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Adopt-A-Family Christmas Party

Christmas Tree

 

On December 16, all of the CLC Adopt-a-Family clients will attend a reception hosted by Trinity Presbyterian Church. Volunteers from the church and CLC staff members will distribute the Christmas presents donated for the families as they enjoy Christmas cookies and other holiday activities. Volunteers adopted over 100 families and individuals, providing basic needs, toys and a holiday meal. We are so grateful to everyone who adopted a family or an individual for Christmas. We couldn’t do it without you!

 

Holiday Magic!

Christmas TreeThis year your gift to Community Lifeline Center will go even further.

Every donation between now and December 31, will be matched 1:1, up to $5,000, thanks to a generous matching grant from National Produce Consultants, LLC. Donate online or mail your contribution to P.O. Box 1792, McKinney TX 75070.

Please donate now. With your help, those whose year ended with need can start the new one with hope.

 

                            Matching Grant provided by

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Special Thank You

Herb and Dianne McCoy

 

 

A special thank-you to Herb and Dianne McCoy who donated a Kroger’s gift card to help provide food for CLC clients during the holiday season.

 

Emerson Hosts Laundry Detergent Collection Drive Contest

CLC staff members and volunteers picked up 437 boxes of laundry detergent collected by employees of Emerson Process Management in McKinney. The collection drive was a contest to see which of the six employee teams could collect the most boxes! As you can see below, this is one of several cars completely filled with detergent.

 

(l-r Rachel Weant, CLC; Ronda Murray, CLC volunteer; Katie Pitlik, Resources Manager, Emerson Process Management; and Christine Hockin-Boyd, CLC Executive Director)

(l-r Rachel Weant, CLC; Ronda Murray, CLC volunteer; Katie Pitlik, Resources Manager, Emerson Process Management; and Christine Hockin-Boyd, CLC Executive Director)

Giving it all in 61 days?

Imagine trying to manage your finances if 50% of your income was paid from the end of October to the end of December? You’d feast over the holidays, but scramble the other 304 days of the year.

That’s what charitable organizations like CLC face. Because according to a variety of studies, including a recent Guide Star study, over half of all charitable organizations receive the majority of their donations from October to the end of the year. 36% of non-profits get 25% to 49% of their charitable contributions between October and the end of the year. 16% get over half of their total annual contributions over that roughly 61 day period.

End of Year Giving:
% of Charitable Organizations Reporting
% of End of Year Contributions

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We’re heading into the holiday season when the requests for help can be almost overwhelming. Community Lifeline is no exception; we, too, are heavily relied on for help during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. So, as we enter the annual season of giving, know that we welcome – and depend upon – your giving: no matter how much, when, or how often. This year, your gift will go even further, thanks to a generous matching grant from National Produce Consultants, LLC. Every gift between now and December 31, will be matched 1:1, up to $5,000, allowing CLC to help more individuals and families in crisis. Click here to donate online.

Helping the less fortunate for any reason is a good thing. It helps them. But, helping them get back on their feet and making their own way is a good thing, too. It helps everybody. That’s what your donations to CLC make possible.

Have a safe, joyous, and bountiful Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Christine Hockin-Boyd
Executive Director

A Big Thank-You to Trinity Presbyterian Church

(l-r) CLC Executive Director Christine Hockin-Boyd; Larel Bender, her daughter Olivia and Olivia’s friend Devon Voyles, Trinity Presbyterian Church; and CLC Case Manager Delphia Adegun.

(l-r) CLC Executive Director Christine Hockin-Boyd; Larel Bender, her daughter Olivia and Olivia’s friend Devon Voyles, Trinity Presbyterian Church; and CLC Case Manager Delphia Adegun.

 

Larel Bender from Trinity Presbyterian Church dropped off a check for $6,571 in November to support the Lifeline Market.This generous contribution will be used to provide healthy meals for CLC clients.

Special Thanks To The Hall Agency Insurance — We Appreciate Their Support

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Join Hall Agency Insurance this holiday season.

We will be collecting:  Canned Soups & Cream Soups

November 1 – December 22  

Canned Soup

 ALL DONATIONS WILL GO TO COMMUNITY LIFELINE CENTER

Drop-Off Times:  Monday – Friday* 8:30am – 5:30pm

ALLSTATE – HALL AGENCY INSURANCE

1717 W. University Dr. #407

Heritage Plaza Shopping Center (Hwy 75 & 380 by Kroger)

McKinney, TX  75069

972-562-9263 Allstate

*Pick up can be arranged by contacting us at 972-562-9263

The 8 Levels Of Giving

christine-hockin-01We’re heading into the holiday season when the requests for help can be almost overwhelming. Community Lifeline is no exception; we, too, are heavily relied on for help during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, because those who have little and those who have much – while different – face those holidays alike. They want the best for those they care about.

Your holiday donations to CLC, in whatever form, aren’t just used to make the holidays brighter, but to make the future better. I’m reminded of the writings of Maimonides, a Jewish philosopher who lived in Spain during the twelfth century. One of his most widely referred to works was Laws about Giving to Poor People. Maimonides identified 8 Levels of Giving and ranked them from most to least preferred. Maimonides’ #1 reason for giving is the one we live by at CLC:

“Giving an interest-free loan to a person in need; forming a partnership with a person in need; giving a grant to a person in need; finding a job for a person in need; so long as that loan, grant, partnership, or job results in the person no longer living by relying upon others.”

Helping the less fortunate for any reason is a good thing. It helps them.

But, helping people get back on their feet and making their own way is a good thing, too. It helps everybody. That’s what your donations to CLC make possible.

Have a safe, joyous, and bountiful Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Christine Hockin-Boyd
Executive Director

Thank You Atmos Energy

Atmos EnergyThank you to John Manganilla and Karlisha Hicks, from Atmos Energy Corporation, shown here after their first day of helping unload and stock a food delivery.

Volunteer Opportunity For A Bi-lingual Instructor

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Mary Cullinan, LifeSteps Coordinator

LifeSteps, the education component of Community Lifeline Center, has an opening for a new volunteer to work with Hispanic residents of north Collin County. We need a bi-lingual instructor who would be available to teach one class per month—approximately 1.5 hours. The class topic will be financial independence, particularly a review of income and expenses; debt evaluation; benefits; setting goals; ways to save money; and how to communicate with creditors. Class materials will be provided, and these materials will need to be translated by the instructor and printed for the adult students.

For additional information, email:  LifeSteps@CommunityLifeline.org  or call Community Lifeline Center at 972-542-0020.