Garland Gives

Leadership Garland, Garland Gives

Where It Began:

Garland Gives

Garland Gives was born out of the long-standing tradition that each Leadership Garland class complete a community service project prior to graduation from the program. This requirement demonstrates the focus on and necessity of Garland leaders assisting in community vitality at every level. In 2012, the program’s Executive Director challenged Class 32 with a vision of creating a legacy, a project that future classes could carry forward and evolve over years to come. The class members drew inspiration from projects like “The Big Event” and created something that could one day be a community-wide day for giving back.

The project’s slogan, “One Day, Many Hands, Side by Side,” comes from the idea that Garland Gives is one big project composed of many smaller projects that together make a big impact in the community.

Date: April 28, 2018

Learn More: Leadership Garland Class 37 Projects  |  Community Projects  |  Volunteer Breakfast  |  Project Map


Randall Reed's Prestige Ford      Central Market     

  City of Garland     Cooper Concrete Co.      Birdsong Electric

Leadership Garland Class 37 Projects:

Members of the current Leadership Garland class have put their leadership skills into action by volunteering to spearhead various projects of their choosing. Take a look at the project details below to find out how Class 37 will be serving local non-profits on Garland Gives Day, and how you can help!

  • Good Samaritans of Garland, Inc.

    Good Samaritans of Garland, Inc.About: Our mission is to provide food and utility assistance in the Garland, Rowlett and Sachse communities and help people move toward independence through personal relationships and community networking.

    Project Activities: Installing a floor in the food pantry, removing rose bushes, planting flowers
    Project Needs: Volunteers

    Project Manager: Suzanne Baker

  • Hope's Door / New Beginning Center

    Hope's Door New Beginning CenterAbout: New Beginning Center is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides counseling and outreach services to victims of domestic violence. We are the only designated domestic violence agency in the northeast sector of Dallas County, offering a full complement of programs, including a shelter, intervention services, educational programs, Battering and Intervention Prevention Program, transitional housing, a 24-hour hotline and community outreach programs.

    Project Activities: Resume Writing, Mock Interviews, Makeovers
    Project Needs: Volunteers with Interviewing Experience, Donations of mirrors, gently used business attire (all sizes) and accessories for women, Donations of new undergarments and socks, trouser socks, make-up and hair supplies

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    Project Manager:
     Jody Luna 


  • Jonathan's Place

    Jonathan's PlaceAbout: The mission of Jonathan’s Place is to provide a safe, loving home and specialized services to children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected.

    Project Activities: Laying down mulch on playgrounds, painting activities with children
    Project Needs: Garden hoes and rakes, mulch

    Volunteer Time: 9:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Project Manager: Shannon Mejia


  • Garland Area Habitat for Humanity

    Garland Area Habitat for HumanityAbout: Founded in 1993, Garland Area Habitat for Humanity (GAHFH) is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in Garland, Rowlett, Sachse, and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

    Project Activities: Assisting with home construction
    Project Needs: Donations of Paint, Brushes, Wood, Nails and Hammers

    Garland's young professionals group, Propel, will be volunteering with this project. To learn more about Propel, click here.

    Project Manager: Alexander Ainley


  • Garland Homeless Community Outreach

    About: Partnering with several local charity organizations, class members will host a cookout for Garland's underserved and homeless populations. Charities will be on-site to provide attendees with items such as blankets, clothing, groceries and other necessities.

    Volunteer Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Location: New Liberty Baptist Church (333 W. Centerville Road, Garland, TX 75041

    Project Activities: Cookout and Donation Dispersal
    Project Needs: Food donations (hamburgers and hot dogs)

    Project Manager: Alberto Irizarry

  • Garland Bridge Beautification

    About: In collaboration with the Office of Neighborhood Vitality the Garland Beautification Bridge Painting project serves to enhance the physical condition of an identified bridge in the City of Garland. Our efforts will have a direct impact on beautifying a neighborhood and building community. 

    Volunteer Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Location: Glenbrook Bridge, between Central Park and Cemetery Map It

    Project Activities: Painting
    Project Needs: Volunteers (Wear Paint Clothes)

    Project Manager: Liza Ceniceros


Garland Community Projects:

The following organizations in the Garland community will also host projects on Garland Gives Day.

  • Hope Clinic of Garland

    Hope ClinicAbout: Hope Clinic of Garland was incorporated in 2002 as a 501(c)(3) organization to provide urgent medical care and offer health education, personal encouragement and Christian ministry to the underserved and uninsured residents of Garland. Beginning with one night a week in a borrowed space with an all-volunteer staff, Hope Clinic of Garland has grown to a full-scale operation facilitating approximately 8,000 patient visits each year.

    Project Activities: Assist with Wheels of Hope Car Show
    Project Needs: Volunteers

    Project Manager: Jan Furtick 


  • Garland Landmark Society

    About: Established in 1972, the Landmark Society collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets historical elements of our community's unique heritage.

    Project Activities: Typing historical documents for electronic preservation, scanning historic photos for website accessibility
    Project Needs: Volunteers (8), Laptop computers, flash drives

    Project Manager: John Swanson 


Volunteer Kick-off Breakfast:

If you're volunteering for any project on Garland Gives day, the members of Class 37 would like to invite you to breakfast as a thank you for your support.

Date: April 28, 2018
Time: 8 - 8:30 a.m.
Location: The Salvation Army
Address: 451 W. Avenue D., Garland, TX 75040

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