News from the Nest – Aug 2018




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Celebrate our Ambassadors of Hope Award Winners with a night of Art, Dining, Live Entertainment and Musical performances hosted by the Tower Club Dallas.

Thursday, November 15th • 6:30-10pm • The Tower Club Dallas

Included in your ticket purchase:
* Delicious dinner buffet prepared by The Tower Club
* Beer and Wine included all evening
* Design Showcase – Local artists and performers will be showcasing their talents. Opportunities to take home local art included!
* A chance to make an impact for homeless children and families in Dallas
* And so much more!

You’ll be treated to a night of fun activities culminating with a performance by the legendary Emerald City Band!

This is an event you won’t want to miss. Purchase your tickets today.
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Ribbon Cutting for Vogel Alcove’s New Parent Opportunity Center. Pictured L to R: Vogel Alcove Board Members Jonathan Macke, Vogel Alcove Board Members Graham Merriman, Vogel Alcove Board Members John Ofenloch, Vogel Alcove President & CEO Karen Hughes, Dallas Mavericks Center Salah Mejri (holding one of our children), Dallas Mavericks Director of Communications Katie Edwards, Dallas Mavericks Chief Strategic Officer Ronnie Faust.

Vogel Alcove was fortunate to receive funding from the Mavs Foundation to open our brand new Parent Opportunity Center.
Representatives from the Mavs Foundation, PPG and BNSF (sponsors) and Mavs Center Salah Mejari joined Vogel Alcove Board Members and staff for the grand unveiling in which some of our families and their children were able to participate.


Texas State Representatives and a Senator visited Vogel Alcove to learn about the programs and services offered to our families. In attendance were: Representative Jeff Leach, Representative Eric Johnson, Senator Don Huffines, Representative Craig Goldman, Representative Matt Shaheen and Representative Morgan Meyer, TEA Commissioner of Education Mike Morath and representatives from Commit!



How does a brewery feed 500 people? By having a committee of dedicated volunteers!
Click the image to read how Community Brewery and their recently created nonprofit, The Greater Good, helped our families.


While the Back to School chaos can be a fun family experience, it can be a challenge for families that are experiencing homelessness. Purchasing uniforms and endless amounts of school supplies can be extremely expensive. Limited finances and lack of support can make Back to School season a very difficult time of year.

With the support of the Dallas community and corporate partners, Vogel Alcove granted 45 families, and over 100 children, an opportunity to receive school uniforms and school supplies, at no cost, during our annual Back to School Store. Of the 150 children that are served at Vogel Alcove on a daily basis, 12 children headed off to Kindergarten, well equipped with all of their classroom needs. School age children were able to receive school supplies such as notebooks, binders, Kleenex, spirals, pens and pencils, markers, calculators and other school necessities.

In addition, 30 children and their parents, received free Back to School haircuts from our friends at The Parlor Barbershop. Six barbers visited our school and styled our families with the freshest fades and the sharpest lines.

Thanks to our donors, Vogel Alcove is able to provide a quarterly store that allows our families to receive seasonal needs for FREE! With the financial and in-kind contributions of our community, we can continually build upon our quarterly store and make it bigger and better!

Thank you to all of our Volunteers!


Volunteers are so vital to our mission and we can’t thank each of you enough.

Click on the picture to see last month’s volunteers.

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Vogel Alcove's ABCs: Accredited Early Childhood Program Brain-Based Curriculum Camp Vogel Developmental Services Enrichment Activities Family Support Programs Gardening Opportunities Health Clinic Immunizations and Well Child Check-ups Job Ready Training for Parents Kindergarten Readiness Skill Development Licensed Master Social Workers Mental Health Therapy for Parents Nature Explore -Certified Classroom On-site Networking and Support Play therapy Qualified teachers Resource Room Sensory Lab Trauma-Informed Programming USDA Farm-to-Table Volunteer Support Welcoming smiles Xtra Hugs Your support which makes all of this possible Zillions of thanks to you from all the kids!