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How You Can Help the Community

During this time of uncertainty and social distancing, here are some ways to help your fellow Dallasites.

American Red Cross needs the community’s support during COVID-19. To help: 
Give Blood: Please make an appointment to donate in the weeks ahead, if you are healthy and feeling well, by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Donate: Support all of the urgent humanitarian needs of the American Red Cross by donating to their cause here 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). A donation of any size makes a difference.
Volunteer: Our need for volunteers is constant and continues to evolve as we navigate this health crisis. Visit redcross.org/volunteer for opportunities, including supporting blood donations and providing help from home.
 
Big Thought Dallas
Big Thought is an impact nonprofit that closes the opportunity gap by equipping all youth in marginalized communities with the skills and tools they need to imagine and create their best lives and a better world. To help please consider donating or volunteering. Funds will go directly towards helping young people maximize their potential. 
 
City of Dallas Volunteer Program
The City of Dallas Volunteer Program is an innovative partnership between the VolunteerNow and the City of Dallas. VolunteerNow serves the region by providing volunteer recruitment services, training for municipal employees and support to volunteer coordinators in various departments. Click here for more information.
 
City Square: In need of funds to aid in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. CItySquare created the Emergency Relief Fund for unexpected costs and needs. Donate to the Emergency Relief Fund here. Visit City Square at https://www.citysquare.org/covid19.
 
Communities Foundation of Texas - North Texas Community Response Fund was created to support community needs in response to COVID-19. Donations to this fund will provide support for organizations that work with people and communities most affected by COVID-19. To donate click here
 
Communities Foundation of Texas - Get Shift Done for North Texas Fund: to help affected service workers who have lost their paychecks while providing immediate support for increased demands on nonprofits, especially with respect to hunger relief. Donate here


DBA LegalLine E-Clinic
LegalLine is seeking volunteer attorneys for our next LegalLine on Wednesday, April 15. Calls may be made between 4-8 p.m. from the comfort of their own homes. Participating attorneys will be emailed contact information for those who have submitted a request for a call. If interested, please sign up HERE. Contact Shawna Bush with questions. 

DBA Home Project
As expected, construction of the DBA’s 30th home has temporarily ceased. Obviously, fundraising has slowed tremendously as a result of the current community shut down. Funds are still needed to be able to complete the home once things return to normal. If you would like to donate, please complete this form and send it the DBA.

Dallas Animal Services - Since (COVID-19), Dallas Animal Services (DAS) is at its highest capacity in recent months, and faces even more daunting numbers for the foreseeable future. If you would like to donate, here’s 3 ways to help: 
1. Foster or adopt. Click here. 
2. Donate to Friends of DAS. Dedicated to provide critical supplies to DAS in this time of overcapacity, including food, treats, and crates. To donate click here. For more information on Friends of Dallas please visit www.friendsofdallas.org 

Dallas City of Learning
Dallas City of Learning is a citywide initiative to ensure all students have access to high quality out of school time programs that keep learning going year-round. Please consider volunteering. Contact: Torie Parsons – Volunteering Coordinator.

Dallas County COVID-19 Response Fund: has been established to provide frontline responders with the resources necessary to directly combat the spread of the virus SARS-CoV-2 which produces the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19. By donating to this fund, your contribution will go directly to the front lines of the fight in Dallas County. Donate here

Dallas County CPS Workers supplies
Dallas County CPS workers are in great need of masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer. If you would like to contribute items, please email Marcellene Malouf, Chair, Dallas County Child Welfare Board. To donate funds, mail to: DCCWB, c/o Marcellene Malouf, 3441 Westminster Ave., Dallas, TX 75205, or through Venmo: malouf@furgesonlaw.com.

Dallas ISD Family & Educator Needs List (via United to Learn)
United to Learn is supplying educators, students, and families with essential needs to ensure that learning continues even in the midst of COVID-19. Available ways to donate include Art Supply Resource Drive, Book Donations, Educator Wellness Initiatives, and Family Resource Needs. Click here to participate

Feed the Front Line
Feed the Front Line is committed to supporting local restaurants to provide meals for those who need it most. Your donation powers our program: every time you purchase a meal from one of our partner restaurants, not only are you helping to keep their doors open, but you’re also providing meals to brave front line workers and vulnerable communities. Click here to donate.

Minnie's Pantry Food Drive
The DBA Community Involvement Committee is sponsoring a virtual food drive for Minnie's Food Pantry. You can participate by clicking here.

North Texas Food Bank
Click here to help the North Texas Food Bank
. Their primary need right now is monetary donations, however they have also provided an Amazon wishlist: www.ntfb.org/wishlist

Senior Living Facility Drive
The DBA Community Involvement Committee is partnering with the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Elder Law Committee to "adopt" a senior living facility to help in their time of need. View ways you can help here.

Techqueria is fundraising to provide financial assistance to unauthorized workers across the country. To donate to their cause visit their campaign here

The Bridge: Is an organization focused on homelessness recovery, their goal is to empower adults experiencing homelessness in Dallas with the tools to homeless recovery as they move into sustainable housing. During COVID-19 they are now more than ever in need of supplies. Please donate to their Amazon Wishlist. You can also mail donations here: The Bridge, 1818 Corsicana St., Dallas, TX 75201

The Family Place
The Family Place empowers victims of family violence by providing safe housing, counseling and skills that create independence while building community engagement and advocating for social change to stop family violence. Please consider donating  or volunteering during this time. 

Vogel Alcove
1. Vogel Alcove is a daycare/education center for homeless children. While closed for the last two weeks, they re-opened on 3/3/20, and have several pressing needs, including Volunteer Video Reading and Bye Bye Bags. Click here for more ways you can help
2. Donate and help support a mom and her kids: Here’s what’s going on. Maggie, a single mom, went to Vogel Alcove when she was living in a domestic violence shelter. She worked hard to get a job and recently moved into her own home. As fallout from the pandemic, that stability may disappear overnight. As weeks pass, she clings to Vogel Alcove. Maggie has no one else to turn to. Please make an urgent gift of $50 to provide food, supplies and childcare for Maggie and other moms. Classy.org/give/135667/#!/donation/checkout