Mission: Dedicated to the well-being and education of the children in our community.
Vision: Closing the gap between opportunity and achievement for the children in our community.
Katie's Story:
This year, second grade was a real challenge for Katie.* She has been battling a rare form of cancer and has spent more time in the hospital than in the classroom. Katie's mom came to Community Storehouse for help when she found she could not afford the private tutoring her daughter's teacher suggested was needed to get Katie prepared for the third grade. We spoke with the school counselor and have planned a three pronged approach to setting Katie up for success in the third grade. First, through the school counselor, we found out that the district will work with Katie's treatment schedule so that she can attend summer school in June. Secondly, Katie will attend the Quest Summer Enrichment Program in July to work on her reading skills. Thirdly, we put a call out to all of our teacher volunteers and are working up a tutoring schedule for the summer that will work around Katie's hospital treatments and boost her skills! Please keep this brave young lady in your prayers. We will keep you updated on her progress. *Client's name has been changed to maintain her privacy.
Have you heard about $15 in '15?
$15 in 2015 is a reoccurring donation program where your gift allows us to continue providing educational and well-being programs for local children.
Get involved now and by year's end you will have donated $90! These dollars help to ensure that 1 child will receive daily reading support, 15 books, and kid-friendly snacks for 3 weeks at Summer Book Club.

We only need 96 new donors to sign up at this giving level to help make sure our summer programs are a success. Can you help us?

6/4: Texas U Can Paint Fundraiser 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Paint a beautiful canvas with friends while raising money for our children's programs. Register here now!

6/23-6/24: Pie Five Pizza in Keller
Be the first to try Pie Five before they open! Each guest will receive one FREE pie. Reserve your spot now.

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Volunteer News

The Storehouse has an urgent need for volunteers in the 3 opportunities listed below. One is for the pantry (and pantry opportunities are rare)! The other 2 are for our summer programs - Summer Book Club and QUEST. We need at least 5 more volunteers for the Summer Book Club. For the Book club, we especially need adults (college students, teachers [active or retired] who want to help children develop a love for reading. Summer Book Club and QUEST are a great way to spend a day, a week or for the whole 3 week program investing in the lives of the children in our community! Keep reading for all the details:

NEW - Summer Book Club at J.C. Thompson Elementary School
440 Wishbone Lane, Haslet TX 76052

a) July 13-30 - Monday-Thursday, 9:30am-12:30pm; Deadline to volunteer is June 10.

b) Activities include reading (group and one on one and personal quiet time for reading), lunch, craft.

c) Volunteers needed: up to 8 people per day (must be 15 years of age or older). ALL volunteers must be background checked and cleared. All volunteers must be scheduled no later than June 10. Volunteers must be able to volunteer for either a full week or for entire program.

d) Volunteer responsibilities: volunteers must have the ability to lead student groups in reading activities and corresponding projects as well as follow simple lesson plans and demonstrate step by step instruction to students; volunteers will also help with set-up, help register, supervise, read to children, distribute lunches, clean-up and help Storehouse staff person in any task assigned. Volunteers must arrive on time and be available for entire time of program on day(s) they volunteer - 9:30am-12:30pm. Volunteers must come with a great attitude and be respectful to staff, volunteers and clients.

Please contact Shanna Holden, Summer Book Club Director, at programdeveloper@communitystorehouse.org for more information or to volunteer!

QUEST Summer Enrichment Program
Westlake Academy, JT Ottinger Rd, Westlake TX

a) July 8 - new QUEST volunteer orientation - 10am then help with classroom set up; July 9 & 10 student testing; July 13-31, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-2:00pm; Deadline to volunteer is July 1.

b) Activities include reading, math, science, art, music, PE, lunch; Julie Frasier, QUEST volunteer coordinator, will do class room/work assignments.

c) Volunteers needed: up to 25 people per day (Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older). ALL volunteers must be background checked and cleared. Volunteers may volunteer for a day, a week or for the entire program. To volunteer for the reading program, you must volunteer for an entire week. ALL volunteers must be placed on schedule in advance of the start of QUEST - no walk-ins will be allowed to volunteer.

d) Volunteer responsibilities: attend special summer volunteer orientation (new volunteers); must arrive on time and be available to volunteer entire time of program on day(s) they volunteer- 8:00am-2:00pm. Each volunteer will be assigned responsibilities but may request a particular classroom/work assignment when signing up to volunteer. Volunteers must come with a great attitude and be respectful to staff, volunteers and clients.

Please contact Ellyn Temple, Volunteer Coordinator, at volcoordinator@communitystorehouse.org to volunteer!
SAVE the Dates
The Food Pantry will be making up summer lunch boxes for children over the summer months. To help fill the boxes we are in need of jars of jelly/jam, canned fruit, tuna and pork & beans.

Please drop off donations to either the pantry located at 12073 Katy Rd, Suite 605, Keller, 76244 or the office 4640 Keller Hicks Rd, Ft. Worth, 76244. Also hygiene products are in short supply - toothbrushes, toothpaste & paper products.

NEW - Food Pantry Driver
The Food Pantry is looking for a driver on Monday & Wednesday's to pick up food from Kroger's in Keller off of 1709. You will need a large SUV or clean pickup truck and be available to pick up between 9:30-10:30. The duties will be to pick up food from Kroger's and bring back to the pantry here in Keller. Volunteers at the pantry will be there to help you unload the food.

Please contact Louise Jackson, our Pantry Manager, at pantrymgr@communitystorehouse.org if you are interested in volunteering for this position.
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