To pursue programs that benefit public school kids in need in our East Dallas community.
The Exchange Club of East Dallas is a chapter of the National Exchange Club. It is a service organization with 700 clubs and approximately 22,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
The National Exchange Club will celebrate its 100th anniversary in March 2011. For nearly 100 years, its volunteer efforts have supported the needs of the country and of local communities, making it the country’s oldest American service organization operating exclusively in this country.
The East Dallas Exchange Club works with local
East Dallas Schools
Mount Auburn Elementary
James B. Bonham Elementary
Robert E. Lee Elementary
William Lipscomb Elementary
Eduardo Mata Elementary
J.W. Ray Learning Center
Oram M. Roberts Elementary
Ignacio Zaragosa Elementary
J.L. Long Middle School
Woodrow Wilson High School
The Exchange Club of East Dallas Foundation is designated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization under the IRS code and all contributions are fully tax deductible.
Service in unity with those seeking better conditions, better understanding and greater opportunities for all.
The Exchange Club of East Dallas was created on August 14, 1948. The first members, as well as every member who has joined thereafter, accepted the Covenant of Service to ideals and goals of The Exchange. They pledged to "serve in unity with those seeking better conditions, better understanding, and greater opportunities for all." They also accepted as their motto "Unity for Service."
The club has followed this pledge for over fifty years and has made a difference in many ways to individuals in need who live in our community.
What We Do
Burton Gilliam speaking as a friend of the Exchange Club of East Dallas
Coats for Kids:
Each winter, we provide thousands of winter coats for our kids. To learn more about this year's drive click here.
We provide the "Scholastic Reader" magazine to thousands of our kids.
In cooperation with Half Price Books, we provide books to stock the libraries of our schools and provide the students with books of their own (now over 400,000 books).
Pallet of books being delivered to Mata and Roberts schools by the Exchange Club of East Dallas. The exchange club project organized by Stan Haddock delivered appoximatelly. 45,000 books to ten schools in 9 locations in 2012.
Believing "you can't learn without a pencil," we provide thousands of dollars in school supplies annually to our schools.
Recognizing that undetected vision problems impair learning, wework with Essilor Vision Foundation in a program whereby club members are trained to perform vision screenings and fit students with glasses furnished by Essilor Vision Foundation.
Mentoring & Tutoring Program:
In an effort to decrease the high school drop out rate, we are instituting mentoring and tutoring programs at J.L. Long Middle School designed to help guide the student to a high
We give college scholarships to selected Woodrow Wilson High School graduates.
2011 Woodrow Wilson Scholarship Winners Front Row: Lorena Guiterrex, Alma Blanco, Jarrod Sims
Back Row: Jazmin Vasquez and Natalie Benitez
Child Abuse Prevention:
We helped start and continue to support The Child Abuse Prevention Center (in Dallas).
We lead the annual Lakewood Fourth of July Parade, handing out thousands of flags to kids, as we
seek to instill in them the pride in our country all of our members share.
Dallas Junior Golf Championship:
We sponsor the Dallas Junior Golf Championship, first played in 1924. This is the oldest junior golf tournament in Texas. For more information on this tournament, visit www.dallasjuniorgolfchampionship.com.
Our Online Brochure
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