Tough Times Ahead

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When will the economy recover? It’s a question we ask every day as we look into the eyes of the less fortunate who turn to us for help – 50,000 individuals so far this year. We don’t see any reason just as many clients won’t need us in 2011. But the economic malaise gripping our country is impacting our ability to be here for them.

When economic conditions deteriorated in 2009, we were fortunate that many donors stepped forward to help us deal with a 25% increase in demand. But giving fell this year and many donors, large and small, have told us they’ll be helping less in 2011, if they can help at all. As we expect the needs of our community will remain high, we are asking for your support.

As you make decisions about charitable giving, please consider the direct impact NDSM has on the less fortunate right here in OUR community – we bring families through crisis and help them to better lives. And please remember that well over 95% of our funds go to programs and services that directly aid our clients.

Please give to NDSM as generously as possible this year.

You may click the donate button on this site to donate with a credit card or PayPal. Or you may write a check to North Dallas Shared Ministries and mail it to us at 2875 Merrell Road, Dallas, TX 75229.

Thank you in advance for helping us bring hope to those in need.

We Give Thanks, We Get Thanks

At this time when we count our blessings, we are happy to share with you the expression of thanks of a gentleman we helped.

My name is Leotis…and I am so appreciative for the help you provided for me this month, with the food and tennis shoes. I am truly blessed for you paying my water bill. I could never say thank you enough for what you did. After God bring me through this trial I will surey help someone else, as you did for me.

Once again thank you very much for helping me and mine family. Sincerely, Leotis

Wishing you and yours a most blessed of Thanksgivings.

 

Tax Volunteers Needed

blogpic_1040-tax-formsTrain in December or January to help through April 15th.

North Dallas Shared Ministries has been chosen as one of eight Dallas agencies participating in Foundation Communities Earn It! Keep It! Save It! program to help prepare tax returns for low-income families.

To meet our goals, we need volunteers for day, evening and Saturday slots and we’ll provide access to IRS training.

Last year we filed returns for 376 families, saving them over $38,000 in processing fees and identifying close to $600,000 in refunds and credits. The goal for Dallas is to serve 10,000 families in 2011.