If you’ve been worrying whether the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center’s 4th Annual Back-to-School campaign would meet its goal of providing 1,000 kids-in-need with uniforms for school, rest easy. Not only was the goal met, it was “over met” with a whopping 1,016 kids not only getting two uniforms but also backpacks thanks to City Electric Supply.
In other words, $25,400 was provided by 243 generous donors to make this happen. While the kids may never know those 243, they also won’t know embarrassment at not having the bare necessities for school.
Here is a “note of reflection” from one of DCAC’s evening childcare workers who experienced the moment of providing:
“I started working at DCAC when we were located on Swiss Avenue and have been at DCAC for nearly 5 years. I have witnessed, been involved in, and have enjoyed many moving moments here at DCAC. Last week, as I watched our clients and families pick up their backpacks, school supplies and uniforms, I was touched by the smiles, joy, thanks and appreciation expressed by the clients and their families. After we closed last Thursday, a little after 8:00 PM, I sat back and reflected over the four days I had witnessed. Once again I saw what we, with support from the community, can do for our children. I am so proud to be a small part of what we do. The children smiled and showed me their backpacks and many parents shook my hand and thanked DCAC. I told them that the thanks goes to the DCAC staff, volunteers, and especially to our donors.”
* Graphic provided by Dallas Children's Advocacy Center