Inside St. Paul Children's Foundation - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Inside St. Paul Children's Foundation

Posted: Updated:
  • CBS19.tv Web ExclusivesMore>>

  • Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
  • Web Exclusive: A product to help keep sharks away on sale

    Web Exclusive: A product to help keep sharks away on sale

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:40:46 GMT
    If you're headed on a beach vacation, there's a product you may be interested in to help keep sharks away.  The device is called a Shark Shield.  It is now being sold in Florida.More >>
    If you're headed on a beach vacation, there's a product you may be interested in to help keep sharks away.  The device is called a Shark Shield.  It is now being sold in Florida.More >>
  • Web Exclusive: Back to School costs really add up

    Web Exclusive: Back to School costs really add up

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:14:59 GMT
    Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.  For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes, all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget.  So, just how much do parents will pay to send their kids off to school this year?More >>
    Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.  For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes, all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget.  So, just how much do parents will pay to send their kids off to school this year?More >>

Tyler, TX (KYTX) -- More than 20,000 children in Smith County struggle to get enough food, clothes, and health care every year.

St. Paul Children's Foundation exists to meet that need. Lisa Morgan is one that uses St. Paul's food pantry every couple of months.

"Without the assistance of food stamps and this place, we wouldn't be able to make it," Morgan said.

With a husband and 3 kids at home, she's even shopping for clothes. "Anything that we need, they have always been here for us," Morgan said.

She explains the hardship she's endured to end up at St. Paul's door. "I've applied for disability. I'm no longer able to work, so at 47, my earning ability has ended. My husband is retired, we live on $1258 a month, which doesn't go very far," Morgan said.

The St. Paul Food Pantry served 12,000 Smith County families like hers last year. And the need is only growing. 

"We see a lot of people who were recently employed who have lost their jobs. We're seeing people who are employed and just the money they make is just not enough to cover their bills," Sharlyn Cannady, Executive Director of St. Paul Children's Foundation, said.

Cannady says now with a pediatric medical and dental clinic, the foundation is far from where it started in the early 1990's. Volunteers have helped make it what it is today.

"I wanted to follow what it says in the Bible, love God and love others. That's what's happening here," Patricia Owen, one volunteer, said.

Owen adds she'll be volunteering until she can't walk anymore.

Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.