September 22 is the day Cedar Hill Shares has waited a whole year for. This is the one day our friends can login NorthTexasGivingDay.org anytime between 6:00 a.m and 12:00 p.m. midnight and make their donation grow. In 2015, $33 million was raised through more than 118,00 gifts benefiting 2,020 nonprofits. We are proud to be one of those nonprofits. A percent of the total will be added to your donation.
Cedar Hill Shares is in midst of our Capital Campaign to build our new building to better serve those in our city. Your donation can be designated to go toward expenses or the Capital Campaign.
The city of Cedar Hill has lost an amazing servant. Doris Childres was called home to heaven 5/31/16. Cedar Hill Shares, as most other organizations in Cedar Hill is in deep mourning. At age 91 she was still a faithful active volunteer. She has been the longest volunteer Cedar Hill Food Pantry has ever had starting in 90's.
Back in the days the Pantry was run completely by volunteers she took her turn as President. Her volunteer service included pioneering volunteer recruitment efforts, procuring food items for the Pantry, She headed up the RSVP volunteer program for Cedar Hill since 1996. She was the daily "mailman" for First United Methodist Church, the Food Pantry and New 2 You Thrift Store.
When asked why she helped so many she said that she loved to volunteer because she was raised to help others and it is in her nature.
Services will be held Saturday, 6/4/16 at 11:00 am the First United Methodist Church, 128 N Roberts Rd., Cedar Hill
Doris, we miss you terrible already. We know you will find a post office and many ways to help your Lord in heaven. RIP fair lady.
According to a Chinese Proverb: One day an elephant saw a hummingbird lying on its back with its tiny feet up in the air, "What are you doing?" asked the elephant. The hummingbird replied, "I heard that the sky might fall today, and so I am ready to help hold it up, should it fall." The elephant laughed cruelly. "Do you really think," he said, "that those tiny feet could help hold up the sky?" The hummingbird kept his feet up in the air, intent on his purpose, as he replied, "Not alone. But each must do what he can, And this is what I can do."
For 26 years Sharing the Bread Cedar Hill Food Pantry, now under the umbrella of Cedar Hill Shares, has honored individuals who willingly and tirelessly give their time, talents and service to The Cedar Hill Food Pantry and New 2 You Thrift Store. This year alone volunteers have registered over $5,000 hours of volunteer service. According to the National Volunteer Association at $15.00 an hour this is equivalent to about $75,000. On Friday evening, April 22, 2016 Cedar Hill Shares staff and Board Members came together to celebrate, honor and appreciate volunteers. The Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held at First United Methodist Church Cedar Hill. Through a narrative of the story, Stone Soup by Marcia Brown, all were reminded of how the ripple effect of three smooth stones fed an entire village. The evening was highlighted with hearty bowls of delicious stone soup prepared by Judy Dickerson and the smooth mellow musical sounds of Pittman, who himself is a volunteer at the Food Pantry. We are grateful for our volunteers, we applaud their efforts and acknowledge that like a smooth stone or a tiny hummingbird they each make a difference in the lives of so many - they volunteer.