AUGUST 2015
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CALENDAR
August 31
Mission Central Job and Resource Fair
 
September 7
Mission Central's Administrative Office, the Coat of Many Colors Resale Shop, and the Village Library will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.

September 11
Mobile Food Pantry
 
September 17
North Texas Giving Day
WISH LIST
We hope to purchase a
box truck for the Village Pantry by the end of the year. A truck will ease the burden on volunteers who currently use their own vehicles to move about 200,000 pounds of food from grocery stores and the Tarrant Area Food Bank to the pantry each year. The truck would also allow us to increase the amount of fresh produce given out, as we would have more capacity to pick this food up from the Tarrant Area Food Bank. A truck will also help us pick up donations to the Coat of Many Colors Resale Shop. Along with the truck, we wish to purchase a small forklift.

To protect items that are coming into the Village Pantry, as well as to help keep our volunteers comfortable in inclement weather, we would like an awning for the cargo door of the Village Pantry.

The school year will start at the end of August, and we have a list of new books we would like to add to the Village Library shelves.

If you're interested in helping with the purchase of any of these items, please contact Paula Jernigan at 817-595-0011 ext. 104 or paula.jernigan@missioncentraltx.org.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Monte Ramey
Vice President: Jay Thompson
Secretary: Donna Barnes
Treasurer: Henry Joyner
Past President: Dorothy Leaderer

Members-at-Large

Stan Cramb
Mike Gandy
Clint Jones
Kevin Henson
David Nash
Bob Nethers
Michael Ramey
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Double your impact on North Texas Giving Day
Thanks to a generous group of donors, you have the opportunity to double your impact when you give to Mission Central on North Texas Giving Day, scheduled for September 17th.

These donors have issued a Power Challenge to our community and will match your donations on September 17th, dollar-for-dollar, up to $24,500. 

North Texas Giving Day is an annual event that encourages charitable giving throughout the region. More than 2,000 non-profits participate, and each donation of at least $25 made via www.northtexasgivingday.org on that day offers chances for non-profits to earn bonus and prize funds. Mission Central's Power Challenge provides an even greater opportunity for donors to stretch gifts of any size on North Texas Giving Day.

Please mark your calendar for September 17th and plan to get up and give! Each day, Mission Central is empowering our neighbors in need to improve their own quality of life. On North Texas Giving Day, you have the power to help create change in our community.
Mission Central to host Job and Resource Fair on August 31
smiling-sharp-man.jpg For most families, the first step toward self-sufficiency is to find stable employment. That's why Mission Central is working to connect job-seekers and employers at our upcoming Job and Resource Fair.

More than 50 companies and organizations will be present to meet potential employees and share resources that are valuable to job-hunters. Current companies include those in the retail, banking, hospitality, and logistics industries. 

We'll also have a "Dress for Success" Show, featuring examples of affordable, professional clothing from the Coat of Many Colors Resale Shop. Attendees will receive information on how to dress for different types of interviews, as well as a discount coupon for the Coat of Many Colors.

If you know of someone in the job market, please invite them to join us at this exciting event. The Mission Central Job and Resource Fair will take place on August 31st from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church of Hurst, 521 West Pipeline Road.
Love a good deal? "Like" the Coat of Many Colors on Facebook!
As a donation-based resale shop, inventory at the Coat of Many Colors can be hard to predict. One week, we may an overflow of dishes, while the next week, we may have extra racks of women's clothing. 

This is great for you! When we are overstocked on certain items, or when the seasons are changing, we may choose to place them on sale for a short time. When we do, those sales are posted on our Facebook page. Be sure to "like" the page to stay up-to-date on our current sales, specials and news.

All sales at the Coat of Many Colors benefit the programs of Mission Central. When you shop at the Coat of Many Colors, you're helping provide food to hungry people, homework help to children, and housing stability for families. (Your tax-deductible donations of gently used clothing and household items will also benefit these programs.) We encourage you to stop by and shop sometime! The Coat of Many Colors is located at 625 Harwood Road in Bedford.
740 E. Pipeline Road
Hurst, TX 76053
817-595-0011