Fashion with Flair, our annual fundraiser, was a tremendous success thanks to all who participated. We appreciate our sponsors, those who donated items for the silent auction and the approximately 175 attendees. Cedar Hill Independent School District should certainly be proud of the Culinary Arts Program who planned, prepared and served our delicious meal and of the Cedar Hill Academy of Vocal Arts. Their performance was stellar! Cedar Hill Shares is proud to partner with the school district to showcase these talents!
This fundraiser also highlights our partnership with New2You Thrift Store. A special thanks to those models who showed off the wonderful ensembles that are representative of the type of clothing that can be found at New2You. All net proceeds from the Thrift Store directly benefit the Food Pantry!
We have much to be proud of and thankful for in our community. What an outpouring of love and support we receive from the many citizens, civic organizations, churches and businesses. It would be impossible to do what we do ~ serve those in need ~ without you. The need is great but with your help, we are able to provide! Thank you so very much.
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.
Great news ! Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom will soon be opening in Cedar Hill.
You can be among the first to experience the food. FOR FREE and help Cedar Hill Shares at the same time. Old Chicago Pizza will be accepting donations and 100% of sales go directly to Cedar Hill Shares. Beginning April 11 you may reserve your space by going to http://www.oldchicago.com/locations/cedar-hill and click on the "reserve now" tab.