Wilkinson Center

Wilkinson Center Help us provide pathways out of poverty with a tax-deductible donation: http://www.thewilkinsoncenter.org/get-involved/donate/ In 1982, a pastor in a small inner-city church in Dallas, Texas, witnessed children eating food out of a trash dumpster.

Shocked that this was happening in America, he began a small food pantry in the church basement. The first volunteer at the new pantry was Ruby Wilkinson. In 1985, the food pantry was named in honor of her compassion to the poor and hungry. Today, the Wilkinson Center is a leading poverty rescue and prevention agency for the working poor, serving over 19,000 people annually. The Wilkinson Center t

Shocked that this was happening in America, he began a small food pantry in the church basement. The first volunteer at the new pantry was Ruby Wilkinson. In 1985, the food pantry was named in honor of her compassion to the poor and hungry. Today, the Wilkinson Center is a leading poverty rescue and prevention agency for the working poor, serving over 19,000 people annually. The Wilkinson Center t

Operating as usual

Sleep in this #blackfriday and check off everyone on your gift list the easy way! Donate to Wilkinson Center in honor of...
11/26/2021

Sleep in this #blackfriday and check off everyone on your gift list the easy way! Donate to Wilkinson Center in honor of someone on your shopping list, and we will email them an acknowledgement of your gift in their honor! The easiest gift with the most impact! Give a #GivingTuesday donation today at: https://bit.ly/WilkGivingTuesday

Sleep in this #blackfriday and check off everyone on your gift list the easy way! Donate to Wilkinson Center in honor of someone on your shopping list, and we will email them an acknowledgement of your gift in their honor! The easiest gift with the most impact! Give a #GivingTuesday donation today at: https://bit.ly/WilkGivingTuesday

Happy Thanksgiving from Wilkinson Center!
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving from Wilkinson Center!

Happy Thanksgiving from Wilkinson Center!

11/24/2021

Here at Wilkinson Center, we have a lot to be thankful for. Our supporters are creating real change in the community, and our clients are on the move to self-sufficiency. Continue the tradition of giving by donating to our Year-End Giving at https://bit.ly/Wilkinson2021. To our donors, volunteers, and supporters – thank you!

In a year that has been difficult for so many, it has been our honor to help keep families safe in their homes!
11/23/2021

In a year that has been difficult for so many, it has been our honor to help keep families safe in their homes!

In a year that has been difficult for so many, it has been our honor to help keep families safe in their homes!

When we needed a volunteer speaker on networking for our Teacher's Assistant class, who better than someone who literall...
11/19/2021

When we needed a volunteer speaker on networking for our Teacher's Assistant class, who better than someone who literally wrote the book on the subject? Thank you to Heidi Torres (www.HRHeidi.com) for giving such a dynamic presentation for our students!

When we needed a volunteer speaker on networking for our Teacher's Assistant class, who better than someone who literally wrote the book on the subject? Thank you to Heidi Torres (www.HRHeidi.com) for giving such a dynamic presentation for our students!

At Wilkinson Center, we are committed to serving all of our community, helping to break the cycle of generational povert...
11/18/2021

At Wilkinson Center, we are committed to serving all of our community, helping to break the cycle of generational poverty. Your donation to our Year-End Giving supports our Food Pantry, Adult Education classes, Senior Program, and so much more. Support our life-changing programs by donating at https://bit.ly/Wilkinson2021

At Wilkinson Center, we are committed to serving all of our community, helping to break the cycle of generational poverty. Your donation to our Year-End Giving supports our Food Pantry, Adult Education classes, Senior Program, and so much more. Support our life-changing programs by donating at https://bit.ly/Wilkinson2021

Today's #WhyWilkinson is from our Data Specialist, Rena!
11/17/2021

Today's #WhyWilkinson is from our Data Specialist, Rena!

Today's #WhyWilkinson is from our Data Specialist, Rena!

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? What better gift than one that provides for our neighbors in need? For #Givi...
11/16/2021

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? What better gift than one that provides for our neighbors in need? For #GivingTuesday, you can donate to Wilkinson Center on behalf of a loved one, and we will email them an acknowledgement of your gift in their honor! It’s a thoughtful gift perfect for everyone on your list. Donate today at https://bit.ly/WilkGivingTuesday

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? What better gift than one that provides for our neighbors in need? For #GivingTuesday, you can donate to Wilkinson Center on behalf of a loved one, and we will email them an acknowledgement of your gift in their honor! It’s a thoughtful gift perfect for everyone on your list. Donate today at https://bit.ly/WilkGivingTuesday

Who is ready to shop? Our annual Holidays at Wilkinson Center event is coming up, where we will distribute toys to 400 c...
11/15/2021

Who is ready to shop? Our annual Holidays at Wilkinson Center event is coming up, where we will distribute toys to 400 children. You can support this important outreach by shopping before Dec. 9th from our Amazon Wish List at https://bit.ly/WCToys

Who is ready to shop? Our annual Holidays at Wilkinson Center event is coming up, where we will distribute toys to 400 children. You can support this important outreach by shopping before Dec. 9th from our Amazon Wish List at https://bit.ly/WCToys

Our virtual presentations on soft skills have been so wonderful for our students. Thank you to Megan from SHM Architects...
11/12/2021

Our virtual presentations on soft skills have been so wonderful for our students. Thank you to Megan from SHM Architects for sharing your expertise on interviewing skills with our adult learners! You are truly helping our students on their pathways forward to new opportunities!

Our virtual presentations on soft skills have been so wonderful for our students. Thank you to Megan from SHM Architects for sharing your expertise on interviewing skills with our adult learners! You are truly helping our students on their pathways forward to new opportunities!

11/11/2021
We have loved restarting our in-person Conversation Corners program every Wednesday from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM. Great vol...
11/10/2021

We have loved restarting our in-person Conversation Corners program every Wednesday from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM. Great volunteers visit with our ESL students, helping them to improve their English skills. Message us or email [email protected] to get started volunteering!

We have loved restarting our in-person Conversation Corners program every Wednesday from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM. Great volunteers visit with our ESL students, helping them to improve their English skills. Message us or email [email protected] to get started volunteering!

Save the Date for #GivingTuesday, a global movement that inspires millions of people to give, volunteer, and help the co...
11/09/2021

Save the Date for #GivingTuesday, a global movement that inspires millions of people to give, volunteer, and help the community. On November 30th, you will have the chance to support Wilkinson Center while also checking off a few people on your holiday gift list! Check back next week for more on this giving opportunity!

Save the Date for #GivingTuesday, a global movement that inspires millions of people to give, volunteer, and help the community. On November 30th, you will have the chance to support Wilkinson Center while also checking off a few people on your holiday gift list! Check back next week for more on this giving opportunity!

For many years, the great folks at First United Methodist Church Rockwall have been invaluable partners to us. Thank you...
11/08/2021

For many years, the great folks at First United Methodist Church Rockwall have been invaluable partners to us. Thank you for stepping up as our Food Pantry Champions and donating an incredible 1282 pounds of food! This is what families feeding families looks like!

For many years, the great folks at First United Methodist Church Rockwall have been invaluable partners to us. Thank you for stepping up as our Food Pantry Champions and donating an incredible 1282 pounds of food! This is what families feeding families looks like!

11/05/2021

From fresh produce to tasty cheese to delicious pastries, we love the donations from our local Whole Foods Market! Thank you for your support of our Food Pantry!

Today's #WhyWilkinson is from one of our awesome teachers, Denise!
11/04/2021

Today's #WhyWilkinson is from one of our awesome teachers, Denise!

Today's #WhyWilkinson is from one of our awesome teachers, Denise!

What a great presentation on resumes from Joann at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP! Joann spoke virtually to our Teacher's As...
11/03/2021

What a great presentation on resumes from Joann at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP! Joann spoke virtually to our Teacher's Assistant class about the importance of resume building in the job search process. Thank you for volunteering, Joann!

What a great presentation on resumes from Joann at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP! Joann spoke virtually to our Teacher's Assistant class about the importance of resume building in the job search process. Thank you for volunteering, Joann!

Thanks to our generous sponsors, guests, and donors, our annual Spirit of Taos event raised over $220,000 for Wilkinson ...
11/01/2021

Thanks to our generous sponsors, guests, and donors, our annual Spirit of Taos event raised over $220,000 for Wilkinson Center’s mission! We are so grateful for your continued support!

Thanks to our generous sponsors, guests, and donors, our annual Spirit of Taos event raised over $220,000 for Wilkinson Center’s mission! We are so grateful for your continued support!

10/31/2021
With the weather getting colder (yes, yes, we know it's still 80 degrees, but this is Texas after all!), soup and chili ...
10/29/2021

With the weather getting colder (yes, yes, we know it's still 80 degrees, but this is Texas after all!), soup and chili are high on the wish list at our Food Pantry! Shop our Amazon Charity List and stock our shelves today: http://bit.ly/WCPantry

With the weather getting colder (yes, yes, we know it's still 80 degrees, but this is Texas after all!), soup and chili are high on the wish list at our Food Pantry! Shop our Amazon Charity List and stock our shelves today: http://bit.ly/WCPantry

Wilkinson Center offers our clients 360 degrees of service on their pathways to self-sufficiency. We are so proud of the...
10/28/2021

Wilkinson Center offers our clients 360 degrees of service on their pathways to self-sufficiency. We are so proud of the 283 clients who took the step forward and enrolled in financial education courses with us last year!

Wilkinson Center offers our clients 360 degrees of service on their pathways to self-sufficiency. We are so proud of the 283 clients who took the step forward and enrolled in financial education courses with us last year!

10/27/2021

We had a great time at Lone Star Credit Union's Dallas Grand Reopening Fall Festival on Saturday! Together, employees and neighbors donated 571.6 pounds of items to our Food Pantry, and we loved sharing our Pantry2Go truck with the community. Thank you so much for inviting us to your event, and we look forward to partnering with you again soon!

It’s another Wilkinson Center success story! Mercedes graduated from our Teacher Assistant program this past spring. She...
10/25/2021

It’s another Wilkinson Center success story! Mercedes graduated from our Teacher Assistant program this past spring. She applied with Dallas and Mesquite ISDs for a job as a Bilingual Teacher Assistant. Mercedes received a message from her son’s former pre-k teacher saying that she was looking for a teaching assistant. Mercedes got the job and is thrilled to be working at the same school that her 2 children attend. Congratulations, Mercedes!

It’s another Wilkinson Center success story! Mercedes graduated from our Teacher Assistant program this past spring. She applied with Dallas and Mesquite ISDs for a job as a Bilingual Teacher Assistant. Mercedes received a message from her son’s former pre-k teacher saying that she was looking for a teaching assistant. Mercedes got the job and is thrilled to be working at the same school that her 2 children attend. Congratulations, Mercedes!

10/22/2021

We are so lucky to have great, consistent volunteers like the group from Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. at The University of Texas at Dallas! These guys serve at the Food Pantry twice a month, assisting clients and packing food boxes. Thank you, volunteers!

Today's #WhyWilkinson comes from our Board member, Atul!
10/21/2021

Today's #WhyWilkinson comes from our Board member, Atul!

Today's #WhyWilkinson comes from our Board member, Atul!

It's so great seeing Laura B***y Insurance, IHC Specialty Benefits, out at the Food Pantry this morning! Laura will be h...
10/20/2021

It's so great seeing Laura B***y Insurance, IHC Specialty Benefits, out at the Food Pantry this morning! Laura will be here every Wednesday morning during open enrollment to help our clients with Medicare and other insurance questions. Thank you, Laura!

It's so great seeing Laura B***y Insurance, IHC Specialty Benefits, out at the Food Pantry this morning! Laura will be here every Wednesday morning during open enrollment to help our clients with Medicare and other insurance questions. Thank you, Laura!

We loved having a group of volunteers out from Texas Mutual Insurance Company last week! They stocked Food Pantry shelve...
10/18/2021

We loved having a group of volunteers out from Texas Mutual Insurance Company last week! They stocked Food Pantry shelves, served clients, and packed tons of food boxes. Thank you for serving, and we will see you next time!

We loved having a group of volunteers out from Texas Mutual Insurance Company last week! They stocked Food Pantry shelves, served clients, and packed tons of food boxes. Thank you for serving, and we will see you next time!

Did you miss your chance to attend our annual Spirit of Taos event, presented by Reliant Energy ®? Don’t worry – you can...
10/16/2021

Did you miss your chance to attend our annual Spirit of Taos event, presented by Reliant Energy ®? Don’t worry – you can still support Wilkinson Center as we are on the move to end hunger and generational poverty. Make a difference in your local community and donate today at bit.ly/SpiritofTaos

PaperCity Dallas

Did you miss your chance to attend our annual Spirit of Taos event, presented by Reliant Energy ®? Don’t worry – you can still support Wilkinson Center as we are on the move to end hunger and generational poverty. Make a difference in your local community and donate today at bit.ly/SpiritofTaos

PaperCity Dallas

10/13/2021
What a great group of volunteers from Lakewood United Methodist Church, Dallas! This new partner will be serving at our ...
10/11/2021

What a great group of volunteers from Lakewood United Methodist Church, Dallas! This new partner will be serving at our Food Pantry once a month. Thank you so much for your support and we will see you next month!

What a great group of volunteers from Lakewood United Methodist Church, Dallas! This new partner will be serving at our Food Pantry once a month. Thank you so much for your support and we will see you next month!

10/08/2021

We have been busy as bumblebees over at the Food Pantry this week! Be a part of the action by signing up for a volunteer shift at https://bit.ly/ServePantry or donating today!

Thank you for your amazing generosity on #NTxGivingDay! With the help of YOU and our matching donors, Wilkinson Center r...
10/07/2021

Thank you for your amazing generosity on #NTxGivingDay! With the help of YOU and our matching donors, Wilkinson Center raised an awesome $42,250 from 106 different donors! Your support makes all the difference to our clients and the community. Thank you!

Thank you for your amazing generosity on #NTxGivingDay! With the help of YOU and our matching donors, Wilkinson Center raised an awesome $42,250 from 106 different donors! Your support makes all the difference to our clients and the community. Thank you!

Address

3402 N Buckner Blvd Ste 302
Dallas, TX
75228

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Wilkinson Center posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Videos

Category

Nearby government services


Other Public Services in Dallas

Show All

Comments

Job Fair Alert 🚨 Shout-out to Sonesta Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Well Grounded Coffee Co, Wilkinson Center, and Catholic Charities Dallas for hosting a job fair for Nexus Generations. We are so excited that several clients walked away with a job! To learn more about future fairs and support for Nexus moms, contact us at [email protected].
At the Wilkinson Center Gala, raising money for the Spirit of Taos! #memorymakerphotobooth #photoboothfun #dfwphotobooth
Throughout our Texas Mutual Week of Giving, in partnership with the IICF, our employees stepped up for our communities by leading volunteer efforts across the state. Employees from our Dallas office helped care for our neighbors by making boo bags for the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, cleaning headstones in honor of our fallen soldiers at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery and supporting families through the Wilkinson Center's food pantry. #TXMforTexas
Early giving is now open for North Texas Giving Day! Search for one of our United Methodist community partners (many of which are listed below) or the nonprofit of your choice and make a difference across North Texas! Visit northtexasgivingday.org Zan Wesley Holmes Jr Communtiy Life Center The Storehouse of Collin County Owenwood Farm & Neighbor Space Project Transformation North Texas Wesley-Rankin Community Center La Fundicion de Cristo/Christ's Foundry Dallas Bethlehem Center Justice For Our Neighbors Dallas / Fort Worth Union Agape Resource & Assistance Center, Inc. The Center Counseling CitySquare Crossroads Community Services Dallas Bed Start Ministries Feed Lake Highlands Synergy Wesley Foundation Denton Wesley Wesley Prep First Methodist Sherman GROW North Texas Hope Supply Co. Refugee Services of Texas - Dallas Agape Clinic Open Door Preschool Arapaho United Methodist Church Methodist Health System Foundation Inc Methodist Children's Home Brother Bill's Helping Hand Dickinson Place Project Unity Rays of Light, Dallas Wilkinson Center North Dallas Shared Ministries SoupMobile Genesis Women's Shelter & Support The Family Place One Man's Treasure Bonton Farms
We're glad to celebrate #NationalNonprofitDay today by celebrating Get Shift Done and the 110+ nonprofits that partnered with the initiative to distribute food to those in need with the help of over 28,000 GSD workers in the past 18 months. We have been moved by the work of the Wilkinson Center, Minnie's Food Pantry, Bourne2Fly Fitness, the North Texas Food Bank, and many others. Thank you for all you do!
Working Families Success (WFS) was launched in 2012 and is fast approaching its 10-year anniversary, marking one decade of CFT’s strategic focus on improving economic security in North Texas. In an effort to celebrate the great impact the WFS Network has had on our community, we are launching a blog series to highlight some of the heroes behind this great work. CFT’s Senior Philanthropy officer, Ashley McIver, wrote the first blog in our series, which highlights our incredible WFS Advisory Council members. These individuals are smart, passionate, and hard-working leaders who want to see others like them grow and succeed. We're thrilled to introduce them to you! Learn more about CFT's Working Families Success Network and read the blog here: https://cftexas.org/Putting-Success-in-WFS #ThrivingCommunities #SideBySide #BetterTogether CitySquare Wilkinson Center Community Enrichment Center The Women's Center of Tarrant County Catholic Charities Dallas
Proud to have partnered with Gopuff & my bro Tyrone C to donate $25,000 to the Wilkinson Center and their efforts in the DFW community. So many people out there going through rough times, thankful to be part of supporting a cause that does so much for so many! The need is still there though! Please consider supporting The Wilkinson Center if you can! 🤘🏿 Learn more here —> www.thewilkinsoncenter.org
The summer months bring challenges for parents as kids are home from school. It's great to see Wilkinson Center supporting the community with their Pantry2Go truck, supplying meals and resources to families in need! Read more via KERA:
Ruthie's was thrilled to be on site for the Wilkinson Center Pantry2Go launch today. We LOVE seeing organizations come together to #GiveBack to our city. https://www.thewilkinsoncenter.org/
Thank you, Coalition partner Wilkinson Center, for standing in the gap!
Thanks to AT&T we were able to share In The Heights with the Dallas Arts District and several area Community and Education groups! Thank you to Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic, Wylie ISD, The Hockaday School, Wilkinson Center, Young Women's Preparatory Network, and Voice of Hope Ministries for joining us!
The Wilkinson Center has partnered with North Texas Food Bank, American Airlines and Herbalife Nutrition to launch the Prantry2Go program, a mobile food truck with the mission to end hunger. We are thrilled to see a #FoodTruck #GivingBack to our city! https://www.thewilkinsoncenter.org/