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Sandy Stephens of Metrocare Promotes Coat Drive to Sandy Stephens of Metrocare Promotes Coat Drive to Disciple women

Disciple Women’s Ministries of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) held their November meeting Tuesday morning in Central’s fellowship hall. 

Program chairman Becky Riggins had invited Sandy Stephens, Director of Philanthropy Services of Metrocare to share information about their children’s coat drive. 

Metrocare is the area's 9th largest charitable organization and North Texas' leading nonprofit dedicated to helping people with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and severe emotional problems live healthier lives.  

The coat drive, new this year to Metrocare, will provide coats, jackets, sweaters and sweatshirts (hooded and regular) to qualifying children 2-18 years of age this winter.   

Central’s Disciple Women’s Ministries will help Metrocare reach their goal by collecting new outerwear items from members and by purchasing them with monies within the organization earmarked for local charities.  

Mary Chris Gibbons, president of Central’s women’s ministry said the coats will be gathered at the church on December 6 and later delivered to Metrocare. 

Central Christian Church is located at 4711 Westside Dr. just off Mockingbird Lane.  The church is home to Connecting Point Park Cities, a habilitation center for adults with disabilities; Acers Community Garden named in honor of members Ebby Halliday Acers and her late husband, Maurice Acres and Central Dog Park, a community dog park.   

It is a church that reaches out to the community and it offers its members many volunteer opportunities.  Participation in the Metrocare’s coat drive is only one of the charitable endeavors Central will participate in during the coming Christmas season. 

Following the advice of Central member, Ebby Halliday, “Do something good for someone everyday,” check out the church website, and facebook page for volunteer opportunities.  You may find the one you’ve been looking for and Central would welcome your participation..    

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