Pop quiz! What do you get when you combine, bloggers, influencers and members of Dallas’s black lettered Greek organizations with one of Dallas’s newest community organizations?! You get one dope event series focused on making an impact on one of the most undeserved populations. On Saturday November 25th, The Glow Print sponsored their second community service event, entitled The Glow Print Gives, in partnership with the Dallas Life Homeless Shelter. Volunteers were able to give back by dedicating time during the holiday season to serve families dinner and cater to their dining needs.
The Dallas Life Homeless Shelter was originally Dallas Rescue Mission founded by Reverend Robert J. Key in 1954 on Commerce Street. He left after assisting to establish the framework of the Union Gospel Mission because of his heart for the plight of the growing homeless population in downtown Dallas. Currently Dallas Life focuses on the successful integration into society for recovering addicts, job placement and innovative children’s programs. With the continuous help of volunteers, Dallas Life is able to provide food, shelter, clothing, and recovery programs that assist with radically changing the lives of those underprivileged in their immediate community.
The Glow Print
The Glow Print is an event based community organization, founded in Dallas, Texas, committed to assisting women of color creatives and entrepreneurs build authentic relationships, personal development, and build their network and sphere of influence. Essentially we are here to help melanated mamis glow, grow, and grind together.
The Glow Print Gives
The Glow Print and members of their #GlowGang were able to successfully serve and feed approximately 250 men, women, and children from diverse backgrounds. Throughout the event, there was a common theme of selflessness, service and giving. Volunteers were not only serving guests at Dallas Life but the guests were able to give to them in return something priceless. Numerous residents of the shelter greeted the volunteers with joyful countenances and smiling faces. Jokes and laughs were exchanged. Good vibes were given and received. This served as a pleasant reminder that no matter what circumstances may arise in life there is always something that we can give freely others. This “something” may be a smile, a hug, our resources or, most importantly, our time. This holiday season actively look for opportunities of how you can go further and dig deeper by simply giving to someone else.
If a need is placed in front of you, it may just be your need to meet.
If you would like to serve at future The Glow Print gives events, please shoot us an email, including your first and last name and personal email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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