PHPC Serves

Twice a year, the congregation is sent out into our Dallas communities in teams to volunteer with our partnering organization. Sign up as an individual, with your family, or with your Bible study group!

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

Mi Escuelita
Read a story to a preschool class. Mi Escuelita is a nonprofit preschool dedicated to providing quality education to children of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Each year, more than 85% of their students transition directly to English speaking kindergarten classrooms. Their success is due to its nationally accredited curriculum and focus on parental training and involvement.

  • 11:45am to 12:30pm
  • 4231 Maple Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219
  • Up to 10 volunteers
  • Contact: Roxanne Pittman, , 214.526.0220 ext. 210
Friday, march 8

North Dallas Shared Ministries
Organize the food pantry and clothes closet. NDSM strives to deliver aid as efficiently and effectively as possible to those in our community. NDSM offers a wide variety of assistance programs including (but not limited to) a medical clinic, job counseling, a dental clinic, food stamp and Medicaid application assistance, and a food pantry.

  • 9am to 11am
  • 2875 Merrell Road, Dallas, TX 75229
  • Up to 8 volunteers
  • Contact: Ruth Ann Janson, , 214.358.8787

The Stewpot at the Bridge Second Chance Café
Serve dinner to individuals who are experiencing homelessness. A ministry of First Presbyterian Church since 1975, the Stewpot offers a safe haven for homeless and at-risk individuals of Dallas, providing resources for basic survival needs, as well as opportunities to start a new life. In partnership with the Bridge, the Stewpot serves three meals a day, seven days a week, and approximately 1,000 meals a day.

  • 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • 1818 Corsicana St., Dallas, TX 75201
  • Up to 4 volunteers
  • Contact: Adrienne Nicholson, , 214.382.5925
  • Minimum age: 14 with accompanying adult
Saturday, March 9

Hope Supply Co.
Organize supplies for children and families experiencing homelessness. Hope Supply Co. serves the critical needs of children and families experiencing homelessness. Food, formula, diapers, clothes, school supplies, and clothes are all necessities that every parent hopes to be able to provide for their children. Hope Supply Co. helps to meet this need through generous donations and volunteers who help sort donated items to be re-distributed to shelters and homes across North Texas. Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and dress to work in a warm (no A/C) warehouse.

  • 9am to 11am
  • 10480 Shady Trail, Suite 104, Dallas, TX 75220
  • Up to 16 volunteers
  • Contact: Liz Muth, , 630.5765 ext. 317 
  • Minimum Age: 10 with accompanying adult 

 

WE Over Me Farm
Care for Paul Quin College’s organic farm. Once a football field, We Over Me Farm was developed to provide fresh, healthy, and affordable food options to the under resourced neighborhoods of South Dallas. Volunteers will help with farm chores and activities. Please wear closed-toed shoes, weather appropriate clothing, including clothes you don't mind potentially getting dirty. The farm will provide gloves, water, and any tools needed for our projects. 

 

Feed My Starving Children
Hand pack meals for food partners around the world. Founded in 1987, FMSC is a Christian non-profit that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. Meals are donated an exceptional network of missions and humanitarian organizations who work hard to get life-saving nutrition into the hands and tummies of those who need it most. Please wear clean and comfortable clothing, closed-toed shoes, and no jewelry (except medical alert jewelry and wedding bands). If you have been ill within 24 hours of the event, please stay home. There will be other opportunities to serve soon.

Bonton Farms
Cultivate hope on an urban farm designed to grow fresh food, create meaningful work, and ignite a community. Located in a South Dallas neighborhood where the nearest grocery store is a 3-hour round trip bus ride away, Bonton Farms seeks to transform the neighborhood from within. Volunteers help with farm restoration, plant harvesting, chicken cooping and more. Wear breathable clothing, comfortable shoes, gloves, water and waiver.

  • 9:30am to 12pm
  • 12400 Ravenview Road, Dallas, TX 75253
  • Up to 15 volunteers
  • Contact: Abby Leake, , 865-804-9599
  • Minimum Age: 10 with accompanying adult