Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Special Delivery for CityWalk

BY NAQUANNA COMEAUX

The gifts and donations for CityWalk are continuing to come in. Our latest blessing was a special delivery yesterday from a small group of caring families from Farmers Branch Church of Christ. Jamie Schlegel, her adorable son Luke, and Chidi Key brought two boxes of toiletries for our residents, which were collected at their church group’s Christmas party on Dec. 20. The boxes were full of personal hygiene items such as shampoos and conditioners, toothbrushes and toothpaste, razors and shaving cream, body lotion, deodorant and soap.

A few weeks ago, Jamie got in contact with another Jamie - Jamie Beach, donation coordinator for Central Dallas Ministries Thrift - to inquire about volunteer opportunities and ministry needs. Jamie B. relayed this information to Johnice Woods, director of projects for Central Dallas CDC, who passed it along to me. I responded immediately and Jamie B., who has been a phenomenal help to CityWalk residents, put me in contact with Jamie S., whose group wanted to host a donation drive for our residents.

This is a great example of how families, church groups, youth groups, clubs and organizations can come together to make a big difference in the lives of our residents. The donations we’re requesting are a part of an ongoing project to help meet our residents’ basic needs as they transition into CityWalk over the next few weeks.

We can’t say enough how thankful we are for the amazing gift we received yesterday from the members of Farmers Branch Church of Christ. They even requested that we keep them posted about any other volunteer opportunities and needs that we may have. The servant heart and giving spirit of this faithful group is truly appreciated by Central Dallas CDC and our CityWalk residents.

You can drop off donations from your toiletry and/or food drive to the Central Dallas CDC office, located at 2814 Main Street in Deep Ellum. Just give me a call at 214.573.2570 to let us know you’re coming.

This is an exciting time for our residents and we thank you in advance for your contribution!

Photo: Naquanna Comeaux, Johnice Woods, Kevin Flagg, Chidi Key, Jamie Schlegel, and Luke

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