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Over the past 20 years, Freedom Day events have brought together more than 14,000 volunteers, who donated a total of more than 50,000 volunteer service hours on September 11 - the National Day of Service and Remembrance - to turn a day of tragedy into a day of doing good.

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, economic crisis, and urgent demands to end systemic racism created tremendous need in our community last year. Freedom Day 2020 activated hundreds of volunteers helping nonprofit partners meet these growing needs in 18 different virtual, remote, and physically distanced projects.

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(Maria Canizales (left) and Michael Johnson (right), from Catalyst Health Network, volunteer at FARM on CFT's Freedom Day 2020.)

See the table below for this year's Freedom Day schedule, including links to join our virtual experiences.

Unable to volunteer for Freedom Day? You can still give to the below nonprofits for CFT's NTX Giving Day. Browse our online database of nonprofits and schedule your gift(s) today! 

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September 10 Morning Projects

Nonprofit Project Description Time
Bonton Farms Origin Garden Restoration - Daron Babcock started a garden in a commandeered lot next to his home in 2014. Since then, Bonton Farms has grown to over 40 acres. Our goal is to restore the original garden to its former glory and take our farming practices to the next level by utilizing this founding space for research and development. 9:00am - 1:00pm
Carter BloodCare One of our volunteer opportunities this year is a blood drive with Carter BloodCare. Did you know that one donation can help save three lives in our community? Join us on Freedom Day to #DoTheGood for the Carter BloodCare drive at Communities Foundation of Texas. 10:00am - 2:00pm
Cedar Hill Independent School District Clean and Restore Cedar Hill HS Greenhouse - An awesome opportunity to link a service project with our Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and scholars. We envision the greenhouse becoming a place where we can provide food for those in need in addition to opportunities to engage our scholars under their program guidelines. 9:30am - 12:30pm
Equest Equest Trail, Barn and Horse Care - In addition to general barn cleanup (cleaning stalls, feed and water buckets, and more), come work outdoors to complete trail clean-up (litter removal, cutting branches, stockpiling and chipping branches), weeding in the gardens, and preparing a new garden bed (grass removal). 9:30am - 12:30pm
Farmers Assisting Returning Military (F.A.R.M.) Prep, Plant, Plow, Sow at F.A.R.M. - PROJECTS:Break down sandbags, install poles, rake, weed and/or plant 9:30am - 12:30pm
Fort Worth Hope Center Getting Back to Normal at Fort Worth Hope Center - Fort Worth Hope Center offers food distribution, vocational training and certifications and job placement.  1:00pm - 4:00pm
Hagar's Heart Assemble I See You Boxes - The I SEE YOU Box is delivered monthly to our partner shelters. It is given when a woman first arrives at a shelter and packed with specifically chosen self-care items to bring a message of: You are seen, worthy, loved, and deserve a new beginning. 9:30am - 12:30pm
Hendrick Scholarship Foundation Care Packages for College Students - Assemble care packages for college students served by Hendrick. 64% of the students they serve are the first in their family to attend college. More than 50% graduate with a four-year degree (the state average for similar students is 12%) 9:30am - 12:30pm
Hunger Busters Prepare the Third Meal at Hunger Busters - We will be making sandwiches and packing them with other nutritious items to be the third meal of the day for approximately 3,500 DISD students. Hunger Busters provides 350,000 meals/year to 11 schools and 6 after-school programs. 9:30am - 12:30pm
Juliette Fowler Communities Caring for All Generations at Juliette Fowler - Several projects that will touch and benefit the entire community living at Juliette Fowler Homes. Gardening/Planting Project [PNCC Courtyard]; Patriotic Themed Bingo Party; Patriotic Craft; Patriotic Baking for Fireman & Policemen; Staining Fences [JLC, Means, & Memory Care]; Paint handrails; Other Planting Projects; Children, Youth & Family Program Project. 9:30am - 12:30pm
The Lullaby House Create a Butterfly Garden - Projects include assembling raised beds, planting vegetable garden and flower garden, painting mural on the fence, assembling play equipment and making the patio more family friendly and fun. The Butterfly Garden will give our residents another way to interact with their children and enjoy physical movement.  9:30am - 12:30pm
Mosaic Family Services Mosaic House Beautification - Because of COVID and being displaced from the winter storm, there is a lot of work to do at our shelter, particularly yard and outdoor work. We will need volunteers help to: power wash the patio, paint furniture, spray down and repaint kids’ forts, work in our tranquility garden and more. 9:30am - 12:30pm
North Texas Food Bank Pack Emergency Food Boxes - Help bring hope and joy to individuals and families experiencing food insecurity by filling boxes with necessary food items at the North Texas Food Bank.  8:30am - 11:30am
Taste Project Fun Times at the Farm - Taste Community Garden and our Urban Farm Partnership with Opal's Farm, allow us to engage our community to grow herbs, fruits, and vegetables for the restaurant while also educating our community about growing. If you like being outdoors, getting your hands dirty, and connecting with the earth, our Farm and Garden Team is a perfect match for you! 9:30am - 12:30pm
Patriot PAWS Van Detailing and Fall Clean up -Volunteers will:
1. detail the PatriotPAWS vehicle fleet
2. assist with landscaping at the Veteran House
3. cleanout the storage house and organize the equipment
9:30am - 12:30pm
Texas Ramp Project Since the first wheelchair ramp was built in 1985 by members of the Kiwanis Club of Richardson to help a friend, this group has developed a system for providing wheelchair ramps to low-income people with disabilities that spread to the rest of the state, at no cost to the recipient. 7:30am - 12:00pm


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