17 Great Reasons for YOU to donate to DBC!
Give to Dallas Bethlehem Center where your dollar is multiplied 6 times through collaborative partnerships and community engagement!
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION:
Early Education focus includes partnerships with ChildCareGroup to provide the highest quality Early Care and Education to 56 children, ages 0 to 3, and South Dallas Fair Park’s Faith Coalition Breakfast and Books to provide Saturday tutoring to more than 60 Kindergarten through 3rd grade students. By leveraging our partnerships, DBC is helping to bring the vocabulary of children living in poverty on par with children from middle and professional income homes.
DBC’s Goal: children reading on grade level by 4th grade.
10,000 pounds of food is distributed to 350 vulnerable households in the Food Desert of South Dallas each month through DBC.
Over 300 neighbors lead DBC programs and engage volunteers from DFW Metroplex companies and churches.
120 children and adults join together for breakfast, tutoring, fine arts classes, nutrition classes, and community gardening.
Last February, 65 children of South Dallas shared their dancing, singing, and miming talents with over 500 guests from around DFW. Supported by a community choir, StarBright is the annual opportunity to applaud DBC’s children and families for the giant strides they are making in life.
Save the Date:
Saturday, February 20, 2016
More than 250 different community organizations, nonprofits, businesses, and churches from the greater Dallas area intentionally partner with DBC to provide countless opportunities for community engagement and empowerment.
MENTORS AND ACTIVITIES:
Mentors and activities for school age children are provided by the Dallas Police Athletic League (DPAL) in DBC’s gym, computer lab, and meeting space. Some of these programs include robotics, bicycle safety and riding club, choir, and basketball.
10,000 POUNDS OF FOOD:
Each month, 10,000 pounds of food is distributed at DBC by working with our partner in food security, Crossroads Community Services. At 12.5 cents per pound, your gift to DBC goes a long way in making sure children are fed each day.
Rae’s Volleyball program teaches school age girls literacy, reading, and volleyball skills. While half are on the court playing, the other half become literate through mind expanding classes in the computer lab.
All of DBC’s programs engage both the surrounding community and the greater DFW community in pulling together and learning from one another. The 300 plus volunteers from the neighborhood work together with other outside volunteers to lead programming. By working together, both groups learn and grow with each other’s help.
Glenda Johnson, also known as Cookie’s day care due to her many grandchildren, grand nieces and nephews following her around, was once inside her house, unengaged in the community. When DBC began to build the community garden, Glenda and the kids found a new love. Now Glenda is one of the main leaders of the community garden team. Watch the video to hear more of her story.
The 400 backpacks and 250 bikes provided in partnership with the Dallas Police Athletic League (DPAL) and our covenant church sponsors are creating a game changer for more than 350 children in South Dallas. They are prepared to learn with backpacks full of school supplies and bicycles, and receive training for transportation and health.
60 children were fed breakfast, lunch and snacks while safely engaged in literacy, arts, robotics, swimming, sports. and 3 educational field trips over the summer months.
75 children receive out-of-school care including:
- Food Security
- Safe Play
- Computer Literacy in Lab
- Financial Literacy
- Recreational Activities
- Positive Peer Mentoring
- Reading Support
- Leadership development
5 staff members serve the DBC community every day to facilitate the empowerment of South Dallas children and families. Each staff member brings their own special brand of passion to their work and to the community. Their talents are magnified through the engagement of volunteers within the community and throughout DFW.
20 Board members serve DBC by directing the vision and strategies required to successfully serve the mission of preparing South Dallas children and families for success in school and life. Each Board member raises awareness, financial support, and critical resources for the Center. See who you know of our illustrious leaders.
The DBC formula for programming success in South Dallas includes the engagement of community volunteers, training them for leadership of the programs, and inviting DFW to come and work with our inside volunteers to strengthen all. More than 300 volunteers are engaged throughout the year inside and outside of South Dallas.