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Mike Modano & Friends Visit Children's Hospital
Members of the Dallas Stars visited patients at Children's on Dec. 11 as part of their annual holiday activities. Click for full story.





‘Tis the Season to Give
The Mike Modano Foundation supports the amazing efforts of Jonathan’s Place (www.jpkids.org). And with the holidays are right around the corner and Jonathan’s Place wants to make it a special time for their children. Below are “wish lists” of items that will make the children very happy! Please look over the wish-list and see how you might be able to play Santa this year! For more information on donating, please contact Jonathan’s Place at 214-827-9595.

Please note: Monday, December 18th is the last day to donate items for the children’s Christmas presents.

Download Jonathan’s Place Holiday Wish Lists
(Adobe Acrobat PDF)




5th Annual Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game
On June 24th, the 5th Annual Heroes Celebrity Baseball game took place at the Dr Pepper/7-up Ballpark in Frisco, TX!
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The Mike Modano Foundation ARCH Center Endowment Fund at Children’s Medical Center
The Mike Modano Foundation is proud to announce the formation of the Mike Modano Foundation ARCH Center Endowment Fund at Children’s Medical Center. The funds will be used to serve the patients at the At-Risk Children’s Hospital (ARCH) at Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

For more than 90 years, the families of North Texas have trusted Children’s Medical Center to care for our community’s most valuable resource—our children. Providing more than 342,000 patient visits annually from children living not only in Dallas but from all over the U.S. and the world, Children’s is the largest provider of pediatric healthcare in North Texas. Notably, Children’s the only pediatric hospital in Texas and one of only 14 in the nation to be designated as a Level I Trauma Center allowing them to handle the most extreme pediatric emergencies.

The ARCH Center is a valuable part of the hospital. The mission of the Crystal Charity Ball ARCH Center is to improve the quality of life for physically and emotionally fragile children in the Dallas area through exemplary medical care, social support, community referrals, advocacy and education. Opened in 1999, the ARCH center allows the hospital to provide comprehensive medical and social care for children whose needs overlap with the services offered by various programs. Made up of six clinics - REACH (Referral and Evaluation of Abused Children) Clinic, Foster Care Clinic, Low Birth Weight Clinic ARMS (AIDS-Related Medical Services) Clinic, AYA (Adolescent Young Adult) Clinic, Lead Poisoning Clinic – the ARCH center’s purpose is a natural fit with the Mike Modano Foundation mission. We look forward to the wonderful partnership with Children’s Medical Center and look forward to helping at-risk kids in this community.

For more information on Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, please visit their website at http://www.childrens.com/.



2006 Capital for Kids partners with The Mike Modano Foundation
The Mike Modano Foundation is pleased to partner with Capital for Kids, an organization focused on children in need, to raise funds and awareness for at-risk children in this community.

Capital for Kids is a network of individuals and organizations in the investment management business dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children in need. The group has already distributed close to $1,000,000 to area agencies such as Jonathan’s Place, Children’s Medical Center, Children’s Advocacy Center, Nexus and others. Capital for Kids is passionate in supporting organizations that educate, protect and encourage the development of children in the North Texas area. Last year’s gala raised over $700,000 and drew over 500 attendees from investment firms and major corporations. This year’s efforts have already exceeded $400,000 and our goal is to raise $1,000,000.

The Mike Modano Foundation would like to thank all of the individuals that donate their time and energy and work so diligently during the year to make this partnership so special. For more information on Capital for Kids, please visit www.capitalforkids.org.



Update: Dallas Project Assist
Thanks to the help of a number of generous supporters, we collected and spent over $160,000 to purchase furniture to Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita evacuees living in the Metroplex area.
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...On Monday, February 7, 2005, The Mike Modano Foundation received a $20,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS). The grant will be used to benefit Jonathan’s Place, the first licensed foster group home in Texas for drug-addicted babies and small children which also provides emergency residential care services for abused, abandoned and neglected children. Specifically, the funds will be used to help initiate the Jonathan’s Place Play Therapy project by providing an in-house therapist for the children living at the facility. The Mike Modano Foundation is proud to be associated with the UPS Foundation. The Foundation, established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, focuses on specific areas where its support will clearly impact social issues. We would like to thank the UPS Foundation for their help in raising awareness for the cause of at-risk children in the Dallas area. The Mike Modano Foundation would also like to thank Richard Singleton of UPS for all of his time and hard work that went toward this grant.



Bob Sambol, owner of Bob's Steak & Chop House (Dallas, San Francisco, Plano) was elected President of the Board of Directors for the Mike Modano Foundation. "I believe in the foundation and feel I can accomplish a lot for the organization. Besides, Mike and I are friends. I've seen how much time, effort and resources he has put into projects like Jonathan's Place. It has become my cause as well," says Sambol. "My wife, Judi, and I feel that it is a great opportunity for us to make a difference in the lives of kids that need help."


The Mike Modano Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501c(3) organization dedicated to raising money to improve the quality of life and assist underprivileged children in the Dallas area. The primary focus of the foundation is to serve children who have been abused (both physically and emotionally), neglected, and abandoned.

In October 2003, The Mike Modano Infant and Toddler Cottage was opened on the new 6-acre Jonathan's Place campus in the Dallas County area. The cottage provides 16 beds for “at-risk” children ages newborn to five (5) years old and is expected to serve up to approximately 450 abused and neglected Dallas County children this year.

For more information on either Bob Sambol or The Mike Modano Foundation, please visit:
bobssteakandchop.com
mikemodanofoundation.com



The Modano Cottage

The infant and toddler cottage at Jonathan’s Place is finally complete. Several months of hard work paid off creating a cozy, child-friendly environment. Mike was able to tour the new facility mid-June, with another tour expected this fall. A spacious nursery with convenient amenities for changing babies and heating up bottles was installed, as well as blanket racks at toddler level to hold donated quilts and blankets. If you have any questions regarding the Mike Modano Cottage or wish to make a donation, please feel free to e-mail:foundation@mikemodano.com. See the updated photos below.



Main Entrance

Backyard

Bedroom

Dining Area
 

Living Room

Infant Cottage