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Johnson teacher recognized by united way

Johnson teacher Robin Philbrick created IMPACT (Inspiring Miracles: Parents and Children Together) fourteen years ago for her son Matt, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. Nearly every Saturday since, they have traveled to Fort Sam Houston to participate in IMPACT activities with military children who have special needs.

“It is the highlight of my week!” says Philbrick, who was overjoyed this past summer when the United Way of Bexar County named IMPACT the 2013 Military Service Organization of the Year! The group celebrated their achievement with a summer splash pad party that included food, music, medals and water fun.

This is not the first time Philbrick’s organization has been recognized. In 2003 IMPACT’s splinter group IMPACT Partners, also founded by Philbrick, was named a National Daily Point of Light by The Points of Light Foundation for its volunteer service to the military special needs community. To read about IMPACT’s award and their contributions to the military community, click here.

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The IMPACT group takes a picture after a day filled with summer splash pad party fun.


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