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Beating inflation through Thrifting


Idea Central Now that we have talked about some how-to’s of a thrift store, let's talk about some of the ideas we have seen people use thrift stores for. Prepare yourself to jump in the car after reading this article. You’ll be visiting us for one of these ideas! Miss the article last week? Find it here 1 - Date Night The movies now cost $40 for two. Main Event? Hard to have fun when you’re stressed about your $6 soda. A friend of mine uses thrift stores to have fun cheap date nights. She and her husband once found a

Beating inflation through Thrifting2023-02-09T15:12:07-06:00

A Guide to Thrift Stores


Beating inflation through Thrifting The Times Unprecedented price hikes. Unprecedented supply shortages. Unprecedented inflation. This seems to be the season of unprecedented everything, but we have one solution that has been long tested. Thrifting! Thrift stores not only give items a chance to skip the landfill but to cut costs on everything from birthday parties, to making an aesthetically pleasing bookshelf. We have put together a few tips on using a thrift store, for those who have never been or are feeling a bit out of their element. Go in with a purpose. When we say you can fill many

A Guide to Thrift Stores2023-02-03T11:49:26-06:00

Galentines Event


Our Food Pantry supplies the needs of many Hurst, Euless, and Bedford residents. While our community partners provide food - hygiene items are less often donated. We have incredible donors that focus on dental hygiene, but what can we do about those overlooked items? Products for period care are being specially focused on for this coming Galentines Day! A day to celebrate the women in your life, gather together for bubbly and make Valentine's for the guests attending the Food Pantry the following day.   Do you have Galentine's Day plans? If not, round up your crew and join us! Follow

Galentines Event2023-01-27T10:23:45-06:00

Thanksgiving Joy at the Village Library


A soft giggle and warm smile spread over our student's faces as they walked into their tutoring session before Thanksgiving. The tables were covered with fall decorations and our volunteer's joy was radiant. Our students are doing so well in school! They recently brought in their six-week report cards and had a lot to celebrate with their success in class at their Thanksgiving party. Dedicating a space to teach various subjects depending on the student's academic needs increases confidence in the classroom and extends the possibilities of a student's future.  Reviewing report cards allows us to see the specific subject areas

Thanksgiving Joy at the Village Library2023-01-11T10:59:35-06:00

Kim Loves Making a Difference


Kim is one of our volunteers for the Tuesday crew. She spent 28 years teaching at Trinity High School in the HEB school district. “I have a great desire to help this community. That’s what motivated me to get started. Now that we are in this pandemic mode, the thing that keeps not only me but out entire Tuesday group coming back is that we know when we leave every Tuesday that we have helped at least 70-80 families. We know we are making a difference in the community.” Tuesday is our busiest day of the week because we are closed

Kim Loves Making a Difference2022-08-23T13:47:29-05:00

Kelsey Loves Helping Our Neighbors


Kelsey started volunteering at the Village Pantry in July of 2020. It was the height of the pandemic at that time and changes were made to the way we share groceries to keep our guests, volunteers, and staff safe. She jumped right in and began seeing just how important this work was to our neighbors. Kelsey has had the great fortune of helping our guests through the registration process on Tuesday afternoons. “I have built a relationship with many of the families who come to us for groceries. I know a lot of them by name and I get to hear

Kelsey Loves Helping Our Neighbors2022-08-23T13:42:19-05:00

Josie Needs You


The loss of a job is a big reason why our neighbors have to visit our Village Pantry for the first time. Josie has never had to rely on a food pantry before, but losing her job as an assistant manager at an apartment complex has left her with few options. “When new owners took over the apartment complex I was working at they laid off the entire staff putting me out of a job. With everything that is going on and prices going up, we are barely making the rent and utilities,” Josie explained. “I told my friend about how

Josie Needs You2022-08-18T11:23:44-05:00

Janice Needs Your Help


Losing a good job during the pandemic, high gas prices, and rising grocery prices have been devastating for Janice and her family. “I was working making more than $25 an hour, but during COVID I lost my job. I am looking for work right now, but the only interviews I have been offered have been in Dallas and I live in Fort Worth. With gas prices so high right now, I just can’t afford to drive to Dallas,” Janice explained while waiting in line for groceries at the Village Pantry. “This is my second time to Mission Central. Getting groceries here

Janice Needs Your Help2022-08-04T13:22:03-05:00

Phyllis Loves Helping Her Neighbors


This summer Phyllis and her son opened a small private event venue in Hurst. It has been slow to make money, but Phyllis knows that in time her business is going to take off. Because of the pandemic, times are hard for Phyllis and her neighbors in her apartment complex. “When I get food from the Village Pantry, I get some for myself, but I also give some to my neighbors. The two men I help out told me that after they pay their rent they just don’t have anything left over,” she said. “I know we are all in the

Phyllis Loves Helping Her Neighbors2021-09-15T13:03:01-05:00

Yesenia Needs Your Help


Yesenia has had a run of terrible luck this past year. In December, while working for Uber she was in a serious accident that left her van totaled. Thankfully she wasn’t hurt in the accident, but losing her van also meant losing her source of income. “I am so thankful to have not been hurt, but because of that accident we have been going through so many problems,” she said. “It just feels like one thing after another. My husband is a truck driver, and sometimes he leaves for weeks at a time and that accident left me with no way

Yesenia Needs Your Help2021-09-08T13:21:35-05:00
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