It isn’t uncommon for printers to be called upon to donate paper and printing for charitable causes. While pro bono printing is certainly one way to help, we know it is more fun and satisfying when everyone can pitch in and make a difference. It creates a “good energy buzz” to be around other like-minded people working towards a positive goal. That is why we are teaming with CitySquare for a Donation Drive on Friday, October 28, 2011. We will be collecting gently used clothing, housewares, electronics, furniture, and yes, even vehicles for the CitySquare Thrift Store. We will have a collection truck and attendant in our parking lot at 4410 Spring Valley Road in Dallas all day to make drop offs easy. If you can’t make it on the 28th but would like to drop your donations off beforehand we will be more than happy to store them until then.
Why CitySquare? We believe they are one of the most effective non-profit outreach ministries in Dallas. Simply put, they don’t merely provide handouts, they address the root causes of poverty in Dallas and work on eliminating them through multiple channels. Among the services and programs provided are medical clinics/pharmacy, legal services, a food pantry, clothing, housing, job skills training and education. Through all of these outlets they provide the most important thing of all – a renewed sense of hope.
The items we collect on Oct. 28th will be donated to the CitySquare Thrift Store. The store is located at 1213 N. Washington, Dallas, TX 75204 at the corner of N. Washington and Live Oak. Donated clothing, housewares and electronics are sold at the store and vehicles (cars, trucks, boats, trailers, motorcycles or other vehicles) are sold at auction. Proceeds from sales are used to support the many programs, including the food pantry.
We invite you to join us on the 28th. One reason, of course, is because it a great opportunity to give back to the community and help our neighbors. The second reason is because this wonderful thing happens when we care for one another: it’s good for the soul. And we want to share that feeling, too.
For directions to Flexpress for the donation drop off please see www.flexpress.com/contact.
For more information about CitySquare please visit www.CitySquare.org.