The Junior League of Dallas selected Promise House for its annual provisional project, and 32 prospective JLD members spent part of their weekend volunteering at the nonprofit that serves at-risk North Texas teens.
The ladies — including Elysa Ellis, Tanner Hartnett, Madalyn Miller, Lauren Harrington, Nicola Muchnikoff, Callie Rutherford and supervisor Lacy Biggers — spent the day painting and decorating bedrooms at the shelter.
“I can honestly say these girls are selfless, and it really showed this weekend,” Biggers said. “On top of the projects we completed, everyone pitched in to treat the kids in the shelter to lunch. A profound lesson learned this weekend is that it is always better to give than to receive.”
Promise House embraces homeless, runaway and at-risk youth by providing them with individualized support, skills, encouragement and hope to live a better life. Since 1984, the shelter has provided an open door 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to youth and families in crisis.