If 30 People Donate $10, Then Arlington Life Shelter Can Supply 10 Weeks' Worth of Milk for Homeless Families

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Arlington Life Shelter supports homeless families and individuals with comprehensive services encompassing employment and educational aid, health care, nutrition, and transitional housing. As part of its donated-food programs, Arlington Life Shelter supplies fresh milk to its residents to prevent malnourishment and poor health. However, the shelter cannot always use donated bulk milk before it spoils in the refrigerator.

Milk represents an expensive necessity for a healthy diet, and wasting donated milk saps funding from other services. In order to avoid holding a load of donated milk that spoils, Arlington Life Shelter hopes to establish a milk budget to buy milk on an as-needed basis. With this fund, it can gradually acquire milk during the course of 10 weeks without ever storing up more than it can use, ensuring this nutritional staple will be available to supplement the diet of homeless children and adults.

Join G-Team and donate $10 to help ensure homeless families and individuals have milk as part of a healthy diet. If G-Team members raise $300, then Arlington Life Shelter can add to the milk fund to purchase milk gradually for 10 weeks. Each additional $10 raised will fund two gallons of milk. G-Team members can also sign up for a tour of the shelter in exchange for their voucher.

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Arlington Life Shelter

Arlington Life Shelter helps local individuals and families transition from homelessness with short-term shelter and support services. For 25 years, it has provided fresh beds, clean showers, and hearty meals for anyone seeking refuge from extreme weather or a night on the street, or looking for a way to gain employment and attain long-term self-sufficiency. The shelter offers 72-hour services for people who are just looking for a place to sleep and 14-day services for people who cannot work due to disability or age. For residents looking to gain stable employment, the 9- to 12-week rehabilitative program includes educational classes for children and adults, as well as job-coaching sessions to prepare for interviews and new jobs. Volunteers teach a range of skills, including classes in computer skills, parenting, and yoga. Residents can also take part in health and social-work services and access resources to help them move into transitional housing as they work toward self-sufficiency.

Reviews

The program has paid off for the Dipola family, which recently moved into an apartment thanks to financial assistance from Arlington Life.

Kim Horner, The Dallas Morning News, 1/18/11

the Arlington Life Shelter offers a warm meal and a cool bed to those in need.

Andrea Lucia, CBS Dallas, 8/6/11
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    Arlington, Texas 76011

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In a Nutshell

  • Create fund to ensure a constant supply of milk
  • Provide a nutritional staple for healthy diets

The Fine Print

Expires Dec 2nd, 2011. 100% of donations go directly to Arlington Life Shelter. Donations are automatically applied. Must provide donor's full name at checkout. Redeem online for personal acknowledgment. See G-Team FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.