PHPC Serves Week is September 23-29!
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!
MONDAY, SEPT 24
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
WEDNESDAY, SEPT 26
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
FRIDAY, SEPT 28
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 6 volunteers
- Contact: Adrienne Nicholson, , 214.382.5925
- Minimum age: 14 with accompanying adult
SATURDAY, SEPT 29
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
Saturday Kid’s Club at The Stewpot
Help first through fifth graders learn and have fun! Saturday Kids’ Club provides enrichment programs and a safe place for children at-risk for poverty to learn and grow. Programs at Saturday school range from art, computers, drama, gym, small games, field trips and group discussion, all closely supervised by staff and volunteers. Volunteers help set up and clean up breakfast and lunch, and may be assigned a grade level group to assist for the day. Advance background check and online child safety required.
- 8:30am to 1:30pm (Breakfast and lunch is not provided for volunteers. Please eat in advance and bring a snack!)
- 1835 Young St. Dallas, TX 75201 (Park in the garage.)
- Up to 6 volunteers
- Contact: Alma Reyes, , 214.382.5922
- Ages 14 and up
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.
- 9am to 11 a.m.
- 3837 Simpson Stuart Road, Dallas, TX 75241
- All ages are welcome!