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New Historic McKinney Farmers Market Launches at Community Lifeline Center

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MCKINNEY, Texas—May 26, 2016—A new Historic McKinney Farmers Market has opened at Community Lifeline Center in McKinney.  The Heritage Guild of Collin County (Chestnut Square) is partnering with Community Lifeline Center to bring this new market to the community every Tuesday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. The market is open to all community members, while Community Lifeline Center clients will receive vouchers for their choice of fresh produce, eggs and natural jams and honey at no cost.5.24 Vendor

The first Farmers Market day on May 24 saw many smiling faces from Community Lifeline Center clients and community members alike. The market will continue every Tuesday through September. Local citizens are encouraged to shop the market, and area employees have the convenience of stopping by during their lunch break.

“We’re so grateful to Chestnut Square for expanding their Historic McKinney Farmers Market to our location,” said Community Lifeline’s Executive Director, Brian Marques. He added, “This is natural partnership, as Community Lifeline Center provides basic necessities to those experiencing hardship in the community, while Chestnut Square takes an active role in delivering locally grown food from farm to table.”

Community Lifeline Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial assistance, food, free education programs, and information and referral services for residents of McKinney and north Collin County. For more information about Community Lifeline Center, please visit communitylifeline.org

Jaymie Pedigo, Executive Director of the Heritage Guild of Collin County, said, “Brian and I have had several conversations about how to partner to bring fresh food to CLC clients. I anticipate that this is just the beginning. We had more interest from our Farmers Market vendors than we have space for, so I see growth potential already. I believe the community is so excited to see non-profit leaders working together to maximize resources and fulfill collective missions – there is no down side! The Heritage Guild and Farmers Market is thrilled to add the Community Lifeline Market to our calendar – expanding the market now to three locations and days of the week.”

Brian & Robbie

Community Lifeline Center and Baby Booties Diaper Bank Present “Truckin’ in the Park”

Community Lifeline Center and Baby Booties Diaper Bank Present “Truckin’ in the Park”

MCKINNEY, Texas—May 4, 2016—Community Lifeline Center and Baby Booties Diaper Bank will hold their first Truckin’ in the Park event on Saturday, May 21st from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Truckin’ in the Park admission and activities will be free to the public.

Truckin’ in the Park will feature several specialty food and beverage trucks from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Parents are encouraged to bring their children, as there will be bounce houses, a fun bus, arts and crafts, and special character appearances. Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to participate in a raffle and silent auction for a variety of exciting prizes. Community Lifeline and Baby Booties will collect food and diaper donations as Truckin_in_the_Parkwell.

“Truckin’ in the Park is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come out and enjoy the festivities while supporting two great causes,” said Community Lifeline’s Executive Director, Brian Marques. Community Lifeline Center and Baby Booties Diaper Bank provide basic needs to those experiencing hardship in the community.

Community Lifeline Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial assistance, food, free education programs, and information and referral services for residents of McKinney and north Collin County. For more information about Community Lifeline Center, please visit www.communitylifeline.org

Baby Booties Diaper Bank is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides diapers and diapering supplies for families of infants and toddlers. For more information about Baby Booties Diaper Bank, please visit www.babybootiesdiaperbank.org/

For more information about Truckin’ in the Park and the two organizations it benefits, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1738517029717280/

 

Community Lifeline Center Announces New Executive Director and Case Manager

MCKINNEY, Texas—November 18, 2015—The Community Lifeline Center, a non-profit organization that provides a emergency assistance for individuals and families in crisis, has announced the selection of Brian Marques as executive director and Karen Derr as case manager.

Marques joins Community Lifeline with years of exceptional non-profit leadership. He holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. “Brian brings a renewed enthusiasm and a wealth of experience in the non-profit world, particularly in development,” Angie Bado, president of the Community Lifeline Center’s Board of Directors, said.

As we conclude what has been a very successful year, in 2016 we look to welcome back those who have been a part of the Community Lifeline family for some time and engage new supporters who wish to become involved in our campaign to address our community’s most urgent needs,” Marques said.

Karen Derr is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. She has over 17 years of social work experience in a variety of areas. “I am extremely excited to be a part of the Community Lifeline Center and am looking forward to assisting those in need in McKinney and the surrounding areas,” says Derr. “I hope to help our clients either maintain a stable household or regain the firm footing needed to do so.”

“Karen is a seasoned social worker and we are fortunate to have her as part of the CLC staff,” said Bado. “Her energy and caring spirit will certainly be a positive addition.”

Community Lifeline Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides emergency assistance, information and referral services for the residents of McKinney and north Collin County. For more information about Community Lifeline Center please visit www.communitylifeline.org

Brian Marques

Brian Marques

Karen Derr, LMSW

Karen Derr, LMSW

 

Press Contacts:

Sarah Switzer
Marketing/PR Intern
intern@communitylifeline.org
972-542-0020

 

Brian Marques

Executive Director
bmarques@communitylifeline.org
972-542-0020

CoServ Utility Assistance Day

Thanks to the CoServ Operation Roundup program Community Lifeline Center is providing bill payment assistance for CoServ customers.

August 26
8:30 am – 2:30 pm


Community Lifeline Center
1601 N. Waddill St., Ste 102
McKinney, TX

Sponsored by 

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Who: Persons residing in Altoga, Anna, Blue Ridge, Celina, Copeville, Farmersville, Josephine, Lavon, Lowery Crossing, McKinney, Melissa, Nevada, New Hope, Princeton, Prosper, Westminster, and Weston.Eligibility: Low or fixed income residents may qualify for assistance. In addition, families experiencing a crisis (unemployment, medical, or other family crisis) may qualify.

What to bring:

  •     Photo ID
  •     Proof of income for the previous 30 days for each household member over the age of 18
  •     Current CoServ bill

Next steps:

  •     Call now to reserve your appointment time. Don’t delay and miss this opportunity.
  •     Be prepared to give the following information when calling:
    • Name as it appears on CoServ bill
    • Account number

For more information or to reserve your appointment time
call 972-542-0020