Good Werks

Good Werks

On Saturday, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a Dallas County Health and Human Services vaccine center. Due to the devastating winter weather we received over the past week, the vaccine site was moved from Fair Park to Methodist Hospital, a gracious host for the event. Our task on Saturday was to assist in the delivery of second shots for those who had been scheduled for the previous week and had been canceled due to the weather.

Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day is an 18-hour online giving event designed to empower every person to give back to their community by supporting local nonprofits and causes they care about in one easy-to-use platform.

The event helps build awareness and support for nonprofits like nothing else. In 2020, $58.8 million was raised through 106,000 donors benefiting over 3,200 local nonprofits, bringing the eleven-year total to over $374 million for our community. North Texas Giving Day is the largest community-wide giving event in the nation.

As the world implements social distancing and quarantine measures to try to protect people from Covid-19, many of us feel helpless. In normal times, when people in our community are suffering, we come together. These aren’t normal times. Coming together during a pandemic isn’t wise.

Last night, I had the great honor to emcee Vickery Trading Company’s Evening of Hope. Vickery Trading Company is an organization that is near and dear to my heart. They make quality artisan-crafted children’s clothing and accessories that are handsewn by refugee women right here in Dallas.

Last night, the Good Werks Project joined with friends and community members for a delicious meal. The Sunday Supper Foundation held their first monthly gathering in February 2017. Sunday Suppers connect our community to local refugee families to share culture and communion in our city of Dallas, TX.

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