If you have ever thought “If I could just make the world a better place” then you are in the right place. Denton, Texas is filled with like-minded people who work hard to make life better for others who are or have suffered hardship. Sometimes we go through our days without even stopping to think that there is almost always someone in need. Job loss, medical care costs, and the rise in living expenses have put many people in a tough spot and need help.
Thankfully, many people have a passion for helping others, feel drawn to making a difference in the community they live in, and finding the right place that fits your calling can be a challenge if you do not know that a charity with your vision exists. As I have researched the Denton area non-profit community, I have found many charities that are providing not only food and shelter, but going the extra mile to make life better for those who have fallen on hard times. I hope by providing this information it will touch your heart and draw you to a place where you can make a difference.
Hearts for Homes
Denton Texas www.heartsforhomes.org
Established in 2006, Hearts for Homes offers no and low cost home repairs to elderly homeowners who are unable to pay the high costs of much needed repairs. This group is truly made of angels who are filling an ever growing need as the elderly become more tightly budgeted and are also the main attraction to scam artists who trick them into paying too much, then the job may not even be completed. Take a look at the website www.heartsforhomes.org to see if you are interested in becoming a part of the volunteer group doing hands on work, or donating funds that will help Hearts for Homes carry out their mission of helping the community.
Greater Texas Community Partners-Rainbow Room
3730 E. McKinney, Denton, 76208
The Rainbow Room provides Child Protective Service workers the resources to help children who are in need of the basic necessities like clothing, diapers, food, shoes, cleaning products, and more. Community Partners of Denton County support three Rainbow Room locations including Denton, Lewisville, and Carrollton. Volunteer opportunities include adopting a caseworker, providing clerical support, assisting with special events, serving on the CPS Board, serving as foster parents, working in the Rainbow Room, adopting a shelf in the Rainbow Room, donating needed items, purchase items on website that raise proceeds for the cause, and easily enough, spread the word!
Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home -CPCH
Located off I-35 in Denton 940-382-5112 www.cpch.org
CPCH cares for children and teens (ages 5-17) who have been saved from abuse and neglect. These children receive life skills training, counseling, medical and dental care, along with a safe place to live. To help this organization check the website for the Wish List. You may also donate money or your time to help with the program’s needs. Call for more information 940-382-5112
Nelson Center-Children’s Residential Treatment
The Nelson Center supports neglected, abused and troubled children by providing therapy, family counseling, and activities. These children have been removed from their homes due to extreme physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse. There are many volunteer opportunities ranging from arts, music, drama, coaching, event planning, volunteer assistant, tutors, seasonal volunteers, and mentors. Visit the website to find out how the Nelson Children’s center is making a change in children’s lives and how you can help.
Our Daily Bread
300 W. Oak Street 940-382-5604 http://www.ourdailybreaddenton.org
Serves a daily meal at noon 5 days a week. Donations are welcomed: canned fruit, cream soup, chicken noodle soups, tomato soups, ranch or Italian dressing, mayonnaise, ketchup, yellow mustard, sugar substitutes, fruit drinks, kool-aid or other powdered drinks, napkins, 8 oz. Styrofoam cups. Not only that, they also have an Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon that raises money for their cause, as well as clothing drives for sweatshirts, hats, gloves, socks and scarves. Visit the website to find out more on how you can help.
1508 E. McKinney 940-566-3800
The Salvation Army of Denton serves a daily meal 7 days a week at 6:30 pm. The Salvation Army was started in 1865 and has continued to succeed in spreading help around the world. William Booth, a London minister had a vision, a calling, and he stepped down from his position to help the needy. Now 145 years later, his vision still intact, continues to reach thousands everyday. To find out how you can help or volunteer call 940-566-9800 and ask for the volunteer relations department
Denton Community Food Center
109 West Sycamore www.dentoncfc.org
The Denton Community Food Center (DCFC) has operated since 1974 helping people who are in emergency situations with food. Contributions can be made to the center in the way of food or money donations. Staffed entirely by volunteers, this non-profit charity could use your help! To volunteer, call 940-382-0807 or email email@example.com.
Click on this link Denton County Social Services List to view a list of additional services available in Denton County