On December 10 and 11, over 20 volunteers across all United Way Giving Societies gathered at Agape Resource & Assistance Center to help pre-tape, prime, and paint the interior of a townhome to prepare the home for move-in by multiple women facing homelessness. Agape, a Social Innovation Accelerator alumnus, is a nonprofit that helps women, moms and their children facing situational homelessness.
Because of your generous support of time, talent, and treasure, according to Janet Collinsworth – Founder/Executive Director, Agape, “The townhome will provide up to twelve months of safe, stable housing for four women who will call the space home in their journeys to overcome the devastating and debilitating effects of poverty, homelessness, and abuse.” – a life-changing gift and powerful impact beyond the financial savings created by your volunteerism and the generous donations provided for painting supplies and ancillary items.
Agape is a significant community partner with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and is working with the community and city of Wylie to create Jericho Village, an innovative income based urban village, which will provide economically attainable housing for Agape graduates and others in the community who struggle to make ends meet and safely house their families. Jericho Village was incubated through United Way’s Social Innovation Accelerator and is being presented in February to Wylie’s City Council for approval.
The partnership with Agape on this event aligns with the Women of Tocqueville mission to give, advocate and volunteer in support of the community through the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and to leverage the collective power and leadership of women to produce visible impact in education, income and health in North Texas.
A special thank you to Stephanie Bird, Katie Rose and Carol March, fellow members of the Women of Tocqueville Steering Committee and the Volunteerism Subcommittee, for your leadership, service and dedication to our mission.