What We're All About
It all began in 2002 when a few dynamic women of Garland decided to form an Altrusa club to serve the communities of Garland, Rowlett and Sachse, Texas. To this day, Altrusa Garland has remained dedicated to improving our community in a variety of ways. While our primary focus remains on literacy, we also undertake a variety of other projects from boxes to the military, support of local food banks, serving our un-housed neighbors, supporting women's shelters, senior citizens, and so much more.

Things We're Proud Of:

  • “Welcome to Chillville” grant for Founders
    Plaza Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

  • Weaver Elementary grant for Early
    Childhood Special Education Program

  • Make a Difference Day – helping our

  • Future Readers of Garland – promoting

  • Care packages for local nursing
    home residents

  • Boxes to the Military – providing personal
    items to overseas troops


Working together for Literacy!

It takes team work to make the dream work. Altrusa Garland partnered with Boy Scout troops 548 and 1959 to assemble 7 Little Free Libraries. The 8th LFL belongs to Altrusa Lake Cities…another partnership, when we pooled our resources and purchased these kits. The libraries will go up at various places in our community. Boy Scout Troops will help with the installation of the boxes. Altrusa Garland will provide books free for the taking. So thankful for the help of these young men, and their parents/troop leaders. We are all working to promote literacy in our community, reaching one million lives, one book at a time.

Join Us!

Our members work hard to make a difference in our community. Whether reading to elementary school children, working  in partnership with the local food bank, collecting  supplies and shipping care packages to our active military, or many other worthy causes, we have a project made for you. Contact our Club President through email on the social media link for more information and come join us!

Social Media and Contacts


2021 Marjorie Hall Chamberlain Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Dion Olumese

Dion is a recent graduate of North Garland High School graduating in the top 10% of his class, and is currently enrolled in the University of Houston studying computer technology. A truly worthy student, his greatest influences have been his parents, Peter and Blessing Olumese and his Eagle Scout Troop Leader.  Throughout high school, Dion participated in a host of community services, with a high interest in the plight of the homeless, so much so that he volunteered regularly with various programs within the area that care for homeless men, women and families.  Although he admits he likes computer games a little too much, this indulgence has not altered his focus of completing his first degree, finding that right fit professionally in the working world, with a commitment to continue to give back wherever he calls “home”.