Changing the world one random act of kindness at a time...

Feed Thy Neighbor 2019

Donate Food

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Donate items for families in need.  

12-15 lb turkey / dinner rolls / canned sweet corn / canned green beans / onion bits / gravy mix / can of cream of mushroom or chicken / cranberries / stuffing mix / cornbread mix / mashed potatoes / pumpkin pie

Volunteer

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Sign up to help deliver Thanksgiving Meals to those  in need

Nominate a Family

nominate a family to receive a blessing of a Thanksgiving meal

Know a family that could benefit from being blessed by a full Thanksgiving Meal? Nominate them today!

Make a $ Donation

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$60 will feed a family of 4-6. Help us help families in need.

Programs to Help Our Comunity

Our program to provide 100 thanksgiving dinners to bless families in need

My Pal Project benefitting children

RAK Charities providing stuffed animals to ill children to improve their emotional well-being. #charity #rakmypal

#MyPal Project

Hospitals can be a scary place, and no child should have to be alone. Our "Pals" will become their BFF and stay with them through the entire process. Able to go into testing areas and medical appointments, they will be able to stay with them when parents can't. 


Know a child that would benefit from one of our best friends? Tell us about them! We would love to bless them one for free.


Your generous donations help fund this project and enrich the well-being of countless children.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Parents

Did you receive a mypal? Thank you for allowing us to bless your child. Please share your story with us!

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Provide Warmth for Homeless Veterans


Search your closets, storage, attics, and drawers for any coats, blankets, shoes, and more to donate to our homeless veterans here in North Texas. Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions during this cold winter. Your generous donation will fund our mission.  Check us out on FB to find our drop off event

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Wreaths Across America

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,400 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.

Join us by sponsoring a veterans’ wreath at a cemetery near you, volunteering or donating to a local fundraising group

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FEED THY NEIGHBOR

Thanksgiving Dinner Program

Additional Information

It's that time of year again. The time of year where we share time and food with friends and family. RAK Charities is providing traditional thanksgiving meals to families that may not have enough this year, be going through a hardship, or just need to be blessed. Help us help them by donating time or financial support.  Help us feed more than 300 families this year!



        RAK will provide

  • 12-15lb turkey
  • dinner rolls
  • sweet corn
  • green beans
  • onion bits
  • gravy mix
  • can of cream of mushroom/chicken
  • cranberries
  • stuffing mix
  • cornbread mix
  • mashed potatoes
  • pumpkin pie

$60 buys a family (4-6) thanksgiving dinner


****All items will be delivered by volunteers for RAK Charities. Food items will need to be prepared and cooked.**** 

Nominate a family today!

Family nominations will be accepted through November 18, 2018.  Dinners will be given out November 19 & 20. You can nominate a family in need by emailing us with the family info:


   info@rakcharities.org





Want to make a contribution towards feeding families in need? Click the link below. 100% of your donation go towards families in need.

leave no one behind

Project: Leave No One Behind

Information

   Random Acts of Kindness Charities is proud to campaign to provide support to our veterans who have selflessly served their country and found themselves unable to acclimate post service. To accomplish this effort, we call upon the generosity of organizations and individuals alike to support a program to assist homeless veterans lead their lives with dignity and respect.


   The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) states that the nation’s homeless veterans are predominantly male, with roughly 9% being female. The majority are single; live in urban areas; and suffer from mental illness, alcohol and/or substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders. About 11% of the adult homeless population are veterans. Roughly 45% of all homeless veterans are African American or Hispanic, despite only accounting for 10.4% and 3.4% of the U.S. veteran population, respectively.


   Homeless veterans are younger on average than the total veteran population. Approximately 9% are between the ages of 18 and 30, and 41% are between the ages of 31 and 50. Conversely, only 5% of all veterans are between the ages of 18 and 30, and less than 23% are between 31 and 50. America’s homeless veterans have served in World War II, the Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama, Lebanon, Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq (OEF/OIF), and the military’s anti-drug cultivation efforts in South America. Nearly half of homeless veterans served during the Vietnam era. Two-thirds served our country for at least three years, and one-third were stationed in a war zone.

About 1.4 million other veterans, meanwhile, are considered at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks, and dismal living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing.


                                      Our Proposal


 Project Leave no man behind...


   RAK intends to procure a facility that can house up to 250 homeless veterans at a time while providing a series of therapies targeting their inner turmoil, inability to re-engage with family, friends, and employment in addition to addressing any substance dependence. By providing a military styled discipline and structure, our goal is to transition these veterans back into their lives with confidence, personal growth, and the ability to function independently and safely.


Four Phases of Development


Phase One


  Detoxification and assimilation into a structured supervised group living environment. Daily group and individual therapy sessions. Nutritional and health evaluations will be conducted and care plans completed to correct deficiencies. VA medical resources will be used as available.


Phase Two


  The residents will be responsible for their living areas. They will have group and individual therapy sessions daily. Residents will follow a daily health regimen to include healthy habits and stress management. Residents will receive onsite education in a classroom setting to assist those who have not graduated high school.


Phase Three


  Residents will progress into a more independent living with additional responsibilities and training, including basic life management skills. Group and individual therapy sessions will continue 5 days per week. Preparation and examination for GED as applicable.


Phase Four


   Vocational training and job placement. Residents will undergo job aptitude testing to determine the best vocational direction. They will be taught to conduct job searches, prepare resumes and complete job applications. RAK will partner with local companies for apprenticeships and employment opportunities. Residents will be provided money management assistance and oversight to prepare them for complete life-management. Once their vocational training is complete and employment is secured, the resident will be moved to temporary housing.


   Temporary housing and support will be available for up to 6 months to optimize a successful transition to an independent and safe life. Therapy sessions and support groups meetings continue on a regular basis.


Learn More

If you'd like to find out more or how to get involved, please contact us and someone will call or make arrangements to meet with you.

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Past and Continuing Projects

Pay it Forward

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We want people to be mindful of others...to do something nice or kind for a stranger. And have that person do something kind for another...and so on

Coat & Blanket Collection

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We raised 9 truck loads of blankets, coats, shoes, and other clothing items for our homeless veterans here in North Texas.

Women's Shelter

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Providing clothes, toiletries, hygiene products, and other items for women falling on hard times. 

Homeless Animal Vaccines

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We have Veteranarians and techs go with us to inoculate animals that run the streets and belong to the homeless. We prove shots and exams free of charge thanks to your donations.

Burleson Animal Shelter

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Helping host and gain awareness for adoption of great animals that need a loving and forever home.

Food for Homeless Animals

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Sometimes we forget that there are dogs and cats out there without a home. we supply the homeless with food for their pets.