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. School liaison at Coppell High School Ninth Grade Campusfor the 2018-2019 school year. Liaisons are vital to our outreach program. As a liaison you are the face that connects with the school campus counselor and nurse and the hands and feet of Christ when there is a need that arises. The school contacts the liaisons when help is needed and you work with the church to help meet the needs.

Snacks Needed for School Students

Many students in the Coppell School District don’t have the resources to bring snacks to school. Coppell Cares collects snacks for students during the school year:

Prepackaged snacks with NO NUTS, such as pretzels/Chex Mix, Goldfish, Cheez-Its, popcorn, cheese & crackers, granola bars, and breakfast bars.

Please leave items in the bin marked “Coppell Cares” in Wesley Hall. Contact Brenda Olson at bbolson86@msn.com.

 

Church Contact:  Martha Hagan-Smith: mhagan@fumccoppell.org

Watch how Coppell Cares helps a high school student in need.