“Life’s Most Urgent Question:
What are you doing for others?”
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, we depend on the generous, tax-deductible donations from people like you to continue offering programs and experience to the children of Dallas-Fort Worth.
Rest assured that your online donation is safe and secure, but if you’d prefer to donate by check, please make it payable to: Project 16 and mail to:
Interested in making a donation in lieu of a gift for someone? Would you like to fundraise on behalf of Project 16? Please contact us more information.
People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build positive relationships in the community.
Whether you volunteer for one hour, one day or however long, you can have a positive impact on a young child’s life. Children emulate and learn from the adults they are exposed to. Join us, and help us prepare our youth for success!
Fill out the form, and a member of our staff will contact you within 72 hours to complete your volunteer intake.
1. Volunteers live longer and are healthier.
Volunteers tend to be happier and healthier than non-volunteers. In fact, during later life, volunteering is even more beneficial for one’s health than exercising and eating well. Older people who volunteer remain physically functional longer and have a more sound psychological well-being.
2. Volunteering establishes strong relationships.
Working alongside people who feel as strongly as you do about supporting a particular cause creates a path to developing strong relationships with others. It isn’t just beneficial for making new friendships either. Volunteering alongside other members of your family strengthens family bonds based in “doing” your values. And these benefits have a ripple effect. Children who volunteer with their parents are more likely to become adults who volunteer.
3. Volunteering is good for your career.
Volunteering has long been viewed as a way to create new “weak tie” connections that lead to career opportunities. Volunteering in your current career industry—or an area you’d like to transition into—is an especially effective way to leverage social connections for career gain.
4. Volunteering is good for society.
Businesses, and almost all mission-driven organizations, are successful only if they maintain a strong volunteer workforce. In fact, places like museums, social service organizations, and faith-based organizations often rely on more volunteers than paid workers to meet their goals and fulfill their mission.
5. Volunteering gives you a sense of purpose.
The very nature of volunteering means choosing to work without being paid for it. As a result, people choose to spend their time on issues they feel strongly about. Committing even as little as one hour a week can have a profound benefit on your own life, and the organizations that rely on such help will be able to thrive. You’ll get more back than you ever imagined.
No one can do it all alone. For that reason, Project 16 is privileged to partner with a variety of corporations, small businesses, educational institutions, charities and generous individuals, all passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of local children and teens.
Due to the impact and growing popularity of our programs, the demand for more events and resources is steadily growing, and we need more partners to join us in giving back.
If you are interested in speaking with a Partnership Coordinator about areas of greatest need, please contact us.