This year marked another wonderful year for our Elves in Disguise Program! At the request of many Elves, who are all quite busy in December, the 2015 makeover was moved up two months. In collaboration with the Dallas Bar Association’s Community Involvement Committee, Elves in Disguise 2015 was held Saturday, October 24, 2015. Each year, volunteers at New Hope Foundation join together to bring joy and hope to one or more families with our Elves in Disguise “home makeover.” Elves in Disguise provides basic items many people may take for granted, such as a clean mattress with sheets and a bed frame or a dining room table or desk where the kids can do homework. Relieved of the burden of providing the basics, families are able to focus on achieving important milestones that can help them break the constraints of poverty. Click The Button Below To See Highlights From EID 2015! EID 2015 Gallery MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EID 2015 A huge thank you to our EID Teams, Sponsors, Donors & Supporters!
Each year, volunteers at New Hope Foundation join together to bring joy and hope to one or more families with our Elves in Disguise “home makeover.” Elves in Disguise provides basic items many people may take for granted, such as a clean mattress with sheets and a bed frame or a dining room table or desk where the kids can do homework. Relieved of the burden of providing the basics, families are able to focus on achieving important milestones that can help them break the constraints of poverty. ELVES IN DISGUISE (EID) 2015 will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015. Learn more about the Elves in Disguise Home Makeover Click here for the 2015 Elves in Disguise Application
Girl Scout Troop 3458, from Frankfort Middle School in Plano, made 27 gift baskets for the women’s shelters for Mother’s Day. Learn More About Our Mother’s Day Gift Baskets Event…..Read More
We are seeking donations of completed baskets from local groups, organizations, and families. We are asking each group to pledge to make as few as 10 or as many as 50, but any amount is appreciated! Or you may donate goods so that our volunteers may complete baskets for you. Please RSVP your pledge by April 1, 2015, and plan to deliver baskets and donations to New Hope Foundation by Saturday, May 2, 2015……. (click the “Read More” link at right for more information!)Read More
Each year, volunteers at New Hope Foundation join together to bring joy and hope to one or more families with our Elves in Disguise “home makeover.” Please think about a family or volunteer organization you might recommend for this amazing community service experience. Complete the application to nominate them, or have them complete it for self-nomination…… (click the “Read More” link at right!)Read More
See the Elves in Disguise 2014 video highlights! Click the “Read More” link at right to view a video highlighting the joyous event!Read More
We know it seems too hot to talk about “Coats,” but please keep us in mind as the weather cools. It’s almost time for our 4th Annual 1000 Coats for Hope coat drive. Last year we set another coat collection record with more than 3600 cold weather items. This year we hope to break last year’s amazing record and collect over 4000, starting Saturday, October 18 and ending Saturday, November 1. We need kids’ sizes more than anything, but all sizes will be accepted, new or gently used. If your group would like to be a collection point for coat drop offs in your neighborhood, let us know so we can add you to our website. Use the convenient online contact form or call Reverend Flowers at 214-942-6110 or 469-879-3238. Click Here For More Information!
Please join us this year as we once again have a Back to School Supply Drive. We started this event a few years back when we noticed that kids in the neighborhood around the Empowerment Center were going back to school empty-handed. We soon learned that there was a great need to help our neighbors with school supplies, especially at the beginning of the school year. WHEN: Saturday, August 16, 2014 10:00 AM to Noon While Supplies Last! WHAT: Back to School Supply Drive Activities Include The Following: Free back-to-school supplies WHILE THEY LAST; Free Food; Free Haircuts for Kids; Bounce House; Basketball; Drawings for Door Prize; Tours of the Empowerment Center. WHERE: The Empowerment Center at 2200 Zang Blvd., Dallas, TX 75224 Take I-35 South to Illinois. (This is 2 exits PAST the Zang exit.) Take a right on Illinois (heading west). First light is Zang. Turn right on Zang. We are the second building on the right. HOW YOU CAN HELP: There Are Three Easy Ways To Help: Bring new, unopened school supplies of any kind and join in the fun at the Empowerment Center, 2200 South Zang Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75224, from 10:00 am to noon; Donate cash or check (payable to New Hope Foundation) at the Empowerment Center on August 16, 2014 from 10:00 am to noon; or Donate Online to New Hope Foundation through Pay Pal (list the school supply drive in the ‘special notes’ section of the donation form). We’ll send you a receipt and make sure your entire donation goes to the Back to School Supply Drive. For more information or to learn how you can help, contact Johnny Flowers at (469)879-3238 or (214)942-6110. View Back To School Drive Flyer [alpine-phototile-for-flickr src=”set” uid=”95046101@N07″ sid=”72157635240785143″ imgl=”fancybox” style=”wall” row=”4″ grwidth=”800″ grheight=”600″ num=”200″ align=”center” max=”200″ nocredit=”1″]
Last year (2013), New Hope worked with the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Dallas to distribute more than 100 gift baskets to women in a battered women’s shelter on Mother’s Day. This year (2014), thanks to participation from the Dallas Bar Association Community Involvement Committee and a growing list of generous individuals, we will triple that number……(click the “Read More” link at right for more information!)Read More
New Hope was honored to moderate Bishop Dunne Catholic School’s “Homeless For a Night” for its third year recently. Several public speakers told stories about the circumstances that led to their own homelessness. They encouraged students to stay in school, stay off drugs, and to continue to build on their existing foundations. Following questions and answers, about 100 students braved unusually cold temperatures to spend the night outside in boxes. Bishop Dunne Catholic School donated proceeds from the event to the SoupMobile, a local charity that serves almost 200,000 meals a year to people in need. View Photos From This Event