Pictured left to right: Linda Bass, DRS Volunteer Coordinator; Rosalie McLeod, DRS Bookkeeper; Jacquelyn Flynt, DRS Executive; Stephanie Canfield, ACH Community Engagement Director; Tonyel Amie, DRS Special Events Coordinator; Fran Lines, DRS Administrative Assistant; Annette Smith, DRS Marketing Coordinator

DRS North Texas fulfills children's wish list


December 19, 2019

(Fort Worth, Texas) DRS North Texas, Inc. partnered with ACH Children and Family Services to give families a memorable 2019 holiday experience. ACH posted a Wish List on their website of toys or clothing they would like to give to the children and families they serve. The deadline to submit donations was December 13, 2019, so DRS organized a holiday party on December 3, 2019, to collect donations.

DRS invited its volunteers, board members, and supporters to the event and asked guests to bring scarfs, caps, gloves, and socks for children ages 10 – 16. Donations for middle and high schoolers were specifically requested because often these age groups are forgotten said DRS Board Member Gwinda Burns.

Contributed items were given to numerous clients of ACH who otherwise would have missed out on the joy of Christmas. “For many, this will be the first time they have enjoyed this magical season,” said Stephanie Canfield, Community Engagement Director for ACH.

“We thank DRS volunteers for their generous donations,” said DRS Volunteer Coordinator, Linda Bass. The success of the donation drive was largely due to their abundant generosity. Volunteers arrived at the holiday party with bags filled with multiple pairs of gloves, socks, and several beanies.

ACH is extremely grateful for the many individuals who participated in the donation drive organized by DRS. “Because of your partnership and tangible commitment to better the lives of those in our care, ACH can continue to remain steadfast in the commitment to protect children and preserve families,” wrote Canfield in a letter to DRS after the event.

DRS hopes the collaboration with ACH makes a lifelong impact. “From all the staff at DRS we wish a very Merry Christmas to the children and we extend gifts of love that will extend beyond this holiday season,” stated Bass.

Serving Tarrant County and surrounding areas, Dispute Resolution Services of North Texas Inc. is a non-profit community dispute resolution organization of professional volunteer mediators who provide affordable mediation services and teach mediation and dispute and conflict resolution, an effective alternative to litigation. For more, visit drsnorthtexas.org.