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We have the ability to give much more than dollars to our grant recipients. In 2010, we initiated our Community Engagement program. Through these events employees of our sponsors partner with our grant recipients to offer hands on help throughout the year in the form of volunteer time.

Single event and urgent need volunteer opportunities.

New Friends New Life

Restores and empowers formerly trafficked teen girls and sexually exploited women and their children by providing access to education, job training, interim financial assistance, mental health and spiritual support. www.newfriendsnewlife.org

Coordinate a drive to fill care kits distributed to members twice per week. Visit the Amazon Wishlist to see a list of current needs.

Purchase from the Amazon Wishlist or make a monetary donation.

Purchase to-go lunches for members to pick up when they drop-by for their care kits. If we were in the office, we would be providing warm meals for members while they attend counseling sessions and classes. To-go lunches allow us to continue meeting the most basic needs of nourishment for our members.

Provide virtual training and support. On-site, more than 20 classes are offered for members that cover everything from resume-writing to cooking tips to creative expression through art. Currently, virtual tutoring sessions for girls from the Youth Resource Center, and other classes are being offered virtually to keep members engaged.

Contact:  Melany Vargas at mvargas@newfriendsnewlife.org

Options for volunteering on a regular and ongoing basis.

Buckner

Buckner collaborates with low-income communities in hopes to help transform and empower children and families. Their goal is to spur positive relationships, motivate ambition for the future, teach life skills, and provide a place to grow and learn. www.buckner.org

Academic Tutoring in West Dallas

Provide and/or serve a meal to the occurs every Tuesday from 4:00-6:00 PM beginning September 24th. This is an opportunity to invest in West Dallas students by helping them achieve academic success. Volunteers can come as often as they like (a weekly commitment is desired but not required).

When: Tuesdays, 4-6pm
Where: 2303 Bickers Street, Dallas, TX, 75212
Contact: Robin Bruster at rbruster@buckner.org

To Volunteer:  Find out more and register here

Youth Leadership

This is a great opportunity to mentor middle and high school students in the Bachman Lake area. Volunteers will serve as teaching assists for sessions that focus on topics like leadership, relationships, and job readiness. Volunteers can come as often as they like (a weekly commitment is desired but not required).

When: Wednesdays, 5:45-8pm
Where: 2303 Bickers Street, Dallas, TX, 75212
Contact: Robin Bruster at rbruster@buckner.org

To Volunteer:  Find out more and register here

Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center

The mission of the DCAC is to improve the lives of abused children in Dallas County and to provide national leadership on child abuse issues. www.dcac.org

Serve a Meal at DCAC

Provide and/or serve a meal to the families visiting us for services in the evening. Minimum age: 13 with parent present, 18 without supervision. Background checks required for adults.

When: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 5pm to 7:30pm
Where: DCAC, 5351 Samuell Blvd., Dallas, TX 75228

Contact:  Jenna Sampson at jsampson@dcac.org for more information

Host a Drive for DCAC

Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center’s (DCAC) Clothes Closet provides children and families with many urgently needed items including clothing, toiletries and toys. The community plays a vital role in helping support families through their time at DCAC by organizing and hosting drives for needed items. Make a collection or donate the following new, unused items:

Current Needs:

New toys and activities for girls & boys (ages 0-17)
New undergarments for girls & boys (ages 3-17)
New t-shirts & athletic shorts for girls & boys (3-17)
Store gift cards:  Target, Walmart, any restaurants/fast food place

Contact:  Jenna Sampson at jsampson@dcac.org for more information

Vogel Alcove

Offers therapeutic educational programs that are specifically designed to support children who are homeless. www.vogelalcove.org

Backyard Buddy Volunteers play with children in “The Backyard,” their fabulous, interactive playground, or in the gym in case of bad weather. If interested, please complete the Volunteer Form here.

Bye-Bye Bags Volunteers gather the supplies and fill the snack bags to distribute to children at the end of the day. If interested, please complete the Volunteer Form here

Family Gateway

The mission of Family Gateway is to provide stability and life-changing supportive services to children and families affected by homelessness.  www.familygateway.org

What: Multiple opportunities to help and online sign up is available, including:

Helping kids with homework
Preparing and/or serving a meal
Providing kitchen support
Answering Helpline calls (18+)

Cleaning/facilities maintenance

Where: Family Gateway, 711 S. St. Paul St, Dallas, TX 75201

To Volunteer: Complete a volunteer profile here. Background check required.

Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center

The mission of the DCAC is to improve the lives of abused children in Dallas County and to provide national leadership on child abuse issues. www.dcac.org

Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center’s (DCAC) Clothes Closet provides children and families with many urgently needed items including clothing, toiletries and toys. The community plays a vital role in helping support families through their time at DCAC by organizing and hosting drives for needed items. Make a collection or donate the following new, unused items:

Current Needs: New toys and activities for girls & boys (ages 0-17) New undergarments for girls & boys (ages 3-17) New t-shirts & athletic shorts for girls & boys (3-17) Store gift cards:  Target, Walmart, any restaurants/fast food place

Sponsor:

Back to School Items

Meals at DCAC

Contact:  Jenna Sampson at jsampson@dcac.org for more information

Vogel Alcove

Offers therapeutic educational programs that are specifically designed to support children who are homeless. www.vogelalcove.org

Urgent Needs Children’s Clothing (boys and girls sizes 2t-6t) Children’s belts New children’s socks and underwear (2t-6t) New/Gently used coats, rain jackets, ponchos (Size 2T-6T, boys and girls) New Children’s toys Umbrellas

Contact: Vogel Alcove receptionist at 214-368-8686

Promise House

Promise House provides life-saving care to homeless youth ages 0-24. To donate, please shop the Promise House Amazon Wishlist.  www.promisehouse.org/

New Friends New Life

Restores and empowers formerly trafficked teen girls and sexually exploited women and their children by providing access to education, job training, interim financial assistance, mental health and spiritual support. www.newfriendsnewlife.org

Purchase from the Amazon Wishlist or make a monetary donation.

Contact:  Melany Vargas at mvargas@newfriendsnewlife.org

With your help we will be able to continue helping underprivileged children in your area.

.The money CFK provided in 2010 allows us to continue providing high quality early childhood education to low income, at-risk children ages 0 to 5 in North Texas..

– Merriott J. Terry
President & CEO, Educational First Steps

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