The holiday season is a time for celebration, reflection, and most importantly, giving back to the community. This past weekend, the Pryde Volunteer Program took the initiative to spread joy and warmth by participating in two heartwarming events on December 16th and 17th. These events not only marked the launch of our volunteer program but also showcased the power of unity and compassion within the LGBTQ+ and ally community.
Holly Jolly Event with The Josh Howard Foundation and Dreams Really Exist Foundation (December 16th)
On December 16th, Pryde volunteers joined forces with The Josh Howard Foundation and Dreams Really Exist Foundation for the Holly Jolly event. This collaborative effort aimed to make the holiday season a little brighter for nearly 200 families in the Dallas area. The spirit of giving was in the air as children received free coats, bikes, and thoughtful gifts, creating unforgettable memories for families in need.
The event was a testament to the impact that can be achieved when communities come together to support one another. The Pryde volunteers dedicated their time and energy to ensure the success of this heartwarming initiative, embodying the true essence of the holiday spirit.
Winter Wonderland Snow Globe Event with Violas House (December 17th)
The following day, on December 17th, the Pryde Volunteer Program continued its commitment to making a positive impact by participating in the Winter Wonderland Snow Globe event with Violas House. This event reached even greater heights, serving nearly 2000 families in the Dallas area.
Families were provided with essential items such as diapers, baby formula, coats, blankets, and toys. The event was not just about meeting basic needs but also creating a festive atmosphere where children and families could enjoy photos with Santa and participate in various fun activities. It was a day filled with laughter, joy, and the true spirit of community.
A Weekend of Unity and Impact
These two volunteer events were more than just opportunities to give back; they were a chance for the LGBTQ+ and ally community to stand united and showcase the positive impact they can have on the lives of others. In the face of adversity, the volunteers demonstrated that love knows no boundaries, and compassion has the power to break down barriers.
Over the weekend, Pryde volunteers collectively contributed an incredible 38 hours of service. This remarkable accomplishment highlights the dedication and passion of our volunteers, emphasizing the positive change that can be achieved through collaborative efforts.
Building Towards the Future
As we reflect on the success of this weekend, we look forward to building and expanding our volunteer program. The goal is to reach more communities, not only in Dallas but potentially in neighboring cities and states. The Pryde Volunteer Program envisions a future where the spirit of giving and unity transcends geographical boundaries, creating a ripple effect of positive change.
Join Us in Making a Difference
If you are inspired by the impact we made this weekend and want to be a part of our growing volunteer program, we invite you to join us. Visit our volunteer page to register and become a part of the Pryde community dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those who need it most.
This holiday season, let's continue to spread love, joy, and warmth, proving that together, we can make the world a better place for everyone.