Single Parent Advocate

A nonprofit organization

$23,487 raised by 107 donors

94% complete

$25,000 Goal

About Single Parent Advocate



Single Parent Advocate, a local 501(c) 3 non-profit organization providing resource connections, growth-based training, and support for single parent families, based in Dallas Texas and the surrounding areas since 2009.  Additionally Single Parent Advocate corresponds with families from all over the United States and consults non-profits, churches, and businesses on how to build a program for success in serving and engaging single parents within their respective organizations. 

1 in 4 children in the US are growing up in a single parent home.  Single mothers and fathers have much higher likelihood to live in poverty, as they face incredible work/life balance issues.  Single Parent Families have unique needs and issues constantly affecting their inability to overcome ruin.  The emotional and financial toll on most of these families is actually helping to create an even younger population of single parents who are just children themselves. 

Single Parent Advocate is committed to breaking this cycle and to help build resource connections for families that help them to become more productive, more resourceful and more informed on how to be the best parent they can be for their children.

 

Single Parent Advocate and it's growing community has already provided auto repair, school supplies, food, toys, beds, family portraits, computer assistance, and hope to families that are in the gap now, and the organization vows to continue making a profound difference in the lives of single parents and their families in the years to come.

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Mission

Single Parent Advocate is committed to educating, equipping, and empowering Single Parent Families with resource information, practical assistance, emotional encouragement, and social networking such that those who need help get help – and those who want to help, can.

Needs

In the heart of North Texas, Single Parent Advocate stands as a beacon of unwavering support for those who brave the challenges of single parenthood. As we approach North Texas Giving Day, in partnership with the Communities Foundation of Texas, the call for solidarity grows stronger. We envision a community where single parents are empowered, not hindered, by their journey. Your support on this pivotal day will fuel our mission to provide comprehensive resources, mentorship, and a nurturing network that single parents can lean on. Together, we can transform struggles into successes, uncertainty into confidence, and isolation into a sense of belonging. Join us on North Texas Giving Day to champion a cause that impacts not just families, but the very fabric of our society. Every contribution you make reverberates through households, and every step you take toward empowerment resonates for generations to come.

Stand with Single Parent Advocate, stand with North Texas, and stand for a future where no single parent walks alone. Locally over 250 families (including 500 children and teens) are supported.

The organization hosts social functions and provides emotional and practical support during key holidays and seasons of the year including, but not limited to

Mother’s Day Dinner Celebration,

Father’s Day Fun Day,

Back-To-School Supply Drive & Distribution,

Thanksgiving Food Drive & Distribution,

Christmas Gift Drive & Distribution.

The organization is working on capacity building as well as seeking sponsorships for these outreaches, our annual Life Changer Golf Classic in March/April as well as our upcoming Murder Mystery Theatre Gala on October 14, 2023 at the Lewisville Grand Theatre.

As we embark on opening our FIRST Office at Serve Lewisville, we hope you will consider supporting our efforts monthly to help underwrite our being present even more often for the families we serve today, and those soon to find there way to us.

Here are the volunteer opportunities for the 2024 upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas events:

Thanksgiving:

Meet at the storage unit at 1850 McGee Lane, Lewisville 75067 to pick up items for Thanksgiving event. 4 people

Transport items to LLUMC or Lewisville location.

Drive through game stations: Select Team Captains for 6 Game Stations. They can recruit their own volunteers. Provide prizes & snacks. (or the captain can donate prizes & snacks.)

12 volunteers needed to help pack food. If at Lovers Lane UM Church, Thursday, 9 am - noon. 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, 75220. 12 volunteers needed to meet people at their cars on Saturday, 11/18 from 9 am - 12 pm. 4 parking lot direction helpers.

12 people to clean up after event.

Christmas:

On Friday, 12/15 at 4 pm. Meet at the storage unit at 1850 McGee Lane, Lewisville 75067 to pick up items for Christmas event. 4 people

Transport items to Lewisville High School. Set up room and sort items into categories until 7 pm. 12 people

Option 1: Drive through Christmas stations: Select Team Captains for 6 Game Stations and/or Christmas Scenes. Examples: The Manger, Christmas Carolers, and Games. Are we going to do COVID safe toy distribution? We will need people at each station. We need: prizes, snacks, and photos! 24 volunteers.

Option 2: Indoors: 2 signage people to put signs and a banner in the parking area and on the building at the entrance, 6 people inside the door at 2 registration tables, 2 greeters at the entrance to the main room, multiple volunteers to attend the tables for gift distribution. Game hosts and volunteers.

Equity Statement

Single Parent Advocate is a community organization that helps families nominated by area organizations like schools, churches, other non-profits and business associations. We are inclusive, diverse, and committed to providing encouragement, education, and a safe place for these families to belong.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Single Parent Advocate

Tax id (EIN)

27-2308779

Guidestar

Operating Budget

$100,000 - $249,999

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas, Denton, Rockwall, Tarrant

BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, Other

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

1001 S. Edmonds Lane
Lewisville, TX 75067

Phone

214 534 4460

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