Help needed filling ‘Bye-Bye Bags’

By Sharon Adams

Regina Bruce, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Dallas Magnolias and chair of this event, is honored to announce Robert Griffin III, “RG3,” as the honorary chair of the Holiday Drive presented by independent registered investment advisor CAPTRUST benefiting the children of Vogel Alcove. 

Honorary Chair Robert Griffin III with Regina Bruce,chair, of the Dallas Magnolias Holiday Drive.
Photo courtesy of Dallas Magnolias

“Dallas Magnolias is thrilled to have this opportunity to join together with presenting sponsor CAPTRUST and RG3 as honorary chair to create a magical and joyous occasion for the homeless infants, toddlers and pre-school children served at Vogel Alcove,” Regina said. “In this season of giving and in the spirit of the holidays, we are sincerely grateful to spread that heartwarming message of help and hope to these children and their families during this most special time of year.” 

Robert and his wife, Grete Griffin, agree saying: “It’s a blessing to be the honorary chair for this Holiday Drive. It’s important that we continue to find ways to build up our youth and give them a fighting chance in this world.” 

There are two significant ways to support the Holiday Drive this year. The first opportunity is by filling Santa Stockings. Three-foot-tall festively decorated stockings will be filled with items donated by the community as described in the attached Holiday Wish List. For those who wish to donate toys too big for the stockings or essential items such as socks, underwear, coats, scarves, gloves/mittens and hats, etc., for infants, toddlers and/or preschoolers, all of those items are welcome! Items from the Holiday Wish List may be purchased and donated. Gift cards from retailers are also encouraged and will be used by our volunteers to shop and to also help fill the stockings.

The second way to help fill a critical need in the fight against hunger is by donating Bye-Bye Bags, which are given to the children when they leave Vogel Alcove at the end of each day. These Bye-Bye Bags are lunch-size paper sacks filled with a variety of shelf-stable snacks and protein (without peanuts), a small bottle of water or fruit juice and plasticware (if needed). Vogel Alcove often gives out 200 Bye-Bye Bags each day. The goal is to donate at least 500 Bye-Bye Bags each day this year.

Donations will be accepted through December 14 and may be dropped off at 4819 Keller Springs Rd. in Addison. Cash donations may be made through by clicking on “Donate” on the top right. Please enter “Dallas Magnolias Holiday Drive” in the comments section. 

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