Coppell Cares, a ministry of FUMC Coppell, helps families and individuals in our community who have needs driven by financial challenges. We uncover needs through our school and community connections and provide adhoc, short-term assistance as well as serve as a resource to direct people to other organizations that provide long-term solutions. We have three teams:

• The School Care Team works with school leaders to help identify children in Coppell schools who need help with food at home, healthy snacks at school or on weekends, activity fees, school supplies, clothing, sport/band needs, etc.

• The Community Care Team works with city leaders and local organizations to help identify households in Coppell (seniors, single parents, families with/without children) who are in need of short-term support.

• The Resource Team coordinates volunteers to support the resource needs identified by the above teams. These may include construction/repairs, career counseling/job coaching, tutoring, tax preparation, sewing/quilting, computers, cooking, CHIP/Children’s Medicaid, occasional childcare, and financial classes. The Resource Team will also make connections with other local organizations that can provide long term assistance.

 

Current Needs: Volunteers on the Resource Team to help with lawn mowing, small repairs, and transportation. Five School Care Team coordinators to serve as school liaisons for the 2017-2018 school year.

Coppell Cares is the June Mission of the Month. Make checks payable to FUMC with memo “Coppell Cares” or you can TEXT 2 GIVE. Text to 30131 with subject line as FUMC3 and dollar amount (example: FUMC3 50).

 

Needs During the School Year: Many students in the Coppell School District don’t have the resources to bring snacks to school. Coppell Cares collects the following suggested snacks for students during the school year: prepackaged snacks with NO NUTS, such as pretzels/Chex Mix, Goldfish, Cheez-Its; breakfast and granola bars; and popcorn. We will start collecting these items in late summer. 

Church Contact:  Martha Hagan: coppellcares@gmail.com