Bringing Hope and Changing Lives for Over 50 Years

Charlie volunteering at CCA food pantry.

In Memory of Charlie: A Life of Service

Anyone who knew Charlie knew that he was a strong disciple of Christ. Charlie served as a dedicated volunteer and supporter at CCA for 25 years. As a member of Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church, he took to heart Jesus’ call to serve and meet the needs of others. You could find Charlie in the food pantry store serving families in the grocery checkout station twice a week as a lead volunteer. During tax season, he made time in his schedule to assist community members with their tax returns at CCA through the VITA program led by United Way of Denton County.

He always wore a smile and gave out hugs whenever he had the opportunity. His quirky sense of humor made it fun to be around him. When his health challenged him, he reached out and assured the CCA team that he intended to return to serve when he could. He did so, but with time, he accepted that God was calling him to his heavenly home. (John 14:1-7) Through this challenging journey, he remained faithful, positive, and strong, maintaining an inner peace that only the Holy Spirit can bring. (Psalm 23)

CCA was blessed abundantly by Charlie’s servant spirit. Although we will miss him serving alongside us at CCA, a permanent memorial plaque will soon be installed at the CCA pantry in his honor to remember him and inspire others to serve.

Charlie was asked recently why volunteer service was important to him, and he replied, “I enjoy volunteering at CCA because it represents, in name and actions, one of my core tenets as a Christian–service–to those in need.”

Well done, Charlie. You have fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7-8)

Young man volunteering by delivering groceries to senior citizen.

Service in Retirement: Nancy’s Journey at CCA

Nancy retired in 2020 and enjoys spending more time with friends, playing pickleball, traveling, having lunch with friends, and visiting her grandchildren. She felt a calling to find purposeful volunteer service in her community and reached out to CCA Volunteer Relations.

Four years later, she has helped refine the standard operating procedures for the volunteer program, deploys weekly grocery delivery teams, sends groceries to the homebound, and patiently guides callers seeking information about CCA.

We asked Nancy why she enjoys serving at CCA, and she replied, “It’s the best job for a retiree looking to help those less fortunate!” CCA is blessed to have loyal volunteers like Nancy, who help us fulfill our mission.

Want to get involved? Click here to see our Volunteer Opportunities.

Man volunteering at CCA in Lewisville, Texas.

Making a Difference: The Power of CCA Volunteers

Last fiscal year, CCA volunteers contributed 30,059 hours of volunteer time. This incredible community involvement equates to $1,136,430 in economic impact!

The work of serving families in crisis is never-ending, and the 30 dedicated staff members at CCA work diligently to change lives in our local community.

Without our volunteers, CCA would not be able to effectively serve the 16,000+ people that we assist annually.

Volunteers ages 12 and older can serve at CCA, with minors having a few restrictions. Volunteers aged 12-15 require adult supervision.

Share your expertise, talents, and skills by becoming a CCA volunteer today!

CCA salutes our volunteers this Volunteer Appreciation Month. Thank you for your dedication, kindness, and service!

For over 50 years, it’s been through the kindness of individuals like you that we have been able to alleviate suffering, bring hope, and change lives in the name of Jesus Christ.