Walking in Grace Ministries
Walking in Grace partnered with World Wear Project to raise money for the LaChausse family’s children, five children under the age of 11, to attend college. The family recently lost their husband and father to undetected lung cancer. To date, more than $3,500.00 has been raised. Read more on this story.
Heart House Dallas
Heart House Dallas, a free after school educational program that provides a safe haven and academic support to at-risk children while encouraging them to become good citizens was the beneficiary of an area-wide Earth Day 2011 shoes and clothing collection effort which drew on the support of many volunteers from Young Men’s Service League and other community organizations. The amount collected totaled 4,802 pounds and generated a substantial check for Heart House to support their program.
Occupied Vessels of Christ Mission Ministry (OVOC)
The founder of Occupied Vessels of Christ Mission Ministry, or OVOC, made a connection with one of our World Wear Project employees through school. OVOC is an urban, inner-city and cross-cultural partnering mission ministry. They desire to build communities. Their mission projects are through collaboration with other mission ministries, churches, and non-profit organizations. For this reason, their service ministries can be very broad-serving in many capacities. However, they primarily focus on feeding the homeless by partnering with soup kitchens in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. OVOC’s founder has developed many locations for clothing collection bins throughout the area. OVOC is raising money to fund its mission through these clothing collection bins. For more information visit OVOC website.
Deep Ellum Community Association
Deep Ellum Community Association heard about World Wear Project through the community. They needed gently used t-shirts to use as screen printing canvases to promote awareness about their organization for an Earth Day event. DECA came to us as a source of blank t-shirts and we were able to provide them with 250 for their printing. The t-shirts sold quickly and the funds were put toward community improvement projects.
Oak Hill Academy
At World Wear Project we love books because there’s nothing like the way a book can transport you to a different place and time. Our friends at Oak Hill Academy called on us for sponsorship for their free to the public Literacy Live event celebrating Learning Disabilities Awareness Month in October. The 2011 event featured a presentation and book signing opportunity with Caldecott winner, and creator of The Wheels on the Bus, Paul O. Zelinsky. For 25 years, Oak Hill Academy has served the needs of children with learning disabilities, also known as learning differences, by instilling a love of knowledge and passion for reading. Literacy Live is their way of sharing their love of the learning process with the community. We at World Wear Project wholeheartedly support their mission.
Truck Time at Congregation Shearith Israel
World Wear Project was a sponsor for Truck Time at Congregation Shearith Israel for November 2011. It’s a community wide event during which kids of all ages are able to look at, climb on, and honk the horns of a variety of trucks, police cars, ambulances, fire trucks and earth movers. We were on Channel 8’s Good Morning Texas to promote the event.