Staying accountable to our mission statement while using the needs of our community as a guideline, Brother Bill's Helping Hand strives to offer programs that meet immediate physical needs and offer hope for a better future.
Volunteer Opportunities throughout 2013
** Family Friendly
Tuesdays 10:00-12:00 Sept-May
Each Spring and Fall ladies have the opportunity on a weekly basis to learn or improve their English skills in small group classes. While mothers learn English, their children experience a pre-school curriculum based on topics such as shapes, colors, and following directions.
Volunteers: Teach a class, help with childcare, fund textbooks
Ida Dunn Ladies Bible Study
Tuesdays 1:00–2:00 Sept-May
The Ida Dunn Ladies Bible Study meets weekly. The dedicated group of ladies gathers to study the Bible, pray together, and sing God’s praises.
Volunteers: Teach a class, fund study notebooks
Grocery Store **
Wednesdays/Thursdays 10:00-1:00 or Restock from 1:00-4:00
Each week over 300 families receive free groceries on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. The Grocery Store not only closes the gap on hunger in West Dallas, it also opens the door to education, job opportunities, and quality health care. Volunteers: Unload truck Monday mornings; Wednesdays /Thursdays visit with neighbors and help with distribution of food during Grocery Store, restock shelves in the afternoons
Kids’ Craft Time**
The Kids’ Craft time is for children coming to Grocery Store with their parents. It is a great opportunity to interact with neighborhood children for a short period of time. Each child is invited to select a gently used book to take home and call their own.
Volunteers: Provide and help with craft project
Tutoring program for elementary school children
Volunteers: Planning and implementing tutoring program
Community Clinic: Adult, Eye, Women’s, Dental Clinics - Flexible scheduling for medical volunteers
Established in 2007, the BBHH Community Clinic, staffed by a full-time nurse practitioner, 3 medical assistants, volunteer doctors and nurses, is the medical home for adults in West Dallas.
Volunteers: Doctors (internists, family practice, gynecologists, ophthalmologists, dentists, and specialists) needed for a half day a month
Short Term Programs
Birthday Party in a Bag **
February 9 / April 13 / June 8 / July 13
Three times a year Birthday Party in a Bag provides BBHH children all the elements of a birthday party for eight in one decorative birthday tote bag. A bag includes themed paper plates, cups, napkins, favors, hats, candles, cake mix, icing - no gift. Children select their “party” on a Saturday.
Volunteers: Provide/distribute completed party bags. Distribution days: Saturday, February 9, April 13, June 8, July 13
Family Talk/Diaper Day
Friday Mornings on February 8, 15, 22 / October 11, 18, 25
Family Talk/Diaper Day provides a large box of diapers to mothers of birth to two year olds in conjunction with parent education classes on healthy living, reading to children, and parenting.
Volunteers: Help with programs, childcare, fund / distribute diapers
PathWays Women's Job Training Program
Monday / Wednesday / Friday
January 28 - March 9 / September 23 - November 2 9:30-2:30
PathWays is a 6 week/90 hour program for women seeking employment. Classes include budgeting of time/money, parenting, interviewing, resume writing, computer skills, rebuilding credit, and Bible study with field trips each Wednesday to various businesses (Baylor Hospital, Office Depot, DISD, etc.).
Volunteers: Provide lunch for 12 on Mondays and Fridays, mentoring, funding for Wednesday lunches, host the group at your place of business. Graduation: Saturday, March 9 (9:30am-11am) / Saturday, November 2 (10:30am - 12:00pm)
Once a Month 10:00-12:00
Saturday Serve is a chance for volunteers to help with program and facility needs. Tasks could be stocking grocery shelves, work on projects for upcoming programs, yard work, cleaning facility, etc.
Spring / Summer / Fall 10:00-12:00 TBA
Super Saturday/Fab Friday is a Vacation Bible School type program for elementary school children which meets 3 aturdays in the Fall/Spring and 3 Saturdays in the Summer. Dallas Baptist University and Highland Park High School students lead this program in the Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Volunteers: Summer program
Mr. Donovan’s Sports Camp
Mondays / Summer / 2:00-4:00
Sports Camp is for preschool and lower elementary school children. It introduces organized activities and good sportsmanship to young children.
Volunteers: Liaison during class
Once a Year Programs
Neighbor Day **
Saturday, April 27 10:00-1:00
Partnering with Park Cities Baptist Church, BBHH presents Neighbor Day as a once a year event for families and individuals registered at BBHH. Families gather for lunch, children’s games, and the opportunity to visit with neighbors.
Volunteers: Distribute food / shoes, help with games
Soccer Camp **
June 12, 13, 14 7:00-1:00
In June, a three-day Soccer Camp for neighborhood elementary school children uses volunteer high school students as coaches. The culmination of camp is a family picnic and award ceremony for the campers.
Volunteers: High school students as coaches, daily adult help
Operation Clean Sweep
Teams of 3 - 4 volunteers will work in the yards of our senior citizens. Gather a group of friends and yard equipment and join us in a fun morning of getting to know some of our senior citizens as you mow and clean their yard. At noon volunteers and seniors enjoy a time of fellowship over lunch at BBHH.
Volunteers: 8 years old and older
Back to School Carnival **
Saturday, August 03 10:00-1:00
Each year the Saturday before school starts means fun, food, and school supplies for elementary school children at BBHH.
Volunteers: Help with carnival activities, distribute lunch and school supplies
Children’s Christmas Celebration **
December 24 9:00-1:00
Continuing a tradition of over 60 years BBHH hosts its annual Children Christmas Celebration for over 800 children and their parents. In 2011 donors provided 5,164 gifts with volunteers wrapping each gift throughout December.
Contact BBHH for the suggested gift list for Christmas 2012. The deadline for contribution of gifts is December 14th.
Collect and/or wrap new gifts, fund books and grocery store gift cards
Volunteers are also needed for one of two volunteer shifts on December 24th. Volunteer times: 9:00 - 11:00 and 11:00 - 1:00
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Brother Bill’s Helping Hand
3906 N. Westmoreland
Dallas, Texas 75212
PO Box 565846
Dallas, Texas 75356
Capital Campaign: email@example.com
News & Events
Weather-wise, the first week in December was a hard week for many in West Dallas, as well as for families all across our city. We praise God for His continued faithfulness as power was returned to homes, food was donated to BBHH, Christmas gifts for our annual Children's Christmas Celebration were dropped off, and donated coats and blankets gave warmth to individuals and families.
God has blessed us this year in so many ways, and we know He will continue to do so over the days and weeks ahead.
To God be the Glory