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Jump in a rocket ship and shoot for the stars! Half Price Books is preparing to launch its annual Feed Your Brainsummer reading program, which encourages kids to fuel the power of their imagination this summer. 

As we wrap up another school year, kids have their minds on summer vacation. However, it’s important to preserve the knowledge learned in the classroom this past school year to avoid the dreaded “summer slide.” More than two months of learning loss can occur when kids do not engage in educational activities during the summer, and the Half Price Books Feed Your Brainsummer reading program is a great way to keep young minds active and make reading fun. This year’s theme, “Out of this World,” will celebrate the 50thanniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.  

From June 1 through July 31, children 14 and under can participate in the program by picking up a reading log at their local Half Price Books or downloading a copy at HPB.com/FYB. Children are encouraged to read at least 15 minutes a day. Once they’ve read 300 minutes, parents and children can stop by the nearest Half Price Books to turn in their completed log and earn 5 Bookworm Bucks through June and July. Based on the number of logs turned in last year, kids read more than 10.8 million minutes during the summer – approximately 20.7 years!

Teens 14 and older can submit a teen book review online on or before August 29, 2019. They will receive an email with a link to print their confirmation code, which they can use to receive Bookworm Bucks.

Need some suggestions on what to read? Books are split into reading levels of: K-2, Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8. These reading recommendations will send you out of this world! Visit HPB.com/FYBfor more information.

Half Price Books is the largest family–owned new and used bookstore chain, with 124 retail locations in 17 states. Stores are open seven days a week and buy and sell new and used books, magazines, comics, records, CDs, DVDs and collectible items. Half Price Books has been dedicated to environmental and literacy efforts for more than 46 years by supporting hundreds of projects including its Million Book Donation Project and it annual Half Pint Library Book Drive, which nonprofit organizations and schools with book donations collected at all store locations. In addition, Half Price Books is a supporter of the National Center for Families Learning and Feed the Children. For more information about Half Price Books, please visit www.hpb.com.

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Square Peg Design (SQPEG), an international award-winning, architectural graphic design firm with offices in Oakland, Dallas, Dubai and Singapore, recently tapped Eileen Simeonovto serve as senior design manager of the firm’s Dallas office. SQPEG offers a broad array of design activities such as wayfinding, signage, branded environments, exhibits and public art.

With more than 23 years of experience, Eileen began her journey in the environmental graphic design industry after graduating from Texas Woman’s University in 1995. Her friendly personality, deep connections throughout the community and strong work ethic make her a key contributor to the SQPEG senior leadership team. Over the years, she has exemplified great success in her field with her ability to effectively design and manage programs for healthcare, sports, retail and corporate clients, all while combining her artistic background with her architectural experience.

Eileen raises the bar in the Dallas marketplace with her forward thinking, detail-oriented and tenacious nature. She applies her expertise in project analysis, programming, code research, schematic design, design development, client presentations, budgeting, contract documentation and coordination of signage fabrication and installation to lead the SQPEG Dallas office.

“We are thrilled to have Eileen on our team as senior design manager of our Dallas office, where she has quickly become a key contributor to Square Peg Design’s leadership team. Drawing on her 23 years of experience in designing and managing signage and wayfinding projects, Eileen plays an integral role in the strategy, design development and overall management of our client projects,” said Mike Moore, principal and managing director of Square Peg Design. “Her work ethic and experience, especially in the Dallas market, combined with Square Peg’s reputation of integrity, persistence and attention to detail, make her a tremendous asset to our team.” 

ABOUT SQUARE PEG DESIGN

Square Peg Design (SQPEG) is an international award-winning, architectural graphic design firm with offices in Oakland, Dallas, Dubai and Singapore. For more than 20 years, SQPEG has worked in partnership with its clients to create exceptional experiences in a vast array of environments around the world. SQPEG sees every project as an opportunity to celebrate its uniqueness and create a sense of place. From branding and wayfinding to signage and placemaking, SQPEG designs the visual layer that enhances the human experience in the spaces their clients create. SQPEG’s work clarifies, guides, entices and excites, always with an eye toward creating a lasting sense of purpose and belonging.  For additional information, please visit www.sqpeg.comor call 510.596.8810. 

 

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Symphony of Chefs Co-Chairs Mike Montgomery, Vinette Montgomery, Honorary Chairs Jenny Dove and Tim Dove, Symphony of Chefs Co-Chairs Amy Pratt, Kaari Wicklund, James Wicklund

This year, Symphony of Chefs introduced a new level of giving and culinary excellence at the ninth annual signature fundraiser, benefitting KidLinks on Monday, February 25, 2019, at Sixty-Five Hundred. Philanthropists, socialites and other well-known patrons of the Dallas community gathered to enjoy a wine-paired four course dinner prepared by 29 of the most reputable chefs in the Dallas metroplex. All proceeds directly supported KidLinks, a North Texas-based non-profit that provides healing, hope and happiness for children and families through therapeutic music entertainment and music therapy programs.

Guests were instantly greeted by a champagne wall as they trickled into the venue, which (naturally) set the tone for the rest of the evening. The intimate evening of just over 250 people began with light bites from featured hors d’oeuvres chef, Isaac Kek of Musumé, and live musical entertainment from some of Booker T. Washington’s finest. 

The magical aroma of food filled the air and teased guests, as chefs made last-minute preparations before welcoming patrons to their individual tables. As soon as 7:00 p.m. struck, it was go-time! The curtains opened revealing the room where guests would enjoy a delicious meal prepared tableside by their selected chef. As guests were seated for the first course, WFAA Chief Meteorologist Pete Delkus took the stage to give welcoming remarks. During his welcome, Pete shared a story of how music is something so near and dear to his family. You could tell by the sincerity in his voice that he was thrilled to be a part of such a lovely cause!

Happiness filled the air as the courses began and the wine, courtesy of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, flowed. A nicely bound cookbook was gifted to each guest comprised of original recipes from each of the participating chefs. As the last course wrapped up, featured pastry chefs Cesar Barachina of The Star and Dunia Borga of LaDuni Baking Studio presented their decadent desserts, which ended the evening in the sweetest way possible. 

As guests enjoyed dessert, KidLinks CEO Diana Crawford took the stage to express her gratitude to the crowd, sponsors and chefs for contributing to the success of the night. Soon after, a video presentation played on the screen that told a story of the impact KidLinks has made on a client. While guests were both crying and smiling as the video ended, it was time for the Live Auction of experiences. Pete took the stage to introduce the live auctioneer, Mike Trent, who kicked off the auction with the classic game of Heads & Tails. The lively crowd came out of their food coma to raise over $45,000 in a lively auction featuring seven culinary experiences around Dallas-Fort Worth, generously donated by event chefs.

Guests Included: Honorary Chairs Jenny and Tim Dove; 2019 Event Co-chairs Vinette and Mike Montgomery, Amy Pratt, and Kaari and James Wicklund; Founding Event Chairs Bonnie and Nathan Shea; Honorary Chef Chair Gorjiof Gorji Restaurant; Honorary Chef Chair Emeritus Salvatore Giselluof Urban Family Restaurants;Ann and J.W. Brown;Karen and Mike DollarGeorgia and Marc LyonsMynan and Sam Feldman; Marian and Jon Glass; Jesse Betts; Ellen and Jim Markus; Giulia and Erec Winandy; Sara and Matt Bodzy; Pebble and Mike McGhee; Suzanne and Scot Smith; Karen and David Skidmore; Joe Goyne; Maria Manas; Rae and Craig Story. 

 

Photo Credit: Tamytha Cameron and Celeste Smith

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Written in raw, masterful, heart-rending prose, Maid is the story of one woman’s tenacity to survive and break free of the grips of the system to give her child a better life. Stephanie Land’s work gives voice to the working poor. Her compassionate, unflinching writing is fueled by her own struggle as a low-income single mother who aspired to use her stories to expose the reality of pursuing the American Dream while being held under the poverty line.

Join Half Price Books as they host social justice advocate, journalist and author Stephanie Land for a conversation and signing event featuring her book, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive, on January, 31, 2019, at Wilshire Baptist Church.  A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit CitySquare, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting the causes and effects of poverty through service, advocacy and friendship.  

Land’s work has been featured in The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Guardian, Vox, Salon, among others. She focuses on social and economic justice as a writing fellow through both the Center for Community Change and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. 

General admission tickets are $30 and include a copy of the book.VIP tickets are $45 each and include preferred seating, early access to the signing line, a special pre-event meet and greet with the author and a copy of the book. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3915657.

 

About CitySquare:

CitySquare fights the causes and effects of poverty through service, advocacy and friendship. Working together as a community for three decades, CitySquare feeds the hungry, heals the sick, houses the homeless,and renews hope through 22 unique programs. For more information, visit www.CitySquare.org.

About Half Price Books:

Half Price Books is the largest family-owned new and used bookstore chain with 125 retail locations in 17 states. Stores are open seven days a week and buy and sell new and used books, magazines, comics, records, CDs, DVDs and collectible items. Half Price Books has been dedicated to environmental and literacy efforts for more than 46 years and supports hundreds of local, national and international programs. Each year the company sponsors the Half Pint Library Book Drive at each of its stores, donating and distributing thousands of books to non-profit organizations and schools throughout the United States. Half Price Books is a founding contributor to Laura Bush's National Book Festival, and a continuing supporter of the National Center for Family Literacy and Feed the Children. For more information about Half Price Books, its store locations and corporate initiatives, please visit www.hpb.com, and follow us on Facebook,Twitterand Instagram.

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Making waves in the interior design industry is Lindley Arthur Interiors, a boutique residential design firm located in the heart of Highland Park, specializing in new construction, remodels, room design, space planning and styling. Lindley Arthur Interiors provides a full-service, turnkey process for each client, from conception to installation, walking its clients through every step of the design process, helping to bring a vision to life. 

Dallas native and Park Cities resident Lindley Whisenant Arthur spent a decade in public relations before she took a passionate leap of faith, turning her love for antiques and design into a successful interior design business. In 2008, she set up a shop in Antique Row on Lovers Lane in Dallas, and before long, her scope naturally expanded into interior design. Arthur now leads a well-respected team of industry innovators, including Nicole Groth and Callie Moroney. 

Long-time friend and Park Cities resident Nicole Groth shared Lindley’s passion for art. Groth was exposed early on to great artists and became an artist herself, known for her whimsical use of both color and texture. The two quickly realized the need to join forces after Arthur used many of Groth’s original pieces in client projects. Newest addition to the team and recent University of Texas graduate Callie Moroney has a penchant for design that transpires in her everyday contact with clients. 

“We fuse traditional and modern styles to make for uniquely fresh and beautiful spaces for our clients. Our team’s creative eye naturally transitions into our work in residential design,” said owner Lindley Arthur. “We are relationship-driven, and our experience and knowledge in the art of design is unparalleled, which is it was natural for me to take the work I was doing for family and friends and build a boutique interior design firm.”

Recent projects have included ranch estates, luxury lake-front homes, mountain retreats and private residences. The firm’s design philosophy is that a home should be a well-curated collection of old and new, ultimately resulting in a timeless interior that is livable and fun but with a fresh edge. With a passion for using antiques, pops of color, interesting fabric and modern art in their work, the team’s goal is to focus on functionality and practicality, without sacrificing beauty or comfort. 

About Lindley Arthur Interiors

Lindley Arthur Interiors is a residential design firm in Dallas specializing in new construction, remodels, room design, space planning and styling. Lindley Arthur Interiors’ design philosophy is that a home should be a well-curated collection of old and new, ultimately resulting in a timeless interior that has a fresh edge. With a passion for using antiques, pops of color, interesting fabric and modern art in their work, the team’s goal is to focus on functionality and practicality, without sacrificing beauty or comfort. From conception to installation, Lindley Arthur Interiors walks its clients through every step of the design process, helping bring their vision to life. For more information, visit www.lindleyarthurinteriors.com, or follow our Instagram @lindleyarthurinteriors or call 214.616.2582. 

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Every year, the most organized of holiday shoppers have a detailed list of what they are going to buy their family members, coworkers, friends, children’s teachers and significant others for the holidays. As appealing as this sounds, unfortunately, the rest of us are usually out running around doing last-minute shopping, hoping for that perfect gift idea to fall in our lap and solve the inevitable holiday shopping madness!

As much as 40% of the season’s sales happen in the 10 days before Christmas, according to the National Retail Federation.Some label waiting until the last second to figure out what to buy as procrastination, while others call it strategic. Either way, no judgement here!Whether you are gifting your boss a little “sussy” just in time for your annual review or you are trying to find a present for your child’s school teacher without adding to their collection of Starbucks gift cards, Half Price Books has something everyone on your list will enjoy. 

Luckily, Half Price Books is already one step ahead of the “strategic last-minute shopper.” Throughout the year, its buyers curate a selection of new, bestselling books offered in all stores at 20% off the cover price. While we know when it comes to our readers, the term ‘one size fits all’ isn’t a viable option here, this best seller list is far from mainstream. Customers can choose from gothic-horror novels to a chilling case-study of a white supremacist to a refreshing story about choosing to live a life full of optimism. 

If you are approaching your holiday list and find yourself a little hesitant about what will get your loved ones swooning, a Half Price Books gift card is the perfect alternative. Forget the ‘gift cards are impersonal’ nonsense because who doesn’t like having a reason to shop for themselves? The value of a gift card goes further at Half Price Books. In addition to offering its usual array of used books, new books, private-label merchandise and wholesale items, Half Price Books is upping its game this year by expanding its product offerings. This expansion of inventory will include more toys, accessories, board and card games, transportation themed toys, wearables, retro items, STEM sets, coffee mugs and other retail items, perfect for stocking stuffers or holiday gifting. Plus, customers receive a $5 gift card, redeemable in January, with every $25 gift card purchased. 

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KidLinks is pleased to announce the participating chefs for its ninth Annual Symphony of Chefs, which will be held Monday, February 25, 2019, at Sixty-Five Hundred in Dallas. Symphony of Chefs, an evening of culinary composition, is a signature event featuring some of Dallas’ most notable chefs. This year’s event co-chairs are Vinette and Mike Montgomery, Amy Pratt and Kaari and James Wicklund, along with honorary chairs Jenny and Tim Dove and honorary chef chair, Gorji. All proceeds will directly support KidLinks, a North Texas-based non-profit that provides healing, hope and happiness for children and families through therapeutic music entertainment and music therapy programs.

 

The intimate evening of just 250 guests will begin with an hors d’oeuvres reception at 6:30 p.m. featuring live musical entertainment, followed by a seated four-course dinner prepared table-side by this year’s featured dinner chefs and paired with wines from several vineyards courtesy of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. The Symphony of Chefs evening concludes with a spirited live auction of chef-driven culinary experiences and decadent dessert course. 

 

2019 SYMPHONY OF CHEFS PARTICIPATING CHEFS (As of 12/11/18)

 

FEATURED HORS D’OEUVRES CHEF:

Isaac Kek, Musumé

 

FEATURED DINNER CHEFS:

Sebastien Archambault, The Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek 
Jon Bonnell, Bonnell’s Restaurant
Justin Box, EB2
Sandra Bussey, Bbbop Seoul Kitchen and Chicken Moto
Robert James Clifford, Palace Café

Tiffany Derry, Roots Chicken Shak

Anthony Dispensa, The French Room

Fitzgerald Dodd, Private Chef

Rachid El Yamani, The Star

Gorji,Gorji Restaurant

Mark Guatelara, Asador   

Juan “Pancho” Jasso, Nick & Sam’s Park Cities
John Kleifgen, Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse
Peja Krstic, Môt Hai Ba

TJ Lengnick, Dee Lincoln Prime
Giuliano Matarese, Mille Lire

Yimara “Yia” Medina,Circo
Misti Norris, Petra and the Beast
Jeramie Robison, City Hall Bistro
Josh Sutcliff, Mirador
John Tesar, Knife

David Tran, Uchiba
Enrique Urrutia, Bravazo Rotisserie
Manny Vera, Truluck’s
Nick Walker, CBD Provisions

Jacob Williamson, Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

 

Featured Pastry Chef:

Dunia Borga, LaDuni Baking Studio

 

For decades, KidLinks has provided healing experiences for the special needs of children through performing arts and media, funded therapeutic music initiatives, and free/low cost, professional music therapy treatment programs for children in need. Today, KidLinks is changing the face of therapeutic music entertainment for patients and families in hospitals across North Texas and beyond. Funds raised directly support the growth of direct services and the creation and development of content that can improve the daily experiences of hospitalized and special needs children when they need it most, as well as provide educational resources for the adults who care for them.

 

ABOUT KIDLINKS

KidLinks is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides healing, hope and happiness for children and families through therapeutic music entertainment and music therapy programs. For more than three decades, impacting more than 375,000 children and caregivers, KidLinks has provided healing experiences for the special needs of children through performing arts and media, funded therapeutic music initiatives, university-level music therapy training and free/low cost treatment programs for children in need. KidLinks is changing the face of therapeutic music entertainment for patients and families in hospitals across North Texas and beyond and has already served more than 75,000 children in local hospitals and care centers. Funds raised directly support the creation of content that can improve the daily experiences of hospitalized and special needs children when they need it most, as well as provide educational resources for the adults who care for them. For more information on KidLinks, including services or news and events, please visit newly redesigned website www.KidLinks.orgor follow us on Instagram @Kid_Links.  

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The holidays are upon us, and Clothes Circuit, Dallas' iconic luxury consignment shop for fashion-loving women, has thousands of one-of-a-kind pieces that will turn heads at every holiday party. At any given moment, savvy shoppers can choose from approximately 600 different brands and close to 12,000 pieces. From Gucci to Chanel, Christian Louboutin to Jimmy Choo, the brands are top-tier and incredibly sought-after.Clothes Circuit will kick off its “After Five” in-store pop-up, full of classy-chic looks that are perfect for any holiday soirée by offering 30 percent off select attire starting Monday, November 23.  

To celebrate its “After Five” pop-up, the Clothes Circuit style team picked its top five trends for creating that wow-factor, no matter what type of holiday outing you plan to attend. 

  • Black Tie:  Have a black-tie event to attend this season? Ball gowns and baubles are a staple but be sure to select a foolproof look.  A perfectly fitted black gown does a woman wonders, especially if it’s crafted with sheer embroidering. 
  • Cocktail:If you’re tired of thinking “another occasion another LBD to buy!” try spicing things up!  Jumpsuits are a fun, edgy and feminine way to be creative with your look. Don’t forget to wear a pump with a unique print to create an extra wow-factor! 
  • Festive:  It’s the holiday season, where everything tends to pop! Why not make your outfit stand out with a beautifully designed bag from Clothes Circuit. The perfect bag to go with a chic outfit will surely be a show stopper. 
  • Casual Chic:Sometimes being casual isn’t enough. Elevate your outfit with a beautiful statement necklace and the perfect ankle bootie. Don’t forget to add accessories that complement your party-ready look. 
  • Outdoors:If the tree gets to be lit this Christmas, why can’t your wardrobe do the same?You can’t have the holidays without holiday outings or layers! It’s impossible not to layer up when temperatures drop, so why not make it chic? Scarves with a cute holiday sweater are perfect for a fun time with your co-workers or friends.

Whether it’s a gift card for a loved one or a last-minute holiday party shopping frenzy, give the gift of luxury this holiday season from Clothes Circuit.Some of the most sought-after brands customers can expect to see this season include: Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermès, Gucci, Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Pedro Garcia, Ippolita, David Yurman, Oscar de la Renta, Brunello Cucinelli, Etro, rag & bone, Vince, Lafayette 148, Frame, Joie, Free People and Tory Burch. During the holidays, Clothes Circuit is open Friday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. 

                     

ABOUT CLOTHES CIRCUIT

Since 1983, Clothes Circuit, the pioneer of luxury consignment in Dallas, has been the go-to destination in the community for fashion-loving women. Being fiscally and environmentally conscious about clothing is certainly on trend in today’s market. With more than 32,000 consigners over the last 35 years and about 600 brands in the store, Clothes Circuit offers consignment of fresh, pre-owned fashion with brands such as Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Tory Burch, Rag and Bone, Lululemon and more. Clothes Circuit is located in Preston Center at 6105 Sherry Lane, Dallas, Texas 75225 and the phone number is 214.696.8634. The shop is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. For additional information, please visit www.clothescircuit.com.

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On Monday, February 25, 2019, KidLinks will host its ninth Annual Symphony of Chefs fundraiser at Sixty-Five Hundred in Dallas. Symphony of Chefs is one of KidLinks signature events and features some of the Dallas’ most notable chefs. The intimate evening will start off with an hors d’oeuvres reception featuring rising star chefs at 6:30 p.m., followed by a seated four-course dinner prepared table-side by featured dinner chefs, and concludes with a decadent dessert reception presented by a Featured Pastry Chef.Each course of the evening is paired with wines from several vineyards or a specialty cocktail. Symphony of Chefs also will include live musical entertainment and a spirited live auction featuring chef experiences. 

Symphony of Chefs is one of two signature events benefitting the North Texas based non-profit, KidLinks. For decades, KidLinks has provided healing experiences for the special needs of children through performing arts and media, funded therapeutic music initiatives, and free/low cost, professional Music Therapy treatment programs for children in need. Today, KidLinks is changing the face of therapeutic music entertainment for patients and families in hospitals across North Texas and beyond. Funds raised go directly to the creation of content that can improve the daily experiences of hospitalized and special needs children when they need it most as well as provide educational resources for the adults who care for them. 

EVENT CHAIRS: Vinette and Mike Montgomery, Amy Pratt, & Kaari and James K. Wicklund

  

HONORARY CHAIRS: Jenny and Tim Dove

 

HONORARY CHEF CHAIR: Gorgi of Canary by Gorji

 

 

WHEN:            Monday, February 25, 2019

                        6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 

 

WHERE:          Sixty-Five Hundred

                        6500 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 200

                        Dallas, Texas 75325

 

ABOUT KIDLINKS:       

KidLinks, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization provides healing, hope and happiness for children and families through music therapy programs and therapeutic music entertainment. For more than three decades, impacting over 375,000 kids and caregivers, KidLinks has provided healing experiences for the special needs of children through performing arts and media, funded therapeutic music initiatives, university-level Music Therapy training and free/low cost treatment programs for children in need. KidLinks is changing the face of therapeutic music entertainment for patients and families in hospitals across North Texas and beyond and has already served more than 75,000 children in local hospitals and care centers. Funds raised go directly to the creation of content that can improve the daily experiences of hospitalized and special needs children when they need it most as well as provide educational resources for the adults who care for them. For more information, please visit www.KidLinks.org.

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For more than three decades, KidLinks, a nonprofit organization that provides healing, hope and happiness for children and families, recently launched its redesigned online platform, www.KidLinks.org. The redesigned website enables KidLinks to increase its Therapeutic Music Entertainment (TME) programs and allows its board-certified music therapists to provide in-depth music therapy resources for more children across the country.  

In its history, continuous support from generous donors has enabled KidLinks’ musicians to perform in hospitals and special care centers, has funded university-level Music Therapy training and has provided free/low cost treatment programs for children in need. Today, KidLinks is able to reach all children through the power of media and song via its modernized online KidLinks platform, previously known as Hugworks Children’s Network (HCN), for times when they can’t be there in person. In order to appeal to every hospital partner, child and family, the revamped KidLinks platform is now more accessible and is mobile-friendly. Users will find the website to be brighter, more readable and fun when accessingTherapeutic Music Entertainment and clinical Music Therapy resources.  

“I am proud to be a part of an organization thatserves patients in need who are looking for the highest quality of care but may not have the financial means to visit a large hospital or therapy center,” said KidLinks Executive Director Diana Crawford. “With the newly updated website, navigation will be simplified creating a more cohesive user experience. We will be more searchable, organized and better showcase our songbooks.”

KidLinks is also working with a variety of platforms including YouTube, iTunes and Spotify to distribute the animated videos and songs. Subjects include coping with loss or change, dealing with low self-esteem, how to express feelings, the importance of teamwork and friendship, providing comfort, growing and developing the imagination, motivation and encouragement, the environment, pets and animals, caring and kindness, restfulness and more.

KidLinks partners with hospitals as a resource to help each child and family feel and do their best, and the website includes a portal for each partner for patients to log into. Instead of waiting until their next visit, children across the country can now access the latest in secure, child-safe, engaging online media delivery, and enjoy inspiring original music and animated sing-along videos.  The redesigned website provides more information about KidLinks’ partnerships and the expanded services provided to partner organizations. A ‘Community of Practice’ tab serves as a hub for all things Music Therapy, including: articles, case studies, useful links, documents, thought pieces and Music Therapy FAQs. There is also a new section on the site dedicated to showcasing personal stories and client testimonials designed to unite the KidLinks community. 

ABOUT KIDLINKS

KidLinks is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides healing, hope and happiness for children and families through music therapy programs and therapeutic music entertainment. For more than three decades, impacting more than 375,000 children and caregivers, KidLinks has provided healing experiences for the special needs of children through performing arts and media, funded therapeutic music initiatives, university-level Music Therapy training and free/low cost treatment programs for children in need. KidLinks is changing the face of therapeutic music entertainment for patients and families in hospitals across North Texas and beyond and has already served more than 75,000 children in local hospitals and care centers. Funds raised go directly to the creation of content that can improve the daily experiences of hospitalized and special needs children when they need it most, as well as provide educational resources for the adults who care for them. For more information on KidLinks, including services or news and events, please visit newly redesigned website www.KidLinks.orgor follow us on Instagram @Kid_Links.