IMPACT Dallas 2017

Each year Impact Dallas volunteers contribute over 1,400 hours of time to share God’s grace with others through service. We build ramps, clean parks, visit with shut-ins, prepare health kits, harvest food to feed the hungry…the list goes on and on. 

On November 11 & 12, 2017, we will once again, have an opportunity to give back. Take a look at the list of projects being planned for this year. Together with your family prayerfully consider participating in this ministry and click on the link to register. Help us spread God’s grace with our hands. 

Saturday Project: November 11  
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Bonton Farms
Bonnie Meeder, Tim and Angie Hutchinson: 
Join us as we work side-by-side with the Bonton Farmers and other volunteers. We will learn their stories, provide additional labor to advance the farm’s goals, and experience God’s bounties as we help till His soils and souls.  Children are welcome and can visit the farm’s chickens and goats. The KOG bus will leave at 8:45 am.

The Bonton neighborhood in South Dallas is a community considered a “food desert” by USDA. To help reverse the negative effects of this, a non-profit organization, Bonton Farms, has located in the neighborhood.  This organization provides agricultural intervention to: restore health to the community through provision of healthy, locally grown foods; create jobs; and ignite hope in the community, while sharing the love of Christ. After beginning as one small farm in Bonton, the farms have expanded to include a second larger farm located south in Dallas.


Sunday Projects: November 12  
8:30 am Worship

We will gather at 8:30 am for worship and communion. Impact  projects will begin immediately following the service.

Family Gateway (20 Max Participants)
Tim and Angie Hutchison: 
Family Gateway provides housing and comprehensive services to homeless families with children. Volunteers will help in various activities, including reading to children and playing games, sorting donated items, and serving food. Great family project.   REGISTER

Mosaic(15 Max Participants)
Barkley and Glenda Miller:
Come join us for an enjoyable time with our Mosaic special friends (adults with intellectual disabilities). We will visit them in their group home, provide a light brunch, do a project, play a game and assist in any household chores needed.   REGISTER

Park South YMCA
David Pederson: 
Fill and prepare raised beds with garden soil, plant vegetables and other bedding plants, mulch and water the planted raised beds.
Tools to bring if you have them: garden spades, rakes, hoes, trowels, wheel barrels. Bring garden gloves and wear shoes or boots that may get muddy. Lunch and water will be provided.   REGISTER

Mt. Olive Food Pantry
Katy Kittleson: 
Volunteers will assemble “cracker packs” and hygiene kits for Mt. Olive Food Pantry. These packs are given to the homeless weekly through Mt. Olive. This is a great project for those who prefer to stay inside.   REGISTER


Sewing NICU Blankets
Debbie Armstrong: 
Every child needs warmth & affection to thrive. Come give the gift of love to infants in our local NICU by helping us sew tiny blankets and eyecovers. Tasks: cutting, pinning, sewing, turning, and pressing. Bring your sewing machine.   REGISTER


Dallas Ramps (30 Max Participants, 13+ ages)
Gary Stopani:
Volunteers will have the opportunity to provide freedom to home-bound residents by building and installing ramps. Dallas Ramps site leaders will instruct and assist volunteers in constructing ramps at various homes.   REGISTER

Veteran’s Hospital & Retirement Center (25 Max Participants)
Olin Knudsen: 
Volunteers will take pre-assembled care packages to the residents of the Home of the Brave Community Living Center. There they will have the opportunity to visit with the veterans and listen to their life stories. The King of Glory van will take volunteers to this event in southern Dallas.      REGISTER


Durable Medical Equipment (20 Max Participants)
Sandy Knutson:
Volunteers will serve by cleaning donated durable medical equipment (DME) (canes, walkers, wheelchairs, hospital beds, tub chairs) at DME Exchange of Dallas, 12015 Shiloh Road, #130 on Sunday, Nov. 12.

DME Exchange of Dallas provides recycled and refurbished DME for people in Dallas County who have no resources to purchase or rent what is needed to meet their medical/physical needs. Additionally, we are accepting your donations of unused or unwanted DME for us to take to DME Exchange of Dallas.



Voter Registration sponsored by Dallas Area Interfaith
Myron Knudson
Get your 10,000 steps in by walking in pairs to hand out voter registration forms. KOG is a Charter Member of the non-partisan Dallas Area Interfaith(DAI) who is sponsoring this voter registration activity.  DAI has accomplished many improvements for our citizens using the democratic process.  Handing out voter registration forms does not require training from the Dallas County voter registration officials, however; formal voter registration training will be available for those who wish to take it.  Remember, Voting is a basic right guaranteed to every citizen in this democracy.   REGISTER


Thank You Baskets for Police and Fire Stations
Penny and Leroy Grawunder: 
Put smiles on the faces of our local Fire Fighters and Police Officers! Volunteers will assemble gift baskets of snacks, baked goods, and candy at King of Glory and then deliver them around Dallas to the fire and police stations. If you like to bake, please consider providing baked goods for this project! If you have leftover Halloween candy, we would love your donations! Children are needed to help decorate cards that will be sent in the baskets. The whole family is welcome!   REGISTER


Trinity River Mission
David Pederson: 
TRM, located in west Dallas, is a safe place where children and youth can complete their homework, receive tutoring services, life skills training, career and college readiness preparation, and eat a nutritious meal after school. Several projects are available, depending on the number of volunteers.

Project # 1: Create appropriate grade level book nooks for our classrooms (10 volunteers)
Materials needed: paint, paint brushes, stencils and fun adhesive decals. Remove worn-out books, code and organize each book for grade level. Paint and add fun designs to book shelves and nook to make it attractive to students.

Project # 2: Paint main lobby (6 volunteers)
Materials needed: paint, rollers, brushes, roller trays, drop cloth (plastic), painter’s tape

Project # 3: Organize and clean storage rooms (6 volunteers needed) Materials needed: plastic storage bins, labels