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.
You will want to save the date of March 31, 2016 for the presentation of "CHISD Does Fashion With A Flair". Students of CHISD are doing everything from logo design & printing by graphic design class, meal preparation and serving by culinary class, entertainment by Bray Elementary School orchestra, Set up, serving, greeting guest are all student manned.
Student, teachers and administrator make up the Style Show models. Wardrobe will be from New2You Thrift Store to show off the quality of fashions the store has in it's inventory.
We believe this partnership will benefit both entities. By showcasing CHISD students it will ensure that our school district demonstrates commitment to providing real-life experience that go beyond the school and it will contribute to meet the needs of the less-fortunate in out community.
The event will be held at the CHISD Ninth Grade Center, 1515 W. Belt Line Rd, 6:30 p.m., March 31, 2016. As in years past, the proceeds from the event help our organization to provide food and to fund additional programs that give a "hand up" to those amongst us most in need. We are asking the public to partner with us in this endeavor by being one of our event sponsors. Sponsorship is a tax exempt donation that will provide you with the opportunity to distinguish your business among the many community partners. Sponsors, donors and supporters will be recognized in all promotional material. For further information please contact Cedar Hill Shares, P.O. Box 2694, Cedar Hill, TX 75106, 972-293-2822.
Individuals tickets are available at the Food Pantry, 403 Houston or New2You Thrift Store, 320 H S. Clark Rd, 972-293-0411 and CHISD at the Government Center, Uptown Blvd.