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Serving community while fighting poverty

It takes 40 volunteers a day to help CitySquare provide food, housing and healthcare to people in need. The organization fights poverty through service and advocacy, and gives unemployed and underemployed individuals in South Dallas resources for finding sustainable employment through its 17 poverty-fighting programs. WorkPaths, CitySquare's hospitality program, gives participants the opportunity work within their community and assist those in need. Interns and graduates of the program manage CitySquare Cafe? and servebreakfast and lunch on campus daily. Not only do they gain hospitality experience, they help fight poverty by serving community members through volunteerism.

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In five years, one platform has brought more than $100 million worth of value to North Texas nonprofits, while also supporting hundreds of thousands of students across the state -

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Foodies Meet Philanthropy at the Fifth Annual Hearts on the Trinity

The VolunteerNow Young Leaders Council, on behalf of VolunteerNow, invites the community to enjoy a night of bites and beverages in support of a good cause at the Fifth Annual Hearts on the Trinity! Attendees can sample food and drinks from local breweries, restaurants and distilleries, while exploring this year’s new location at Southside on Lamar with a photo booth, 6,000-ft slide sculpture and more.

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Donated Goods Items Transformed

Teachers use trolleys from DG to decorate and organize classrooms.

Two Blum ISD teachers drove more than 45 miles to our Fort Worth Donated Goods location to buy trolleys for their classrooms. Little did they know, their trip to DG started a trend on their campus!Helping teachers (and schools) stretch their dollars Two Blum ISD teachers drove more than 45 miles to our Fort Worth Donated Goods location to buy trolleys for their classrooms. Little did they know, their trip to DG started a trend on their campus!

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Empowering Women to Find Hope

With an estimated 108,920 alcohol- dependent women in the DFW area, the need for no-cost recovery services is rapidly increasing. The Dallas-Fort Worth area has less than three detox programs that accept women without insurance. The Magdalen House is one.

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Raising Independence

After 18 months of training, Canine Companions for Independence dogs have learned more than 40 commands and become experts at opening doors, turning lights on and off, and even tugging laundry baskets for their owners.

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Starbucks Deepens Local Impact with New, Innovative Employer-Led Service Program

Starbucks joins Points of Light to provide select Starbucks store partners (employees) the opportunity to serve with a local nonprofit in their communities.

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Mayor’s interns earn hands-on experience at VolunteerNow

Jazzie Bryant and Jorge Servin, two Dallas area high school students, dedicated eight weeks of their summer interning with VolunteerNow’s Community Engagement team, as part of the Dallas Mayor’s High School Intern Fellows Program.

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VolunteerNow Reaches GuideStar Platinum

VolunteerNow just earned the 2018 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing these metrics, we’re helping the sector move beyond simplistic financial ratios to assess nonprofit progress.

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Consistent compassion

Every Saturday morning, volunteers work with Oak Hill Animal Rescue’s mobile adoption center to find forever homes for 28 rescue puppies and dogs.

Thanks to, nonprofit staff knows exactly how many volunteers will show up.

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