In early December 2017, the entire Dallas-based DAC team pitched in to help distribute food at the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB). On December 6th, the DAC team worked alongside about 30 other community volunteers, and hustled for two very busy
hours to help box 9,600 pounds (4.8 tons) of food. Their efforts amounted to 8,000 meals for those in need in the North Texas area.
“The experience was very rewarding,” said Connie. “It was hard work, but worth it. It’s not often such a short time period produces a significant impact on the community, but I was amazed at the efficiency of the time spent. It was a very fulfilling endeavor and I was glad to be a part of it.”
The NTFB is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization, providing access to more than 190,000 meals each day for hungry children, seniors and families through a network of more than 1,000 programs and 200 Partner Agencies. They service thirteen counties, and recently launched a 10-year plan to provide access to 92 million nutritious meals annually by 2025. NTFB is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger relief organization.
Left to right, front row: Linda, Terri, Lisa, and Tracey. Left to right, back row: Nilda, Connie, Amber, and Allen.
In October 2017, many of the DAC employees in our Addison, Texas office participated in the IICF Week of Giving. The IICF helps communities and enriches lives by uniting the collective strengths of the insurance industry in providing grants, volunteer service and leadership to local nonprofit organizations.
On October 18th, we visited children at the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, which supports the health and well-being of seriously ill or injured children receiving treatment in the Dallas area. The House is conveniently located a half mile from Children’s Medical Center, and 1.5 miles from Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. With approximately 60,000 square feet, the House offers 52 private bedrooms, six transplant apartments, and activities for kids of all ages. The house was designed to make families as comfortable as possible while their children receive treatment, regardless of their ability to pay.
“There were so many caring volunteers,” said Terri. “What a rewarding experience to know what those children and families are going through, and still see so many smiles. We hope to go back and volunteer again in the future.”
Left to right: Nilda, Amber, Tracey, and Terri.