Sometimes when there are so many needs it can be overwhelming to know where to start. But small acts of kindness and donations add up! So it has been incredible to see the support for Texas communities over the past week. One easy way to help is to purchase gifts from companies giving back a portion of their sales. Today we’ve rounded up some wonderful gifts giving back, organizations helping North Texans in need right now, as well as a list of simple acts of kindness to help friends in need.
Buy a Gift that Gives Back!
Joy Creative Shop – Giving 100% of sales of the Texas LOVE stationery and 15% of all sales this weekend to The Family Place. You could buy for all of your Texas friends to show support after such a hard week or these would also be an awesome graduation gift for Texas high schoolers!
Boxed Bites – Donating 15% of sales through end of February to local Dallas organizations. The best charcuterie boxes that make great gifts! You can pre-order on website if you don’t them need now!
Hazen & Co. – 20% of your order will go to the following organizations through end of the month. Beautiful jewelry and gifts! Be sure to specify The Salvation Army, Genesis Women’s Shelter or The Family Place in the notes section!
Organizations In Need of Donations & Volunteers
There are needs all over Texas but for this post, we are sharing Dallas organizations that we have vetted. (DoSayGive is based in Dallas.)
You may remember some of these wonderful organizations are ones we highlighted in our DoSayGivesBack series during the holiday season. They do good work in our area!
Provides non-English speaking adults and their young children with English literacy and life skills. They are also accepting donations to support the Vickery Meadow community right now and are in need of food, blankets, and supplies. Monetary Donations can be made here.
-Accepting donations Mon-Fri this week at 5750 Pineland Dr. Dallas, TX 75231.
Need diapers size 4, 5, 6. Can drop off or ship directly.
Also need $20 and $25 gift cards to Target and WalMart to help people replace their food.
Genesis Women’s Shelter provides safety, shelter and support for women who have experienced domestic violence. For the first time in their 35 year history, they have had to shut down their shelter. They are in need of blankets, warm clothing items, flashlights, batters and meals as well as financial support to help cover the costs of the extensive damage they are facing. Click here to donate.
Our Friends Place is dedicated to helping young women break generational cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty, and homelessness through empowering self-reliance and independence. Right now, Our Friends Place needs financial supports to cover the costs of repairing their young women’s home to give everyone a place to stay. Click here to donate.
Brother Bill’s is a Christian ministry in West Dallas that provides food, clothing and spiritual encouragement to those neighbors in need. This week they are delivering and distributing snacks, drinks and more to warming centers in West Dallas. Financial contributions can be made here. They are also looking for volunteer’s to help distribute food Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week. Sign up here!
The SoupMobile is different from traditional soup kitchens in that they take the food to areas where the homeless congregate. They are on the front lines of the war against hunger in Dallas, Texas. This week they are collecting blankets to distribute to Dallas’s homeless population. Click here to donate.
A non-profit hunger-relief organization, the NTFB services over 200 food partners through a combination of donated and purchased foods. Donate here!
An organization that helps victims of domestic violence, their facility suffered damage in the storm. Donations are requested here.
More Ways to Help Fellow Texans (If You Are Able)
Deliver warm coffee, food, or clean socks to utility workers working in your neighborhood.
Support a local restaurant while giving back to your community heroes by ordering meals to deliver to your local fire station, police station, or hospital staff.
Offer your home to friends who need food and shelter. A warm meal and shower can make all the difference in someone’s day!
Check on your elderly neighbors. Offer to help with boiling water, calling plumbers, or clearing the snow outside their home.
Check on friends who are in hotels! Offer to bring over food, blankets, or activities for their children.
Let your tweens and teens help with shoveling neighbors’ snow, removing water-damaged items, etc.
Other Ways to Help:
The Texas Restaurant Association has a list of Texas hospitals in need of food for their staff and patients. Food needs to be prepared and delivered. Contact each hospital at this link.
Please comment below to share any other needs or ways to give back during this time!