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Donate Pajamas, Get Free Haircuts and Much More



    Donate Pajamas, Get Free Haircuts and Much More

    A salon school program at Northwest ISD is collecting new pajama donations, in exchange for free haircuts. It's their way of giving back this holiday season. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017)

    At Northwest ISD's Shears of Steele Salon, a haircut costs ten dollars. But if customers bring a gift this holiday season, it's free.

    It's part of a program called Pajama Rama, in which donated pajamas are given to children in hospitals and in foster care in the DFW area.

    "Originally I just wanted to do something that made a difference," said former student Kyla Harwell, who came up with the idea last year as part of her senior legacy project. The idea, offer free haircuts in exchange for pajamas.

    "The first day we had so many people just dropping off stuff," she said.

    Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    [DFW] Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    Domino's Pizza is tweaking its home delivery service for those times you're not at home.
    After years of delivery right to your doorstep, Domino's drivers will now deliver to outdoor locations.
    That includes beaches, parks, landmarks, and other outdoor locations across the country.
    Domino's says its drivers will deliver to 150-thousand locations from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, to the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.
    The locations are now active and show up in the company's app or website as "Domino's Hotspots."
    Customers pre-pay for their orders, select a location, and your pizza is on the way.
    Previously, Domino's delivered to offbeat locations, but, the new service sets up designated drop off points.
    The service was tested last fall in Miami before being rolled out nationwide.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    Part of the inspiration came from tragedy. In the spring, Kyla's cousin died, but before that was cared for at Cook Children's Hospital, one of the recipients of the donated pajamas.

    "Children need happiness and to feel normal, because they don't feel normal in the hospital," said Harwell.

    Lori Feil created Pajama Rama five years ago. She says the program has collected more than 1,500 pair of pajamas. This year's program in Roanoke will send donations to Cook Children's, and Community Partners of Dallas.

    "There have been studies that show kids who are wearing normal clothes and pajamas, it makes them feel less sick," said Feil. "So that's why it's important for them to feel better."

    The free haircuts are being offered on three consecutive Tuesdays. The final chance to donate is Tuesday, December 12, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Shears of Steele Salon, located at Steele Accelerated High School in Roanoke.

    Harwell was pleasantly surprised her senior legacy project will live on. She admits the response in it's initial year surprised her.

    Canada Lawmakers Hold Moment of Silence

    [DFW] Canada Lawmakers Hold Moment of Silence

    Canadian lawmakers wore hockey jerseys on Monday to honor the victims and their families of that tragic bus crash in Canada that killed 16 people.
    The bus was carrying the junior league Humboldt hockey team to a game when a tractor-trailer slammed into the bus.
    Sixteen were killed and thirteen people were injured in the crash.
    Today's remembrance was one of a number of events that honored the team and their families.
    Earlier the lawmakers honored Rusty Staub, a major leaguer who played for the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    "It made me feel amazing," she said. "It was just so much joy knowing that people want to give. In this crazy world of sadness and hurt, there are people who want to help others."

    Helping others and finding the true meaning of the season.

    "Receiving gifts is cool," said Harwell. "But the joy that comes from giving to others, that's the best part."

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