In order to highlight our lovely community partners, we interviewed them about their purpose and how UNT students can further help them be successful. We interviewed April Elkins from Community Storehouse this week!

  1. Your name and title?

April Elkins, Volunteer Coordinator for Community Storehouse.

  1. What is your organization and what does it do?

Community Storehouse. We are dedicated to the education and well-being of low-income children in our community. In addition to serving clients weekly groceries in our Nutritional Center we also supply Keller, Carroll, and Northwest ISD schools with Snack Packs, ( packs of food going home every Friday for children who qualify for the free/reduced breakfast and lunch programs), the Dignity Closet,  (hygiene items going out to schools as well to be discreetly given out by school councilors to children in need),  and a Tutoring Program servicing children in grades 1st -5th , volunteers are greatly needed for this program to be a success!

  1. What is your organization’s mission?

Dedicated to the education and well-being of low-income children in our community. 

  1. Why did you choose to work in this field?

As a military wife, serving others has always been important in our family. 

  1. What led you to work with the Center for Leadership and Service?

UNT has been a supporter of Community Storehouse for a while now. In addition to encouraging students to volunteer with us, almost all of our interns are attending UNT.

  1. What is your favorite initiative that you have worked on so far?

I have very much enjoyed and appreciated an invitation to all of UNT events for student volunteerism. 

  1. What would you say to students who want to get involved?

Volunteers are a vital part of our organization, every Community Storehouse program needs volunteers to be successful! Contact April at to get involved today!