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Metrocrest Services Trip, September, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 8:30am
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Community Involvement

Eleven TIAA members participated in a Community Involvement event at the Metrocrest Service's warehouse on September 21. Metrocrest Services, located in Farmers Branch, provides a diverse number of programs to seniors, including home-delivered meals, minor home repairs, food pantry canned & dry goods, and transportation to appointments. Other services provided for local disadvantaged residents include rent and utility bill assistance, financial counseling, medical aids, case management, seasonal programs for distribution of school supplies, summer food for children, holiday food & gifts, and holiday baskets for seniors. Metrocrest Services provides support for the cities of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell, and parts of Dallas. Our TIAA volunteers spent the morning packing an enormous mountain of school supplies into boxes ready for distribution to schools within the Metrocrest Services delivery area. Supplies included approximately 1,000 back packs; 1,000 pencil boxes; 5,000 erasers, glue sticks, and scissors; and almost 10,000 spiral notebooks! Wow! We worked our brains (counting and sorting items), tested our eyesight (Is this notebook black or blue?), and exercised our muscles (bending to pick up items and moving empty or full boxes). After our hard work, we relaxed and rested at lunch – glowing with pleasure, knowing our work will make a difference in the lives of many school children across the metroplex.