"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention."
The staff of Denton County Friends of the Family is doing everything in our power to stop family violence and heal the wounds of sexual assault. But, we cannot do it alone. We need YOUR help.
Volunteers play a vital part in the delivery of services from rocking babies, painting shelter rooms, helping at the Thrift Store; volunteers are one of the largest assets Friends of the Family has. Our volunteers make it possible for us to give our clients excellent service.
We encourage both groups and individuals to look into volunteering for Friends of the Family. Whether you can give an hour a month or several hours a week, we would be honored to have your help. If you feel you can make a contribution in a way that's not listed, let us know. We are always open to new ideas.
For additional information contact the Community Resource Coordinator at 940-387-5131 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A Day at the Thrift Shop
Groups could sponsor one day a month at the Thrift Shop (e.g., every first Friday of the month). The group would help receive donations, sort donations, put donations out, help customers etc. A group could also help us pickup donations. Volunteers could change from month to month depending on the group’s needs.
Groups could create assorted kits for residents at the shelter (e.g., birthdays, home repair, etc.). For example, a birthday kit could contain napkins, plates, cake mix, icing, candles, balloons, and streamers. When a resident has a birthday all of the supplies are already assembled.
Drives for Much Needed Items
Friends of the Family constantly needs certain items replenished. These items include (but are not limited to) diapers, non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, towels, bedding, and sweat suits (both adult and child sizes). Groups could do a drive for some of these items and deliver the items to our office.
Meal in a Box
Assembling all of the ingredients for a meal, (excluding perishable items) could save a busy mother time when preparing a healthy meal for her children. A meal could consist of items such as hamburger helper, soup starter, a can of vegetables, brownie mix, etc.
One-Day Maintenance Project
Groups could assist with a maintenance project at one of FOF's locations. Projects could include painting a meeting room, assisting with maintaining the outside of the office, etc.
Pampering for Shelter Residents
Groups could arrange for shelter residents to receive manicures, pedicures, facials, etc. Many of the residents are searching for a job so some could use the help of a beauty consultant as well. Perhaps a group could create a selection of beauty products for future residents to use. This could include a basket with hair ribbons, brushes, combs, books on styling, etc.
Companies could offer clients’ assistance with job related skills to aid our clients in obtaining jobs. Activities could include interview practice, job shadowing, resume writing, etc.
Relationship Violence Awareness Month
October is Relationship Violence Awareness Month. FOF will hold an event in memory of victims and in celebration of survivors of relationship violence. Volunteers are needed to help plan and coordinate this event.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The goal of activities planned for April is to educate the public about how prevalent a problem sexual assault is and how community members can protect themselves. Volunteers are needed to help plan this event, and increase awareness.
Third Party Events
Groups who sponsor third party events on behalf of FOF not only help raise much needed funds but they also help raise awareness of our services. Events could include a 5K walk, dinner, golf tournament, etc.