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Major Press Coverage

      NBC Nightly News Feature

      Nickelodeon HALO Effect Award


         Scout raises money for others' scholarships

Eagle Scout provides warmth for the homeless


13-year-old Buys Coats For Everyone in Homeless Shelter


          KERA Commerical for AFP (wmv)


            Nicholas Cobb's KooDooZ video


2012  Print Press Coverage

                  The Grio 100 Award (weblink)

                  Prudential Spirit of Community Awards (weblink)

Youth Philanthropist of the Year

                  Newspaper Photo (jpg)

2011  Print Press Coverage

        Nicholas and Scouting (weblink)

Make A Difference Day 2010

USA Weekend Article  (weblink)

USA Weekend Article  (jpg)

Allen City Limits Article (weblink)

Photo Gallery (weblink)


2010 Project

    In 2010, Comfort and Joy raised a total of $15,500. We donated 156 coats total this year to the CITY House and Allen Community Outreach. For more information about these projects and links to the websites of these organizations, go to our About Us page.

    Nicholas Cobb was selected as a national honoree for his 2010 National Make a Difference Day service project of raising money to purchase coats for homeless families. As a national honoree Nicholas was awarded $10,000 to for the non-profit of his choice.  Nicholas invested the $10,000 in his own non-profit Comfort and Joy to continue his work in the community.

    Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of helping others, is sponsored annually by USA WEEKEND Magazine and its 800 carrier newspapers. Make A Difference Day takes place on the 4th Saturday in October each year. Make a Difference Day is held in partnership with Hands on Network and is supported by Newman’s Own, which provides $130,000 in charitable donations to honorees.

2009 Project

Press Coverage

Allen American (Hometown Newspaper)

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What are people saying?

“Congratulations on the noteworthy success of your Eagle scout project.

I am certain that the folks at the Samaritan Inn will really appreciate having the warmth of a coat this winter season and beyond. What a great way to help those who are in need. It was no small task to make arrangements to secure the contributions and to make the delivery of 129 coats to the Samaritan Inn. You did an outstanding job Nick.

It should not go without notice, that the coverage you received from Dallas area television stations was an added bonus. Your story of "helping other people at all times" was told to all of those watching. You have set forth a great example of the Scout Oath and Law and what the Scouting Movement is all about. Nick, I could not be more proud of what you have accomplished and appreciate that you are an important part of Troop 306!

Yours in Scouting,
Rob Hayes
ASM - T306, FUMC”

Your project was fantastic! I know that all of those people you helped are going to be thinking of you this winter as they enjoy the warmth of their new winter coat!
~ Mrs. Otterbine"


A special thanks to all of Comfort and Joy's donors!

Newman's Own & Hands-On Network


$5000 - $9999


$2500 - $4999
Dawn Taylor


$1000 - $2499
Wyndham Jade- Tim Rodgers


$500 - $999
Laura Cobb
Reggie Cobb
Todd Williams
Home Depot Foundation
Do Something Foundation


$200 - $499
Becky Christensen
Carol Crawford Shelton
Rebecca Schumann


$100 - $199
Colin Butts
Earl Butts
James L. Dougherty in honor of Det. Sgt. James L. Dougherty
Meyla Hooker
John Jennings
Tyler Jones
Phil and Sharon Price
Carol Crawford Shelton
Lisa Spears
Nat Tate
Marilyn Wright
Dr. Bobby Lyle

Bev Adler
Peter Beasley
Katrina Brooks
Anouk Brumfield
Home Depot Allen
David Butts
Jeff Cocking
Cindy Dyer
Jean Danner
The Fabiny Family
Ms. Graham
The Halphen Family
Jennifer Higdon
Julie Hodges
Keisha Jones
Dan Johnson
The LeCroy Family
Laura Lemmons
Jonathan Mertz
The Myers Family
Ted Palesky
Toni Seid

$1 - $49
The Bahnman Family
Barton Black
KD Brooks
Sharon Bryant
Mark Carde
Erica Cobb
Alex Cooper
Rosetta Empy
Brian Esser
Karen Evans
Jason Faulk
Byron Gabriel
Kenneth Gilbert
Charles Glover
Holly Haedge
Tonya Hagar
Tony Hall
Andrew Henderson
Jesse Howard
Jennifer Jacobs
Marissa Jarratt
Dorothy Jones
The Learning Bridge
Pete Kalbach
Ms. Kelly
LaRae Merritt
Jimmy Mitchell
James Newton
Becky Price
Sally Roland
Jeff Schiefelbein
Jennifer Selph
Jillene Syphus
Keith Travers
Dwayne Tucker
Michael Youngkin

And all of our friends who donated to the penny drive at Hamilton Park Beauty Salon in Dallas and Blades and Shears Barber Shop in Allen.

Also to those who were involved with the car wash in East Texas and

a special thanks to Newman's Own and Hands-On Network for the $10,000 donation.

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