January 19, 2021

Leah Cox and Karsyn Mitchell are best friends and birthday twins...sharing a January 19 birthday! This year, they decided to celebrate their 10th birthday by having a drive-by parade to collect items to make birthday bags for the CEC! Friends and relatives drove by, dropping off cake mix,…

April 23, 2020

COVID-19 and the “shelter at home” orders sent many people to the CEC looking for help with food.  It didn’t take long to realize that most of the families driving though our converted, social distancing pantry were unfamiliar ones. These new visitors were patient, humble, honest, and we…

April 17, 2020

A special blog from CEC's Income Support Manager, Jere McCully We saw him coming up the road to our drive thru pantry, on a children’s bike.  He’s been here before, sometimes walking and sometimes on a bike.  The way he loads the food bags on the bike is…

January 20, 2020

Little Johnny* got called into the principal’s office one day for having odor issues. When the principal asked him why he was stinking up the classroom, Johnny replied that he got shampoo and body wash from his mother for Christmas and wanted to make them last as long…

January 16, 2020

How does the CEC help families and individuals? Here's a look at the resources and programs offered through the CEC on this PSA video now appearing on local television! Thank you to our board member, Scott Sandlin, Sandlin Homes and his connections with Tom Bevins and Jarrad Oram…

October 22, 2019

It's always a great feeling when we get to witness first-hand the changes in the lives of the people and families we serve. It doesn't happen every day, but when it does, it's MAGICAL! On a recent Saturday...the magic happened! "The CEC recently had an opportunity to partner…

October 2, 2019

The 9th Day

Ms. Lily greeted each volunteer with a hug and heartfelt gratitude. She had 10 days to get the job done before being fined, and this was Day 9. Now living alone and with the need of a walker, she just wasn’t able to keep up with the yardwork…

August 2, 2019

The CEC partners with many agencies to provide services for families and individuals in Tarrant County. We work closely together to make the best use of our available resources and give our participants the best odds of truly changing their lives. One of those partners is Arlington Life…