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What activity goes well with a delicious macaroni & cheese meal at the Wyndham? How about kicking off our Make a Difference Day project with backpack stuffing? The Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC) provides support to abused children in Dallas County, coordinating the investigation and prosecution of the most severe cases of child abuse in […]

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MLK Update

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MLK First Grade Students ended the school year in an awards assembly. In their packet they received two additional books from Altrusa. “PETE THE CAT AND HIS SUMMER VACATION” Students will enjoy a trip to the beach. A series book, “FROG AND TOAD ARE FRIENDS” completes the selection, which provides a total of six books […]

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Nine Altrusans visited Scottish Rite Hospital and entertained seven children and five siblings from the Children’s Orthopedic Hospital. Katie McKenzie, Nichole Parr, Susie Berend, Pat Pirtle, Elle Reese, Gillian Allen, Jackie Robertson, Sharron Vance and Dee Parmer joined together to help the children enjoy their night. Altrusa Dallas provided t-shirts, paint, and stencils for the […]

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The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) in Dallas specializes in the treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions. The children treated here face various physical circumstances including scoliosis (a curvature of the spine), clubfoot, and limb length differences. Our very own Sharron Vance has volunteered every Thursday evening at this hospital since August, 1995, and […]

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Camp Read-A-Lot 2017

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The CAMP opened at MLK JR. Learning Center Friday December 2nd at 1:00pm. Students filed into the auditorium to sit before a colorful logo of the Camp. Mrs. Gbegan, First Grade Teacher, greeted the students and introduced the Camp Activity. Sandra Blassingame relayed the purpose of Altrusa and introduced members present which included Jan Howell, […]

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Ten of our members went as volunteers for our group and I participated as a hospital volunteer for the annual tree trimming event at TSRHC. Normally the event is the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year there was some sort of conflict and it was put off until the following Thursday instead. This event is […]

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November 20, 2016 found a group of our members gathered at President Gillian’s house all the way out in Justin to help make fuzzy hearts for the babies at NICU units. Mothers wear these hearts next to their skin for a while to impart their own scent into the hearts. The hearts are then placed […]

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Make a Difference Day (MADD) occurred on October 22nd at Beth Blair’s spookily decorated home. Members convened in the early hours, also known as 9:00am, to sort the donated items for five organizations. Despite the confusion an infant project presented the members persevered over the challenges and accomplished everything by 10:30am. Lots of best practices […]

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