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Thanksgiving and Christmas bring exciting opportunities to serve all over our city - and as close as next door.

Jump in with the rest of Watermark as we Give... and Go!

Serve

Ready-made service opportunities for you, your family, or your group - PLUS great chances to learn about our partners.

Give & Go DIY

"Do It Yourself" with tips, ideas, & how-tos to GIVE and GO on your own!

Give & Go Boxes

Packing boxes, but with a twist - these boxes serve our community! Find info & tips here.


Service Opportunities

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Dallas-area Holiday Service Opportunities

Give & Go Boxes Booth

When: During each worship service through Dec. 3
Who: All ages (little kids welcome with an adult)
Where: Watermark Dallas (in the lobby/Town Center)

This year's Give & Go Boxes provide awesome resources for our partners right here in town. Help at the booth by distributing boxes, answering questions, collecting filled boxes, and helping prepare them for our partners. Anyone is welcome for a fun time of serving together! Sign up: click here.

Get the Word Out: Readers 2 Leaders

When: Tuesday, Nov. 14 | 5-8pm

Brother Bill's Grocery Store

When: Most Wednesdays & Thursdays through Dec. 21 (see below) | 10am-1pm
Who: All ages
Where: Brother Bill's Helping Hand, 3906 Westmoreland Rd., Dallas

Help in our free Grocery Store by handing out food, restocking shelves, bagging groceries, sorting produce, etc. A really interactive opportunity that's great for the whole family! For questions & signup, email volunteer@bbhh.org.

Monday Meals for QuestCare Clinic

When: Any Monday | Drop off by 11:30am
Who: All ages
Where: QuestCare Clinic, 9780 LBJ Fwy, Suite 124

Cold and flu season is an especially busy time for the Clinic - help our crazy Mondays go a little more smoothly. You can sign up to bring a meal for 12 nurses, medical practitioners, and volunteers so they can energize and keep taking care of patients. More info & signup: click here. More questions? liana.banales@questcareclinic.com

Pre-Thanksgiving Potluck

When: Friday, Nov. 17 | 10:30am-1pm

QuestCare Clinic Come & See

When: Friday, Nov. 17; Thursday, Nov. 30; Friday, Dec. 14; Thursday, Dec. 22 | 10-11:30am
Who: Ages high school & above
Where: QuestCare Clinic, 9780 LBJ Fwy, Suite 124

Get upclose with Watermark's urgent care clinic: Learn our mission and vision, take a tour, and learn how this excellent (and unusual) clinic runs day-in and day-out! More info & signup: questcareclinic.org/serve. More questions? liana.banales@questcareclinic.com

Start Sponsoring a Child in El Salvador

When: Anytime
Who: All ages
Where: Make an impact in El Salvador... from here!

Join us as we make an impact with our first Central American partner, Compassion International in El Salvador! While we have plans for other involvement (including trips) over time, our first step is connecting in this meaningful way with nearly 3000 children. Learn more and get started: click here

Homeless Search & Rescue

When: Every Saturday through December | 9am to around Noon
Who: Ages 12 & up
Where: Starts at OurCalling, 1702 South Cesar Chavez, Dallas

We search all over the city for homeless friends who are under bridges, in the woods, in parking lots, and in other isolated places. We bring the love of Jesus Christ, the opportunity pray with them, and material resources. More info or signup: ourcalling.org/volunteer. Questions? volunteer@ourcalling.org

Give: Toy Drive for Hurricane Harvey Victims

When: Give anytime before Tuesday, Nov. 28
Who: All ages
Where: Purchase online

Many Houston-area families had to throw out everything they had, following the water damage of Hurricane Harvey. So we're partnering with Bridge City Fellowship to collect Christmas gifts for the children and families in their area. Click this link to buy from the registry they've set up at Walmart, and send the gifts directly to Bridge City Fellowship to be distributed to families. Questions? Email brad@allsizesupply.com

Friday Night Kids' Bible Studies

When: Fridays, Nov. 17 & 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15 | 6-8pm
Who: All ages
Where: The Village Church Dallas Campus, 3877 Walnut Hill Ln., Dallas

Families enrolled in Buckner's empowerment classes attend weekly Bible studies. Volunteers are needed to help with the kids' portion: play games and help with stories and activities! More info & signup: click here. Additional questions? ssariles@buckner.org

Give: Shoes for Spring

When: Drop off through Dec. 15 | open Mon-Fri 9:30am-4pm
Who: All ages
Where: Exodus Ministries, 4630 Munger Avenue, Dallas

Exodus serves recently incarcerated moms who have been reunited with their kids. You can help provide new or gently used tennis shoes for our kids, for the upcoming spring semester. Great for a closet-cleanout or even to hold a "drive" in your neighborhood/school/workplace. For questions or to ask for a size list, email susan@exodusministries.org

CCA Open House Carnival

When: Saturday, Nov. 18 | 1-5pm
Who: All ages
Where: Cornerstone Crossroads Academy, 2815 S. Ervay St., Dallas

Our school's annual open house celebrates supporters and connects with community members! Volunteers can help at a variety of stations - see the spots and signup by clicking here. For more questions, email brandie@cornerstonecrossroads.com.

Give: Gifts for Brother Bill's Christmas

When: Drop gifts off through Friday, Dec. 8 | open Mon-Fri from 9am-4pm
Who: All ages
Where: Brother Bill's Helping Hand, 3906 Westmoreland Rd., Dallas

We're collecting new presents for kids in the families of our community. We'll be sharing these gifts at our Christmas Celebration on Dec. 16! We can accept any age-appropriate gifts (for kids up to 14), but we also have helpful "wish lists" at Walmart (here) and Target (here). (You can deliver gifts or have them shipped directly to Brother Bill's.) Questions? Email volunteer@bbhh.org.

Homeless Lunch at Watermark Dallas

When: Sundays, Nov. 19 and Dec. 10, 17, 31 | 10:30-11am (can stay after)
Who: All ages
Where: Watermark Dallas Campus

Individuals or groups can prepare (or purchase) lunch for the homeless who attend Watermark's 9am service. Volunteers bring and serve lunch for 15-20 people. You're welcome to stay for the facilitated discussion with our homeless friends until noon if you'd like. For questions or signup, email welcomehomemission@gmail.com

Thanksgiving Meal at Cornerstone Baptist

When: Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23 | 9:30am-1pm
Who: Ages 18 & over
Where: 2713 S. Ervay St., Dallas

We'll prepare and serve a Thanksgiving meal to the homeless. To signup (required) or ask questions, email servesouthdallas@gmail.com.

Give: Cookies with Santa

When: Donations accepted through Dec. 1 or the day of the event (see below)
Who: All ages
Where: Use contact below for drop-off instructions

Cookies with Santa is one of Thrive Women's Clinic's best annual events, and volunteers are needed to help provide food for the Christmas celebration! Questions and signup: laurenmcd711@gmail.com. (See below for event volunteer info.)

Cookies with Santa Event

When: Saturday, Dec. 2 | 10am-Noon
Who: All ages (just let young children know that this isn't their turn to visit Santa)
Where: Watermark Dallas Campus

Cookies with Santa is one of Thrive Women's Clinic's events to bless the families that choose LIFE for their children through Thrive! Volunteers will help provide these families a Christmas celebration through parking and greeting, registration, food help, games, crafts, and more. Questions and signup: laurenmcd711@gmail.com.

Give: Gift Cards for Exodus Families

When: Drop off through Dec. 15 | open Mon-Fri 9:30am-4pm
Who: All ages
Where: Exodus Ministries, 4630 Munger Avenue, Dallas

Exodus serves recently incarcerated moms who have been reunited with their kids. Serve these families by providing $10-$20 gift cards to use as gifts or incentives throughout the year, as well as helping with ministry costs. Walmart, Target, office supply store, and Dollar Tree gift cards are particularly useful to families. Questions? susan@exodusministries.org

Prepare for Christmas Celebration

When: Weekdays Nov. 27 - Dec. 14 | anytime between 10am & 4pm
Who: All ages
Where: Brother Bill's Helping Hand, 3906 N. Westmoreland Rd., Dallas

Help prepare for our largest event of the year, the Family Christmas Celebration! You can come anytime to help us organize gifts, decorate the building, and much more. Family friendly! Signup or questions: volunteer@bbhh.org. (See event info below.)

Give & Go Boxes Loading Day

When: Sunday, Dec. 3 | 3-5pm
Who: People that can load bigger cartons into a truck
Where: Watermark Dallas (in the lobby/Town Center)

This year's Give & Go Boxes provide awesome resources for our partners right here in town. We'll need help loading those boxes to deliver them to our partners! Sign up: click here and look for the "Load the Truck" shift toward the bottom.

Watermark International Christmas Potluck

When: Sunday, Dec. 3 | 6:30-10pm
Who: All ages
Where: Watermark Dallas Campus

Join us as we celebrate God’s worldwide story here at Watermark and in our community! We will get together for an evening of celebration, food, dancing, and recognition of the many cultures that shape God’s mosaic. Families are welcome! Questions: endsoftheearth@watermark.org. To RSVP (required), click here.

Give: Christmas Gifts for a Buckner Child

When: Donate by Tuesday, Dec. 5
Who: All ages
Where: Buckner Children’s Home, 5310 S. Buckner Blvd., Dallas

Get a wish list from a child in one of Buckner's programs (Foster Care, Family Hope Center, or Family Pathways). Get more info & signup: click here. Questions? lbryant@buckner.org

Family Christmas Celebration

When: Thursday, Dec. 7
Who: All ages
Where: Mattie Nash Myrtle Davis Rec Center, 3710 N. Hampton Rd., Dallas

Join ACT to celebrate Christmas with families from their Family Bible Study! Volunteers will bring food to provide the meal. If you can help or have questions, email kristin@actforjustice.org.

Nativity Build & Home Projects

When: Saturday, Dec. 9 | 8:30am-1pm
Who: All ages
Where: We'll start at CCA, 2815 S. Ervay St., Dallas

Help us finish up our 207 home repair projects and build nativity scenes for our community partners - from reclaimed drug house materials! Grab your family or community group and jump in! Questions? serve@2ndsaturday.org. Get more info & sign up (starting Dec. 1) at 2ndsaturday.org - spots fill quickly!

Noteworthy Christmas Card Writing

When: Sunday, Dec. 10 | 1-3pm
Who: Ages 18 & over
Where: Watermark Dallas Campus

Join us to write Christmas cards to the inmates on Noteworthy's pen pal list. It's a great opportunity to lift up these men and women during the holidays, and remind them that the Lord loves them. Questions and RSVP: noteworthy@watermark.org.

Give: Coats for High School Students

When: Drop off on Sunday, Dec. 10 | 2-4pm
Who: All ages
Where: Cornerstone Crossroads Academy, 2815 S. Ervay St., Dallas

Collect cold-weather wear (adult-sized coats, hats, scarves, gloves, etc.) for CCA's students! A great time to clean out your closets or even hold a clothing drive at work, at school, or in your neighborhood. You can donate any of the above items, or sign up to provide for a specific students - click here for details. Questions? brandie@cornerstonecrossroads.com

Christmas Store with IFS

When: Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 11 & 12 | 6-8pm
Who: All ages
Where: Interfaith Family Services, 5600 Ross Ave., Dallas

The Christmas Store is a 2-day event for IFS families and children in need. We provide our families with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to "shop" for all things Christmas. For info and online volunteer application, click here. More questions: tkelley@interfaithdallas.org.

Buckner Christmas Market Setup

When: Friday, Dec. 15 | Noon-5pm
Who: Ages 12 & up
Where: 3877 Walnut Hill Ln., Dallas

Help set up for our Christmas Market for families who have worked hard to complete our classes! More info & signup: click here. Questions? ssariles@buckner.org. See more info about the event below.

Buckner Christmas Market

When: Saturday, Dec. 16 | 9am-1:30pm
Who: Ages 12 & up
Where: 3877 Walnut Hill Ln., Dallas

Help host our Christmas Market for families who have worked hard to complete our Jobs for Life, Faith & Finances, and Parenting classes. They'll redeem earned "Buckner bucks" to get gifts! More info & signup: click here. Questions? ssariles@buckner.org

Brother Bill's Christmas Celebration

When: Saturday, Dec. 16 | 8:30am-1:30pm (multiple shifts)
Who: All ages
Where: Brother Bill's Helping Hand, 3906 N. Westmoreland Rd., Dallas

Join us for our HUGE annual Family Christmas Celebration! Volunteers will give out gifts and stockings, help with crafts, run parking, host our West Dallas neighbors, and more. Very family friendly! See all spots & sign up: click here. Questions? volunteer@bbhh.org

Give: Gifts for a CCA Student

When: Drop off gifts on Sunday, Dec. 17 | 8:30am-1pm
Who: All ages
Where: Drop-off at Watermark Dallas Campus

Sponsor an older student for Christmas by selecting items from his or her wish list and needs list! Plus you'll provide a basket of non-perishable food for the holidays. More info & signup: click here. Questions? ChristmasVolunteer@cornerstonecrossroads.com

Give: Holiday Food Drive for Brother Bill's

When: Drop off weekdays through Dec. 18 | 9am-4pm
Who: All ages
Where: Brother Bill's Helping Hand, 3906 N. Westmoreland Rd., Dallas

We need some great holiday foods for our free Grocery Store - donate on your own, or even hold a food drive! We need canned items: sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, fruit cocktail, chicken, soup, beans... as well as bags of rice and packages of dressing mix. For questions or to set up a delivery time: volunteer@bbhh.org.

Christmas Celebration Cleanup

When: Monday, Dec. 18 | 9:30am-Noon
Who: All ages
Where: Brother Bill's Helping Hand, 3906 N. Westmoreland Rd., Dallas

Help clean up and put our building back together after the Family Christmas Celebration (see above for event info). Great for the whole family! Signup or more info: volunteer@bbhh.org

Help Host a Christmas Feast

When: Thursday, Dec. 21 | 10:30am-1:30pm
Who: All ages
Where: Watermark Dallas Campus

Join us to host a very special Christmas lunch for Cornerstone Crossroads Academy students and staff! For some students, this will be their only celebration of the holiday season. Volunteers will bring a food item and either help set up or clean up. Get more info & sign up: click here. More questions? ChristmasVolunteer@cornerstonecrossroads.com

Christmas Eve Meal with the Homeless

When: Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24 | 9:30am-1pm
Who: Ages 18 & over
Where: 2713 S. Ervay, Dallas

Help prepare and serve a meal for the homeless on Christmas Eve! A powerful chance to connect with the marginalized. For signup (required) and questions, email servesouthdallas@gmail.com


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