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You’re Invited to Our Annual Benefit!

We’re holding our 2014 Annual Benefit on Friday, May 16th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place at St. Monica Catholic Church, Walnut Hill at Midway in Dallas. Gala tickets are $50 each.

Featured entertainment is an encore performance by Black Dirt Tango – a talented seven piece band that plays a mix of roots music – genres as varied as bluegrass, alt-country, Texas roots, contemporary country and country-rock.

This year's Benefit Gala includes a raffle for three "Northpark Gold" prizes. Each book of 5 tickets is $20.

  • First Prize is $1,000 in Northpark Gold
  • Second Prize is $500 in Northpark Gold
  • Third Prize is $250 in Northpark Gold

To purchase benefit tickets by credit card, click the Buy Now button above.

To purchase benefit tickets and/or raffle tickets by check,  send your check to NDSM Raffle, 2875 Merrell Road, Dallas, TX 75229.

Raffle tickets may only be purchased by check.

Spring Closings

We’ll be closing several days this Spring. On those days we’re closed, please refer to our Dallas Area Guide to Emergency Assistance for assistance.


  • Wednesday, April 16 – closed all day for staff training
  • Friday, April 18 through Monday, April 21 – closed for religious holidays (re-open Tuesday, April 22)
  • Monday, April 28 and Tuesday, April 29 – closed for maintenance
  • Thursday, May 1 – late opening at 11:30 a.m.

Taxes, Again? Yes, We're Already Doing Taxes!

We’re preparing taxes five days each week from now through April 15th. We help clients on a first-come, first-served basis from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Clients should bring the following:

  • Social Security cards or ITIN letters for each family member
  • Photo ID
  • Documentation of income
    • W-2 and 1099 forms for all jobs
    • List of checks or cash received for work
    • Interest and dividends
    • Social Security payments
    • Unemployment benefits
    • Retirement plans
  • Documentation of expenses paid
    • Business expenses and mileage (if self-employed)
    • Child card (furnish name, address and tax ID# of provider)
    • Tuition and books for college
    • Student loan interest
  • If homeowner or itemizing
    • Mortgage interest
    • Property taxes
    • Donations to charities
    • Out-of-pocket medical payments
  • Check with bank account and routing number
  • Last year’s tax return

Tax preparation is one of our most successful programs. Last year we helped 2,269 families, saving them an estimated $340,000 in fees, identifying $3.5 million in refunds and saving them from the clutches of high-interest “tax refund” advance loans.

Back-to-School Biggest Ever!

We saved deserving parents over $200,000 by providing school supplies and uniforms for the current school year. We distributed school supplies with a retail value over $82,000 to 2,981 children, and furnished two complete sets of uniforms valued at over $122,000 to 2,859 children. This was our most successful back-to-school ever.

Our success is due to the contributions of many groups and individuals. First, high school and college students processed applications over the summer. On distribution days we had extra help from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and Northwood Women’s Club. And we received financial support from the Rees-Jones Foundation and the Simmons Foundation. Our thanks to everyone who helped these students get their year off to a good start.