DONATION EVENTS

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DONATION EVENTS

The Lake Dallas Sons of the American Legion #88 is hosting a fish fry beginning at 6 p.m. Friday. All proceeds will be channeled through the Salvation Army. Cost is $8.50 for adults and $5 for kids. The hall is located at 105 Gotcher Ave., Lake Dallas. For more information, call 940-321-5400.

Pennies for People: Spare change can be donated toward the purchase of Wal-mart/Target gift cards for hurricane evacuees through Friday at WGC/KDGE, 14001 North Dallas Parkway, No. 300, in Dallas.

The Alliance Human Resources Group is collecting items to be distributed to storm victims. Deliver to the BridgestoneFirestone facility on 600 Gateway Parkway in Roanoke between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. until Friday. For more information, call Alicia Sanchez or Alice Conner of BridgestoneFirestone at 682-831-2502.

Cornerstone Community Church is is hosting a garage/bake sale on from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to collect proceeds for the victims. We also are asking for donations of gently used items.

Pharmacy Compounding Specialties: Donations of clothing, shoes and stuffed animals for those displaced by Hurricane Katrina are being accepted until Friday at 8061 Walnut Hill Lane in Dallas.

Renaissance Faire participants will collect goods for a silent auction beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday at Ben's Half Yard House, 7102 Greenville Ave. Proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross.

The Columbus Dispatch is auctioning tickets for Saturday's Texas-Ohio State football game, with proceeds going to hurricane relief. Click here for information.

FireWater Bar and Grill will charge a $10 cover after 8 p.m. Saturday with all proceeds to benefit hurricane victims. FireWater also will host a car wash from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds will go to the SPCA Pet Haven, which is finding homes for animals displaced by the hurricane.

First Baptist Church Southlake will hold a Hurricane Relief Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The church is collecting gift cards for gas, phone service, groceries or from Target or Wal-Mart for displaced families. All will be given to the Salvation Army and Red Cross for local relief efforts. FBC Southlake is located at 940 S. Carroll Ave., near Old Union Elementary.

During the 2005 Freedom Run and Festival on Saturday, a portion of profits from Dallas' West End will be donated to hurricane relief. Contributions of goods and money will be collected on Market Street on the north side of Spaghetti Warehouse. Additional details are available at

The Dallas-area chapter of the Louisiana State University alumni association will collect cash and checks for the American Red Cross at its football season kickoff party beginning 6 p.m. Saturday. The event will be at Ben's Half Yard House, 7102 Greenville Ave. For information, call chapter president Stacey Little at 972-437-0310.

The city of Melissa is holding a disaster relief drive in cooperation with Ace Moving Company at Zadow Park from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday. To drop off donations sooner, go to City Hall from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays, and at the First National Bank of Trenton, Melissa Branch, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Timarron Country Club will be collecting donations for Hurricane Katrina victims through Saturday at 1400 Byron Nelson Parkway in Southlake. Monetary donations will be accepted in addition to food, water, toiletries, diapers, wipes, baby formula and socks. All donations will go to the Salvation Army. Contact Aimee Gassmann at 817-481-7529 for more information.

Dallas Home & Garden Show visitors may donate goods or cash to Salvation Army efforts through Sunday at the Freeman Decorating truck parked north of the main Wycliff entrance into Dallas Market Hall. Donations of five or more items earn a $1 discount on show admission.

Poor David's Pub is hosting a fund-raiser and collection drive from noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Bring money, canned food and clothing. For more information, call 214-565-1295.

Birdville ISD students will hold a telethon Sunday from 1-7 p.m. Tuen in to Charter Cable Ch. 30, or watch online at . Donations will be accepted via PayPal and at 817-547-5440.

The Dallas SPCA and Humane Society of North Texas are partnering with Pet Love to sponsor Don't Forget the Animals! The daylong fund-raiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday will offer grooming and pet styling at Pet Love, 2148 Royal Lane. All donations will go to the Humane Society and SPCA to continue to help care for pets that have been injured and orphaned. For information, go to or call 866-Pet-Lov-1.

Mesquite Championship Rodeo: The rodeo will donate $1 to the American Red Cross with every paid admission this weekend. For more information call 972-285-8777.

Trinity Presbyterian Church in Flower Mound, 5500 Morriss Road, is holding a Hurricane Katrina Food Drive from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Nonperishable food, food for children and non-food items may be donated. Carter BloodCare will be hosting a blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. E-mail patriciawoodward@ or call 940-595-6384 with your availability to be scheduled as a volunteer.

Christian Community Action is organizing a community food drive to benefit victims of the hurricane Katrina. Non-perishable food donations and bottled water may be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day except Sunday at Resale by CCA-Business 121 Lewisville, 2202 Business 121, and Resale by CCA-The Colony, 5000 Main St., Suite 270. For other locations, visit CCA online at .

Sewell Elementary, 4400 Hudson Drive in Sachse, will be collecting donations through Monday. All items will be delivered to local shelters housing victims and/or to the Red Cross. Volunteers will be in the school parking lot during morning drop-off and afternoon pickup to assist with collections.

Irving North Christian Church is holding a toy, game, book and stuffed animal drive. Deliver new or gently used items to the church, 2901 N. MacArthur, from Sept. 12-24. Receiving hours are Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m. weekdays; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; and 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

St. Vincent de Paul Society is accepting donations at the Thrift Store Warehouse, 3050 W. Northwest Highway in Dallas, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 12 to 16. Most needed are: gently used couches, dinettes, lamps, end tables, chest of drawers, new linens, new household items, new children's clothes, toiletries, cleaning supplies, non-perishable food items.

Rider Chiropractic Wellness Center will give free stress, health and wellness exams on Wednesday, Sept. 18 , in exchange for a $20 donation to hurricane relief efforts. Call (972) 392-3353 or email frontdesk@ for an appointment.

Covenant Fellowship Church has scheduled a prayer vigil, blood drive and charity drive from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 , at the downtown Denton Civic Center Park. All money and items collected will be given to local charities assisting storm evacuees in North Texas. The church also is accepting donations from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays and 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at 625 S. Denton Drive, Lake Dallas. For more information, call 940-380-1460.

Rob’s Billiards & Sports Bar in Euless will host a benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina relief at 8 p.m. Sept. 17. $5 minimum donation at the door. All donations will go to the Red Cross. All victims of the hurricane with a valid Alabama, Mississippi or Louisiana ID will get in free.

Seven local Irish music bands will perform beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Trinity Hall Restaurant & Pub at Mockingbird Station. Admission is free but cans of food and cash donations will be solicited and given to the local North Texas Food Bank, Red Cross and Salvation Army. For the performance schedule, go to katrinabenefit. For more information, call 214-887-3600.

Dallas Fire-Rescue has teamed with the North Texas food bank in a food drive. Drop off nonperishable food items in NTFB collection boxes at fire stations through Sept. 18.

All proceeds from Yoga Inc. workshops on Sept. 17 and 18, Oct. 15 and 16, and Nov. 12 and 13 will be donated to the Red Cross for hurricane relief. Find details and times at

ONGOING DONATION OPPORTUNITIES

The Academy at Carrie Francis Thomas: The school in North Richland Hills is running a drive for teddy bears (or any other new or gently loved stuffed animals) to help bring some comfort to displaced children. Bring donations to 8200 O’Brian Way from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Allen Community Outreach: Accepting donations of gas, food, clothing and shoes. The money will be used for basic needs as well as to provide emergency assistance (rent and utilities) for families relocating to Allen, Lucas or Fairview. Call the ACO office at 972-727-9131 or donate online at with the designation "Hurricane/Flood Victim Relief." The ACO office, 301 W. Boyd, Ste. A, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Animal Rescue of Texas has committed to working with the Humane Society of the United States to collect supplies needed for the animals that have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Many volunteers are needed in different capacities. Contact Kimberly Jenkins at 214.559.2817 and via e-mail at kr_jenkins@ or artadoptions@.

Armhole, 1910 Abrams Parkway, will give $10 gift certificates to anyone who brings five nonperishable food items for the North Texas Food Bank to the men’s and women’s clothing store. The effort goes on through Sept. 17.

The Basement Comics will donate 10 percent of sales through mid-September to Katrina victims. Tranquility Therapeutic Massage will donate 25 percent of all spa and massage earnings. Both businesses are suites at 2414 E. Highway 80 in Mesquite.

Bennigan's: Donations of essential personal articles, non-perishable food, monetary donations (please make checks payable to the American Red Cross), toys and clothing will be forwarded to local area hurricane relief efforts.

Best Friends Animal Society: Hurricane Katrina relief fund will help the animal rescue groups and shelters of Louisiana and Mississippi provide fresh water, food, shelter and ongoing veterinary care for all of the animal victims. All money donated will go directly to the groups helping the animals. To donate online, go to ?.

Buckner Benevolences: Cash and in-kind donations, as well as volunteers, are needed to provide emergency housing and humanitarian aid in North and East Texas. Monetary contributions may be made online and more information is available online at .

The Church of Scientology of Dallas is accepting donations to aid the relief efforts of those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Items may be dropped off at 1850 N Buckner Blvd. from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call (214) 572-6600 or e-mail dallas@.

Cingular Wireless is accepting monetary donations for the Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund at nine branch locations. To find a branch nearest you, please visit

Consumer Credit Counseling Service: Bring gently used or new clothing, shoes, socks, underwear, blankets, pillows, nonperishable food, water, personal care items or toys to the CCCS headquarters located at 901 North McDonald (Highway 5), Suite 600, in McKinney between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Coppell Chamber of Commerce: Donate baby and children's supplies, diapers, disposable training pants, formula, cribs, playpens and toys. Items should be taken to Austin Ranch at 2009 Anderson Gibson Road in Grapevine (just north of the Hilton DFW). For more information, call Austin Ranch at 817-481-1536.

Cowboys Red River: Donations of canned goods, blankets, pillows, baby goods and money can be dropped off any time at the clubs in Dallas and Arlington. Call 214-352-1796 for locations.

Members and nonmembers can give cash and checks to the Red Cross at any of Credit Union of Texas' branches in Dallas, Collin and Rockwall counties through October. To find the nearest branch, call 972-263-9497 or log on to .

Davis Mobility Co. at 1228 North Belt Line Road in Irving is accepting donations for the North Texas Food Bank from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Dining donations: Several restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are holding special events and donating portions of sales to hurricane relief efforts. Click for a basic list of locations holding specials; please call the restaurants for more details and to verify the information before dining.

ERA Signature Real Estate in Wylie: Donations of personal hygiene products, work gloves, blankets, duct tape, nonperishables, etc. may be delivered to 808 S. Ballard Avenue, Suite 180, Wylie.

First Bank: Through Sept. 30, First Bank customers and others in the community who want to make a financial donation to the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund Drive may do so at any First Bank location. Checks, money orders or cashier’s checks should be made out to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief.

Flower Mound Humane Society: If you would like to open your home, farm or ranch to an evacuated animal through adoption or temporary foster care, please call 972-691-7387 or complete the application at .

God's Word God's Way Christian Assembly is accepting donations of clothing, toiletries, nonperishable items and financial donations. Items may be dropped off at 6500 Northwest Dr., Ste. 135, in Mesquite from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Girl Scouts in Service Unit 151 are collecting clothes, toiletry items and especially school supplies and backpacks. A list of the supplies needed is at .

Head Start of Greater Dallas is collecting items for evacuee children newly enrolled in Head Start and their families. Most needed items are baby clothing, diapers, toys in good condition, books, preschool toys in good condition, preschool, elementary and high school clothing for both girls and boys, clothing for both men and women and non-perishable food items. Deliver donations to 3954 Gannon Lane in Dallas.

In Time Management is seeking donations of furniture and air conditioning units to equip vacant homes in the Dallas area for hurricane victims. Call 972-572-3330 for information.

Jason's Deli is offering a 25 percent discount to anyone with a Louisiana or Mississippi license in all Texas Jason's Deli locations. Jason's is also matching dollar for dollar the contributions donated by employees to their hurricane relief fund.

Jesuit College Preparatory School: Bring diapers and formula to the AAA building of the Dallas campus.

Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas: Donations can be made with credit cards online at or by sending a check or cash to: Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, c/o Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund, 7800 Northaven Rd., Dallas, Texas, 75230. Please indicate Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund on all checks. One hundred percent of all donations made will be used to support the humanitarian needs of all residents of the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.

King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6411 LBJ Freeway in Dallas, is using its Web site, , to coordinate disaster relief efforts among Evangelical Lutheran Church of America congregations and other organizations. People are invited to visit the site for opportunities to serve as well as to let churches know of needs. Call 972-661-9435 for more information.

Long Range Systems and Cub Scout Troop 52: Collecting pens, pencils, paper, backpacks, notebooks, stuffed animals, and other new non-electronic toys, to help hurricane victims begin to rebuild their lives. LRS headquarters, 9855 Chartwell Drive in Dallas, through Sept. 16.

Marble Slab Creamery: $3 for every large ice cream cake purchased and $2 for every small during September will be donated to hurricane relief. If you don't want the cake now you may purchase a gift certificate for a cake and the donation will be made. Valid at the McKinney location, 1681 N. Central Expressway, Suite 800.

Mardel Christian Stores: First Baptist Church Forney, First Baptist Church Heath and Mardel Christian Store in Mesquite are collecting Bibles and funds to purchase Bibles for evacuees of Katrina.

New Vision Christian Academy will be accepting donations of clothing, toiletries, canned goods, nonperishable items and financial donations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sept. 16 at 4710 West Illinois in Dallas. The school is also seeking sponsors to fund scholarships for 20-25 children of families left without income in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. To sponsor one or more children please call 214-333-2147.

North Texas Food Bank: Collecting ready-to-eat meals and water for hurricane victims but says money is needed most. For more information call 214-330-1396.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: Contributions may be sent through normal mission-giving channels by designating gifts for one of the following accounts: U.S. hurricane response, DR000169; pastoral care, DR000161; church damage, DR000163. Gifts by credit card can be made by calling PresbyTel at 1-00-872-3283 or online.

Prestonwood Baptist Church, 6801 W. Park Blvd. in Plano: Make financial donations online or during weekend services. Prestonwood is accepting donations of essential items such as toiletries, bottled water, baby food, diapers, canned food and bedding material at the City Missions Ministry building on International Parkway, just northwest of the main church building. For more information, call 972-820-5216.

Resource One Credit Union is accepting donations at all nine Texas branches for the American Red Cross. Branch locations can be found on Resource One's Web site , which also includes a link for people wishing to donate directly to the Red Cross.

Sleep Experts: Donations of bottled water and non-perishable food will be accepted at any of the 19 North Texas locations through the end of September. Items most needed: bottled water, hand-held snack items such as granola, energy or breakfast bars and protein items such as beef jerky, peanut butter and canned meals. Sleep Experts will arrange delivery to victims staying in North Texas. Monetary donations to the American Red Cross are also welcomed.

Tom Thumb Food & Pharmacy: Working jointly with WFAA-TV to raise funds for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. "Spirit of Texas Hurricane Relief Effort" scan cards are available in all North Texas Tom Thumb store locations. Donations can be made with the scan card.

United Methodist churches: Collecting donations via offering plates, online or by telephone. The United Methodist Committee on Relief also needs flood buckets filled with cleaning supplies that people can use to clean their homes after floods and hurricanes. For information, call 800-554-8583.

Verizon Wireless: Donate through text messaging. Simply text the word "help" to the phone number 2HELP (24357), and $5 will be donated. You can do this for up to $25. The donations will appear on your next monthly bill, and the entire amount of each donation will be given to the American Red Cross.

Vista Ridge Mall in Lewisville serves as a donation site for the American Red Cross and its efforts to assist those affected by Hurricane Katrina. A collection canister is at the mall's customer service center.

WFAA-TV and The Dallas Morning News: Community relief fund with Chase and Bank One to benefit victims in all affected states through the American Red Cross. Donations can be made at Chase or Bank One locations in Texas. Checks should be made payable to the "Spirit of Texas Hurricane Relief Fund," with Hurricane Katrina Relief 2005 in the memo line.

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