History and Summary of Community Impact:
Lockett Family Charitable Foundation was founded by Jerome Carlos Johnson, an active community servant in Fort Worth, Texas. Johnson wanted to honor the memory of his maternal grandparents, Leroy “Red” Lockett and Magnolia Williams Lockett. His desire was to honor his grandparents legacy in a tangible way that would impact the lives of others in a positive way. After careful consideration, Johnson decided to launch Lockett Family Charitable Foundation on August 16, 2016. The first community project sponsored by Lockett Family Charitable Foundation was the distribution of winter coats to 35 children in Fort Worth, Texas.
In our efforts to build stronger families and communities, Lockett Family Charitable Foundation contributed to the local community in 2017 by:
- Supplying snacks and school supplies to students at Briscoe Elementary School and Highland Hills Community Center in Fort Worth.
- Providing coats and winter clothing to children throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. Communities impacted include the following neighborhoods in Fort Worth, Texas: Highland Hills, Como, Hallmark, Camelot, Summer Creek, Glen Park, Echo Heights, Stop Six, Eastwood and Morningside. Coats were also provided to students in Arlington, Texas, as well students at Frederick Douglass Elementary School in Dallas, Texas.
- Donating supplies and resources to support the After School Program and the Teen Advisory Council at Highland Hills Community Center (Fort Worth).
- Giving gift cards to disadvantaged families to help purchase groceries, gas and other life necessities.
Here is a list of a few of the great things that Lockett Family Charitable Foundation accomplished in 2018:
Provided brand new Kindle Fire Tablets to 45 youth participants in the After School Program at Highland Hills Community Center.
Provided Christmas gifts to 4 children in Ukraine.
Provided Christmas gifts to 4 children in the DFW area.
Provided brand new winter coats to 83 children & teens in Tarrant County.
Provided fresh fruit and healthy snacks to children living in several economically disadvantaged communities throughout Fort Worth.
Provided financial assistance for enrollment of three children in Summer Camp at Highland Hills Community Center.
Assisted two economically disadvantaged families with purchase of groceries.
Assisted two families with purchase of gasoline to commute to job interviews.
Formed a community partnership with Edward J Briscoe Elementary School, with the goal of increasing parental engagement. Through our partnership with Briscoe Elementary School, a new chapter of All Pro Dad’s was established.
In 2019, Lockett Family Charitable Foundation provided backpacks to over 350 local students in the Highland Hills, Everman and Forest Hill areas in Southeast Fort Worth.
Lockett Foundation donated culturally relevant books to 4th grade students a G.W. Truett Elementary School in Dallas, Texas.
LFCF also formed a partnership with Christene Chadwick Moss Elementary School in Southeast Fort Worth. Lockett Family Charitable Foundation is proud to be the sponsor of a food pantry and a family laundry room at C.C. Moss Elementary School.
Thus far in 2020, LFCF has maintained our relationship with C.C. Moss Elementary School (Fort Worth) and G.W. Truett Elementary School (Dallas). Additionally, LFCF has assisted economically distressed families with groceries, clothing and gasoline purchases during the COVID pandemic.
How to donate to LFCF:
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