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 Press Coverage
The Grio 100 Award (weblink)
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards (weblink)
Youth Philanthropist of the Year
Newspaper Photo (jpg)
Nicholas and Scouting (weblink)
USA Weekend Article (weblink)
USA Weekend Article (jpg)
Allen City Limits Article (weblink)
Photo Gallery (weblink)
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.
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,
ASM - T306, FUMC”
"WAY TO GO, NICHOLAS!!
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"
Newman's Own & Hands-On Network
$5000 - $9999
$2500 - $4999
$1000 - $2499
Wyndham Jade- Tim Rodgers
$500 - $999
Home Depot Foundation
Do Something Foundation
$200 - $499
Carol Crawford Shelton
$100 - $199
James L. Dougherty in honor of Det. Sgt. James L. Dougherty
Phil and Sharon Price
Carol Crawford Shelton
Dr. Bobby Lyle
Home Depot Allen
The Fabiny Family
The Halphen Family
The LeCroy Family
The Myers Family
$1 - $49
The Bahnman Family
The Learning Bridge
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.
Click here to make a donation and show your support!