Volunteers assisting with the Homework Hotline (www.HWhotline.org) - a free online tutoring program for underprivileged children in the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Metro Area - It takes a community of volunteers to raise a child approach.


It takes a village to raise a child is an African proverb that means that an entire community of people must interact with children for those children to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment. Elnora Lynn Perry Shands (ELPS) spent her entire 30+ years as a public school teacher assisting underprivileged families with free tutoring resources in various subjects for their children, teenagers, and young adults. She understood that education is a very important factor for children.  She passed away on May 29, 2019; but her legacy will live on for many more years through this foundation/nonprofit and committed volunteers. We are also proud to continue the Annual Free BackPack with school supplies Program for children of needy families at the beginning of each school year too.

We believe our community of volunteers can assist underprivileged families with kids in defining their future and encourage kindness throughout the DFW Metro TX area.


Our Mission

Pass it Forward - Help assisted those underprivileged families with children, teenagers, and/or young adults in our local community - DFW Texas Metro Area! 

Our Vision

Our children are our future!

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