• Volunteer Meeting for Christmas Event for the Homeless
    15th YEAR-in-a-ROW Operation Care Int'l (non-profit group) holds a Christmas Event for 15,000 Homeless People and Impoverished Families at the Dallas Convention Center --Downtown Dallas. Nearly one million square feet filled with separate areas. Men, Women, Impoverished Families, Veterans. This event is to give away Christmas gifts such as Coats, Shoes / Boots, Food, Sleeping Bags. HELP US HELP THE HOMELESS!! We believe in the true REASON for the SEASON. This year the event is SATURDAY Dec 15th 8:30am to 3pm = We need Volunteers who will SHOW UP. But.....we have a Meeting THIS SUNDAY NOV. 18th 3pm to 5pm in the lobby of (Operation Care Int'l Building) located at 8330 LBJ Frwy, Dallas 75243. ******* We need volunteers to get details of this massive event **** what to do, where to be, how to help, what is your role ******* There is food serving, live entertainment, hair dressers and barbers donating time and offering free services, Dental & Eye Exams, Evangelism, toy area, escorting veterans, medical area, and foot washing. We have several areas that need volunteers! You can help in decorations, or handing out coats, shoes/boots, work in the kids area, or volunteer to adopt a hero, (Escort a Veteran through the event) READ CAREFULLY! This is a massive event! DO NOT sign-up as VOLUNTEER unless you are serious, and 100% committed and will show-up to help! You MUST show up at our meeting to know details and meet the leader of the group who will give you info. We need not just Volunteers . . . but coordinators too . . . Are you skilled in coordinating people??!! Meeting is in the lobby of Operation Care Int'l building 8330 LBJ Frwy, Dallas 75243 YES, We will feed you too. Food will be served! Any questions (big or small) please message and you will receive a response back quickly. Here is the website Link and facebook link https://www.facebook.com/opcareintl https://operationcareinternational.org VIDEO of 2017 https://vimeo.com/289577965?from=outro-embed

    8330 Lyndon B. Johnson Frwy

    8330 LBJ Freeway · Dallas, TX

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  • Our Monthly Random Acts of Kindness Challenge (RAK-C) every third week
    As Lo pointed out on the message board, our Meetup name is "Random Acts of Kindness" but all of our events are scheduled...so what about something more random?.... I loved this idea and wanted it to happen!! Thank you Lo for this great idea and Thank you Dave for your help and support towards getting our first RAK-C started in Feb 2011!!! To address that, we are scheduling this "Random Acts of Kindness Challenge" to dedicate one week each month to practice random acts of kindness any times you want and be on the lookout during this period. This event has no meeting place, meeting time, and there's no limit on the "attendees". Anybody anywhere can participate, so if you can't make other events because of time, money, work, or whatever, this can still be something for you. To post the event it is required to pick time so, we just picked 12:15 PM and you can ignore that. Please note : The challenge is for the whole week. Also, check out the "RAKC FAQ 03_23_11" to answer any of your FAQ's in the Files section found under "More" tab. The idea is to target a week each month as a reminder to be on the lookout for a chance to do something for someone, or even plan one yourself. When the event is posted, you can RSVP Yes and put it on your calendar as a reminder. Then, during the week, perform a random act of kindness for someone. Something as simple as a compliment can make someone's day so it isn't necessary to spend money. A note left in your mailbox, thanking your letter carrier could work! You may not even see the beneficiary at all but you know it can make a difference. There are lots of ways you can "pay it forward," and I found plenty of ideas in these sites: http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/Kindness-Ideas.html http://www.helpothers.org/ideas.php http://www.bukisa.com/articles/247610_top-70-random-acts-of-kindness-ideas http://www.daretobeanangel.com/tasklist.php http://www.abundancetapestry.com/a-random-act-of-kindness-15-ideas-to-kickstart-your-intention/ http://www.noogenesis.com/malama/kindness/Stories/ideas01.html And also you can refer to past RAK-C event/s and find some ideas. Couple more ideas from Dave : 1. You can just post few pictures of beauty around you or pics from your RAK's (maybe not more than 10 per member just to have enough pic space for all those interested) and 2. You can post your fav quote or anything that has meant a lot to you as inspiring words in the comment box. Thank you Dave!!! As challenge week rolls along, check back at the event listing from time to time. You'll be able to read what others have done when they "Rate the meetup" or discuss it on that page. Maybe you'll see that a member helped an elderly woman get the groceries in the car or dropped off canned food at a homeless shelter. And you can share what you chose to do for others to read about. Though not together, we can share the camaraderie of doing good wherever we are. If you choose to be anonymous, no need to post anything. But if you choose to post, there's no way you can be anonymous and of course we want to see your ideas and we love you getting the recognition and feeling this camaraderie is contagious!!!! I would encourage you to use some care in how you approach people. In general, common sense and common courtesy go a long way. If you want to help people face-to-face, I would also say stick to public places; one-on-one in a parking lot, people may feel threatened. If asked, be clear that you expect nothing in return except the satisfaction of helping someone out. We have some "business cards" that basically say "Thank you for letting me do this random act of kindness for you" and including the meetup web address so that people know it's not a scam or anything. (You can pick up those cards when you see us at meetups and use as you like. Or leave a simple stationery card of your own saying something similar with our meetup web address or choose not to leave any card at all.) And who knows, we may gain some members and/or you may inspire someone pay it forward too! As always, it is a privilege to be associated with such a great group of people...thanks for all you do, and have a great week! Thank you! ~ Mary

    Wherever you are

    123 RAK-C · Dallas, TX

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  • 3rd Sunday of the Month - Salvation Army Lunch
    Everyday The Salvation Army is making an impact and helping the world become a little better by changing one life at a time. We can help by serving meals to the homeless individuals. We will be serving lunch from 11:00 - 1:00 at the Salvation Army Carr P. Collins Social Service Center (across the street from Parkland Hospital). This location prepares and serves 1200 - 1400 meals daily and houses[masked] individuals in four residential programs: Substance Abuse for Men & Women; Homeless Shelter for Men; Homeless Shelter for Women & Children and Domestic Violence Shelter. For more info about SA, please go to http://www.salvationarmydfw.org/ Please update your RSVP as soon as possible if your plans change. We need to allow time for others to sign up who may be interested. IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME: Before you come to this event, please read the "Salvation Army Dress Code" in the Random Acts' "Files" section. http://files.meetup.com/482512/Salvation%20Army%20Dress%20Code%202011.pdf . Please plan to arrive no later than 11:00 for the orientation!! Wear a ball cap if you don't want to wear a hair net. Parking is behind their building off of Redfield between Lofland and Butler. There is a sign that indicates the parking lot is permit only but park there anyway! Once you turn into that lot you will see the guest parking. Do not park in front of the building as cars will be towed. MAP and PARKING: http://files.meetup.com/482512/Salvation%20Army%20Map.pdf ... for the map. We are at location number 4 on the map. Kids that are 12 yrs of age and older are welcome to join us. Let's gather and contribute our time to this worthwhile event.

    Salvation Army Carr P. Collins Social Service Center

    5302 Harry Hines Blvd. · Dallas, TX

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  • Sandwiches for SoupMobile (DEO)
    We finally received word today that we are set to make sandwiches on the 17th • We start at 10:00 am and make as many bologna & cheese sandwiches as possible and donate them to the SoupMobile. We are usually done in about an hour or 90 minutes depending on the number of volunteers and supplies. We do a count as supplies are brought end and also accept cash donations to purchase additional supplies to even things out. *We have enough ziplock bags and mustard at this time.* • Although we appreciate help, our main goal here is to feed the homeless. These supplies are sponsored by you, so please bring bologna, sliced cheese, and sandwich bread. Bring as much as you feel comfortable buying. • Children are welcome as long as they can reach the table and stay on task. • There is plenty of free parking at the venue. See you there! Questions? Just ask.... Invite your friends and family to join the fun.

    LIFE in Deep Ellum

    2803 Taylor Street · Dallas, TX

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  • TangoTab's Feed The City: FRISCO
    PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE SECTION TO SEE HOW THIS WORKS: *** What is TangoTab? *** TangoTab isn’t a sandwich event, but we love bringing people together to make an impact in their own community. We do that through our Feed The City events, but through TangoTab you can make an even bigger impact and it won’t cost you a cent. TangoTab is a mobile app that you use to find and check-in at restaurants. Every time you check-in at a restaurant on the app, TangoTab provides a free meal to a person in need, locally. DOWNLOAD THE TANGOTAB APP HERE > Download.TangoTab.com *** How does Feed The City work? *** Please arrive between 8:30 am and 9:00 am. We will begin PROMPTLY at 9 am. Who Can Attend: Anyone is at our events! We make this a fun atmosphere for all ages. Remember, you are responsible for anyone under 18y/o that is in your group. How to Dress: We would love if you wore orange (but not required), make sure your hair is pulled back, so it doesn't hang in your face or wear a ball cap, wear anything you can get bleach spots on. *** WHAT TO BRING *** We request that each person attending is You can bring any of the items in any combination, but this is what we recommend... • 3 Packs of Meat: Please try to make this turkey, chicken or ham; Unfortunately, we cannot accept any meat from the deli counter • 3 packs - 16 slices each of cheese (no spicy cheese please!) • 4 Loaves of bread: Try to find a loaf that has 20 slices (not including the ends); Btw we definitely prefer wheat • 1 Mustard - plain yellow • 1 bag of Halos, Cuties or tangerines • 1-2 bags of chips • 1 - 100 ct. of Sandwich Bags (make sure they zip) PLEASE TRY TO BRING AN EQUAL AMOUNT OF MEAT, CHEESE & BREAD. Example: If you bring enough slices of cheese for 72 sandwiches, bring enough meat and bread for 72 sandwiches. REMEMBER, AT THE END OF THE DAY WE WANT TO PRODUCE QUALITY OVER QUANTITY. Please focus on the product you are buying and not just the amount.

    City Works - Frisco

    · Frisco

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  • TangoTab's FEED THE CITY: Sandwich Making Event (Fort Worth)
    PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE SECTION FOR ALL OF THE INFORMATION FOR THE EVENT... Every time you use the TangoTab app when dining out, we feed a person in need, locally. Download the TangoTab app to use when dining out and for easy, quick check-in at the event... > Download.TangoTab.com (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2FDownload.TangoTab.com%2F&h=ATNTy-xWg-1qpLXu_d54GuP46HmG5vA8431VwxMIQTdRaaUBI_KyPlFTAADarRCzYDyQMc67yUKVIXsaASYpq9Ratfrp4TJngO7E3g5lIgZ-DObyw-8kRJfHAn5IeLH3-1cVkWFN1JQw0VM&enc=AZMAA7wjxebRb2hAk2FAV2BbLU0U20L8b5as1DG7Ue_0wglbSWVLf26wxUWE9zzkH04&s=1) Here's all the info you need for the event: Please arrive between 8:00 am and 8:30 am. We will begin promptly at 8:30 am. Who Can Attend: Anyone that can make a sandwich - no kids who have to be tended to. We have had kids there as young as 3yo. How to Dress: Pull hair back so it doesn't hang in your face or wear a ball cap, wear anything you can get bleach spots on. *** WHAT TO BRING *** You can bring any of the items in any combination, but this is what we recommend... • 3 Packs of Meat (please try to make this turkey, chicken or ham) • 3 packs (16 slices) cheese • 4 Loaves of bread - try to find a loaf that has 20 slices (not including the ends • 1 Mustard - plain yellow • 2 bags of baby carrots • 1 bag of raisin • 1 (100 ct.) of Sandwich Bags (make sure they zip) PLEASE TRY TO BRING AN EQUAL AMOUNT OF MEAT, CHEESE & BREAD... Example: If you bring enough slices of cheese for 72 sandwiches, bring enough meat and bread for 72 sandwiches. Here is a breakdown of all the items.... Sliced sandwich bread Sliced Meat — DO NOT bring the kind from the deli. If you have questions please ask. Sliced cheese - Please do not bring spicy cheese Baby Carrots - Do not bring whole carrots that need to be cut Raisins - A big bag of Sunmaid Raisins would be great. Sandwich Bags that zip Plain yellow mustard AT THE END OF THE DAY WE WANT TO PRODUCE QUALITY OVER QUANTITY. Please focus on the product you are buying and not just the amount.

    The Social House

    840 Currie St · Fort Worth

  • TangoTab's FEED THE CITY: Sandwich Making Event (Mesquite)
    PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE SECTION FOR ALL OF THE INFORMATION FOR THE EVENT... Every time you use the TangoTab app when dining out, we feed a person in need, locally. Download the TangoTab app to use when dining out and for easy, quick check-in at the event... > Download.TangoTab.com (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2FDownload.TangoTab.com%2F&h=ATNTy-xWg-1qpLXu_d54GuP46HmG5vA8431VwxMIQTdRaaUBI_KyPlFTAADarRCzYDyQMc67yUKVIXsaASYpq9Ratfrp4TJngO7E3g5lIgZ-DObyw-8kRJfHAn5IeLH3-1cVkWFN1JQw0VM&enc=AZMAA7wjxebRb2hAk2FAV2BbLU0U20L8b5as1DG7Ue_0wglbSWVLf26wxUWE9zzkH04&s=1) Here's all the info you need for the event: Please arrive between 8:00 am and 8:30 am. We will begin promptly at 8:30 am. Who Can Attend: Anyone that can make a sandwich - no kids who have to be tended to. We have had kids there as young as 3yo. How to Dress: Pull hair back so it doesn't hang in your face or wear a ball cap, wear anything you can get bleach spots on. *** WHAT TO BRING *** You can bring any of the items in any combination, but this is what we recommend... • 3 Packs of Meat (please try to make this turkey, chicken or ham) • 3 packs (16 slices) cheese • 4 Loaves of bread - try to find a loaf that has 20 slices (not including the ends • 1 Mustard - plain yellow • 2 bags of baby carrots • 1 bag of raisin • 1 (100 ct.) of Sandwich Bags (make sure they zip) PLEASE TRY TO BRING AN EQUAL AMOUNT OF MEAT, CHEESE & BREAD... Example: If you bring enough slices of cheese for 72 sandwiches, bring enough meat and bread for 72 sandwiches. Here is a breakdown of all the items.... Sliced sandwich bread Sliced Meat — DO NOT bring the kind from the deli. If you have questions please ask. Sliced cheese - Please do not bring spicy cheese Baby Carrots - Do not bring whole carrots that need to be cut Raisins - A big bag of Sunmaid Raisins would be great. Sandwich Bags that zip Plain yellow mustard AT THE END OF THE DAY WE WANT TO PRODUCE QUALITY OVER QUANTITY. Please focus on the product you are buying and not just the amount.

    Corner Theatre

    214 W Davis St. · Mesquite, tx

  • The Dallas Ramp Project
    THE DALLAS RAMP PROJECT Building Freedom for the Homebound. In 1985, the Kiwanis Club of Richardson began building access ramps for residents of Dallas and its suburbs. In the years since, with expanded corporate and volunteer support, The Dallas Ramp Project has built nearly 2000 ramps, at a current rate of more than 240 per year. Our volunteers say it's the most satisfying work they have ever done; liberating people imprisoned in their homes, unable to get out because of the front steps that most take for granted. The Dallas Ramp Project works with the City of Dallas, social-services organizations, and hospitals to identify clients who need a ramp. We are 100% volunteer staffed, relying on individual donations and our corporate partners to provide the funding, building materials, and facilities for our work. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What will we be doing? You'll do whatever amount of light construction you're comfortable with. Our primary tool is a drill, either cordless or corded. We use them to screw everything together, and when we're not using screws we're using bolts that need a hole drilled first. The work occasionally calls for a circular saw or other power tools, but if you're not comfortable or familiar with those, you won't be asked to use them. Where should we show up? Our usual gathering location is our warehouse on Simonton Road. Our warehouse is on the Southwest corner of Freed’s Furniture’s warehouse, so look for the Freed’s sign. Please note this is NOT the Freed’s Furniture location on the frontage road of 635! At this location, we'll divide the volunteers into working teams, assign them to a ramp, and pair them with an experienced volunteer or two who'll drive a truck or trailer with all the materials to the site. Volunteers carpool from the warehouse to the ramp site. When should we show up? 8AM, except June-July-August when we start at 7AM to beat the heat. How long will this take? The goal is to be done at the ramp site by noon (11AM in the summer). What should we bring? It's very useful, but not required, to bring a drill, either corded (with an extension cord) or cordless. Any other woodworking tools you want to use are quite welcome, but we'll have at least one of everything needed at the build site. If you've tender hands you might want to bring gloves. We've always got bottled water, but you're welcome to bring something else to drink if you prefer. Bring a camera – you’ll want to have a picture of the results of your hard work! What should we wear? This is light construction work. Dress comfortably for the outdoors, and expect to get dirty and sweaty.

    The Dallas Ramp Project

    4720 Simonton Road · Dallas , TX

  • YES! Cookies for Soupmobile - North Dallas Friday Group
    This group meets the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month at 11:00 am to package individual dessert portions for homeless peoples' midday meals served by the SoupMobile at a day mission in South Dallas. The Soupmobile serves 200,000 lunches annually. Bring cookies,sandwich-sized ziploc bags, animal crackers, vanilla wafers, etc to this meetup in any quantity. Homemade or pre-packaged items welcome, please refrain from cookies containing nuts. Please keep in mind: delicate items may break/crumble. Avoid anything meltable from June thru September please. We also move fast and may be done early. PLEASE arrive on time so you don't miss out! Note: Please dress for the weather - we may do our good work on the patio. Sometimes we stay after for a bite to eat and/or a cup of the excellent coffee the cafe serves. Gives us time to chat and shows our appreciation for Coffee House who so generously lend us their space.

    Coffee House Cafe

    6150 Frankford Road · Dallas, TX

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  • Love For Kids and social experiEvent Pre-Christmas Event
    Love For Kids will buy your ticket to our social mixer with social experiEvent and it will include your FIRST DRINK and passed APPS with your ticket. To get your FREE ticket, find 2 friends to purchase a $20 ticket, and it will include their first drink and food. Or you can split the ticket 3-WAYS, and each of you only pay around $13. GO TO GROUP ADMISSION ON THE TICKET SITE TO GET THIS DEAL! Please bring a new or gently used winter coat for a child 6-12 yrs old and you will receive 2 FREE raffle tickets PER COAT . We need winter coats for our “KIDS” at our ANNUAL CHILDREN HOLIDAY EVENT!

    Needs a location

    $20.00
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