Dallas Alumni Chapter: Volunteer at Family Gateway


March 14, 2018 | 6 – 8 p.m.

Family Gateway
711 South St. Paul St. | Dallas, TX 75201

The Alumni Association invites everyone to participate in TruCare, an international event where the Truman State University community comes together to volunteer locally to show Bulldog spirit by paying it forward.

The Dallas Alumni Chapter invites you to spend the evening volunteering at Family Gateway, a homeless shelter with the mission to provide stability and life-changing supportive services to children and families affected by homelessness.

The success of Family Gateway’s children and families depends on support from community volunteers. Volunteers of all ages are needed, but children 14 and under must be supervised by an adult. Opportunities include:

Organizing a donation drive – organize a drive for toiletries, clothes, or toys

Tutoring children – help students with their homework and participate in the afterschool program Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 6 pm

Teaching an adult class – teach a computer, job readiness, or financial literacy class

Planning activities for children – plan a game night or holiday party for families

Adopting a Room – prepare a room for a new family moving in (This opportunity is available on an as-needed basis. Click here for more information about the Adopt-a-Room Program.)

Preparing a meal – cook and serve a meal any day of the week for our families (approximately 100 people) at the shelter

Providing administrative assistance – assist with office duties, help at the front desk, or organize the food pantry and donations closet

Cleaning/facilities maintenance – help with a variety of daily, weekly, and monthly activities available for individuals or groups to keep our emergency shelter for families in top shape. Cleaning and maintenance of building, grounds, kitchen, dining area (floors, tables, chairs), learning center (cleaning toys), etc.

While Truman students are gearing up for the Big Event in Kirksville, we’re excited to bring that same TruCare spirit of volunteering to the Dallas Alumni Chapter. If you aren’t able to attend the TruCare event but volunteer throughout the month of March, please log your service hours online. For more information about TruCare, please visit the TruCare website.

Questions? Please contact John Millemon with questions and to RSVP.