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At their May Luncheon Assistance League Coppell was pleased to award three scholarships to outstanding Coppell youth pictured above.  Nikitha Vicas, was a fundraiser who along with two friends organized a two-day festival of classical dance and music for Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Securing corporate sponsorships and speaking before any organization who would allow them to present their program, they raised over $30,000 for the Foundation.  Nikitha also participates in a program that makes and delivers more than 200 sandwiches monthly to homeless shelters. After reviewing her many options Nikitha will be attending the University of Texas at Dallas.

Nicole Crumpler had been volunteering with the Coppell Humane Society since the 7th grade.  When she started to Coppell High School she discovered the school had trouble attracting volunteers.  Nicole suggested creation of a Youth Volunteer Liaison to make students aware of volunteer opportunities in the community. She has attended the Coppell Library Volunteer Fair representing the school and accomplished filling the volunteer needs.  She and her sister Erin founded a non-profit organization, Chococharity.org that sells chocolates at events like the Coppell Farmer’s Market and has raised more than $5,000 to date for homeless animals.  Nicole, along with her twin sister will be attending Duke University in the fall.

Ryan MacDonald had been a volunteer camp counselor at First United Methodist Church Camp Pike for several years during the summer.  Ryan saw a need for a safe place for students to go and do their homework and to get help and instructions form volunteer teachers from an organization called Bea’s Kids.  He was instrumental in converting a vacant apartment into just such a place.  Through his love for soccer Ryan became founder and CEO of a non-profit Soccer for the World collecting equipment that is sent to needy children in third world countries, like Nepal.  Ryan is looking forward to attending Texas A&M this fall. 

Assistance League is proud to award these scholarships as part of their giving back to Coppell.  Through the efforts of this group of ladies Assistance League clothed 168 children as part of Operation School Bell that was up 48 from the previous year.  Assistance League also provides Drug Testing Kits to parents anonymously through the school counselor or their website.  There are many opportunities to be a part of this organization by finding your passion and the area closest to your heart.  Assistance League Coppell is in the process of selecting homes for the Christmas Home Tour which is the primary fundraiser for these programs.  If you would like to help by allowing your home on the tour, or you would like to nominate a home for the tour, please contact us at coppellassistanceleague@gmail.com or on our website www.coppell.assistanceleague.org for more information.

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