DALLAS - Tuesday's "Our Neighbor" reaches out to some of North Texas' most vulnerable neighbors.
Whether it's diapers, wipes or a stuffed animal, Captain Hope's Kids is doing just that, providing hope to homeless children. Captain Hope's Kids has one mission, meeting the critical needs of homeless children.
When Brad Boss with Captain Hope's Kids stops by the Hope center in Dallas, homeless children know him by name.
"We went to the Texas Rangers game and he was very nice to give us hats, and we saw two of the baseball players on the Texas Rangers team," said Alexia Curtis.
Captain Hope's Kids works with 40 different agencies throughout North Texas to distribute critical items like diapers, wipes and school supplies to thousands of homeless children.
"Last year, Captain Hope's Kids distributed something like 416,000 diapers," Boss said. "This year that need has actually grown."
Cassandra Lyeia's three-month-old son needed diapers and a stroller. Thanks to the program, she got just that.
"It's hard," Lyeia said. "I have two others, a three year-old and a two year old ... I manage by the grace of God."
Captain Hope's Kids depends on donations of goods, time and money to help the children.
"What you learn by being around them is how self sufficient they are, what a positive mental attitude they carry," Boss said. "They're pretty resilient. They're strong. It's a pleasure to serve them."
"I would just like to say thank you to [Boss]," Curtis said.
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