The first hour of the meeting, as always, was dedicated to networking with fellow members, guests, and the representatives of the charities. The Alamo Drafthouse, located at Skillman and Abrams, has been a great support over the last two meetings. The bar and food services are very good and the staff have been outstanding. The Drafthouse is a great atmosphere for our meetings and we greatly appreciate their partnership.
As always, we had three tremendous charities that came to present to us. The Aberg Center for Literacy provides educational services for individuals and families. They provide programs in the following:
- English Fluency
- High School Equivalency
- Education in Spanish
- English Language for Early Childhood
- Spanish Language Classes
The Center wants to help adults and children who are learning English as a second language so they can improve their lives and the lives of their families. Which, by extension, improves the overall East Dallas community.
The Dallas Children’s Advocacy improves the lives of abused children in the Dallas area. In 2018 over 27,000 children were reported as abused. The Save Jane campaign is shining a light on this abuse as a first step in showing that this problem spans all races and economic stratus.
Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center coordinates the investigation, prosecution and healing services for the most severe cases of child abuse in Dallas County. Their average client is a 9-year-old girl, sexually abused by someone she knows and trusts.
But the charity that was awarded our donations this quarter is Interfaith Family Services. Interfaith was founded by various denominations of Christian churches to help families that were homeless, or struggling financial in some other way. As they state, they empower families in crisis to break the cycle of poverty. To help Interfaith Family Services please reach out here.