The NDECPTA connects local families through learning and play to
foster growth at home and in our community.


                        


Each year the NDECPTA supports several local community organizations through fund-raising and service activities.  Our current community recipients are:

Community Partners of Dallas                                                                  www.cpdtx.org

Community Partners of Dallas (CPD) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring safety and restoring hope and dignity to abused and neglected children by providing resources and support to the caseworkers of Dallas County Child Protective Services.

CPD served more than 20,000 children last year through five unique programs:

  • Rainbow Room, an emergency resource center providing critically-needed items for children in the care of CPS;
  • Kids in Crisis, which provides funds for children's clothing, transportation, therapy, enrichment activities, housing and medical expenses;
  • The Heart Program, an internationally-recognized program that provides therapeutic group treatment to victims of sexual abuse and their non-offending family members;
  • Caseworker Appreciation events that are held to show appreciation and gratitude to caseworkers; and
  • StoryLine, (214) 446-2222, a phone line that children can call 24 hours a day to hear a story

As a result of its broad-based community support, Community Partners of Dallas was named the Outstanding Volunteer Organization of the Year by the Volunteer Center in Dallas.


Wee Volunteer                                                                                  www.weevolunteer.org

Wee Volunteer exists to provide age-appropriate service projects for preschool and elementary school age children. The projects currently serve six areas of need: hunger, homelessness, under-privileged children, elderly, animals and the environment.

This year, NDECPTA volunteers will participate in several projects with Wee Volunteer:

  • ·      Wee Celebrate: Our neighbors in Vickery Meadows are in need. We will learn about Vickery Meadows and the lives of the residents there. Then we will celebrate the monthly birthdays of the children living there with a fun activity such as music, bingo, science experiments and art! We will throw a real birthday party for these kids with cupcakes, games, presents and a lot of birthday cheer.
  • ·      Mommy Manders Musical Outreach:  Mommy Manders, a delightful music teacher, conducts a music class for children at an area senior living space.  Not only do the residents enjoy the entertainment, but it is also a great opportunity for our younger volunteers (under 3) to participate.
  • ·      Meals on Big Wheels: Ride along with us as we deliver meals for Meals on Wheels and learn more about this important program.


International Rescue Committee                           www.rescue.org/us-program/us-dallas-tx 

The IRC provides opportunities for refugees to thrive in America. Each year, thousands of refugees are invited by the U.S. government to seek safety and freedom here. Forced to flee conflict or persecution, many have survived for years against incredible odds. They step off the plane with next to nothing but their dignity, hope and determination. In Dallas and many other regional offices across the country, the IRC helps them rebuild their lives. 

This year, the NDECPTA will support the work of the IRC via donation drives at selected general meetings and the opportunity to furnish and decorate an apartment for a refugee family.


Girls on the Run – DFW Metroplex                                                           www.gotrdfw.org

Girls on the Run is a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Their mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

The 20-lesson Girls on the Run curriculum combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with lessons that inspire girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem solving skills and make healthy decisions. All of this is accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community.

Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. At each season's conclusion, the girls and their running buddies complete a 5k running event. Completing the 5k gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.

The NDECPTA will support Girls on the Run this year by holding mini-donation drives benefiting GOTR-DFW.


Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support                                           www.genesisshelter.org

Genesis Women’s Shelter seeks to end the epidemic of domestic violence against women and children by stopping individual victimization and reducing the devastating impact of family violence through safety, shelter and expert services to battered women and their children.

The NDECPTA supports Genesis Women’s Shelter by serving a Saturday morning breakfast and holding donation drives at selected general meetings.

                                                               

Hope Supply Co.                                                                               http://hopesupplyco.org/

The mission of Hope Supply Co. is to meet the critical needs of homeless children across North Texas by providing necessities such as clothing, school supplies, toys and programs to enhance their lives.  

This year, the NDECPTA will support Hope Supply Co. via donation drives.


Water is Basic                                                                                   http://www.waterisbasic.org/

The mission of Water is Basic is to ensure that every person in South Sudan has reasonable access to clean, safe water.  Water is Basic is a U.S. charitable organization that supports a borehole drilling organization in the Republic of South Sudan birthed and led by Sudanese religious leaders in response to the country’s water crisis. It is a Sudanese solution to a Sudanese problem, but shares its experience and expertise in developing sustainable local solutions to local water problems with other organizations working in other African countries.

The Community Committee plans to hold an educational event whereby Water is Basic will demonstrate to parents and older children the challenges faced by people living in countries where water is scarce.


Community Service Chair, Azadeh Wilhelm
 
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