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He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’  

Luke 24:6-7

In celebration of EASTER, the following CEC offices will be closed:

The CEC Admin Offices will be closed

Friday, April 19 and

Monday, April 22


The CEC Food Pantry will be closed

Friday, April 19 and

Monday, April 22


Second Glance Resale Shop will be closed

Friday, April 19 and

Saturday, April 20.



Volunteer Opportunities

photo-volunteersEach year hundreds of volunteers donate their time to support the CEC’s mission and programs. Whether you’re an individual or a large group, there’s a volunteer opportunity that will fit your schedule and interests.

Food Pantry
Volunteers work between 8 am to 4 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and 8 am to 8 pm on Thursdays. Volunteers inspect, clean, sort, stock, select and box food.

Second Glance Resale Shop
Volunteers work in a retail environment greeting and assisting customers, stocking and helping with other tasks.  Volunteers are also needed in the back to sort, organize and stock a variety of items. Store hours are 10 am - 6 pm Monday-Saturday.  The store is located at 6308 Rufe Snow Drive in North Richland Hills.

Volunteers assist our Adult Education and Employment Manager with resume preparation, interview skills, online job search and occupational skills training. 

Adult Education
Volunteers assist our Education and Employment Coordinator in facilitating high school equivalency (GED) preparation and adult literacy classes.  These classes are held at the CEC every Tuesday from 7 pm - 9 pm and on Saturday from  10 am – 1 pm.

Food or Toy Drives
There is a year-round need for groceries in the Food Pantry (especially January-August). The CEC can provide a list of needed food items as well as suggestions for food drive contests and team building activities. Toy drives in November and December provide toys for the CEC Family Christmas event benefiting families in our programs.

Child Care
Volunteers are needed to assist with child care for CEC Family Violence group session every Monday from 6:30 pm - 8 pm.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Volunteers work at the CEC between the end of January and Mid-April on Mondays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays  from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers assist clients with tax return preparation using tax software. A combination of on-line and classroom training is provided. If you are comfortable using a computer and talking with people, this may be a very rewarding opportunity. United Way of Tarrant County and City of Fort Worth is coordinating the volunteer efforts for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. Please call 817-258-8062 or email Pennie Clayton, pennie.clayton@unitedwaytarrant.org

Volunteers must be 15 years or older to volunteer without supervision.

Volunteers ages 10 – 14 years old MUST have supervision present.

All volunteers:

·       MUST wear closed toe shoes (sneakers are fine)

·       all shorts or skirts MUST be to the knee

·       NO low cut tops or tank tops

Click Here for the Food Pantry Volunteer Training Video

Click Here for the Second Glance Resale Shop Training Video

Our Mission:

Changing lives by restoring hope and sharing God's love.



Free groceries to qualified
individuals and families:

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday Evenings
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Thank you to

Larry & Tiffany Autrey
AXA Advisors/Paul Campbell
Blessed to Give Foundation
BNSF Railway Foundation
Steve & Jo Bobb
The Bowden Family 
T. Patrick Carr Charitable Trust
Castle Development Group
The Cell Spa
Randy & Debbie Clinton
Colleyville Woman's Club
Community Foundation of North Texas
Community Foundation of Texas
Five Star Ford
Fort Worth Foundation
Frost Bank
The Hills Church
JP Morgan Chase Foundation
Keller Womens Club
Light of Dawn Foundation
The Lowe Foundation

The Makens Company
Lucille Norton

Doug & Jayne Orr
Curtis & Jan Parsons
Ray Pinson/BFT Financial Group
Pinnacle Bank
Ram Products
Dr. Neil Riordan
Sandlin Homes
Smurfit Kappa
Southlake Women's Club
Kelye & Cynthia Stites Foundation

Texas Health Resources HEB






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6308 Rufe Snow Dr.
North Richland Hills, TX 76180

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Monday - Saturday
9:00am - 5:00pm



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