Risking their own health, members of the Dallas ISD Family & Community Engagement team have been voluntarily going into the community for the past three weeks to personally deliver gift cards and care packages to Dallas ISD families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
The Dallas Mavericks donated 200 $50 Kroger gift cards, and the community donated about another 100 gift cards. Campuses identified families who had been impacted by COVID-19, whether it be from loss of job or reduction in hours, to receive the gift cards.
Along with the gift cards, the Parent Advocacy and Support Services Department has been distributing a larger care package that also includes hand sanitizer, a water bottle and Census information with coloring books and crayons. Parent Advocacy and Support Services Executive Director Liliana Valadez commended her team for joining her in making sure the gift cards reach the families in need.
“We are using best practices for social distancing, but we know we have to get these resources to our families,” Valadez said. “We are here to serve.”