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The Full Story


Community Partners Board of Directors

Jerry McCullough President

Jimmy Walker First Vice-President (Budget & Finance)

Lesley Baker 2nd Vice-President (Development)

Debra Wakeland Interim Secretary

Vanessa Copeland Treasurer


Ray Biery

Charles Brady

Melondy Doddy-Munoz

James Fletcher

Juan Daniel Garcia

Kenneth Mosley

Amy Swift

Katasha Varner


Community Partners of Tarrant County is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit charity established by members of the Tarrant County CPS Board in 1981 to help meet the special needs of CPS children and families.

Our Mission Statement is:
"To provide help and hope to abused and neglected children and the caseworkers who serve them"


Community Partners of Tarrant County was established in the late 1970's under the name "Kash for Kids", for the purpose of raising funds for Christmas gifts for foster children.

Kash for Kids was granted 501(c)3 status as a nonprofit in 1981.


In the mid-1980's the operation broadened to address other specialized needs of children in foster care by providing such things as graduation expenses, extra-curricular educational activities, sports, music lessons, special occasions- and more.


In 1990 the nonprofit expanded from supporting just those in foster care to include children still living at home with parents working with CPS. In the same year, the Rainbow Room was established on-site at Ben Avenue which stocked diapers, formula, food, and other donations for CPS clients in critical need.


In 1997 the Arlington Rainbow Room was opened through funding provided by The Junior League of Arlington. The membership of the Board was expanded in 1999 to allow for the appointment of additional board members from the community.


In 2001, Kash for Kids officially became the Community Partners of Tarrant County, Inc. IRS Tax ID #75-2913202


The Pinwheel is the National Symbol for Child Abuse Prevention

In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America declared the pinwheel as the national symbol for child abuse prevention through the campaign, Pinwheels for Prevention. Pinwheels symbolize the notions of playfulness, joy, and childhood. It serves as a reminder of the great childhoods we want for all children. The cyclical nature of the pinwheel depicts positive cycles of love and support we want to help families create.

“Pinwheels for Prevention.” Prevent Child Abuse America, 29 June 2022,

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