JOIN ADVOCATES FOR DALLAS 24 HOUR CLUB
The Advocates for Dallas 24 Hour Club are a group of people whose goal is to build a community of Recovery support and fellowship for Residents and Alumni. Through Annual Service Projects, the Advocates provide assistance and sober events for The 24 and Tillman House Residents and Alumni. Membership is open to men and women of all creeds and ethnic origins who wish to support the Mission of The 24.
As an Advocate, you will have the opportunity to directly impact the lives of the Residents at Dallas 24 Hour Club. The Advocates lead four service projects a year: Welcome Kits, Summer Get Together, Resident Toy Drive, and Holiday Stockings. Membership dues cover the expenses for the Resident Service Projects.
Advocates Chairs: Melanie and Lawson Crain
Melanie and Lawson share The 24’s goal to create a path forward without drugs and alcohol for Dallas’ homeless. Lawson has been active in the Dallas Recovery Community for 15 years. Chairing the Advocates for Dallas 24 Hour Club is a way to give back while fostering more engagement from those who want to give their time and resources to new Advocates for Dallas 24 Hour Club events.
Advocates Member Service Projects:
Welcome Kits – Oftentimes, Residents arrive with very few belongings, and it takes a while for them to get on their feet. Building Welcome Kits with mini bottles of shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc., to be distributed is a great way to help New Residents. Individuals and corporations have created these for The 24 in the past and they are instrumental in helping our newcomers get settled. The Advocates will create these in February/March of every year.
Summer Get Together - Hosting a Summer Get Together is a fun opportunity to get to know and support our Residents. The goal is to provide fellowship and celebration of The 24.
Resident Toy Drive - For the past several years, The 24 has hosted a Resident Toy Drive with the support of the Community. Our Residents are parents, grandparents, aunts and/or uncles who, for many years, have been unable to provide a gift to their loved ones. The Toy Drive gives the Residents the opportunity to "shop" for gifts and wrap their items. This important event has opened communication for our Residents to reconnect with family and loved ones.
Resident Stockings – Holidays in early Recovery can be challenging since many families and loved ones have not yet welcomed Residents back home. At The 24, we try to bridge this gap and fill the family-like house with the Holiday Spirit by providing Holiday Stockings filled with goodies for each of the Residents.