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Dallas Texas Nonprofit gives back to the community – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth


Colorful umbrellas helped beat the heat as hundreds of families waited their turn for a back-to-school event hosted by local community organization Dream Center Dallas.

“It’s wonderful that the community can come together and do something for the children,” said Mary Lara, who showed up with her grandchildren.

Every year, Dream Center gives away a thousand backpacks and shoes at its annual Mega Back to School Bash.

“The line is outrageous. But it’s worth it. We need help now. Their mom is a single mom so she needs help,” Lara said.

Kacie Kintz, director of Dream Center Dallas, said this second annual event has grown since its first year.

“Last year we gave away 300 backpacks and 100 pairs of shoes. This year we are giving away 1,000 backpacks with school supplies and 1,000 pairs of new shoes to families,” said Kacie Kintz, director from the Dream Center Dallas.

Volunteers distributed smiles and supplies to enthusiastic children and parents.

“They can go shopping or pick out a brand new pair of shoes and a backpack with school supplies for the year,” Kintz said.

The lesson here: a good pair of shoes can make children grow.

“Everyone feels good walking in with a new pair of shoes. It’s so beautiful and amazing to be able to offer this to the community,” Kintz said.

Additionally, every second Saturday of the month, Dream Center hosts a grocery drive-thru, serving over 800 people who show up.

You can find information about his upcoming community events here: https://www.dreamcenterdallas.com/sub-copy