Nov 2017 Service Opportunities

Turkey Basket Drive:

Sign up to donate a Thanksgiving Turkey Basket for clients of The Wilkinson Center.  You shop for the food and purchase a $20 turkey voucher for a family in need.  Visit the Community Service table for a list of Turkey Basket contents and to sign up.  Deadline for sign up is Nov. 5.  Baskets due on November 12.  For additional contact Bob Munro:

North Dallas Shared Ministries:

Look for donation boxes around the church campus for the NDSM Clothing Drive through the month of November.  We need men and boys clothing and shoes for any gender.

Holiday Gift Drive:

To brighten the Winter holiday season, we sponsor the Department of Aging & Disabled Services (DADS) Gift Drive benefiting adults in the custody of the state.  We have the opportunity to select and fulfill their specific gift wishes. Beginning November 12, our Holiday Gift Tree will be up in Channing.  Stop by to select your adoptee.  Return wrapped and tagged gifts to the Community Service no later than Dec. 17

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

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, Nov. 1; and Saturday, Nov. 18, 1:00 to 3:30 pm.  4500 S. Cockrell Hill Rd.  Wear close-toe shoes.  To sign up contact Susan Thrower at

White Rock Lake Shoreline Spruce-Up:

Always the second Saturday of the month – November 11 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

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, Nov. 14, 1:00-4:00 at 1610 S. Malcom X Blvd.  Contact Patty Raggio for additional info at