NORTH TEXAS GIVING TUESDAY NOW
On Tuesday, May 5, the Communities Foundation of Texas' North Texas Giving Day, the Dallas Cowboys, and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas will host an emergency response day of giving, North Texas Giving Tuesday Now, to encourage donor support for nonprofit organizations reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Early giving is open now through May 4. We have provided links for our RLBC partner organizations which provide important assistance to the most vulnerable in our beloved community. If you are able, please click on the links below to give to these wonderful organizations.
NDSM's mission is to provide charitable assistance to persons in need by appropriately addressing their immediate needs and providing them with opportunities for long-term positive change and stability. Services during COVID-19 include food, rent and utility assistance, employment assistance, medical and dental care, mental health counseling, and tax preparation.
Hope Supply Co. meets the critical needs of homeless and at-risk children across North Texas by providing care necessities to families. Since the initial impact of COVID-19, diaper need has increased 300% due to job loss and illness, along with the need for baby wipes, hygiene kits, and formula.
Healing Hands Ministries welcomes every neighbor with barrier-free access to healthcare. On March 16th, HHM fully activated their emergency preparedness plan. The crisis call team has answered more than 17,000 calls and they have launched a tele-health model with 300 completed clinical visits in the first two weeks of launch. They continue to care for one of the most vulnerable populations in our community - mothers and babies - with 71 deliveries scheduled for the month of April.
The mission of Dallas Christian Women's Job Corps (DCWJC) is to offer a supportive environment where women in need or one step away from crisis are equipped for self-sufficiency and job-readiness skills while providing a context in which women help women. Your gift can help provide housing, utility, and medical assistance to their clients.
CitySquare set up an Emergency Relief Fund to cover critical, unexpected costs associated with caring for our neighbors during this crisis. We continue to serve our neighbors through key services: the Food Pantry meets our neighbors' basic food needs, the Dallas Connector provides free, essential transportation for homeless neighbors, and the Transition Resource Action Center's (TRAC) Dallas office is open as an Emergency Resource Center for Homeless Youth, including food and social support. We were already serving a record number of neighbors annually, and with the economic/employment impact of COVID-19, service demand has increased again.
Each year our neighbor, Tiferet Israel, holds their Chili Cook-off to raise support for the charitable work of Jewish Family Services of Dallas. The WOC and our RLBC Youth had planned to attend but COVID concerns made cancelling the entire cook-off necessary. Despite losing this valuable support, JFS continues to provide emergency food supplies, social and employment services, mental health counseling, and elder support to folks in Dallas regardless of race or religion.
Missions at the Border
Click here to learn about Royal Lane's Christmas contribution.
Royal Lane has a long history of answering God's call to love through service. "Missions Matters" will appear in the Mosaic and will be published on our blog below on a regular basis. It will highlight our continuing commitment to missions and other activities where we reach out to the community. This will be a place where we will tell our stories and perhaps help you find what "matters" most to you.
Many members of our congregation are active volunteers in diverse areas within the community. If you would like to share your volunteer story or information about an organization you support with our congregations, please fill out the form below.