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Altrusa Club of Downtown Dallas members sponsored a "Trunk or Treat" Halloween event at Trinity River Mission in October. The clubs 70+ members volunteer throughout the city helping women and children in crisis, and promoting literacy. Guests are invited to attend the club's monthly luncheon meetings or evening Networking Happy Hours at Savor on Mondays in February. Club members are successful business women and men in the downtown Dallas area who work together to make the city a better place to live.

Altrusa Club to Kick off New Year Serving the Vogel Alcove and Vickery Meadow Learning Centers in January 2016

The Altrusa International of Downtown Dallas Club has two different volunteer projects scheduled in January to promote literacy in the city.

Teaming up with the Vogel Alcove, a daycare for homeless children downtown, Altrusa Club members will be volunteering at the Children and Family Fair to be held in Fair Park on January 1, 2016.
This new and exciting event, “Day 1,” is coming New Year’s Day 2016. It’s a family fair specifically designed for children and families to celebrate New Year’s Day together. The kid-friendly celebration will feature interactive activities, performances by nationally known entertainers, a spectacular fireworks show and everyone’s favorite carnival food. Dallas residents are encouraged to come out and play on New Year’s Day at historic Fair Park. Fair Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Parking Areas: 2, 5 and 6. Tickets are available on line; see: http://day1dallas.com/
Then, two weeks later, on Monday, January 18, 2016, Altrusa members will help prepare classrooms for the spring semester at both the Vickery Meadow Learning Center’s Main Campus on Ridgecrest Road and then Vickery Meadow West Campus located at 1018 Gallagher Street.
VMLC will begin their 12 week program in both of these locations, and has need for assistance in preparing the classrooms with cleaning and stocking each location. The supplies will be provided, and Altrusa will provide the volunteer man—or woman—power.

VMLC serves 1,200 adults and 330 young children annually by teaching English literacy skills at no charge in low income, highly diverse neighborhoods--including Vickery Meadow, West Dallas and East Dallas. Learning English increases self-sufficiency and the opportunity for a better life. Altrusa International of Downtown Dallas members have volunteered with Vickery Meadow Learning Centers and Vogel Alcove for years, and other agencies including Attitudes and Attire, Educational First Steps, Genesis Women’s Shelter, Meals on Wheels, the Human Rights Initiative among dozens other local non-profits.  

In February the club will sponsor five Monday Night Networking Hours at Savor Gastropub located at 2000 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas, TX 75201 on the northwest corner of Klyde Warren Park downtown. A portion of the proceeds raised each Monday will go to the Altrusa Foundation which makes grants to local non-profits that benefit women and children in Dallas.

Guests are invited to attend and learn more about the club and the service the business women and men do in Dallas. To find out more about the Altrusa club see: www.altrusadtd.org or contact Membership Chair Monica Urbaniak at monica@dallasrapecrisis.org to attend a noon meeting at the City Club downtown.

For more information on the Savor Networking Evenings contact Debby Weber at debby@weberdsn.com 

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