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Empowering people in need to improve their own quality of life
JUNE 2014
The Coat of Many Colors generated more than $325,000 of revenue to support Mission Central's budget in 2013. You can help ensure the success of the Coat of Many Colors by donating your gently used clothing and household items to the store for resale.
July 4
Mission Central, the Village Pantry, and the Coat of Many Colors will be closed for the Independence Day holiday.
July 11
Mobile Food Pantry
September 18
North Texas Giving Day and Open House from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
As we prepare to move Mission Central's offices and the Village Pantry to a larger space, we have many needs for furnishings and equipment. If you can help provide any of the following items, please contact Paula Jernigan at 817-595-0011 or missioncentralmetroplex@hotmail.com to make a donation or for more details on the specific equipment needed.
Reception area chairs
Large whiteboard
Overhead screen
Overhead projector
Commercial cooler
Ramp scale
Stainless steel sink
Stainless steel tables
5-drawer file cabinets
Baby changing station
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Construction begins on Mission Central's new space
plumber_pipes.jpg After months of planning, construction has begun on Mission Central's new space.

Mission Central's offices and the Village Pantry will soon be moving a few doors down from our current location at 732A East Pipeline Road to 740 East Pipeline Road. The move will take us from 2,000 square feet to 5,000 square feet.

In the past two years, we have doubled services in all of our program areas. To keep up with this demand, we need more room for guests at the Village Pantry, as well as more room for the additional volunteers and staff needed to provide these services. In addition, we'll have a meeting space that will allow us to create new programs to empower our neighbors.

Construction is scheduled to be completed by early fall.  In conjunction with North Texas Giving Day, we'll be hosting an Open House at our new location on September 18, from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. We hope to see you there!
Fall brings new volunteer opportunities
volunteer_signup_sheet.jpg Looking to plug in to Mission Central? This fall, we'll have many opportunities for volunteering. 

When school starts in August, we'll need tutors to help at the Village Library. Tutors work one-on-one with students for one hour at a time, helping them with their homework and math/reading skills. Tutoring shifts are available Monday - Thursday from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

When we open the new Village Pantry, we'll have two volunteer positions that did not exist before.  We'll need a receptionist each day to help answer phones, greet guests to Mission Central, and assist with administrative duties.  We'll also need a Lobby Host each day to provide a welcoming atmosphere for our pantry guests. This person will offer guests a smile, a cup of coffee and a snack, and help them choose items from our blessing shelves.  Both of these opportunities are available Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

If you're interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact Catherine Hollis at 817-595-0011 or missioncentralvolunteers@gmail.com.  
FUMC Hurst 6th graders visit Mission Central
As a part of this year's Vacation Bible School, 21 6th graders from First United Methodist Church of Hurst visited Mission Central. These students walked the 1.2 miles from the church to Mission Central carrying 73 pounds of produce they had harvested from the Village Garden.  After dropping off that food, they split into several groups with $20 each to shop at Kroger for items to stock our pantry.  They returned with 98 pounds of food to share with their neighbors.

These generous young people then emptied their pockets of coins and bills to help us purchase even more food for our pantry.  What a blessing! Many families will benefit from their kindness.

732A E. Pipeline Road
Hurst, TX 76053
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