Service Blog

Sep 4, 2017

What activity goes well with a delicious macaroni & cheese meal at the Wyndham? How about kicking off our Make a Difference Day project with backpack stuffing? The Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC) provides support to abused children in Dallas County, coordinating the investigation and prosecution of the most severe cases of child abuse in Dallas County. DCAC provided us with a list of supplies needed for both elementary school and middle school children.

May 4, 2017
Category:MLK Learning Center 

MLK First Grade Students ended the school year in an awards assembly. In their packet they received two additional books from Altrusa. "PETE THE CAT AND HIS SUMMER VACATION" Students will enjoy a trip to the beach. A series book, "FROG AND TOAD ARE FRIENDS" completes the selection, which provides a total of six books for the year.

Mar 13, 2017
Category:Texas Scottish Rite Hospital 

Nine Altrusans visited Scottish Rite Hospital and entertained seven children and five siblings from the Children’s Orthopedic Hospital.

Jan 11, 2017
Category:Texas Scottish Rite Hospital 

The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) in Dallas special- izes in the treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions. The children treated here face various physical circumstances including scoliosis (a curvature of the spine), clubfoot, and limb length differences.

Dec 10, 2016

Remember our fallen U.S. veterans. Honor those who serve. Teach your children the value of freedom. These are the first words that come across the Wreaths across America webpage while visiting.

Dec 2, 2016
Category:MLK Learning Center 

The CAMP opened at MLK JR. Learn- ing Center Friday December 2nd at 1:00pm. Students filed into the auditorium to sit before a colorful logo of the Camp. Mrs. Gbegan, First Grade Teacher, greeted the students and introduced the Camp Activity.

Dec 1, 2016
Category:Texas Scottish Rite Hospital 

Ten of our members went as volunteers for our group and I participated as a hospital volunteer for the annual tree trimming event at TSRHC.

Nov 20, 2016
Category:Fleece Hearts 
November 20, 2016 found a group of our members gathered at Presi- dent Gillian’s house all the way out in Justin to help make fuzzy hearts for the babies at NICU units. Mothers wear these hearts next to their skin for a while to impart their own scent into the hearts.
Oct 22, 2016

Make a Difference Day (MADD) occurred on October 22nd at Beth Blair’s spookily decorated home. Members convened in the early hours, also known as 9:00am, to sort the donated items for five organizations. Despite the confusion an infant project presented the members persevered over the challenges and accomplished everything by 10:30am.

Oct 4, 2016
Category:New Member Project 

The beginning of the Altrusa year brought about a challenge from President Gillian Allen to the new members; create a project that had an immediate impact in the local community. The last new member project that had occurred was the one created by Gillian Allen where she submitted for a grant for West Independent School District to resupply the library after the West Fertilizer Company exploded in 2013 causing massive damage to the city. Talk about big shoes to fill.

Aug 27, 2016
Category:New Member Project 

On August 27th members gathered at Yolanda Joosten’s home to stencil bags for the new member project. The blue and yellow reusable grocery bags and stencils were provided by Nichole Parr. Lori Smith and Susie Wallace supplied paints, painting sponges and brushes.

Aug 16, 2016
Category:Operation Altrusa Cares 

In August we finally got to meet Office Curtis and his K-9 partner, Office Django. We are using money from the Ruth Behrens Fund (2015-2016) to provide Django with a custom fitted bullet proof vest for his use while on duty.

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