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Local youth volunteer at Waxahachie CARE

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Submitted photo: The 4th and 5th Grade Youth of Central Presbyterian Church recently volunteered at Waxahachie CARE.  Assembling bags of necessities are (left to right) Zeb Brown, Ryleigh Horn, Bonham Burks, Sloane Smith, Tori Osborn, Camille Willett, and Submitted photo: The 4th and 5th Grade Youth of Central Presbyterian Church recently volunteered at Waxahachie CARE. Assembling bags of necessities are (left to right) Zeb Brown, Ryleigh Horn, Bonham Burks, Sloane Smith, Tori Osborn, Camille Willett, and

Submitted by Michelle Leath Burks

WAXAHACHIE - Vacation Bible School is underway at many of the area churches, including Central Presbyterian Church of Waxahachie (CPC). 

This year, the 4th and 5th Grade youth of CPC, under the direction of Robin Willett and Michelle Burks, made Vacation Bible School week their “local mission week.”  

While the younger children participated in the Bible school curriculum at the church, the 4th & 5th grade youth set out in the community to help those in need and the agencies that serve them.

On Tuesday, June 21, the group delivered food donated by the Central Presbyterian Church to Waxahachie CARE.  After unloading the food, the youth stayed to help with a variety of necessary tasks, including unloading trucks of food from the North Texas Food Bank, making emergency bags, and stocking the shelves. 

Waxahachie CARE’s Executive Director Linda Naizer took time with the children to talk about the purpose and importance of the organization in the Ellis County community. 

Ms. Naizer stated that generous donations from individuals, churches, civic organizations, and local businesses, especially the Waxahachie Walmart, make the good work done by Waxahachie CARE possible.  

Founded in 1993, Waxahachie CARE provides food, utility, rent, and other assistance to those in need and who qualify.  

When asked what Waxahachie CARE’s greatest needs are presently, Ms. Naizer replied without hesitation “a bigger building!”  

The director stated that they have outgrown their current facility on Kaufman Street, and a larger facility will allow them to serve many more families in need, and do so with more efficiency.  

Of course monetary and food donations are also very much appreciated. 

To find out how you can help visit the website at waxahachiecare.org or contact Linda Naizer at waxahachiecare@sbcglobal.net or 972-923-2273.

The 4th and 5th Grade Youth of Central Presbyterian Church will continue on their “mission journey” by adopting a block on Parks Street with the City of Waxahachie’s Adopt A Block program, delivering Mobile Meals, and volunteering at The Salvation Army & Boys and Girls Club.  

Central Presbyterian Church, located at 402 N. College Street in Waxahachie, is a growing community of God’s people bound together by God’s spirit through faith in Jesus Christ.  

For more information about CPC visit the website at www.cpcwax.org or contact Pastor Anna Whitehead at 972-937-2924 or cpcpastor@ectisp.net.


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