Community Good Works in 2018!

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 13:58
by ShaRhonda Caviness, Community Good Works Chair

The CPCU Society Dallas Chapter is working on self-improvement for 2018 by re-introducing Community Good Works. The main focus of the committee is to show our CPCU members at work in the community. Not only will the committee offer both physical and virtual opportunities for community service, but it will also acknowledge the community engagements of CPCU – Dallas Chapter members already active in the community.

The first service event will involve a local organization, The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County (CACCC).  This organization serves victims of child abuse and neglect in Collin County, TX.  The center coordinates organizations and resources to provide safety, healing and justice to abused and victimized children in the community.  These services are offered free of charge.  http://www.caccollincounty.org/about-us.

About Birthday Boxes 

Many children who are serviced through CACCC are put in foster homes or homes of relatives to remove them from unhealthy environments.  Sometimes the impact of an additional member to the family can leave that home strapped for cash, leaving no room for any additional spending outside of the necessities. 

The Birthday Box initiative is a great way to contribute to this organization by donating everything that is needed to celebrate a birthday in a box.  So here’s what we need from our Chapter members: gift wrapped copy paper boxes, decorations, cake mix, frosting, and party hats with themes popular with children (Moana, Toy Story, Justice League, etc.).  Both boy and girl boxes are needed.  The Birthday boxes would be given to families to ensure that these children are not deprived the acknowledgement of their special day due to their circumstances.

We will be collecting donated items and completed Birthday Boxes at the February 20th luncheon meeting.  We will also collect donated items and completed Birthday Boxes, in person, at the CACCC location at 2205 Los Rios Blvd., Plano, TX  75074 on March 3, 2018 from 10 am to 12pm.  For more information, click on how to make a birthday box.

We are very excited about the installment of the committee and look forward to working with you in the near future.  Be sure to check the CPCU Dallas Chapter site for upcoming events and feel free to contact the Community Good Works Committee directly at CGWCDallas@gmail.com for any questions or suggestions on future events. 


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