Welcome to Trusted World Network News, where we share stories of hope, impact, and innovation from within the Network’s hundreds of North Texas partners.
The public donations of clothing and food make Trusted World’s mission possible. After the recent ice storm, Princeton Independent School District answered the call for more coats for kids. Parents, students, and teachers rallied, gathering more than a thousand coats and jackets, enough to fill a van floor to ceiling and front to back. Amegy Bank volunteers sorted the items ensuring only the best went into the Trusted World’s distribution pipeline. The experience empowers even first-time volunteers.
“You want to make sure that they have the best possible clothing they can wear, and it’s our job to make sure that they are getting the best possible piece of clothing, and I take that with great pride. So, you always want to double-check the zippers, you know, every detail matters.”
“You look at it multiple times. We’re not going to give them a jacket that has stains or dirt or anything like that. I think what ya’ll have is a great way to partner with the community and help those in need.”
It’s always a positive experience when Trusted World Network partners come out to volunteer. Several Anna PD Officers, their families, and a couple of police explorers volunteered to sort clothes at Trusted World on Saturday.
“A big part of that with us is not just the training but the community service that’s involved, and to get them here to see on kind of the front lines of things, on where the donations are going to and how they’re getting back out into the community. It’s really good to get it instilled in them. Like I say, we even brought our kids today; I know my daughter said multiple times she really likes doing this, and she’s only seven. So.”
“I think it’s a phenomenal opportunity to help people, and it’s fulfilling.”
“It’s good knowing that I’m doing something good for someone that needs it, making sure they get quality stuff.”
The Anna Police Department recently joined the Trusted World Network, and Lt. Josh Devore recalls their first order for resources. It was for a mother of eight children who just needed clothes for her children.
“When we delivered it, even the older kids, just the light on their faces. They were very welcoming and appreciative, and it was very heart-warming for us.”
If you’d like to help make a difference, you can go to TrustedWorld.org, and under the ways to give link, you can click on the Amazon Wish List to find food and clothing items the Network needs.
For clothing donations, one of our key sponsors, the Credit Union of Texas, has a dropoff bin in every one of their North Texas branch locations. Next to the bin is a banner with a QR code if you’d like to make a monetary donation. You’ll find a complete list of dropoff bin locations on the Trusted World website.
That’s a look at the headlines from around the Trusted World Network, where you can join us in helping people help people.