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Northeast Times | October 17, 2021

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DFW volunteers kick off holiday season

DFW volunteers kick off holiday season

Hundreds of volunteers made huge local impact Saturday.

On Saturday, more than 300 volunteers made an impact worth $7,200 to the Dallas-Fort Worth community for National Family Volunteer Day. The Volunteer Center of North Texas organized a project at 12 local nonprofits for families, who worked together to transform their community.

“All causes are our causes, and these projects reflected the many ways volunteers are needed,” said Tammy Richards, CEO of the Volunteer Center of North Texas. “It’s important to teach kids to invest in and care about their community to spark real change. Family Volunteer Day demonstrated that passion.”

Projects included providing services for domestic violence survivors, picking up trash, learning about proper animal care, providing aid to Dallas’ homeless children, and assisting a musical outreach program. Participating nonprofits included Communities Foundation of Texas, Tarrant Area Food Bank, Promise House, and nine others.

The day kicked off the holiday volunteering season, which continues on #GivingTuesday (December 2). The Volunteer Center of North Texas is challenging DFW volunteers to commit to an opportunity and share using #DFWgives. We need 1,000 to commit to make the biggest impact. Sign up or create an account at Voly.org.