Tutoring at the Village Library has gone virtual. Since March 13th HEB schools have been closed, but the homework doesn’t stop, and neither have our tutors. For the last two weeks tutoring has been happening over Zoom Meetings, and it has been a great success. Algebra tutoring is going especially well since students are able to share their screens with the tutors. The tutors can then walk the student through solving the problems step by step. Other subjects can be challenging online, but our amazing volunteers are creative and they are coming up with solutions. Lola Nelson-Spay, Director of Student Enrichment,
North Texas Giving Day NOW will be held on May 5th, but early giving is open now. We are excited to announce that Farmers Insurance - Kevin Hendricks Agency will be matching the first $3,000 in donations to this event. Help share groceries with our hungry neighbors during the COVID-19 crisis by giving today.
Have you been cleaning out your closets and want to donate your gently used items? We’ve got you covered! On Monday, April 20, 2020 the Mission Central Thrift Store will begin accepting contactless donations from 10am-6pm, Mondays Only. Here are the easy steps to drop off your donations: Bring donations to the front door at 722 East Pipeline Rd. Hurst 76053. Call the Thrift Store Staff at 817-510-3002 to let them know you have left a donation. If you would like a tax receipt for your donation, please send an email to email@example.com and one will be sent to you. We can’t accept large appliances, medical
Our friend Ella is a young lady with a very big heart. She began making birthday boxes as a way to volunteer. “I started volunteering because of my participation in pageants,” Ella said. “I had to have volunteer hours, but as a six-year-old it was very hard for me and my mom to find things that I was able to do.” Ella puts together boxes full of everything someone would need to throw a birthday party for their child. Things like cake mix, icing, decorations, little games, and even a birthday button. “When I was volunteering at different shelters
This school year, two of our Village Library students were selected for the Duke University Talent Identification Program! In order to be chosen for the program, students must test above a 95% on their STAAR test in either reading or math. Some of the benefits include the opportunity to take the SAT test as a 7th grader and they also get information about camps and opportunities for gifted students. These amazing 7th grade students joined the Village Library program with a severe academic need, so this is truly a great honor and a testament to their hard work. The volunteers
Looking for a good book? Visit our Little Free Library! Each year, members of the HEB Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Class carry out a community service project. This year's project was to build and deploy six Little Free Libraries at non-profits throughout the HEB community. Mission Central was thrilled to be chosen as a library location. Artist Teal Suns of Central Arts Bedford designed and painted our "Community Cubby" which includes a picture of a family reading together as they are encompassed by their encouraging neighbors. The library is located at our Community Resource Center at 740 East Pipeline
Story Time Empowers Preschoolers With a Love of BooksThis week, the Mission Central Thrift Store hosted its first "Storytime" event for pre-schoolers in our community. Volunteer Linda Dibley shared stories and activities with the children to help foster a love of books and reading. Each child also left with a free book, so they could continue their Storytime journey when they went home.The beautiful space for Storytime was created by Lindsey Colorado and Sergio Santos (of Central Arts Hurst). The welcoming "Community Corner" highlights Mission Central's CORE values and will serve as a place for Mission Central to hold various
Mission Central Board of Directors to match North Texas Giving Day donations!North Texas Giving Day is just around the corner! This annual giving marathon is a great way to amplify your donations to participating non-profits through bonus and prize funds provided by the Communities Foundation of Texas. Your donations to Mission Central will be stretched even farther, as the first $6,500 in donations will be matched, dollar for dollar, by Mission Central's Board of Directors.While the big day isn't until September 19th, you can begin scheduling your donations now. Scheduled donations will not be charged to your credit card or debited