Frisco has arts and culture. We have sports and endless family activities. We have bountiful options for dining and entertainment.
We also have a lot of kind people who spend their days and nights aspiring to make an impact on those who need help. Charity is a common denominator that can bring out the best in people who pull together for someone who might be going through the worst time in their life.
Non-profits need help. They need volunteers, donations of goods, monetary donations, and participation from the community.
Nonprofits supporting nonprofits, like The North Texas Community Giving Foundation, RoughRiders Foundation, Frisco Womens League, Junior League of Collin County, and Frisco Moms Care play a huge part in keeping donations and awareness flowing.
We’ve taken steps to gather local area non-profits in one place to make it easier to research, learn and give. We push hard to recognize these organizations on February 14th each year, also known officially as Give For Frisco Day.
But, more than just a day, these groups welcome your attention year-round. The beauty of the Give For Frisco Platform is the ease of perusing various categories of charity, from Health-related organizations to Veterans, Social Services, and more.
Each of the nonprofits represented on the platform is either based in Frisco or serve the Frisco community.
Ready to give where you live?
Organizations like Frisco Fastpacs, Lovepacs, Refresh Frisco, and Clothe A Child focus on assisting our young people with the fundamentals of hunger and hygiene. Groups such as Vogel Alcove, CASA of Collin County, City House of Collin County, Treasured Vessels Foundation, Little Hearts of Hope, and Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County, serve as advocates for children to keep them safe when they’re in a difficult or potentially harmful situation.
We have to grow and support our young leaders in Frisco and our neighboring communities. These groups strive to build and give opportunities to children and young adults: Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, Tomorrow’s Leaders Today, Power To Give Foundation, Destiny’s Leaders, Reedy High School Band Booster Club, Boy Scouts of America, and Frisco Family YMCA.
To serve those young people with special needs or with medical and social health concerns, The Miracle League of Frisco, Heart of Autism, Community Connections, Frisco SAGE, Evan’s Avengers, FearlessHOPE, Cure JM Foundation, and Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation are there to help.
In addition to the nonprofits there to help our youth, organizations like Pajamas for Seniors support and care for the elderly in and around Frisco.
I might be most proud of the work our community is doing for veterans. Frisco Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8273 and The American Fallen Soldiers Project provide urgently needed services that improve the lives of veterans, military personnel, and their families.
From preserving the historical lessons of our past, as Families of World War II Veterans does, to building for the future, Project RELO and NPower Inc. help with resources for veterans that include career services and educating businesses on why they need to value military as part of their team.
There are so many nonprofits in our area founded in memory of or to support a loved one battling disease or health issues. Local leaders step up to increase awareness and to be a resource for others’ suffering. These include Mankind, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Susan G. Komen® North & West Texas, BIND: Brain Injury Network of Dallas, Living Proof Cancer Warriors, American Heart Association, and Make-A-Wish North Texas.
While there are many groups fighting to bring awareness to health issues, we’re fortunate that large health systems, like Scottish Rite for Children, UT Southwestern Frisco, and Children’s Health are here in Frisco to help those in need by proving pediatric clinics and services and cutting-edge research and education to physicians.
There are endless ways to support groups focused on social services, for men, women, and families. Donating to these groups means you’re contributing to families and individuals walking through difficult circumstances: Frisco Family Services, Grace Bridge, The Family Place, Hope’s Door New Beginning Center, Emily’s Place, Denton County Friends of the Family, Keeping Families Connected, and Orchid Giving Circle.
To help those with disabilities, special needs, or to help troubled youth or adults gain independence and leadership skills check out Camp Craig Allen, United Through HOPE, Powered to Move, ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship, and Cornerstone Ranch.
Hunger, homelessness, and addiction have support in our community, as well. Groups like: Jake’s Heart, Jim Riley Outreach, Tango Tab, Metro Relief, Meals On Wheels, The Samaritan Inn, Our Helping Hearts, Grace To Change, Habitat for Humanity, and Cornerstone Assistance Network.
The Frisco Education Foundation provides scholarship opportunities for Frisco students. We also have organizations that educate and inspire, like Sci-Tech Discovery Center, Leadership Prep School, the Dale Clark Scholarship, and our friends who love reading as much as we do, Friends of the Frisco Public Library.
Art & Culture
Promoting and cultivating arts and culture creates the personality of Frisco. Frisco Association for the Arts and Visual Arts Guild of Frisco advocate for art of all kinds, and artists. Young performers who love the stage can flourish within the North Texas Performing Arts.
Melody of Hope pulls a lot of these efforts together supporting many nonprofit events via benefit concerts!
If you have a soft spot for animals, there are nonprofits who need your help, too. Mazie’s Mission, Habitat 4 Paws, and Dog Ranch Rescue help dogs and cats find safe homes, while Becky’s Hope Horse Rescue does the same for horses.
Whether it’s finding a volunteer opportunity for your student to fulfill service hour requirements, showing your young children how to donate a portion of their chore money to serve others, or if it’s just following a passion that tugs at your heart, we hope you’ll explore and engage with local nonprofits.
The post How to Give Your Time, Talent, and Treasure to Frisco appeared first on lifestylefrisco.com.