About Circle of Good
We all have something to give. Please share your gifts.
We put 100% of what is put into our nonprofit organization, back into the organization. There are no paid staff persons.
Circle of Good was started with my niece and nephew. I inherited them 9 years ago when my sister died of cancer. I wanted to do something that made a difference and something that I could do with my kids. Something that would strenghthen our bond as a family unit. I wanted my sister to be proud.
We initially started serving food to the homeless and then created groups to serve together. We partnered with a shelter right across from Parkland Hospital in downtown Dallas.
Along with adding clothes drives, coat drives, glove and hat drives, and shoe drives, we also reach out to veterans who are going through a crisis in life and struggling to get back on their feet.
The Salvation Army has been our main organization that we donate to.
For the last 3 years, we have donated food to the Salvation Army ($7,000) for Thanksgiving Day. They feed 3,000 people every Thanksgiving, people that are homeless, economically disadvantaged, or that just have nowhere to go.
They needed an ice machine for the 900 people who dine three times a day at their location. At the time they were using a bucket with an ice scooper until one day the health department performed an inspection and told them if they didn’t get it remedied, they were going to shut them down. I got the ice machine donated. ($3,000 ice machine). I partnered with Lowe’s home improvement store, and we got it done.
The Veterans (Women’s wing) has not received the attention that it deserves. They typically put all of their attention towards the men’s side, which I understand, it’s a much larger group however they are finding that the new face is women. I partnered with Home Depot and got them new lighting in their wing. (a couple of thousand dollars).
The “Welcome home” kits are provided for veterans are through the Salvation Army.
For the past 2 years, I partnered with Academy to get the kids in the homeless shelter uniforms. The main Salvation Army that I volunteer for is within the school district of DISD (Dallas Independent School District). Those children must have school uniforms to attend school. Both years, I was able to get 2 uniforms a piece, plus shoes.
A large percentage of the women seeking shelter in the battered women’s shelter show up with only the clothes on their backs. I arranged for the Avenue to donate 2 bras for 30 women. They were fitted for bra’s, sadly, most women are wearing the wrong size bra, plus were shown how to properly care for them.
At Lewisville Independent School District there is this thing called the “Big Event”. I have been instrumental in this event by having items donated for this event. How we achieve that is by performing services for about 145 nonprofit organizations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This has gone on for the last 3 years. Contact us to find out how you can become a contributor to this event.
The peanut butter and jelly sandwiches have gone to the homeless through the Salvation Army. This service has been successful and growing throughout the years.
We have done various food drives throughout our community including a few area schools in LISD. In addition, Prestonwood did a sock drive that generated 1,000 pairs of new socks for the homeless.
I have partnered with Kimberly-Clark to get paper towels, toilet paper, donated to the food pantry at the Salvation Army. I have also partnered with Heritage, a trash bag company, to get trash bags for the food pantry. These are things that a lot of people take for granted, sadly most people that have gone through a fire, have had a financial setback, or are just trying to get back on their feet because of a medical crisis, see those items as luxury items.
I have partnered with The Birthday Party Project and I am constantly seeking donations of party goods, presents, etc. Sadly, these homeless kids are not celebrated as they should be. It is of great importance to me that they are made to feel like they are important, and that they matter. I used to fund this on my own.
Your support is greatly appreciated and you too can make a difference in someone’s life.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army’s Clothes Closet can use any and all donations. They are a “Lifeline” to people which it serves. There are people from all walks of life that can use your gently used clothing, & shoes.
People come from economic loss, house fires, domestic violence, & Veterans. This how they get back on their feet. We have contributed 3 full loads of clothing each week and it’s gone as soon as it was stocked.
Please consider donating your items to your local clothes closet. The clothes DO NOT go back into the thrift stores for sale. They benefit people & them getting back on their feet. What a blessing it would be if we all gave to help another.