The July impact numbers for the network are in with 121,756.90 resources valued at helping 1,263 people. The year-to-date numbers show Trusted World turned donations into quality resources valuing $1.276,275.60, helping 19,799 hundred North Texans.
First time volunteers
Now volunteers are the lifeblood of Trusted World operations. A group of first-timers from Allstate Insurance volunteered for the first time last week. Many found the process eye-opening and the overall experience –uplifting. And while most had never heard of the organization, few will soon forget the community impact they helped make in North Texas.
Dan Carter, who works for Allstate says, “Well thought through, well organized, and it just makes it simple for anybody to step in and feel like they are being productive really, really quick.”
Volunteers say Trusted World’s clothes-sorting methodology empowers them. They realize the importance of quality control inspections of clothing donations. The items they inspect go into the network’s distribution pipeline, which ensures quality resources on demand for the network’s more than 800 partners providing case management to North Texans in need.
By ensuring quality resources, Volunteers say, they feel a sense of purpose.
Volunteers also feel a sense of pride in their company for giving back to the community through their time donations.
Alex Lambert says, “Being able to get quality clothes to people when they need them is a big deal! …… I’m glad that we have opportunities to be able to do this. It means a lot to me to be able to help.”
“What we are doing here is really, really good. We are trying to help others who really need it. And when they need it, really.” states Anju Kumar, while Carter says, “To know that our company sponsors us and encourages us to take time out as a group to come out here and serve. I’m just so thankful to be able to work for a company like that.”
How you can help
If you’d like to help make a difference, go to TrustedWorld.org, click on volunteer experiences, and sign up. If you’d like to explore other ways to help, you can go to the same website, and under the ways to give a link, click on needs to find the items the Network most needs. For clothing donations, one of our key sponsors, the Credit Union of Texas, has donation dropoff bins in every one of their North Texas branches. Next to the bin is a banner with a QR code if you want to donate money.
You’ll find a complete list of dropoff bin locations on the Trusted World website.
That’s a look from around the Trusted World Network, where you can join us in helping people help people.