6 Word Stories
A great story in only 6 words?
Yes, Hemingway was challenged to write a six-word story. He wrote “For sale: baby shoes, never used”. A poignant and remarkably short story that tweaks the imagination and touches the heart.
Some stories are a bit more complicated
Veterans struggling to adjust to civilian life, often sidelined by emotional or physical crises; children whose most cherished gift might be a warm meal, or a warm coat; families who are more concerned with staying in their home than decorating them: these are the stories that we hear every day. Nearly 400 people a month – many facing their first crisis – come asking for help. The holiday season is a particularly difficult time for these families, and a time in which your help is most needed.
Help us to re-write someone’s Holiday Story
Click here to donate, or, mail your donation to the address below.You can also send us your six-word story through our Facebook page. We will publish the best on this site as a reminder to all that the greatest stories ever told are based on great deeds and small words.Community Lifeline Center
PO Box 1792
McKinney, Texas 75070
Community Lifeline Center is a non-profit human services organization based in McKinney. For nearly a quarter of a century CLC has been helping those trying to manage an unexpected crisis to get from Point A to Point B. Help can be in the form of short term financial help for rent or utilities, job search assistance, medical or dental care, or other basic services. The generosity of local churches, businesses, state and local agencies and – most importantly, YOU – funds these and other services. Some employers are willing to match employee donations.
Our Return on Investment: Nearly nine cents out of every dime goes to help those in need, is an impressive statistic. We welcome the opportunity to work with your company’s gift matching program.
Questions? We can be reached at 972.542.0020 or contact us through the website.