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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


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


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

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.

Hungry Bellies Can’t Hear The Gospel

Rich Hooper2When Rich Hooper arrived at Grace Community Church three years ago, he saw a need in Princeton. “I once heard someone say, ‘Hungry bellies can’t hear the Gospel.’ I believe the physical needs of the individuals have to be met before you can really begin to help heal any hurts that are there.”

He initiated a partnership with CLC because CLC could do what the church wanted to do but didn’t have the resources to accomplish. “CLC is fertile soil in which to plant seed because they have proven over the years that they are passionate about helping those in need in this area, while maintaining a sensitivity to stewardship of the funds that have been given. We support CLC because of their ability to reach clients that we would never be able to reach. While they have been structured as a nonprofit organization, I feel they operate under biblical principles and desire to actively work with the local churches to extend their reach and effectiveness.”

Hooper goes on to say that the mission of Grace Community Church is to bring Hope back to people in the community – not just to give “fish” but to help people “learn to fish” for themselves. CLC’s practice of multi-level assistance; guiding people back to self-sufficiency, is perfectly aligned to fulfill that mission.

“The partnership brings a completeness to our ability to minister to our communities. Community Lifeline provides assistance in a variety of tangible ways that we as a small church don’t have the resources to accomplish.”

In addition to supporting CLC’s operating budget, the Hoopers are continually promoting CLC to church members to encourage them to get involved in volunteering, or to help by donating items needed at the Center.

Because of the faithfulness and generosity of their members, and their amazing leadership, Grace Community Church, with CLC, is providing Hope. Help. Here. in Princeton and beyond.

Rich Hooper, Senior Pastor
Grace Community Church
Princeton, TX

You Can’t Say Thank You Enough

PATHways WellnessCLC Executive Director Christine Hockin-Boyd thanks Mark Namey (center) for the very generous donation of $74,000 from PATHways (Personal Attention to Total Health). Raytheon chose to end this employee association, so the board elected to disburse the funds to several area non-profits, and, thankfully CLC was one.

Other Special Thanks to:

Darlene and Steve Simmons, the new sponsors of the Tuesday afternoon Lifeline Market. CLC recently began offering an additional afternoon for food pickup. Darlene, who is a Lifeline Market volunteer, and her husband Steve, donated $5,000 to help support the Lifeline Market.

All of the McKinney vendors who participated in the VIP Shopping Pass program. Their involvement enabled shoppers to benefit with discounts while, at the same time, enabling CLC to help more clients.  Help – Hope – Here – right here in north Collin County. Thank you!

Shop Local, Help Local



October 24 – November 2, 2014 

Don’t miss this great opportunity! Purchase the VIP Shopping Pass for $25 and get amazing discounts on clothing, meals, services and more! The VIP Shopping Pass is valid from October 24-November 2 (unless otherwise noted) at local shops and restaurants. Proceeds from the sale of the Shopping Passes will benefit Community Lifeline Center, helping people in crisis since 1989.

Here’s how it works:

  • Or purchase passes at one of the following participating merchants:

Cynthia Elliot Boutique                     Fair and Square Imports

Nan Lee Jewelry Boutique               Orison’s Art and Framing 

  • Your VIP Shopping Pass will be mailed to you.

We Love Our “Corn Girls”


Eileen Prentice & GirlsThe “Corn Girls” Carys and Jensyn Prentice, with their mother Eileen, dropping off their most recent donation to the Lifeline Market. Carys and Jensyn wanted to donate corn that is their favorite food. We are very grateful to the Prentice family for adopting the corn shelf!

Are you looking for an opportunity to involve your family? Look no further. Consider the Adopt-A-Shelf Program and see what wonderful items are waiting to be adopted.

North Texas Giving Day

North Texas Giving Day 2014                                                   North Texas Giving Day
                                                   September 18, 2014
                                                   6:00 am – midnight

Support Community Lifeline Center during the annual online North Texas Giving Day onSeptember 18, from 6 am-midnight! Every online gift of $25 or more that day helps our chances of winning prizes throughout the day, maximizing your gift. Remember—all gifts must be made online—NO donations via check, cash or stock will be accepted.

Anyone with a credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express) and access to the internet can donate. Simply click here to make a donation to Community Lifeline Center from 6 am-midnight on September 18, 2014. Or you can go to the online giving website, NorthTexasGivingDay.org and go to theCommunity Lifeline Center page. Your gift will make a difference. Please ask at least one friend to make a gift that day, too.

Follow us on Facebook so you can share in the excitement of a day of giving. Remember to get up and give on September 18! With your support, CLC can continue to offer a “lifeline” for people in crisis

VIP Shopping Pass


VIP Shopping Pass
Valid October 24-November 2, 2014

Don’t miss this great opportunity! Purchase the VIP Shopping Pass for $25 and get amazing discounts on clothing, meals, services and more! Proceeds will benefit Community Lifeline Center, providing Hope and Help right Here in north Collin County to people in crisis since 1989. 

VIP Shopping Passes will be available soon online, at CLC’s office (call 972-542-0020), and at participating stores.

What’s going on at CLC

CoServ LogoCoServ Charitable Foundation presented a $15,000 grant to Community Lifeline Center to help stock the shelves of the Lifeline Market. Clients choose food items for their families and can also receive personal care items and cleaning supplies. CoServ Area Manager Dan Mugg said, “We thank you more than words can say for the volunteer work that you do to help Collin County families get back on their feet.” And Dan, the CLC thanks you for CoServ’s support.

Thirteen churches in north Collin County have committed to support Community Lifeline Center with monthly financial donations, prayers, special projects and more. These Covenant Congregations save time and costs by referring requests to the CLC through Community, powered by Seeladora, a web-based networking tool. Members of these congregations know that client needs are validated and are not duplicated or extended for long periods. By focusing on solutions for those who have been blindsided by a crisis, the CLC honors the covenant of these congregations:

Christ Fellowship
Crosspoint Church
First Christian Church
First United Methodist Church
Grace Community Church
Hillcrest Christian Church
Hope Fellowship
Milestone Church
St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Trinity Presbyterian Church
Waddill Street Baptist Church

Qualifying customers of TXU Energy can make an appointment for August 13, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, to receive bill payment assistance. Customers must reside in north Collin County and have low or fixed-incomes or have experienced a short-term crisis, such as unemployment, illness, or other family concern. Call 972-542-0020 to make an appointment and learn what documents will be needed on August 13.

Help celebrate CLC’s 25th Anniversary by purchasing a “Silver VIP Shopping Pass” for $25. Silver VIP Passes will be available online soon at www.communitylifeline.org, at CLC’s office or at participating stores. The shopping pass will provide discounts on apparel, meals, beverages, and the like. Passes may be used at participating stores and restaurants from October 24 through November 2, 2014. Shoppers’ savings can quickly offset the $25 cost, and the proceeds will support CLC’s many programs which provide HOPE and HELP right HERE in the north Collin County area.

North Texas Giving Day 2014North Texas Giving Day is set for September 18, 2014, from 6 am to midnight. This event allows supporters to give to non-profits organizations online by going to NorthTexasGivingDay.org and selecting “Community Lifeline Center Inc. between 6 am and midnight. Anyone with a credit card and access to the Internet can participate in this “no hassle” way to give to Community Lifeline Center and other favorite non-profit agencies. All gifts are tax-deductible. More than 1,350 organizations benefitted in the past. Mark September 18 on your calendar and plan to give that morning before you head out the door for work or appointments.