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Agape Clinic

How are we involved:
Giving – We gave Agape a $75,000 gift at the end of 2013 to enable them to add evening clinic hours throughout the year.

Our next goal is to help them purchase a sonogram machine for approximately $45,000. Make donations here.

Located in East Dallas near Baylor Hospital, The Agape Clinic’s mission is to improve the health of the medically underserved. Using cost effective strategies, Agape helps people get and stay well until they have access to health insurance or other programs. With a budget of less than $500,000, Agape offers over $2 million worth of medical care.

Serving:
There are individual and group serving opportunities available at Agape.

  • Munger serve day (Munger will choose a Saturday to serve in a variety of ways)
  • Small group serve days (Go as a small group and get put to work!)
  • Medical professional volunteers
  • Clerical volunteers
  • Donate sports equipment so child patients can stay healthy and active

Interested in serving? Contact: Lacy Montgomery

CitySquare

How are we involved:
CitySquare is one of the organizations where we refer people seeking assistance from Munger. They provide quality, knowledgeable assistance while striking at the root of the problem.

CitySquare’s mission is to fight the causes and effects of poverty through service, advocacy, and friendship. CitySquare provides a variety of different services for those impoverished in our community. From legal services and food provision to medical care and transition planning for those ageing out of the foster care system, CitySquare cares for the whole person. Through caring case workers, CitySquare ensures that those in East Dallas who need temporary assistance in order to succeed receive exactly what they need.

Serving:

  • Clerical assistance at main office
  • Sorting, shelving, and assisting clients in the food pantry
  • Donate toiletries and snacks for emergency kits

In the summer there are opportunities to unload the trucks from their lunch program that feeds kids who are on free or reduced lunch during the year. This opportunity is from 6-8 pm on weekdays and would be great for a small group!

Interested in serving? Contact: Lacy Montgomery

Dickinson Place

How are we involved:
In addition to being the church home of some of the Dickinson Place residents, we have served their in a variety of ways, including a Family Fight Night Christmas caroling event.

Dickinson Place provides low-income senior citizens safe, affordable housing and programming to enhance spiritual, individual and social well-being. Many residents find Dickinson Place after living on the street, in their car, or in temporary arrangements with friends or relatives. DP staff works closely with several outreach agencies to help elderly individuals that have been exploited, are being evicted or just need a safe and secure place to live. In addition to housing, Dickinson Place provides multiple activities and services. Such services include planned activities, on-site doctor visits, a food pantry, a resident store and a computer lab. A full-time Activities Coordinator schedules events with an average of two per day.

Serving:
Dickinson Place is a great place to serve as a family or small group. You can:
• Host an event (Bingo, sing-a-long, craft project, etc.)
• Provide transportation
• Donate gently used clothes and household items for the thrift store

Interested in serving? Contact: Lacy Montgomery

Project Transformation

How are we involved:
2013 was our first summer to host the Project Transformation summer reading program and we’re excited to host again! Through the reading program we get to connect with families of elementary and middle school age kids in our community as well as a great group of college interns!

We also hold fundraisers like concerts and movie viewings throughout the years that benefit the great work of Project Transformation.

Project Transformation engages young adults in purposeful leadership in ministry, supports underserved children and families, and connects churches with communities in need. Since their founding in 1998, this ministry has been addressing three unique challenges with one program: the academic, physical and spiritual needs of children living in low-income communities, providing meaningful ministry and leadership exploration for college students, and revitalizing struggling urban churches.

They meet these three challenges by harnessing the creative energy and ideas of 100 college-age young adults who plan and implement free summer day camps and after-school programs for approximately 1000 children and youth in various underserved neighborhoods. The programs are held at United Methodist Churches located in the heart of low-income neighborhoods, thereby helping those churches connect in meaningful ways with their communities.

Serving:
The majority of the service opportunities occur during the summer:

  • Read one-on-one with Project Transformation kids
  • Serve at or provide for our Family Fun Nights
  • Provide dinner for the 100 college interns

During the year there are a number of seasonal opportunities to serve with the Project Transformation offices with various clerical tasks.

Interested in serving? Contact: Jake Porter