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.
“They do see it as wow! I’m getting set up for success.”
That’s a Trusted World Network partner talking about the excitement of clients receiving quality resources.
But first, we take a look at the February impact numbers.
Trusted World Network partners provided clients with resources of clothing, food, and toiletries valued at 120 thousand dollars, helping 12 hundred North Texans last month.
The year-to-date data shows Trusted World provided nearly a quarter million dollars of resources to roughly 24 hundred of our neighbors in need. An impact like that is only possible with the generosity of sponsors and the public donating time, money, clothing, food, and toiletries.
We recently reported an Elementary School in Allen held a food drive providing Trusted World with more than two thousand items– that’s more than any other school canned food drive — let alone an elementary school.
Anderson Elementary was one of the first schools in the Trusted World Network, and the School Counselor there says the children understand the importance of helping others.
“The kids come in, and they say, Mrs. Bramlett, I brought in 4 cans today, and it could be a family that I’ve had to help get them support, but they wanted to help someone else. And so our community is into helping others as best they can. That may be four cans at a can food drive; it may be 40. But the excitement they get, they want to be their class to be the one that wins that gets the most food items for Trusted World, and so, there’s some competitiveness, but there is a big act of giving at our school.”>>
Anderson Elementary’s been a Trusted World Network partner since 2021.
Many Network partners describe the Trusted World relationship as a win-win. Meaning it’s a win having quality resources on demand for their clients and a ‘win’ for their organization.
A case manager for TORI, the Texas Offenders Re-entry Initiative, is one of them. It provides social services and guidance for inmates returning home to their communities.
Case Manager Justin Lucero says clients are often released with nothing but the clothes on their backs.
“The opportunity to get items from Trusted World really really brings a fresh start to those individuals and allows them to hit the ground running with good quality items that they would have had a hard time getting access to.”>>
Lucero says his organization’s become more efficient by joining the Trusted World Network, and he also sees an increase in client trust.
“There was something of a mindset change when our clients went from having to utilize a random clothing closet to getting personalized orders. It’s been a real big convenience. We’ve been able to utilize that space for other things instead of a clothing closet, and so it’s really expanded our ability to reach our clients.”>>
If you’d like to help make a difference, you can go to TrustedWorld.org and click on volunteer experiences and sign up. If you’d like to help make a difference another way, you can go to the same website, 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, as you’ve seen, has donation dropoff bins in every one of their North Texas branches. You’ll find a complete list of dropoff bin locations on the Trusted World website. Next to the bin is a banner with a QR code if you want to donate money.
That’s a look at the headlines from around the Trusted World Network, where you can join us in helping people help people.