The Table reaches out to our neighborhood and world in a variety of different ways. Check out some of the organizations, ministries, and causes we have supported in the past and stay tuned for other opportunities in the future.
The Table sent a small team of folks to help with the recent Homeless Census here in Dallas, interviewing men and women in our community who are in the midst of crisis and lack no permanent place to live. We saw families, young adults, grandparents, retired workers, and more. It was eye opening. We plan to look for ways to partner with other organizations in our community to share in being Christ’s hands and feet to those who have the least. Stay tuned.
Relief Kits with Church World Service
In September, the Table worked with our whole congregation to collect supplies to make relief kits. Church World Service will in turn ship those kits to places of disaster, war, and famine, like Japan, the Horn of Africa, and so on. You can help this project. Here is the ingredient list for a relief kit:
- One hand towel measuring approximately 16″ x 28″ (no fingertip or bath towels)
- One washcloth
- One wide-tooth comb
- One nail clipper
- One bar of soap (bath size in wrapper)
- One toothbrush (in original packaging)
- Six standard size Band-Aids®
We will continue to collect these items throughout the year, so if you see a good sale, don’t hesitate to bring them in.
Every April, the Table joins with other Christians from the Dallas community to raise funds and walk in solidarity with those who are hungry around the world. Church World Service is the organization behind the Crop Walk. This past April, we helped raise over $1000 through this event with other members from East Dallas Christian Church.
Mike’s Kids & Angel Tree
Through the next few weeks, the Table has an opportunity to give to make a family’s Christmas a little more joyous. Mike’s Kids sends toys, clothing, and food to Good Samaritan Ministries near Brownsville, TX. These items can be gently-used and go to refugees and their families who are fleeing persecution and oppression. Angel Tree allows you to buy new gifts for children in our community whose family is experiencing hardship this year. They will receive fully wrapped gifts that share God’s love.
In January, the Table (and East Dallas Christian Church) collected hundreds of pairs of shoes for brothers and sisters in need around the world. Soles4Souls is a not-for-profit organization that collects, refurbishes, and distributes new and gently used shoes to children, adults, and those effected by natural disasters such as the recent earthquake in Haiti. You can make a difference in someone’s life through something as simple as a pair of shoes.
Through the month of May, the Table community filled gallon jugs with change – pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters – for the purchase of fresh water for work teams and refugee camps in Haiti. We are working with International Action who strives to bring Clean Water to Haiti by developing local resources and installing chlorination systems. Our generous giving is especially needed after the devastating earthquakes and subsequent aftershocks struck Haiti earlier this year.