November 29- December 17
Christmas can be a stressful time for families struggling financially.
YOU can help make it special through one or all options listed below.
SPONSOR A FAMILY
You will select a family then visit the CEC between Dec 4 – Dec 15 to pick up food, a resource bag and shop for toys. Contact your family to arrange a delivery in person by Dec. 15. Once you sign up, you will receive next steps to complete a background check.
VOLUNTEER IN CEC’S NORTH POLE
Calling all “Elves” to sort donated toys at the CEC Toy Shop from Nov 29 to Dec 17. We need help each day from 9AM-noon and 1-4 PM. Tuesday Dec 7 & 14 from 6-8 PM / Saturday Dec 11 & 18 from 8-12 PM. Sign up to volunteer here!
Our goal is to provide Christmas for 350 families…we need toys!
You can help by donating a toy or holding a toy drive at your church or place of business! We can provide barrels for collection and signs to help promote it for you! For more information email Alex or call 817.281.1164.
Over 30 years experience changing lives in NE Tarrant County
What began as a small food pantry in the late 1970s has grown into a multi-service resource for struggling families, empowering people and providing hope for a bright future.
Over 900,000 nutritious meals provided to families through the CEC Food Pantry each year.
Homeless families, victims of family violence & low income families find safety and stability in CEC owned & managed housing.
Employment & Financial Coaching
Improve your income, increase your credit score & find a way to save for the future.
Earn your High School Equivalency, improve job skills, get college application assistance, & start your new path.
Counseling and Play Therapy
Counseling and play therapy helps families and individuals heal emotionally and move forward in achieving their goals.
Because we care about you, we want to make your visit a good experience!
ALL visitors please enter through the Welcome Center
Our friendly Welcome Center personnel will be available to direct anyone coming to the CEC requesting assistance, seeking information, arriving for a scheduled appointment or meeting to the right person. The Welcome Center will allow us to centralize our intake area and reception area into one easily identified area and create a much more user-friendly experience for anyone coming to the CEC.
Interested in volunteering as a family? The CEC offers volunteer opportunities for your whole family.
All ages welcome! Volunteers ages 10-14 years old MUST have supervision present. Volunteers MUST be 16 years or older to volunteer without supervision.
Make an impact with your organization by volunteering as a group! CEC provides a fun and engaging environment for group/corporate volunteering. Breaking down the walls of corporate hierarchy and creating a great team building experience.
The requirements for these events may vary. Here you can find information about Special Event volunteer opportunities. Past, present and future. Most of these events are on the the weekend . Please check the calendar to confirm.
Why Choose Us!
The Community Enrichment Center (CEC) commits to cultivating a more vibrant and economically sustainable Tarrant County by providing multi-generational, multi-staged support for homeless and low income individuals and families as well as victims of domestic violence. Our mission is to change lives by restoring hope and sharing God’s love. Investing in those suffering the injustices of poverty demonstrates our belief a person’s current situation doesn’t necessarily define who they are, or their potential. Through the CEC’s program strategy, we illustrate how overcoming adversity and challenges can inspire greater resolve and strengthen determination in our clients, their families and in generations to come.
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Today I met with a man who came to the CEC for the first time last week. He said he came last Thursday evening for the food pantry. He said he observed me stop and talk to a lady about herself, her child and that the lady turned around to someone and said how we treat people like family here. He then said how he received so much food, more than he expected to get, and was excited because he could make meals out of all he received! He said the volunteers were extremely helpful as well. The gentleman had been referred by a coworker who told him she has received help at the CEC.
Through our partnership with World Vision, First Baptist Church of Fort Worth was given the opportunity to support three of our local Title I schools. It was our privilege to bless John D. Spicer Elementary, North Oaks Middle School and Haltom High School with supplies for 300 Teachers/Staff members. The Lord has allowed us to cultivate a relationship with Birdville schools and the CEC. Because of the support from our church family and volunteers, as well as the provisions available from World Vision, the ability to touch the lives of Teachers and Students in our local community is made possible. These seemingly small gestures allow us to share Christ’s love with people and therefore have a greater impact on His Kingdom.
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We hear many stories that break our hearts and cause us to stop and reflect on our own blessings. But we also get to participate in creating new stories of hope and success. We know that alone we do very little but together we can do great things! Relying on our faith in God and each other, the CEC works with the community to build new, wonderful stories for families all over NE Tarrant County.