Friend to Friend                                        June 2018
Our Friends Place looks forward to participating in the Communities Foundation of Texas' 10th annual North Texas Giving Day on September 20, 2018! As we continue to celebrate OFP's 30th anniversary we hope our many FRIENDS will support OFP during this annual giving event for nonprofits in the North Texas area.
There are new and different ways to take part this year:
  1. Starting August 16th, donors can create their own Peer-to-Peer FUNdraising pages allowing donors to connect and engage their network to help fundraise for OFP.
  2. 10 Days of Scheduled Giving from September 10 to September 19 (gifts processed on 9/20)
Everyone is a philanthropist during this community-wide celebration that engages the entire community to support local nonprofits. And in honor of the 30th anniversary, we hope you'll join in and give $30 or more to make an impact in the lives of the young women we serve on this special day of giving.
Your support gives hope for our young ladies to keep investing in themselves and here's how:
  • $30 to purchase personal health/wellbeing items
  • $50 allows a client to purchase an interview outfit or new employment required work attire (i.e. white top, khaki bottom) 
  • $75 buys monthly groceries
  • $100 for monthly DART bus passes to get to school and work
North Texas Giving Day is important to OFP because donations go farther thanks to bonus funds and prizes. In fact, the last two years OFP has won prizes for having the most donors as a Women/Girl Focused Dallas County medium nonprofit!
Thank you for supporting OFP during North Texas Giving Day and funding programs vital to helping our young women soar to success.


Well, ladies' we have them and what a nice way to make OFP's 30th anniversary even more special. Our fabulous looking polo shirt sporting the OFP logo is available in two colors - white or black. Proudly wear an OFP polo shirt in the community spreading awareness, on behalf of the young women, wherever you go!

We have a limited supply of ladies' sizes available so let us know soon if you'd like to support OFP and buy one for $20. These comfy shirts are 65% polyester and 35% cotton.
  • Available sizes in either white or black include small, medium, and large. We also have one white XL and one black 3XL.
Once these cool shirts are gone they are gone!

Thank you for supporting Our Friends Place mission!

Our Friends Place Website

     Client Wish List
Visit registry list at

*Toilet bowl cleaner
*Paper towels
*Kitchen & Bath size trash bags
*Bed pillows
*Twin sheets
*Vibrant colored towel sets  (2 each - bath, hand and washcloth)
*Motions Hair Care, Shea Moisture, and Dr. Miracle hair products
*Underwear (Med.-XXXL) sizes
*Walmart gift cards
*DART bus passes

SOAR clientsSingle-serve cans of food, pudding, applesauce, peanut butter and snack food items
 Ways to Get Involved
  • Share your talents and knowledge on a committee
  • Redecorate a TLC bedroom or living space
  • Offer crucial support to our office staff
  • Engage the community to gather school supplies, personal items and more
  • Put your party planning skills to good use for our annual fundraiser
About Our Friends Place

Our Friends Place helps young women, between the ages of 18 and 24, break the generational cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness through empowering self-reliance and independence. OFP provides a supportive home and teaches the skills young women need to become self-reliant adults. OFP young women enroll in an educational or vocational program, hold a job and pay a portion of their earnings as rent and savings. The nonresidential SOAR to Success outreach curriculum teaches young women (15 - 24 years of age) weekly life skills through high school, community college and local resource programs.

Our Friends Place Staff
Sue Thiers Hesseltine,
Executive Director
Elaine Logan,
Executive Assistant

Melanie Jones Meijering,
Program Director
Caitlin Doepfner,
Development Manager
Libby Woolverton,
Outreach Manager
Janaye Easter,
Beazley House Site Manager
Nicole Price,
Pauline's Place Site Manager
Cindy Washlesky,
Program Specialist
Our Friends Place
Administrative Office
6500 Greenville Ave  
Suite 620
Dallas TX  75206 
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