We’re Growing to Serve More People

zipcodemap-revised-jun2016NDSM is now serving the residents of the 75243 Zip Code. The Forest-Audelia area is on the east side of our service zone and is among the poorest neighborhoods in Dallas. We are pleased to have the resources and community support necessary to extend our coverage to this part of our community.

Please note that we offer some services to residents of certain zip codes, and others to all who qualify. You can look under each specific program or service for eligibility requirements.

Summer 2016 Calendar

blogpic-2016-calendarBecause it is difficult to get the full cadre of volunteers, most of whom are employed, for Saturdays during the summer months, the Emergency Aid Center will be open only the following Saturdays until the first Saturday following the Labor Day holiday:

  • June 4th
  • June 18th
  • July 9th
  • July 23rd
  • August 20th

NDSM begins accepting applications for school supplies/uniforms Tuesday, June 7th.

NDSM will be closed Friday, July 1-Monday, July 4 for the Fourth of July.

NDSM will be closed Saturday, August 6-Sunday, August 14 for Summer Break.

The Clothes Closet will be closed Monday-Friday, August 15-19 for Uniform Distribution.

NDSM will be closed Monday, August 22nd for School Supply Distribution.

Last day to apply for and/or pick up school supplies and uniforms – Thursday, September 1st.

NDSM will be closed Friday, September 2-Monday, September 5 for Labor Day. 

We’re Preparing Taxes Again!

blogpic_1040-tax-formsOur volunteers will be preparing and electronically filing tax returns for low and moderate income households Tuesday through Friday from 2:00 pm to 7:30 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 p.m. Clients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

We are proud to partner with Foundation Communities and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to provide this service. In 2015, we prepared 2,666 returns, identified $3,833,023 in refunds and saved clients $717,990 in preparation fees. We’re glad to offer this valuable service again this year.

To apply for assistance, please bring the following documents:

  • Photo I.D.
  • Social Security Card (or know your Social Security I.D. number or Tax I.D. number)
  • Previous year’s tax return
  • W-2 or 1099-MISC income forms
  • All other tax-related forms and paperwork necessary to verify income and potential deductions.

Preventing Disasters – Improving Lives

blogpic-stormThe recent storms that swept through our area were a chilling reminder of how quickly lives can be turned upside down. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who suffered losses and we’re grateful for those agencies and organizations that step in after a natural disaster.

At NDSM our mission is different. Our emergency aid program provides support, one individual or family at a time, to those who’ve suffered a setback – to prevent a small misfortune from turning into a personal disaster. Our other programs are designed to support those wishing and willing to improve their lives.

While we’d like nothing better than to go out of business because there was no need for us, we’ll be dedicated to serving the needs of our community moving forward.