DPW's Step Up to Help Good Neighbor Initiative

Updated: Apr 4, 2021

Face it, this is our #NewNormal; social - distancing, limited time between households and public spaces. For the next few weeks, Americans will distance themselves physically but we have a good feeling that we'll be connecting in many ways to support each other emotionally, economically and ensuring our local neighborhoods have their basic needs met. So although "social distancing" is the new normal forcing us to have the same conversations between a 6 foot distance, COVID-19 is actually going to unite us and bring us much closer together than we ever anticipated. This might be the unity we've all been waiting for (except it's not on the terms or the way we thought it would be)! So, even if our 15 day separation becomes a 190 day quarantine, don't worry - we're Americans, we're resilient, and our nation's legacy is built on acts of service - so what are you waiting for? The final outcome is an easy prediction; it's a nation of Americans that have bonded together in times of uncertainty to ensure we all are thriving during a time most would think we are only surviving! Remember, we're in this together and we'll get through it together!

Right now you might be asking yourself, how can a group of women professionals feel so confident that communities will band together? Are they delusional? The whole world is panicking, but what do these women know that we don't know? How can they remain so calm at a time like this? Hah! Read on!!

We challenge you to be part of the local initiatives the group is leading like:

  • StepUpToHelp initiative led by DPW + Douglass Visions and Human Embrace to help support our communities. See the coverage by CBS Dallas Here

  • #GoodNeighbor that allows you to pickup hot meals no questions asked at any participating restaurant (meal train)

  • #EveryoneEats a no question asked meal pick up coordinated by local area restaurants throughout meal ports in the city

  • #Essentials4Essentials that allows you to pickup hot meals no questions asked at any participating restaurant (meal train)

  • NominateANeighbor that allows you to nominate a great person for a free dinner at any participating restaurant (like sushi or steakhouse) by emailing info@dallasprofessionalwomen.com and giving us the details in 500 words or less OR posting a video and tagging us #DPWNominateANeighbor

Here's how it works:

  1. Our DPW members help identify areas in the metroplex that are not being serviced by local non-profits and surface the community need to Area Outreach Directors

  2. Our Area Outreach Directors work with locally owned small businesses to source material, food, and supplies at free or reduced pricing

  3. Area non-profits contribute by providing volunteers or coordination efforts towards the gaps identified by DPW

  4. Area corporations and small businesses contribute monetary donations through DPW verified crowd sourcing campaigns:

Make a Donation Today (Human Embrace 501c3) Goal $5,000 for Weekly Relief for Families Impacted by COVID19 

Through in-kind donations, funding and active volunteers, small businesses are able to operate and keep their doors open by servicing families in need. This initiative helps keep the local economy thriving, while ensuring the basic needs of families are being met.

DPW acts as a neutral 3rd-party oversight committee by ensuring participating non-profits, community groups, local businesses and communities are serviced. DPW also ensures the local businesses receive marketing credit and good-faith support from local communities for exhibiting social responsibility.

How can you help? Share, Share, Share!

Use #FlattenTheCurve #DPW #StepUpToHelp #GoodNeighbor #DPWDFW to help spread the message across platforms

Anyone that contributes to the fund will automatically have their name added to our