May is an exciting month for us! Each May we distribute our profits to a new group of agencies which do life altering work for those they serve. A committee which reviews grant requests has been diligently working for the last few months; and now the decisions have been made, the checks written and delivered!
This year, we are funding 67 agencies whose work will feed the hungry, offer shelter to the homeless, provide aid to the sick and elderly, offer comfort and assistance to the battered among us and support education for those on the margins. Some are local and others do their work far from here. Some are large, with familiar names, and some are small, doing their work quietly and largely unknown to most of us. For all 67, we are honored to support their work.
For most of us there is likely an issue or agency that is of particular concern—a problem that weighs on our heart more than most. If that is the case for you, the chances are good that the group whose work means the most to you is on the list of agencies we support.
2ndSaturday CDC Aberg Center for Literacy Achieve Association for Independent Living
AIDS Interfaith Network AIDS Services of Dallas Alley's House Attitudes & Attire
Austin Street Center AVANCE Brighter Tomorrows Brother Bill's Helping Hand
Bryan's House CitySquare Cornerstone Crossroads Academy Creativity for Peace
Crossroads Community Services Dallas CASA Dallas Christian Women's Job Corps
Dallas Furniture Bank Dwell With Dignity East Dallas Community Organization
Exodus Ministries Family Compass Gateway of Grace Genesis Women's Shelter
Girls Inc. Heart House Honduras Threads Hope Supply Co. Housing Crisis Center
Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Inc. Interfaith Family Services Irving Cares
Jonathan's Place Jubilee Park & Community Center La Bajada Urban Youth Farm
Legacy Counseling Center LIFT Literacy Achieves Mosaic Family Services
Network of Community Ministries New Friends New Life North Dallas Shared Ministries
North Texas Food Bank One Man's Treasure Our Friends Place OurCalling
Promise House Rainbow Days Restored Hope Ministries Services of Hope
Shared Housing Center SMAA Austin Street Cooks SMAA Tela, Honduras Mission Trip
St. Philip's School & Community Center The Family Place The Senior Source
The Well Community Turtle Creek Manor Under 1 Roof Visiting Nurses Association
Wesley-Rankin Community Center White Rock Center of Hope Wilkinson Center
Youth Believing in Change Youth with Faces
Our regular shoppers know that since 1958, St. Michael’s Woman’s Exchange has distributed our proceeds to benefit those in need. This year, as we celebrate our 60th Birthday, cumulative distributions topped the $9 million mark! We are thrilled to reach this milestone of course, but there is still much to be done to relieve the suffering in our community and the world beyond. So do stop by and make a purchase! When you shop at St. Michael’s Woman’s Exchange, you really can shop once…and give twice!