UP Young Men’s Service League Volunteers At Bonton

The University Park chapter of the Young Men’s Service League recently gave the ‘ultimate gift’ to the Bonton Farm Extension.

The Bonton Farm Extension is a 40-acre farm that serves the south Dallas neighborhood to help provide jobs and nutritious food. The Young Men’s Service League is a national nonprofit that encourages young men and their mothers to be involved in philanthropy in their communities. Members are required to do a minimum of 20 hours of community service each year.  The University Park chapter has 238 mothers and their high-school-aged sons from the Park Cities area.
‘Ultimate gift’ is a day in which all members work to help one organization. The work at Bonton included building raised plant beds, sanding Christmas boxes, mulching, and weeding the fields.

“All…members had to contribute in some way,” YMSL member Sarah Reynolds said.

Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order. You can reach her at [email protected]

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