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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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Laying Wreathes

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Remember our fallen U.S. veterans. Honor those who serve. Teach your children the value of freedom. These are the first words that come across the Wreaths across America webpage while visiting. In November, Beth Blair had posted on her Face- book page about how the donated wreath count at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery was […]

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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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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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