Gala on Monday, December 7th from 7-9:30pm at the Rosewood Center For The Arts. Sponsored by the Dallas Children’s Theater, this family-friendly and fun evening raises funds to support the organization’s primary mission: providing financial assistance for Dallas/Fort Worth theatrical artists in times of unforeseen crisis.

DFW “It Boy” Kyle Igneczi will charm the crowd with the inimitable piano stylings of DFW Music Director and past Gideon’s Feet beneficiary Adam Wright to headline the event.

Their music creates a warm, elegantly casual atmosphere in which revelers decorate their own special Sugar Cookies and enjoy bidding in the Silent Auction (featuring unique Paper Snowflakes created especially for the event by Broadway’s Don Darryl Rivera, and individually autographed by stars of stage and screen). They may even find themselves mugged by The Grinch himself (he’s been known to crash a Christmas Gala here and there!)

Individual tickets are available in advance at gideonsfeet.org for a minimum requested donation of $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted at the event for Admission, Silent Auction winnings, and Individual Donations. “We’re thrilled to kick off the holiday season with a delicious and loving evening of music, food, and FUN!” says Ashley Puckett Gonzales, Founder of Gideon’s Feet. “The Christmas Event is always such a heartwarming chance to connect with the community that we serve.”

Where we are!

8 Oct

Hello! Long time no news!

Well, first of all we have officially expanded to NYC and our inaugural event was a ball. We are so excited to be serving two communities and cannot wait to see what happens in the future.

As to right now Well, DFW get ready for our Sugar Cookie Gala on Dec 7th at the Dallas Children’s Theatre. As always, family friendly and fun. We’ll have food, drink, fun and entertainment. Save the date and keep a look out for details coming soon.

NYC look for a fun event coming in February! We can’t wait to create more fun.

ALSO We have a need in our community! Please help our friend Jason Kane. There’s a link to his GoFundMe below. He’s a good guy who has had a rough go of it. He was a full-time caretaker for his mother and grandmother. He’s been out pursuing his dreams and goals and has hit some bumps in the road. Please consider helping him get back on his feet!

APG

https://www.gofundme.com/helpjasonkane

Charlie Greenman

3 Aug

Didn’t make it to the Gideon’s Feet event last Sunday at the to support the Greenman Family at the Dallas Children’s Theater? GOOD NEWS…you can still support them!!!

Gideon’s Feet is throwing our energy behind raising awareness of the Greenman Family’s GoFundMe page. Come join in and let’s get 5-year-old Charlie Greenman his handicap-accessible van!

ANY amount helps this family….can you give $5?

Raise money for Charlie’s handicapped accessible van! Hi there! I’m Sarah, Charlie’s mom. A LITTLE ABOUT CHARLIE:  Charlie Greenman was born on…
WWW.GOFUNDME.COM

Walking East

3 Aug

Hey NYC friends. Gideon’s Feet is heading East!
Our first NYC event is coming on Sunday, August 30th.
The evening features Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart and will be co-hosted by his Aladdin castmate Brian Gonzales.
7:30 pm-10pm in the New Am Room at the New Amsterdam Theater. Love to see you there!
More details to follow. Stay tuned!!
We’re very excited to expand our reach!
We’ve already given 2,000 dollars in aid to some NYC folks, and now we’re having our first official event. So please, NYC friends: spread the word to other NYC friends.
Or DFW folks, plan a vacation!!

Tickets Now Available for The 4th Annual SUGAR COOKIE GALA!

13 Nov

Event Page Sugar Cookie Gala PNG

The Steps We’ve Taken

8 Nov

Hey everybody! First of all a giant thank you for everyone who has donated and who came out to help Zak Reynolds! He received over $1,200 in donations to help defray his medical costs. WOW!!

Please mark your calendars for Dec 8th to come to The Sugar Cookie Gala at the home of our event sponsors the Dallas Children’s Theatre. Kick off your holiday season with us at our family friendly event. We  will have eats, drinks, activities, a silent auction and live performances. Tickets are a minimum donation of  $10 (details on purchasing them coming soon) and the Gala is from 7-930 so you can come and still be fresh for school and work the next day. Details will be posted here and on FB ASAP.

As we come into the holiday season and approach a new year, we thought it might be nice to reflect on the last few years and remember some of the folks we’ve been honored enough to help.  For those of you who are new to Gideon’s Feet you can hear what we’ve been up to. For those who’ve walked with us it’ll be nice to see some of what we’ve accomplished.

.   SRK

First up is Stephanie Riggs Kirkham.

Stephanie is the lifeblood of her theatre company, Our Productions Theatre Co.,  and  her  theatre school  She and her husband, Scott, work so hard to enrich their community through the art they produce and the children that they educate. When Stephanie was in a car accident that nearly cost her her life, her family needed some time and support for her to heal.

This is what Stephanie had to say :

” Gideon’s Feet was a true blessing after my accident, where I was struck from behind by a semi-truck. Not being able to work, and having medical bills piling up quickly, Gideon’s Feet stepped in and provided meals for my family (including my two small children) and hosted a musical benefit performance with my students to raise much needed funds. My family and I are so, so grateful for their assistance in our time of need. A meal given, a bill paid, songs sung – all comfort and love for myself, and others in need in our community.” –  Stephanie

we’ve walked so far

18 Oct

Well, I cannot believe another year has flown by. Tomorrow is Gideon’s 4th birthday. I cannot even begin to tell you how shocking it is to me that we’re four years out….it feels like yesterday and yet like a lifetime ago.

In four years we have, formed a 501c3, learned a lot about running it, done 10 + events, provided meals, and raised over $16,000 for folks in DFW’s theatre community. This journey is not always easy, but I see that it is always good. Gideon’s Little footprints that I wear on a chain around my neck are such a powerful reminder that small things can have a big impact. Whether it be a kind word, $5 to someone who needs it, singing at a charity event, volunteering time, or a 1lb 1 oz boy who changed the lives of his family…small things matter.  Those little footprints were so powerful in my life and I want my footprints left in the lives of others to have even a little of that power.

Brian and Simon and I will be celebrating Gideon’s impact on our lives with chocolate muffins and french fries tomorrow…that’s all I could keep down when I was pregnant with our first born….and we invite you to join us.Better yet, walk out tomorrow and let your footsteps echo in someones life for good. Be the good news for someone in need or in trouble for that is what makes us celebrate the most.

Please continue to walk with us and  love on my people…the creative souls in the world that allow us to escape ourselves or see ourselves or our circumstances and know we aren’t alone. We want to say that we are always here to walk with you as others have walked with us. One step is all it takes to get started….and suddenly you are four years down the road and stronger every day.

When our dream was shattered on that day I truly thought that there would never be another, but God showed me new dreams and new depths and even new heights. I am so humbled to be the mother of two special boys who inspire me to be better and to do more and walk farther each day. I hope that Gideon’s Feet inspires even a little of that somewhere for someone else.

 

Happy birthday EZ. Until we meet on the beautiful shore.