Cameron Area Christian Services still serving community
Yes, we are still here!
The Cameron Area Christian Thrift Shop is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ready to help if you need some groceries on in dire need for some clothing or even some household items. If you’re in need come by and talk with the manager about your situation and with the resources available you will be helped.
Also the Thrift Shop maintains a safe, clean area for you to shop in or bring your donations of food and other items. Currently the Thrift Shop would asked donors to consider putting some canned fruits in with other can goods that are donated.
The Board met earlier this month and recognized donations from February from the First Baptist Church of Cameron, All Saints Episcopal, New Beginnings Full Gospel, Little River Baptist Church, one individuals plus First Baptist Care and Share, and the Cameron Area Ministers Association amounting to $1,020. Also in February the United Methodist Church of Cameron, Edward Jones and two others gave food donations.
Five people were help with clothes and 90 with food and four people volunteered at the Thrift Shop. If you want to volunteer, just show up at the Thrift Shop and ask for Betty any day the Thrift Shop is open.
Remember second-hand items are for sale at the Thrift Shop as well and from time to time furniture and appliances. All types of items are donated for resale so stop by. Check out the tags at the Thrift Shop. White tag $1 with the highest price tag being $8.
As always the last week in the month most used clothing and other selected items are part of the 25 for $5. So plan to get by the Thrift Shop the last week of the month and take advantage of the 25 items for $5.
The Cameron Area Christian Services Board of Directors is planning a Clean the Shop day for the First Saturday in June. This will be a chance for youth groups, Sunday School classes, civic organization and others to come do a spring clean of the facility. More on this Shop Clean Up will come once the current Covid-19 crisis concludes.
Would you like to be a Board Member of the “Thrift Shop” Board? According to the By Laws Membership shall consist of those Cameron area Churches who’s governing bodies on an annual basis 1) Pledge a financial contribution, 2) Appoint a representative and 3.) Pledge congregational involvement. So if you want to be a representative on the Cameron Area Christian Services Board, just stop by the Thrift Shop and leave your name, address and name of Church to be represented to receive notice of when the next Board meeting will to be held.
The next Board meeting will be on the April 13 at the Methodist FLC building on Travis Street starting at 5 p.m. providing the county order about gathering has been rescinded.
Everyone is welcome at the Thrift Shop, come shop, donate or volunteer. Anyone can mail a tax deductable donation to 300 South Houston Street, Cameron, Texas 76520 or come by the Thrift Shop, which is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community based organization which serves the needy of the area.
The Thrift Shop is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. located at 300 South Houston in Cameron. The web address: http://camerontxchristianthriftshop.org.