Volunteering and contributing within my community and other areas in need is close to my heart. My philosophy is that my family is blessed in order to be a blessing to others. If that’s your philosophy too, read on, kindred spirit.
While we live in an area of immense affluence and abundance, there are still those who struggle, those who get lost in the shuffle, those who just need a little help every now and then. I want to be there to help meet those needs when they arise.
I’ve created this space to share updates on local volunteer or contribution opportunities when I hear of them. When at all possible, I will include opportunities in which children are able to participate (there’s more out there than you think!) so that we can educate our children on the differing needs of others and the importance of compassionate assistance within a community.
If you are involved with a volunteer organization or know of volunteer events happening within the community, please email me at email@example.com and I’ll add it here. I’d love to help spread the word and the love around our North Texas community, our state, and the world.
Frisco Family Services - This NPO has operated in the Frisco community since 1994. From the FFS website: “Frisco Family Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-deductible organization that helps members of our Frisco and Frisco ISD communities who are facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs improve their quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency.” Frisco Family Services’ reach extends to the Frisco Resale shop and the Frisco food pantry, as well as local food drives and fundraising opportunities. Visit the volunteer page of the FFS website to see how you and your children can get involved with this wonderful organization.
Current Opportunities with FFS:
Little Hands Summer Lemonade Stand Fundraiser
Summer Community-Wide Food Drive
Back 2 School Fun Fair
Reach North Texas - This local non-profit is located here in Frisco. From the Reach North Texas website: “Reach North Texas restores hope and humanity to those that need it most. By providing for the practical needs of the vulnerable and creating spaces to develop the spiritual needs of the church, we aim to live and love like Jesus.” Isn’t that beautiful? This organization does all kinds of things, from helping vulnerable women dress themselves for job interviews to providing school supplies and school clothes to local kids who need them. Reach North Texas is making a local impact daily.
Current Opportunities with Reach North Texas:
Donate needed items year-round
A Motivating Love - This Collin County-based NPO’s goal is to connect mothers from every stage and phase of parenting. From the AML website: “Our goal at A Motivating Love is to provide emotional support and resources to assure mothers that they are enough. We seek to be the resource you can use when you question your ability, your worth, and even your sanity. We will assist with maintaining your emotional health and everyday lives via classes, support groups and using our own inner strength.” AML is a fairly new organization so they need some help from local volunteers and sponsors to expand their reach. AML is close to my heart as a mother who loves other mothers, and I have invested my personal time with their organization.
Current Opportunities with AML:
Feed My Starving Children - This NPO is based in Richardson, TX. There are many opportunities for adults and children ages 5 and up to participate in packaging food to send to children in need around the world. From the FMSC website: “Feed My Starving Children® is a Christian nonprofit committed to feeding God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and we ship these meals to distribution partners around the world.” Visit the FMSC website or follow their Facebook page for details about volunteering.
Current Opportunities with FMSC:
Packing Nutritious Meals for Hungry Children Around the World
Host a MobilePack Event (for large businesses, churches, or other organizations)
National Breast Cancer Foundation - NBCF is based right here in Frisco, TX, and they are instrumental in helping women fight and survive breast cancer. From the NBCF website: “NBCF’s mission is to help women now by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.” NBCF offers many opportunities for women and men within the community to volunteer by packing Hope Kits and Breast Health Kits, writing encouragement cards, and assisting in fundraising opportunities. Not all volunteer events are child-friendly, though some are. Visit the NBCF volunteer website for more information on opportunities to Help Women Now.
Current Opportunities with NBCF:
Pack Hope Kits
Pack Breast Health Kits
Ladies of Hope
Write Encouragement Cards
Lovepacs - Lovepacs is a local organization that works to meet the nutritional needs of hungry children in Frisco, Prosper, Little Elm, Aubrey, Denton, Lewisville, and Plano. Believe it or not, many children in our area rely on school breakfast and lunch to meet their nutritional needs each day. But what happens during long holiday breaks and summers? Lovepacs steps in to provide pre-packaged meal kits for these children so they don’t go hungry over school breaks. Lovepacs also provides food and personal hygiene items for school counselors to distribute to students who exhibit a need for such items. Please visit the Lovepacs website for more information of volunteering with this fantastic, faith-based organization.
Current Opportunities with Lovepacs:
Support a Child
Recycle 2 Support
Frisco Fastpacs - It may be shocking to hear, but many children in FISD rely on the school system for nutrition via school breakfast and lunch. But what about the weekends when school is not in session? Frisco Fastpacs has stepped in to fill the gap. From the Fastpacs website: “Our mission at Frisco Fastpacs is simple. We want to ensure that no child in Frisco has to endure hunger when school is not in session. Caring for kids, one pack at a time. Every week throughout the school year, we deliver individual pre-packed bags to FISD schools that include enough food for 7 meals for each qualifying child for them to eat over the weekend at home.” Fastpacs offers members of the community, children included, opportunities to help fill FISD students’ bellies throughout the school year.
Current Opportunities with Frisco Fastpacs:
No current opportunities- check back Fall 2019