We at Dallas Junior Forum have served our fellow North Texas in need with helping hands and hearts since 1977. We prepare and serve nearly 9,000 meals annually for clients of Ronald McDonald House, the Dallas Child Advocacy Center, Hope's Door-New Beginnings and the Family Place. Our volunteers provide welcome bags with emergency clothing and toiletries to families fleeing domestic violence. We comfort and cheer elders with our senior outreach programs and mentor young women who have aged out of foster care as they transition to productive, meaningful adulthood. Our volunteers provided 16,400 volunteer service hours to our charity partners saving them over $412,000 savings in staff wages, taxes and benefits. We also provided $94,000 in grants and in-kind donations for a combined value to our beloved community of over $506,000 last year.