Our Programs

a sponsorship program to help local children in need with supplies and clothes for school, food for weekends, and more.

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supports comprehensive literacy development by pairing 1st graders with weekly adult reading buddies and supplies books to elementary students.

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prevents childhood hunger by providing healthy, kid-friendly weekend food for children who would otherwise be hungry.

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help for those in emergency situations to have food to make it through the month. An average of 700 families are served monthly.

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C a r e s 4 k i d s

Cares4kids gives the opportunity for adults to sponsor a LOCAL elementary student. This began as a dream to imitate agencies whose main focus is helping a child overseas and brings this idea home to our community where the need may be just as great. 

The impact $20 a month can make.

Children enrolled in Cares4kids receive the following:

  • school supplies and a set of new school clothes and shoes

  • a gift and book about the birth of Jesus at Christmas

  • an Easter basket full of candy and book about the resurrection of Jesus at Easter

  • weekend food as part of Food4kids

  • a birthday party with a cupcake, gift and book


Kim Hedges & Kim Haddox



Becoming a Sponsor.

What do sponsors do?

  • Commit to pray for the child and write a letter three times a year to encourage their child

  • Give $20/month or $240/year

Follow the button to fill out an application (includes information to conduct a background check and confidentiality agreement), and email/mail it to tccpm@tituscountycares.org/310 N. Edwards, Mount Pleasant, TX 75455.

Recurring gifts can be set up online, or you may mail a check or setup an automatic bank transfer.


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Kim Hedges and Kim Haddox



Titus County Reads focuses on supporting comprehensive literacy development in our community by targeting young readers. The program was started in the fall of 2013 and currently has about 115 local adult volunteers who read one-on-one with a 1st grader at one of six Titus County Elementary schools for 30 minutes a week. The extra reading practice, personal attention, and special relationship formed between each adult and their reading buddy offers countless benefits to these students. 

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Book Distributions

In 2019, Titus County Reads distributed over 5,000 books to each Kindergarten - 4th grade child on the four Mt. Pleasant elementary campuses as well as Chapel Hill and Harts Bluff schools. 

How to Get Involved


You can find out more information about becoming a reading buddy by contacting Caren. Other volunteer opportunities include helping organize books for the yearly book distribution in April or giving to help purchase books. 

interim Director: caren Fielder

903.575.9157  |  csueFielder@gmail.com


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Food4kids delivers sacks of kid-friendly food for identified needy children every Friday to area schools, specifically to extremely low income families or latch key children. The program is designed to prevent childhood hunger and provide each child the opportunity to succeed in school and life. 

During the 2018-19 school year, over 1,400 bags were distributed each week. The program also incorporated two food closets at Chapel Junior High and High School and Mt.Pleasant Junior High.

F o o d 4 k i d s

How it Works

Volunteers meet every Tuesday during the school year to form assembly lines to pack the sacks of food. Another team delivers these sacks to the schools each Friday to be sent home with the children in their backpacks. Volunteers come from at least 12 different churches and local businesses and retirees.

How to Get Involved


To help pack the sacks, simply come to the TCC warehouse (310 N. Edwards) on Tuesdays 5:15-6:00 pm. 

The first Tuesday to pack bags for the 2019-20 school year will be Sept. 3, 2019. Watch the TCC facebook page for further announcements regarding the schedule.

Co-Directors: Rob and Sally Holliday

903.575.9157  |  tccpm@tituscountycares.org

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82% of Mount Pleasant ISD students are on free or reduced lunch. That's 4,406 students in MPISD alone.  

The TCC Food Pantry is available for those who are in emergency situations and need food to make it through the month. A family in need may visit the Food Pantry once every 30 days until they no longer need the assistance.

The first Friday of every month, TCC offers "Senior Boxes," boxes filled with non-perishable food items for qualifying seniors. 

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How it Works

Most of the food is purchased from the East Texas Food Bank and Kings Storehouse in Tyler, Texas as well as the local Pilgrim's Pride. Many individuals and organizations also donate canned foods through food drives.

Volunteers serve our "neighbors in need" during their visits to the Food Pantry.

Hours are: Mondays, Wednedays and Thursdays 9 am - 3 pm and Tuesdays 5 - 7 pm. 

How to Get Involved


To volunteer, fill out a volunteer application, also available at the TCC front desk, and bring it to the TCC Office (310 N. Edwards). A background check will be performed to complete the application process.

You can also donate food or money to buy food or host a food drive or online fundraising campaign

For more information about donating food or hosting a food drive, contact Charlie Tarver. For more information about donating money or hosting an online fundraising campaign, contact Mireya at wecare@tituscountycares.org

Director: Charlie Tarver


Learn more about the Food Pantry


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Phone: 903.575.9157 Fax: 903.575.9767   |  Mailing Address: P.O.1476 Mount Pleasant, Texas 75456            
Physical Address: 310 N. Edwards Mount Pleasant, Texas 75455  

Titus County Cares is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization