Yesterday, 26 nonprofit organizations and community members gathered in the Auxiliary Gym for ESD's annual Volunteer Fair.
This tradition helps middle and upper school students become more familiar with Dallas-area nonprofit organizations. Upper school students and eighth graders can discover potential summer service opportunities, year-round opportunities, and Teen Boards. Fifth, sixth, and seventh graders participated in a scavenger hunt in which they visited each nonprofit's table to complete the challenge and learn more about each organization.
"The Volunteer Fair is such a great opportunity for our community, students, parents, and faculty and staff, to not only learn about the issues present in our community but also the organizations actively working to address them," said Courtney Phelps, ESD Director of Community Service Learning. "It allows us all to live into our service mission and Episcopal Identity to put our faith into action and serve others with an open heart and mind. We are always extremely grateful for the partnership and willingness to attend this event and educate our community."
Thank you to all of the nonprofits that joined us yesterday, including:
- Boys and Girls Club Dallas
- Community Partners of Dallas
- Dallas Arboretum
- Dallas CASA
- For the Love of the Lake
- Jubilee Park and Community Center
- Luke's FastBreaks
- Make-A-Wish North Texas
- Network of Community Ministries
- North Dallas Shared Ministries
- Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
- Precious Child Inc.
- Rays of Light
- Reading Partners
- Ronald McDonald House of Dallas
- Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
- SPCA of Texas
- The Stewpot
- United to Learn
- VNA Meals on Wheels
- We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym
- Youth World