IMPACT Dallas 2019

Each year Impact Dallas volunteers contribute over 1,400 hours of time to share God’s grace with others through service. We build ramps, clean parks, visit with shut-ins, prepare health kits, harvest food to feed the hungry…the list goes on and on. 

On November 9 and 10, 2019, we will once again, have an opportunity to give back. Take a look at the list of projects being planned for this year. Together with your family prayerfully consider participating in this ministry.  Help us spread God’s grace with our hands. 

 

Saturday, November 9, 2019

 

DOBIE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Participants: 15 Max | Ages 15+ | 9:00 am – Noon | Off Site
Project Leader: Julie Brookover,
Dobie is an RISD school that provides full day Pre-K for three and four year-olds.  KOG’s ministry to Dobie includes meeting the needs of the teachers, staff and students.  Our Impact project is to paint the teacher’s lounge and add amenities to enhance this space as a stress-free, relaxing haven for the teachers during any free time they have during the school day.

Briarwood Retreat Center

Participants: 25 Max | All Ages | 10:00 am – 2:30 pm | Off Site
Project leader: Roger Anders,
Briarwood is an outdoor ministry that is supported by the congregations of the Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana Synod of the ELCA. It is located at 670 Copper Canyon Rd, Argyle, TX 76226.  We will be working on “winter” projects for the camp. Projects include collecting camp firewood and weather permitting, painting.  This is a family friendly project. Lunch will be provided by Briarwood.

MOSAIC

Participants: 20 Max | Ages 13+ | 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm | Off Site
Project Leaders:  Glenda Miler, and
Rainey Smith,
Mosaic serves more than 4,500 people in 11 states. Services are tailored to meet individual needs and goals, allowing people to be as independent as possible. Services are designed for people with disabilities, mental and behavioral health needs, as well as aging adults. Join Mosaic residents for an afternoon of bowling, food and fellowship as we celebrate all November birthdays for Mosaic residents.

 

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

 

WORSHIP AT 9:00 AM

We gather in worship to give thanks to God and seek God’s blessing as we go out (on behalf of KOG) to make an impact on our community. Whether you serve on Saturday or Sunday, please make plans to join us for worship Sunday morning at 9:00 am.

Projects begin immediately following worship

 

DALLAS RAMPS

Participants: 30 Max | Ages 16+ | Off Site
Project Leader: Gary Stopani,
Volunteers will have the opportunity to provide freedom to home-bound residents by building and installing ramps, in various locations in the Dallas area. The necessary materials will need to be ordered in advance, so please sign up by November 3.

DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

Participants: 20 Max | Ages 15+ | Off Site
Project Leader: Sandy Knutson,
Durable Medical Equipment Exchange of Dallas (DME) provides
recycled wheelchairs, walkers, bedside commodes, and shower chairs for individuals in Dallas County who would otherwise not be able to afford the equipment they need to meet their physical requirements. This is a great opportunity to help others while getting a good workout of bending and stretching.

NORTH DALLAS SHARED MINISTRIES

Participants: 30 Max | Ages 12 + | Off Site
Project Leader: Ernie Davenport,
Volunteers will tour the facilities at North Dallas Shared Ministries (NDSM) located in South Dallas. Volunteers will then sort canned goods, replenish food on shelves in the pantry, sort clothes for the clothes closet, clean refrigerators and freezers, take care of a little yard work and breakdown boxes for recycling.

Donations Needed:
Toiletries and personal hygiene products
Non-perishable food
Winter coats and clothes (all sizes)

 

VETERAN’S HOSPITAL AND RETIREMENT CENTER

Participants: 25 Max | All Ages | Off Site
Project Leader: Olin Knudsen
Volunteers will take pre-assembled care packages to the residents of the Home of the Brave Community Living Center. Volunteers will have the opportunity to visit with the veterans and listen to their life stories. The KOG van will take volunteers to the event in South Dallas.

PARK SOUTH YMCA

Participants: 20 Max | Ages 12 + | Off Site
Project leader: David Peterson,
Park South YMCA provides essential community services to inner-city residents including full day preschool, after-school programming, and youth development. Impact volunteers will be painting the walls of the Y’s large multi-purpose room.

REFUGEE EMERGENCY SUPPLY

Participants: 25 Max | Ages 15+ | Off Site
Project Leader: John Mathis,
Volunteers will collect and deliver supplies to Refugee Services of Texas (RST) which maintains a storeroom of supplies that can be given to refugee families in case of emergency.  Volunteers will also organize the storeroom to maximize storage space and efficiency.

Donations Needed:
Baby supplies ie., diapers, baby clothes, etc.
Toiletries and personal hygiene products
Non-perishable food
Winter coats and clothes (all sizes)
Toys

 

On-Site Projects: These projects are perfect for families with young children and for adults with mobility challenges.

FOSTER KIDS CHARITY

Participants: 40 Max | All Ages | On Site
Project Leader: Kristin McComber,  
Let’s bring a little joy and brighten the day for some children
living in foster care. We’ll write sweet messages and silly joke
cards for these children and then decorate and stuff bags filled
with activities and snacks they can take with them to court
hearings or foster homes.

Donations Needed:
Children/Teen books/magazines
Activity books
Small Lego sets/Small puzzles
Travel/handheld games
Small, palm-sized stuffed animals

 

NICU BLANKETS

Participants: 30 Max | Ages 9+ | On Site
Project Leader: Debbie Armstrong,
Volunteers will craft flannel receiving blankets for the infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Parkland Hospital. Tasks include measuring, cutting, pressing, and sewing. Please bring irons, ironing boards, white cotton thread, sewing shears, and sewing machines.

Donations Needed: 
Baby flannel 32”x 32”

 

FIREFIGHTERS & POLICE OFFICERS

Participants: 50 Max | All Ages | On Site
Project Leaders: Rebekah & Nicholas Muros,
Volunteers will assemble goody bags of snacks, homemade cookies, and handmade cards to be delivered to fire and police stations in the area to show appreciation. Children will have the opportunity to make cards to include in the bags. We will also need volunteers to deliver the bags once assembled.

Donations Needed:
Leftover Halloween candy
Cookies (4-6 to a baggy, bring Nov. 10)
Gently used paperbacks for adults

 

MT.OLIVE FOOD PANTRY

Participants: 30 Max | All Ages | On Site
Project Leader: Katy Kittleson Volunteers will assemble cracker packs and 1,200 hygiene kits for clients of Mount Olive Food Pantry. These items are distributed weekly to the homeless throughout the Mt. Olive facility.

 

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