Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas rallied the DFW Indian community in support of the homeless children of DFW as could be seen by the large number of donations poured in from all over the metroplex. Enthusiastic support from young and old alike, combined with collaboration with area businesses which served as donation collection points all helped to make the drive a huge success. A truckload of items have been delivered to Captain Hope’s Kids – a non-profit agency that exclusively supports the DFW area homeless children.
Close to 20 volunteers from the temple community, ranging in age from 10 to 75, came together and filled a large truck with donations collected over the last couple of months, converged at Captain Hope’s Kids’ facilities and worked side by side for several hours unloading the truck and sorting essential children’s items.
Captain Hope’s Kids Program Director, Sam Mattox, presented the Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas with a Certificate of Appreciation and expressed the organization’s deep gratitude on behalf of all the homeless children. “You are doing incredible work and making a huge difference in the lives of so many children in need. We are impressed by all the work you have done to bring the community together, as evident by the amount of donations you have collected. You are doing amazing work.”
Donations ranged from strollers, bottle warmers, clothing, toys, games, books, bags, to eyewear and everything in-between. The temple also donated over 300 tubes of diaper cream which was urgently needed.
This was Radha Krishna Temple’s second visit to Captain Hope’s Kids. Both times everyone who participated found it not only eye-opening but a heart-warming experience. One of the youngest participants, Shivan, Age 10, said, “I felt good about helping with the collection drive. I hope my family goes to Captain Hope’s Kids again to help the homeless kids get the things they need.”
With the support of volunteers, the Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas, a new Hindu Temple currently being built by JKYog in Allen, TX, has already been creating opportunities such as this to serve the DFW community, even though the construction of actual temple building is still underway.