Photo by Kim Leeson

Preston Royal Library: Photo by Kim Leeson

Dallas is home to countless not-for-profit organizations and charitable groups, but some of the best causes are right in our backyard. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a first-time volunteer, we’ve compiled a list of several opportunities here in the Preston Hollow area.

The Legacy at Preston Hollow
A senior living facility right in our own neighborhood, The Legacy at Preston Hollow always accepts friendly volunteers to put a smile on residents’ faces. To find out how to lend a hand, contact Cheryl Weitz at 214.239.5735 or email

Dallas Public Libraries
Libraries are the perfect escape from the brutal Texas summer heat, and there’s plenty you can do to help out in our Preston Royal branch. DPL librarians are happy to have some extra help, especially during events such as the Mayor’s Summer Reading Program. For details on how you can get involved, contact the Preston Royal Library branch at 214.670.7128.

Interfaith Housing Coalition
Time is precious, and for those with busy schedules that make it hard to go out and lend a hand, donations are an excellent way to get into the volunteering spirit. Interfaith Housing Coalition provides transitional housing for working poor families, and several churches in Preston Hollow support the organization. They’re always looking for donations of furniture and household items to provide comfortable housing for the families they support. For more information and to schedule a pickup on either the second or fourth Thursday of each month, visit

The Family Place Resale Shop
Located on the southeast corner of the Park Forest Shopping Center, The Family Place Resale Shop could use help sorting items, working the registers and more. Volunteers are required to attend an orientation, interview and receive a background check. Interested? Contact the Volunteer Manager at 214.443.7714 or

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