It’s never too early to start donating your resources and helping those less fortunate this holiday season. Although it seems as if we’re rounding a corner from this time last year, many are still in dire need of a hand. From winter coats to toys for kids, we’ve rounded up several ways to give back in Dallas this year.
We will keep adding to the list as we find more opportunities to give back.
Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center
Shop now for Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center’s “Holiday of Hope” giving program. DCAC provides donations to children affected by child abuse. New, unwrapped toys and gifts, such as books, pajamas, blankets, coats, and toys (for ages 3 to 4 years old) will be due by Saturday, December 10. Individuals are also able to host a Toy Drive or make a monetary donation.
The Salvation Army Angel Tree at Galleria Dallas is currently open on Level 1, near Guest Services, through December 2. The first 500 donors will receive a complimentary Galleria Dallas ornament so make sure to get there early. Drive-through drop-off will take place December 2 and 3 in the driveway near Grand Lux Café.
Angel Tree Holiday Giving, a Dallas CASA program, is accepting gift cards and cash this year to answer angel tree requests from children in protective care. To participate, you can donate $25 or $50 gift cards from Walmart, Target, or Amazon and deliver them to Dallas CASA at 2757 Swiss Avenue. Drop off will take place from November 18 through 22, and November 28 through December 5. Find more information here.
Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support
Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support is accepting gifts this holiday season. There are three different ways to help. Adopt a Family by receiving a wish list to go shopping for women and children. Give Clients Power to Choose by providing gift cards so moms can shop for their children themselves. You can also Sponsor an Angel Tree or Gift the Basics. Lastly, make a monetary donation to help support the program.
Community Partners of Dallas
This year, Community Partners of Dallas is hosting a Toy Drive to grant wishes to thousands of abused and neglected children in Dallas County. You can purchase specific gifts requested by kids here, organize your own toy drive (in-person or virtual), or donate.