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 27, 2019

Learn More: Leadership Garland Class 38 Projects  |  Community Projects  |  Volunteer Breakfast  


Birdsong Electric       Dickey's Barbecue Pit       Texas Entertainment Group           The Payton Group       Legacy Quilts and Appraisals         Woodforest Commercial Banking         Camp Gladiator

Leadership Garland Class 38 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 38 will be serving local non-profits on Garland Gives Day, and how you can help!

  • 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: Landscaping to beautify the Garland Outreach Center
    Project Needs: Volunteers, Donations of potting soil, black mulch, flowers (see flyer for specifics)

    Project Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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    Project Manager:
     Rabiah Foss 


  • 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
    Project Needs: Volunteers (must be 18+ years old), garden hoes and rakes

    Project Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Project Manager: Lisa Singleton


  • 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 at two sites designated for Veterans, building garages, renovating existing structures including hanging drywall, installing hardware, painting, laying floors, refinishing surfaces, etc.
    Project Needs: Volunteers

    Project Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Project Manager: Lisa Saenz


  • 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: Cleaning interior and exterior of museum building, dusting artifacts, washing windows, indexing historical information (Excel knowledge required), making copies for future digitization
    Project Needs: Volunteers; Supplies (4 buckets, blue shop towels, glass cleaner, dusting equipment)

    Project Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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    Project Manager: Denise Bartosh


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 Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Project Manager: Bobby Bradley


  • City of Garland, Code Cares

    About: Code Cares is Garland Code Compliance's award-winning community outreach program. The program was created to help Garland residents maintain their property when they cannot. Code Cares helps residents who are seniors, disabled or financially challenged with property maintenance. Over the years Code Cares has helped hundreds of property owners.

    Project Activities: Class members will be working to help an elderly citizen clean up his back yard. The project will include moving and stacking firewood, sorting through metal and then organizing the yard and discarding any trash. 
    Project Needs: Volunteers

    Project Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Project Manager: Cathi Haug


  • Charity Dodgeball Tournament

    About: Propel young professionals are hosting a dodgeball tournament with proceeds benefitting local charities, The Salvation Army and The Buddy League!

    Project Activities: Organize a team to play in the tournament, enjoy food trucks, friendly competition, and networking with area young professionals, all for two great causes!
    Project Needs: Players, spectators, volunteers

    Project Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Project Manager: Alexander Helgar


Volunteer Kick-off Breakfast:

If you're volunteering for any project on Garland Gives day, the members of Class 38 would like to invite you to breakfast as a thank you for your support.

Date: April 27, 2019
Time: 8 - 8:30 a.m.
Location: The Salvation Army
Address: 451 W. Avenue D., Garland, TX 75040

Karina Olivares
"Let me help you discover innovative business services."

I direct the development and operational areas of the Chamber to carry out the organization's mission to be a catalyst for positive change in our community. Call me if I can help you cultivate relationships or discover services and programs to help achieve your business's mission.

Karina Olivares

President (469) 326-7474