As we gear up for Thanksgiving and Christmas, we encourage our Chamber members to be mindful of those in our community who could use a little hope and cheer this holiday season!
Our staff has gathered information from non-profit organizations about various needs and the opportunities to meet these needs.
AREA ANGEL TREES
Benefiting Meals on Wheels clients
(Gifts due back Dec. 11)
Dublin library: 445-4141
SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER: 918-1288
Benefiting children of Grace Place and H.O.P.E.
(Gifts due back Dec. 13)
CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK: 431-1150
COWBOY COUNTRY TITLE: 968-6222
FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH: 968-2710
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: 965-3187
MASONIC LODGE: 965-4175
VALLEY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH: 965-5195
Benefiting children of Grace Place and H.O.P.E. (coordinated by Lions Club)
(Angels will be available on Dec. 4)
(Gifts due back by 5 p.m. Dec. 13 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.)
LIONS CLUB: Sherrie Evans 485-1143
FIRST FINANCIAL BANK:965-5036
HAYDEN REAL ESTATE: 965-7653
TEXSTAR FORD: 968-7000
Benefiting children in CPS
(Gifts due back Dec. 13)
THE HOME PLACE AT ACE:965-3818
KANNONBALL INSURANCE SOLUTIONS:918-5444
Annie’s Therapeutic Companions
Lyndi Hanna: (817) 915-5531
Animal assisted therapy teams bring hope of life, encouragement, comfort, peace and joy to individuals in various situations. Our PetPartner certified teams (trained animal and handler) provide free visits to the hospital, nursing/rehab facilities, senior care centers and schools. Please consider giving a tax-deductible monetary donation to help provide grooming supplies, Pet Partner’s licensing fees, classes and registration and other items that allow the therapy teams to continue providing these quality of life benefits to our community.
CASA for the Cross Timbers Area
Judy Walker: 965-6610, 1385 N. Graham
Make a difference for an abused or neglected child during the holidays and throughout the year – donate a Walmart, HEB, or Staples or fast food gift card, toy, a teenager appropriate gift or your time. Tax deductible donations are always welcomed.
Choices Life Resource Center
Heather Dawes: 965-5139, 775 S. Harbin
Christmas toys are needed for newborn - age 2 so clients have toys to give to their children this holiday season. Diapers and wipes are always appreciated. www.choicesinlife.org
Compassion Counseling Center
Elizabeth Foster: 485-6885, 2675 Overhill Drive
(inside Oakdale Methodist Church)
Compassion Counseling Center provides low or no cost counseling for families, teens, children and couples. They are in need of play therapy supplies or games, Connect Four, Chutes and Ladders, Candyland, Uno, gift cards for office supplies Walmart or Staples as well as $5 gift cards for McDonald's or any fast food restaurant. compassioncounselingcenter.com
Cross Timbers Family Services
Sylvia Zamora: 965-5516, 277 W. Mason Steet
Provide hope, help and healing to victims of violent crime by donating HEB gift cards (to assist with emergency food and transportation) or individual size snacks and beverages (e.g. chips, cookies, trail mix, small bottled water, soft drinks or fruit drinks) for children and clients.
Erath County United Way
Lisa Scroggins: 965-4429, PO Box 1352
Raising funds for numerous local non-profit agencies that give back during the holiday season and beyond to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Erath County. Please make a tax-deductible donation now to help reach this year’s goal.
Sherry Carroll: 965-4022, 365 W. Tarleton Street
Assists area residents with groceries, clothing, utility bills and rent. Funded solely by cash donations.
H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Effectively)
Jill Scott: 965-2700, 1617 E. Washington
Accepts donations of food and clothing year-round.
Stephenville Empire-Tribune is hosting a canned food drive through Dec. 12. The items collected will be donated to H.O.P.E. for their Christmas dinner gift baskets.
Meals on Wheels
Elizabeth Johnson: 965-3510, 310 W. Lingleville Rd.
Serving the needs of the elderly in Erath County. The holidays bring about travel for route drivers so additional volunteers are needed to drive and deliver food. Monetary donations are always accepted.
www.erathmow.orgOptimist Club TOYS for KIDS
Harriet Frazier: 485-2960
Stephenville Fire Department will be collecting toys at Walmart from Nov. 30–Dec. 1 and Dec. 7-8.
Rainbow Room - Child Protective Services
Kristina Everton: 965-2605, 2175 W. South Loop
CPS needs coats for ages 2 and up, shoes for all sizes, clothes for all sizes, diapers, cleaning supplies, and canned/boxed food items. New clothing only please. Gift certificates are best so children can get exact sizes. The needs for these children are met through the Erath County Child Welfare Board.
COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS MEALS
Graham Street Church of Christ will host its annual Community Christmas Dinner on Dec. 18 from 5-8 p.m.
First Baptist Church will serve lunch on Christmas Day from 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Everyone is invited.