May 2017 Service Opportunities

Latvian Orphanage Clothing Drive:

Dana Russell will be visiting an orphanage in Latvia from June 6 – 19, and she is asking for donations.

The Director of Naujenes bērnu nams in Krauja has a Wish List:

  • Gently used children’s clothing (all sizes); shorts are especially needed
  • New socks and underwear

Also, if anyone has a used Laptop they would like to donate, that would be especially appreciated. One of the orphanage’s two laptops has recently died, and 50 children are doing their best to share the one remaining.

Donations will be gratefully accepted at the Community Service table!  Please feel free to contact Dana at (469) 386-3813 with any questions.

North TX Food  Bank:

Join other Unitarians, bring family and friends (10 years & older) and have exercise and fun while you make a big impact on getting food out into our community where it’s most needed. Wednesday May 3; and Saturday, May 20,  1:00 to 3:30 pm.  4500 S. Cockrell Hill Rd.  Wear close-toe shoes.  To sign up contact Susan Thrower at susan.thrower@gmail.com.

White Rock Lake Shoreline Spruce-Up:

Always the second Saturday of the month – May 13 this month.  Enjoy the morning beauty of the lake by joining fellow UUs as we spruce up our adopted shoreline at White Rock Lake.  Meet in the parking lot south of Fisher and West Lawther at 8:30 am.  We provide the trash bags, gloves and reach-it tools.  All ages welcome. Contact David Yates for additional info at yates.programmer@gmail.com.

CitySquare Thrift Store:

On the 3rd Saturday each month, help prepare donated items for sale and help make store ready for customers at 1213 N. Washington.  May 20, 10:15am – 12:15pm.  With parents, children 10 and over are welcome.  Contact Kat Krone for additional info at citysquare@dallasuu.org

CitySquare Food Pantry:

Be a grocer the second Tuesday of each month for a few hours by helping distribute food to our neighbors in need.  Some lifting and reaching required.  Tuesday, May 9, 1:00-4:00 at 1610 S. Malcom X Blvd.  Contact Patty Raggio for additional info at patty.raggio@gmail.com.

Reading Partners:

Help improve students reading skills who are reading 6 months to 2.5 years below grade level. Volunteers work 1 on 1 with DISD students for 45 minutes twice a week, following a structured, research-based curriculum.  Reading Partners works with 19 different DISD schools, supporting students from low-income communities. Contact Brian Mumey for additional info 214-766-8511 or tbmumey@pobpx.com.