Celebrating Dads? It’s just one more way we’re being helpful. During Father’s Day Weekend, we helped a few lucky Dads with some very special surprises across the DFW.
To kick off the weekend, we headed to a few local Kroger stores in Dallas and Fort Worth. Any Dads out shopping for groceries were surprised when we handed them reusable cooler bags filled with some helpful hand sanitizers, wipes, stain remover pens, sunscreen … and a Kroger grocery card to help them with their purchase! One Dad in Fort Worth shared that he was “…shopping for burgers to cook for my daughter tomorrow, so the grocery card helps! Big thanks to you guys!” Hard working, food loving, BBQ-cooking Dads need love, too, so we were happy to celebrate the hundreds of Dads we ran into at the grocery stores during Father’s Day Weekend.
We heard a very touching story about local Keller resident, Mike Gomez, and his family. Mike and his wife, Christy recently lost their son Mikey, who was a Heart Hero. The past couple of years have been tough for their family, and Christy has been trying to find a way to celebrate Mikey’s life, and celebrate her husband during Father’s Day Weekend. So, we came to help. We surprised Mike and his family at their local Home Depot store and gave him a $1,000 shopping spree! Mike not only purchased tools and supplies the family has been in need of, but they also spent some time at the gardening center picking up soil, flowers, and other gardening supplies in order to create a memorial garden as a way to honor Mikey. Mike shared he “couldn’t believe you guys are doing this for me; I feel like a kid in a candy store!” We’re honored to help this family honor their late son, and hope Mikey’s garden flourishes and helps the family continue to feel connected to him in spirit.
Next, we headed to Fort Worth to honor Paul Straten. Paul’s daughter, Jackie, attends Camp Summit – a one-of-a-kind camp for individuals with disabilities. Paul works effortlessly to raise money to ensure other children can attend Camp Summit; he’s also acted as chair of local golf tournaments and even offers rides on his Pedi-cab as a way to raise money for the camp. His dedication and participation has really shed a light on other people’s lives, allowing campers to attend camp no matter the circumstances. We learned Paul likes to play Pickle Ball, so we secretly arranged for he and Jackie to head to DICK’S Sporting Goods in Fort Worth where we surprised him with a $1,000 shopping spree! Paul shared, “Thank you so much! This was very kind!” From work out clothing to sporting equipment, we made sure Paul was geared up for his next game.
Our Random Acts of Helpfulness continues with more special surprises for people all over the DFW. When the summer gets hot, we’ll be there to cool you down with FREE ICE CREAM! To find out where, when, and how we can come to your event, make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or reach out to us at NTXHondaDealers.com/Help.