The Outreach Ministry of Prince of Peace Catholic Community supports agencies, programs and faith community involvement with funding and services, which assist families and individuals who do not have the basic requirements in this world intended for all of us by God. We embark on this ministry in fulfillment of our parish mission "... using God's abundant gifts, we serve through worship, education and Christian service."
All are invited and welcome to attend Committee Meetings. Various projects are organized throughout the year for community involvement including; Lenten project, Baby Shower, Shoe Drive, Stuff the Bus, Yam Jam, Thanksgiving Food Drive, Christmas Angel Tree project, and many others. Volunteers,coordinators, and liaisons, always needed and welcomed.
For information please contact the Parish Office: 972-380-2100
AGENCY SUPPORT/SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
A variety of volunteer projects are available throughout the year for individuals, families, youth (service hours), and groups to serve the needs of others. Contact the agency directly or the Prince of Peace Outreach liaison for more information.
AIDS Services of Dallas
800 N. Lancaster
Anne Nicol 214-886-8781 firstname.lastname@example.org
ASD is Texas' largest provider of medically supportive, affordable housing for indigent, low-income and homeless men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS. ASD operates four licensed facilities in Oak Cliff.
Volunteer Needs:Supper Clubs - groups needed to provide, prepare and serve a dinner once a monthLunch Buddies - help serve lunch weekdays from 11:30AM-1:00PM once weekly or monthlyFor Goodness Sake! - volunteers needed to staff this gift boutique at Northpark Center, proceeds benefit ASDOrganize grooming or cleaning supply drives for residents
Assistance Center of Collin County
Marianna Thiebaud 972-398-3413 or email@example.com
Information and referrals to social services, coordinated financial and material emergency assistance.
Volunteer Needs:Adult volunteers for office assistance, receptionist weekdays, and annual fundraiser event
Catholic Charities of Dallas
1421 W. Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX. 75247
Phone # 866.223.7500
Catholic Charities of Dallas - Hours of Operation:
Monday-Tuesday-thursday & Friday 7:30am-5:30pm
Children, Family & Senior Services
Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services
Financial Stability & Career Services
Immigration Legal Services
Pregnancy Counseling & Adoption Services
Volunteer Needs:Answer the phones and schedule donation pickups; assist clients; sort/tag inventory; office helpGroups needed for donation drives-food; infant items; new pillows/blankets; assist with refugee apartment setup and mentoring to refugee and immigrant women enrolled in computer and life skills class
City House/My Friend's House
902 E. 16th Street
Telephone - 972-380-8076
Provides emergency shelter and crisis intervention for males and females up to 19 years of age.
Volunteer Needs:Groups or individuals needed to prepare an evening meal for 15-20 teens once a month (last Sunday of month needed)Donations of gift certificates for clothing and passes for activities (bowling, putt-putt, etc) are always needed
Collin County Children's Advocacy Center
2205 Los Rios Blvd.
Telephone - 972-735-2244
To reduce the traumatization of child abuse victims, CCCAC facilitates a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team approach to prevention, detection, intervention, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse.
Volunteer Needs:Administrative support, special events and projects (minimum age 17)
Frisco Family Services Center
8780 Third Street
Telephone - 972-335-9495
Food Pantry program provides information and referral services, emergency rent, utility and medical assistance, food pantry and resale store. Minimum volunteer age 15
Volunteer Needs:Assist clients in food pantry; three hour shifts available M-Th 9AM-Noon; Noon-3PM; Wednesdays 3-6PMAssist at reception desk greeting clientsSpanish speaking volunteers to help interpret for clientsHelp needed to sort, clean, price and organize donated goods at the Resale Store located at 9085 Dogwood; Hours: M-F 10AM-6PM; Sat. 9AM-5PM2-4 people needed to clean up store Friday mornings
Habitat for Humanity of South Collin County
2060 W. Springcreek Pkwy. Suite 402
Plano, TX 75023
Telephone - 972-424-0791
A worldwide non-profit ecumenical faith-based housing ministry building simple, decent, and affordable housing. Works in partnership with qualified low-income working families, using donated funds and volunteer labor to construct new homes. No construction experience necessary.
Home Construction - 1 day or several days - NO experience necessary
ReStore - items and volunteers for our retail outlet
Committee Participation - Volunteer, Family Support, etc
Office Support - data entry, thank you notes, mailings, etc
Missionaries of Charity
2704 Harlandale Avenue
Telephone - 972-965-8578
Teresa Downum: firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded by Mother Theresa, the Sisters care for the needs of young mothers and their children to ensure a safe start for new families. They distribute food for the needy and provide a Summer Camp program for neighborhood children.
Volunteer Needs:Year-round help needed from 8:30AM-11:30AM to box food donations to be distributed to needy familiesHelp with Saturday afternoon CCD classes
Plano Children's Medical Center
1407 14th Street
Telephone - 972-516-1568
Provides low-cost medical care for children in Collin County with no medical insurance and children receiving Medicaid and CHIP insurance
Volunteer Needs:Teens/Adults needed to read to children in waiting room weekdays 8:30AM-4:30PMDoctors and Nurses needed to provide free well care and acute care for children Wednesday and Thursday evenings
1725 N McDonald Street
Telephone - 972-378-3723
The only emergency shelter for the homeless population in Collin County.
Volunteer Needs:Administrative help-answer telephones, greet guests, general clerical and computer workFood Service-provide and serve prepared meals-breakfast, lunch, and/or dinnerSort and stock donations, provide general maintenance, coordinate Arts & Crafts projects for the childrenSpecial event "clean-up" days for groups and familiesAssist case managers as needed
St. Cecilia Catholic School
Telephone - 972-423-9016
Catholic parish elementary school serving community in West Davis Street area in Dallas.
Volunteer Needs:Teens, groups or adult volunteers needed to provide babysitting during evening adult meetingsMentors needed Saturday morningsAdults needed for Friday morning story-telling program
The Turning Point
Telephone - 214-797-5803
Kathy Poelzl: email@example.com
Provides 24-hour crisis intervention counseling to victims of sexual assault and their families and friends.
Volunteer Needs:Fund Raising/Special Projects - assists with fundraisers throughout the year (no training required)Crisis Advocate - staff 24-hour hotline providing emotional support and crisis intervention to survivors, family members and friends of sexual assault (requires 44 hours of training)Education Outreach Volunteers - provides sexual assault and sexual harassment programs to schools, churches, and businesses, etc. (20 hours of training required)Trial Mentor - provides support to survivors as they go through legal system; may accompany survivor to police station or to court (40 hours of training required)
White Rose Women's Center/St. Joseph's Helpers
4313 N. Central Expressway
Telephone - 972-398-3413
Dallas' only Catholic crisis pregnancy center offering alternatives to abortion, ongoing counseling, furnishes maternity clothes, baby clothes, and furniture; referrals for adoption
Volunteer Needs:Assistance needed one night/week to counsel women to choose life for their unborn child (8-week no cost training course required)Volunteers to assemble infant layettes and sort clothing donationsClerical and other volunteer opportunities available
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CLOTHING DROP BOX
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Clothing Drop Boxes are located at Prince of Peace Catholic Community in the St. James parking lot; first parking space along Village Creek. Help us help others with your donations. Your donations are needed with easy accessibility!! All slightly used clothing, bedding and linen is accepted.
If you have items you wish to donate other than clothing, and you need to schedule a donation pick up, please contact SVdP Thrift Store directly at 214-373-SVdP(7837).
Please visit the SVdP website at http://www.svdpthrift.org
The thrift stores are located at 3052 NW Hwy., Dallas, TX. 75220 or at 3305 N. Central Expwy., Plano, TX., 75023.