Resource Development VISTA Daisy Martinez has been making significant improvements for Giving Hope, Inc. For the month of October, she managed 26 University of North Texas students taking part in Make a Difference Day. The 26 volunteers served a total of 97 hours at Giving Hope to help pack over 40 “Comfort Kits” for our street outreach program, fold over 100 Giving Hope brochures, 60 Point in time brochures, 40 Poinsettia Sale letters, cleaned bathrooms, took out trash, vacuumed and swept the floors, and cut out job openings to post on our job board. Daisy helped write and submit the Heart of Dallas grant application as well as the United Way Grant application for $100,000. Daisy has also done a great job with helping run and advertise the Annual Poinsettia Sale. She created a postcard and flyer to spread the word, and ordered postcards to be mailed to Hope’s donor database. She created order forms for churches and businesses, as well as an order sheet for board members and staff to keep track of their sales. Daisy took lead as a representative of Giving Hope at the 2nd Annual Veterans Stand Down event where she passed out “comfort kits” to the homeless individuals who attended the event. The kits included a scarf, gloves, beanie, 2 pairs of socks, Chap Stick, lotion, shampoo, face towel, sewing kit, deodorant, a hair comb, toothpaste, toothbrush and a razor.