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Quite often we may miss the gems surrounding us, and how much of a tremendous blessing they are.  There are amazing nonprofits in McKinney such as Mission Regan, that give away free medical supplies such as electric wheelchairs, rollators, walkers, and more! I didn't know about Mission Regan until someone told me about them. I'm sure glad they did. 

We can find the brightest light in the darkest time and that is what Mission Regan did for my family. You see my mother-in-law was battling cancer, and at points of her chemo, walking became difficult, I asked if anyone knew of a discounted place for medical walkers and I was told that Mission Regan donates these to people in need. They were right. I contacted them and within 24 hours we had a walker!  In a short amount of time, my mother-in-law lost complete ability to walk and needed an electric wheelchair and you guessed it! Mission Regan donated that to us as well. Although my mother-in-law lost her battle with cancer, Mission Regan helped us help her during the difficult journey and we are forever grateful. We were able to donate those items back to Mission Regan so they can be used again to help another family in need. 

Just as Mission Regan made a difference in our lives, On October 23rd, we will make a difference in the lives of 40 other families! 15 nonprofits will collaborate to bring a day of hope and joy to families in need! These families will be selected via an application process and will be based on the greatest need. They will be invited to come to this exclusive event where they will be connected directly with nonprofits, receive free furniture, free clothing, free home decor, gift cards, and more!  It is one of the ways that we can touch the lives of others in a practical way and show them the gift of compassion. 

This event will be held on October 23rd, 2021 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm by invitation only at Victory Church 1008 Erwin Avenue, McKinney Texas 75069 as part of McKinney’s Make a Difference Day.  “Another Man’s Treasure” speaker helping people with practical financial literacy will be Scott Elliott, from Community Lifeline Center who we are so honored to have. 

We are also super excited to announce our Nonprofit and business collaborators this year, working together, servicing the community. 

Victory Church of McKinney, McKinney Family YMCA, Community Lifeline Center, HOPE Clinic, First United Bank of Sherman, McKinney Housing Authority,  Aleph 2 Omega Enterprises LLC, TLT- Tomorrow's Leaders today inc., Baby Booties Diaper Bank, Attitudes and Attire, North Texas Job Corps, A Motivating Love, Lunchbox of Love, UT Southwestern, Purposed for Destiny, Holy Family School, to not only have physical give-a-ways but practical takeaways such as free resources for families from infants to geriatric. 

 

We are looking to have another successful impactful year on Make A Difference Day here in McKinney!

To volunteer, donate clothing, furniture, time, or financial contributions please contact us at www.liftrandr.org and complete the contact us form or call us at 518-551-6715. 

 

About L.I.F.T. R&R, we are a 501C3 organization, all donations are tax-deductible. 

This event will be exclusive to families in poverty so the needs of those genuinely in need are the recipients.

Ways you can participate to have a direct impact: Volunteer, Donate funds or items as listed above, or in-kind donations.    

Ways to financially donate:  Via our pay-pay link: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=9VF8XTHCKTZAS

Mail donations to P.O. Box 157 McKinney Texas 75069

All sponsors and donors will be acknowledged unless they choose to remain anonymous.

Those wishing to donate New or Gently used items to the event please contact us to schedule a pick-up. 

This is community, everyone working together to help those less fortunate. Thank you for your kindness.

Rolanda Macharia

President and Founder of L.I.F.T. R&R EIN # 843332017

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Another Man's Treasure 2021

True Story- The founder of L.I.F.T. R&R, Rolanda had 5 children, a product of generational poverty, living in poverty in California, receiving housing assistance through Section 8. Rolanda, determined to become self-sufficient, commuted 4 hours per day on a vanpool to get back and forth to work, to earn 10.00 per hour while leaving the children in childcare. She dropped them off at 6 am to be at a job that started at 8 am and picked them up at 7 pm from a job that ended at 5 pm due to the vanpool and distance to work. On Tuesday and Thursday, she attended Antelope Valley College for Criminal Justice to try to get ahead and provide for her family so the kids didn't get picked up from childcare until 11 pm. A dear friend offered her a running 1978 chevy Chevette for $250.00 (the current year was 1999), but because she had no money for a newer car, and couldn't afford a car note, she jumped at the opportunity to finally have some transportation. She could take her children to the park, to the free beach, and improve their quality of life. The car was in quite a shape. The driver's door didn't latch to the lock, so when she made a left turn the door would swing open! She would take a rope to tie the door to her seat to keep it from swinging open and throwing her out (the seatbelt was also broken). One weekend she drove her family 14 hours away to visit a family member who was not doing very well. Needless to say, they arrived there but the car wouldn't start when it was time to leave. They were 100 miles away from the closest city and the car needed a small part to get started again but because the car was 21 years old no one carried the part. It would have to be found at a junkyard, and there were none in Willits California where they were stranded at. Devastated, Rolanda and her kids, got greyhound tickets to get home so she would be back in time for work, she couldn't afford to lose her job. The evening before she left she stopped at a local auto store and offered her 250.00 Chevette for free to the man behind the counter. Since it ran and only needed the part, he would have time to locate the part and put it in the car. The man excepted the offer and she signed over the pink slip and left. Hours later the man, his wife, and children came to where Rolanda was staying and offered to take her entire family to dinner. Rolanda had no money left since she had to get the greyhound tickets and she accepted the invitation. 3 weeks later, this family drove 14 hours to Rolanda's home and presented her with a $2000.00 cashier's check to purchase a car! Rolanda bought a minivan, and that minivan lasted her 7 years, never broke down, and was even able to be passed down to her oldest son when he began to drive. This story shows the compassion of a stranger to a divorced, single mother who was doing all she could to get out of poverty. Rolanda has now been at her job for 20 years, became a homeowner in 2003, and purchased 4 homes by 2017 including rental property. She went into management in her job in 2001 and founded L.I.F.T. R&R in 2019 to help alleviate the suffering of those in need and provide opportunities like she was given to come out of poverty. Rolanda offered a $250.00 bucket to a person she thought needed it only to be blessed by them with something that was truly life-changing... Compassion! To this day, Rolanda and Allyn Noneman are friends and Forever connected by the compassion and generosity that Rolanda will always be grateful for. Thank you, Eric and Allyn Noneman!

 

Another Man's Treasure is that amazing show of compassion and generosity to families that have experienced the perils of poverty! Just like the story above, people can be trying their best but are still in need of some assistance. During the year, we collect new and gently used items like furniture, household decor, clothing that are in new or gently used shape to prepare for a wonderful time of giving on Make A difference day in McKinney. We invite families in poverty to a time of connection, education, and shopping at no cost to them. Many nonprofit organizations come and share what services they have to offer and we have giveaways, eligible families are signed up for toys for tots to also receive a visit from Santa which otherwise their children may not have experienced. This is the spirit of Another Man's Treasure. That day someone will be impacted like I had been and broke the chains of generational poverty. If you would like to donate financially, donate goods or gift cards or in-kind donations such as your talent, volunteerism, or help move furniture, you would indeed be making a difference!

 

If you or someone you know are in poverty and would like to be selected for this opportunity, please complete the application to apply below.

 

https://forms.gle/7AqENF77xg1xJSAb6

 

 

 
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L.I.F.T. R&R is excited to start preparing for our annual event to provide assistance to eligible households at no charge.

The event will be held on October 23rd, 2021 from 8:00am to 3:00pm at Victory Church 1008 Erwin Avenue, McKinney Texas 75069 as part of McKinney’s Make a Difference Day.  “Another Man’s Treasure” will focus on helping those in poverty by GIVING AWAY donated new and gently used clothing, household items, furniture, gas and food gift cards and much more, while providing resources with financial literacy to help assist them with future money management choices.   In addition we bring local nonprofits to the event to meet our families and offer their services resulting in direct access. 

Last year, our 2020 goal was serving 25 families, we exceeded the goal by serving 37 families with direct impact. We collaborated with multiple nonprofits including McKinney Family YMCA, Alliance for Elite Youth Leadership, HOPE Clinic, First United Bank of Sherman, McKinney Housing Authority, Victory Church, Aleph 2 Omega, and McKinney Goodwill, along with businesses, and donors, to have not only physical give a-ways but practical takeaways such as free resources for families from infants to geriatric. 

 

Because of generous donors and supporters, we were able to provide $1100.00 in Wal-Mart gift cards, $200.00 in WinCo gift cards, 3 kids bikes, 1 adult bike, 3 YMCA family memberships, over 100 food boxes, bath and body works, 2 cases of bibles, a case of the Purpose for Marriage books, 1000's of dollars of clothing furniture and home décor all GIVEN AWAY. Our volunteers were amazing. Victory Church was a gracious, beyond generous host. The Non Profits represented were 

AEYL

Victory Church

HOPE CLINIC

Aleph2Omega

Above all things

Goodwill Industries of North East Texas

A Motivating Love

McKinney Housing Authority

L.I.F.T. R&R Board

Volunteer McKinney

Full Gospel Fire and Deliverance

Inspiredtrends 320

Grace Like Rain

 

The collaboration helped so many people in awesome ways, most importantly they are now aware of resources in their community and as a faith based organization we can truly say that God provided for all. 

As we prepare for the 2021 event, we want to extend the opportunity for sponsors, agencies and other nonprofits to join us in making this an exceptional day for those we will serve. Any in-kind donations (banners, print work, swag bags, raffle prizes, gas or grocery gift cards and refreshments & drinks for our “Refreshing Station” would be greatly appreciated).  We are a 501C3 nonprofit and all donations are tax deductible. 

This event will be exclusive to families in poverty so the needs of those genuinely in need are the recipients.

Ways you can participate to have direct impact in this 1st of its kind Annual Event: Volunteer, Donate funds or items as listed above, or in-kind donations.    

Ways to financially donate:  Via our pay-pay link : https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=9VF8XTHCKTZAS

Mail donations to P.O. Box 157 McKinney Texas 75069

Please contact L.I.F.T. R&R at 518-551-6715 or email us at liftresources1@gmail.com with any questions.

All sponsors and donors will be acknowledged unless they choose to remain anonymous.

Those wishing to donate New or Gently used items to the event please contact us to schedule a pick up

This is community, everyone working together to help those less fortunate. Thank you for your kindness.

Rolanda Macharia

President and Founder of L.I.F.T. R&R EIN # 843332017

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One of the greatest outpouring of resources since the economic impact of COVID-19, was nonprofits here in McKinney stepping in and helping shoulder the burden of the economic pain of our McKinney residents. Many nonprofits were working with limited resources and had themselves experienced loss of funding and support due to the closure of businesses, and the scarcity of funds in the uncertainty of this unprecedented time, but they used what they had to help their fellow neighbors. Today we want to share some amazing McKinney Nonprofits that did just that in our community. Our local Nonprofits provided critical needs for people who needed it most! While Victory Church McKinney, began their Wednesday's faith, food family events inviting anyone from the community to come eat dinner at no cost to them, opened up their doors for L.I.F.T. R&R to begin serving those whose loved one had died with the GriefShare support group, Community Lifeline Center, Alliance for Elite Youth Leadership, and Above All Things, began providing food boxes and hot meals for community residents. Nonprofits like Street side Showers came every Saturday, across from Sam's Club with portable showers, clothing and meals to support the most vulnerable, our homeless population. Places Like Hope Clinic continued to provide healthcare for those without insurance and low income and places like Mission Regan gave free medical equipment to those in desperate need of items such as wheelchairs, rollators, adult diapers and more. Baby Booties Diaper Bank ensured parents in need of baby supplies, diapers, wipes and baby food for their little ones had it. Recycles McKinney provided free bikes to children and the homeless. L.I.F.T. R&R put on free furniture and clothing giveaways, became Santa, providing supplies for the Northpark Nursing and Rehabilitation Seniors, and over 300 families for Christmas partnering with Toys for Tots. While Beyond the Walls gave gift cards to Essential workers., A Motivating Love encouraged women and supported  them with friendships and emotional support. Countless others gave and some with such humility, they gave thousands of dollars in gift cards and asked for no recognition (but if you read this, you know who you are, smiling). Many businesses supported these nonprofits in incredible ways including in-kind donations and we are all truly grateful. Businesses like the McKinney Chamber, First United Bank, the YMCA, InspiredTrends Prints and countless other businesses rose and supported our McKinney nonprofits in spectacular ways. 

Hopelessness could have easily set in and consumed many in the midst of job losses and a pandemic. Everything listed above would have cost money that many no longer had. These Non Profits did much heavy lifting because of their love for McKinney. They are a vital piece of our beautifully created puzzle, not only for those in need but also for the businesses here as well. See, like 6 degrees of separation we are all impacted by others within just a few people. An employee can truly be at their best when they are not worried about how their family will eat, where they will live, and how to keep the utilities on. With community leaders and businesses supporting the Non Profits and collaborating we all play a part in providing the help for those in need, showing we are truly McKinney Strong because McKinney is a community who cares for the well-being of others. Let us thank our unsung heroes who have taken up the mantle to fill in the gaps to be a helper one to another.
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One of the greatest outpouring of resources since the economic impact of COVID-19, was nonprofits all over the world, stepping in and helping shoulder the burden of the economic pain of their community. Many nonprofits were working with limited resources and had themselves experienced loss of funding and support due to the closure of businesses, and the scarcity of funding in the uncertainty of this unprecedented time, but they used what they had to help their fellow neighbors. Today we want to share some amazing Nonprofits that did just that in our community. Our unsung heroes provided critical needs for people who needed it most! While Victory Church began their Wednesday's faith, food family events inviting anyone from the community to come eat dinner at no cost to them, opened up their doors for L.I.F.T. R&R to begin serving those whose loved one had died with the GriefShare support group, Community Lifeline Center, Alliance for Elite Youth Leadership, and Above All Things, began providing food boxes and hot meals for community residents. Nonprofits like Street side Showers came every Saturday with portable showers, clothing and meals to support the most vulnerable, our homeless population. Places Like Hope Clinic continued to provide healthcare for those without insurance and low income and places like Mission Regan gave free medical equipment to those in desperate need of items such as wheelchairs, rollators, adult diapers and more. Baby Booties Diaper Bank ensured parents in need of baby supplies, diapers, wipes and baby food for their little ones had it. Recycles McKinney provided free bikes to children and the homeless. L.I.F.T. R&R put on free furniture and clothing giveaways, became Santa, providing supplies for the Northpark Nursing and Rehabilitation Seniors, and over 300 families for Christmas. While Beyond the Walls gave gift cards to Essential workers. A Motivating Love encouraged women and supported with friendships and emotional support. Countless others gave and some with such humility, they gave thousands of dollars in gift cards and asked for no recognition (but if you read this, you know who you are, smiling). Many businesses supported these nonprofits in incredible ways including in-kind donations and we are all truly grateful.
Hopelessness could have easily set in and consumed many in the midst of job losses and a pandemic. Everything listed above would have cost money that many no longer had. These Non Profits did much heavy lifting because of their love for our community. They are a vital piece of our beautifully created puzzle, not only for those in need but also for the businesses that employ. An employee can truly be at their best when they are not worried about how their family will eat, where they will live, and how to keep the utilities on. With community leaders and businesses supporting the Non Profits and collaborating we all play a part in providing the help for those in need, showing we are truly a community who cares for the well-being of others. Let us thank our unsung heroes who have taken up the mantle to fill in the gaps to be a helper one to another.
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L.I.F.T. R&R

P.O. Box 157

McKinney Texas 75069

 

L.I.F.T. R&R will be having an exclusive event to provide assistance to eligible households at no charge.

The event will be held on October 24th from 8:30am to 3:30pm at Victory Church 1008 Erwin Avenue, McKinney Texas 75069 as part of McKinney’s Make a Difference Day.  We are grateful for the serving heart of Pastor Matthew Long of Victory Church for ensuring this great event had a wonderful location to serve those in need. 

The event is called “Another Man’s Treasure” and the focus is to help those in poverty by GIVING AWAY donated new and gently used clothing, household items, furniture, toys etc. to socioeconomically challenged families.  We are very excited about this opportunity to serve our disadvantaged population and are already preparing for our event for the year 2021 in McKinney and Sherman! We’re collaborating with other local nonprofits to have not only physical give aways but practical takeaways such as free resources for children, teens and families.  Any remaining items after the event will be donated to McKinney Goodwill to help support their mission of helping the disadvantaged population also.

As we prepare for this event, we want to extend the opportunity for sponsors, agencies and other nonprofits to help make this an exceptional day for those we will serve. Any in-kind donations or swag bags, items to go in those bags, goodies, drinks for our “Refreshing Station” would be greatly appreciated. We are a 501C3 approved non profit and all donations are tax deductible.  We would like to give away gift cards to help with gas and other basic needs.

 

This event will be exclusive to families referred by McKinney nonprofits already working with the under privileged population to ensure that the needs of people who genuinely are in need are the recipients.

Nonprofits wishing to collaborate, refer clients or volunteer and sponsors , donors, and those wanting to donate items, to this 1st of its kind event please contact L.I.F.T. R&R at 518-551-6715 or email us at liftresources1@gmail.com.

All sponsors and donors will be acknowledged unless they choose to remain anonymous.

Givers wishing to donate New or Gently used items to the event please contact us. Drop offs will be taken between 830am and 930am at the location on 10/24. If you are unable to drop off, pick up is available on 10/24 from 7:00am to 8:00am. Please contact us to be added to the route for pick up. Due to COVID-19 we will be following CDC guidelines.

This is community, everyone working together to help us smile even brighter.  We Thank you in advance for your consideration. Have a wonderful day.

 

Rolanda Macharia

President and Founder of L.I.F.T. R&R