A Time For Giving


“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ~Winston Churchill

A time for giving; many of us take just this one day of the year to express our thanks for what we have, or what we’ve accomplished. But it’s very easy to overlook those who aren’t as fortunate the entire year. The past few years have been tough on many families; lost jobs, lost benefits, too many bills and too little money. Not to mention the effect it has on the children of these unfortunate families, many of whom are lucky to even have food on the table. With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, we’ve compiled a list of charitable organizations in North Texas who can use donations and volunteers. Please take a moment this season and give whatever you can afford. And remember, there’s ALWAYS someone less fortune than you!

HelpingOthers_Stonebriar_01 “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”  ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy


Christian Community Action’s Food Pantry “welcomes individuals, churches, schools, organizations, businesses and corporations to donate food, personal hygiene and cleaning products.”

Alliance For Children “collects completed Thanksgiving Baskets for families who have received services through the agency. You can create a Thankful Thanksgiving in the lives of these families by supporting our Thanksgiving Assistance Program!”

Dallas LIFE “You are a huge part of that when you commit to volunteering here. You will get to meet and speak with our residents, you can help serve a meal, sort donations, put together care packages, you can work with the kids of Dallas LIFE, and so much more!”

The Stewpot “is currently serving three meals a day, seven days a week to more than 700 people per meal in the Second Chance Café – with the assistance of over 1300 wonderful volunteers a month! Volunteers dish up a delicious, nutritious meal prepared by the Second Chance Cafe Kitchen staff served cafeteria style.”

YMCA Turkey Trot “The tradition that is the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot has been enjoyed by over 36,800 individuals and families every Thanksgiving morning for the last 45 years! The Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot supports YMCA programs.”

The Rowlett Needy Children’s Fund “has been built and sustained by love, compassion, dedication, and the financial bigheartedness of this community. It has been a labor of love for 40 years for all of those involved. It now helps families twelve months out of the year and first and foremost considers the need of children who need its help.”

Wesley-Rankin “serves a community where persons encounter the challenges of poverty, crime, and despair every day. We bring persons together and invite everyone to use their time and talents to build a stronger community. We need your gifts to continue to serve children and families through education and caring relationships!”

 (Note: This is not intended to be a comprehensive list, but If there is a charitable organization you feel should be included, please email us at editor@northtexaslive.com and let us know!)