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Dallas Jewish Coalition, Inc. dba, Vogel Alcove Childcare Center for the Homeless
June 2, 2011

The Vogel Alcove is an incredible and important nonprofit organization serving the Dallas community. Every weekday morning, approximately 115 children, ages six weeks to five years old, get quality childcare and other vital social services to help them be prepared for success at school. These children may be homeless, but thanks to the Vogel Alcove, they are not hopeless.

Since 2001, I have been a board member. For almost 10 years, I've had the privilege and opportunity to see the faces of homeless preschool kids and hear their stories. They are the littleist and most vulnerable victims of homelessness.

The staff, teachers, and volunteers care for these children with such warmth and compassion. They provide medical and dental care, speech, occupational, and play therapies, etc. to help meet their needs. They are truly making a difference in the lives of homeless preschool kids and their families.

What a joy and blessing it has been for me to experience, and I encourage readers to become involved and ask your family, friends, and colleagues to do the same.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the eyes of the children. They are filled with so much joy and happiness at the Vogel Alcove. Each child is made to feel special because he/she is truly special. Earlier this year I was blessed to share Valentine's Day with a set of twin toddlers that I had met months earlier. I introduced their mom to the services provided at the Vogel Alcove. Now, the family is not only surviving, but they are thriving!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would better communicate the Vogel Alcove's important message to the Dallas community to enlist the support of more volunteers and donors to serve more homeless preschool children and their families.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

What is its top priority in the long run?

Expand its services to more children and families. It could be the construction of a new building; it could be expanding services to families after they leave the shelters while they are in the very fragile transition period, or it could involve other sites and other localities.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Board Member & Fundraising, event planning, strategic planning, community awareness, field trips with homeless kids, holiday shopping with families, etc. .

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