By Christine Hockin-Boyd, Community Lifeline Center
The Community Lifeline Center is pleased to have participated in North Texas Giving Day on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. CLC was honored to have been the recipient of gifts from a number of donors; many were first-time donors. The amount raised was just about the amount needed to pay the movers to relocate to a new location.
Yes, the CLC is scheduling a move to better meet the growing needs of the area families. Over 300 families are served each month at CLC, and the staff needs more space for confidential discussions with clients and for the classes that are offered to help those clients get updated resumes and job skills, budgeting and other skills. Over 90% of all funds CLC receives go to those in need. The remaining portion of each dollar has to cover all of the rent, equipment, and small paid staff: enough money to keep us operating, but not to cover one-time costs like our move.
Our mission is to help families get through an unexpected crisis: get them over the hump and back on to a productive life. While CLC is used to lending a shoulder to lean on, this time I’m extending a hand: asking for your help.
A $500 donation will cover the cost of a computer and software. We need 8 systems – yours could be the first! The computers help clients train, create a resume, and submit required paperwork. They help get people back to work.
A $250 donation will help pay for the signage necessary to guide those in need to our new location.
A $150 donation will pay for a phone. For the first time, clients will be able to leave a confidential message for their Case Manager.
Sincere appreciation goes to the sponsors of the North Texas Giving Day and those who donated to CLC. Donors know that your gift will be utilized in an efficient way to help better serve the veterans and residents of Collin County. Families and veterans in crisis thank you. The Community Lifeline family thanks you. I thank you.