Volunteer Opportunities at Habitat for Humanity

October 14, 2014

Habitat for Humanity – South Collin County has volunteer opportunities starting this Thursday and going into the weekend. Grab some friends and lend a hand! You won’t regret it.

Thursday 10/16

House Build in Wylie 

4 volunteers 8am-2pm

Tasks: Final touch-ups

Volunteer on Wylie Project

Saturday 10/18

House Build in Wylie

5 volunteers 9am-1pm

Tasks: Final touch/clean-up
for house dedication

Volunteer on Wylie Project

Saturday 10/18

House Repair in Allen

10 volunteers 8am-2pm

Tasks: Finish siding, trim, fascia, soffit & painting

 Volunteer on Allen Project

Saturday 10/25

House Repair in Allen 

7 volunteers 8am-2pm

Tasks: Painting

 Volunteer on Allen Project

 

The address and volunteer information will be provided in a follow-up email.

 

  • Spots are filled on a first come first serve basis; groups &/or individuals
  • Sign-up page goes blank when all volunteer spots are filled
  • Volunteers must be 16 years of age and older
  • Construction experience is NOT necessary 

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Mission

Habitat for Humanity of South Collin County is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope.

Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

What will you build?


North Texas Giving Day a Huge Success for Habitat for Humanity South Collin County!

September 19, 2014

thank you

Congratulations to Habit for Humanity South Collin County for an amazing day! HHSCC set a fundraising goal of $12,500 for North Texas Giving Day, and were thrilled to have raised a total of $13,925 by the end of the day! The work of Habitat is very important to me personally, and I am grateful to all who donated and helped raise awareness. You can stay in formed and continue to support HHSCC by liking their Facebook page and following them on Twitter.


It’s North Texas Giving Day!

September 18, 2014

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When you give to Habitat for Humanity today between 6 a.m. and midnight, your contribution of $25 or more helps increase the odds of HHSCC winning bonus funds and prizes from North Texas Giving Day. There’s no better time to donate to Habitat for Humanity of South Collin County!

Habitat for Humanity of South Collin County builds new homes and repairs/rehabs existing homes every day. Your generous contribution helps meet the housing needs of low-income families in our community.

Click here to donate now! And please – tell your friends!


When is a food shelf not full? When it’s part of a food pantry.

October 31, 2013

Frisco Family Services helps members of our communities who are facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs improve their quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency.

Three weeks ago, Frisco Family Services made an urgent plea to collect 60,000 pounds of food in October as Frisco’s only Food Pantry was almost empty. What we saw was incredible. You, along with the Frisco and Frisco ISD community, stepped up to help us ensure that families in crisis in our neighborhoods do not go hungry.

We saw families make extra room in their grocery budget and use this experience as a teaching moment for their children. We saw HOAs, businesses and play groups hold food drives. Cobb Middle School held an extra food drive and collected over 1,800 pounds of food in four days.

The Potter’s House of North Dallas asked their members to each donate $30 to the Food Pantry. They collected over $8,000 and were able to buy more than 4 pallets of food from Kroger. You can check out their story here.

Bent Tree Bible church issued a call to collect 10 TONS (20,000 pounds) of food. We started picking up the food this past Monday, Oct. 28 and are still picking it up!

One of our donors who  made an online contribution to the food pantry shared that she was making this donation because she remembered having to “eat beans and franks” and leaving her groceries on the store counter because she did not have enough money to pay for them. What a powerful testament to the fact that we can never forget where we have come from or what we have experienced. Often our tests in life become our testimony to the world.

Your response was and is overwhelming and extremely appreciated. Because of your support, we have collected over 70,000 pounds of food and are still processing donations.

You helped take our shelves from this:
to this:

However, when is a food shelf not full? When it’s part of a food pantry. As we come upon the holidays, our Food Pantry will be in more demand. Keep us in mind as you go grocery shopping and help keep this vital resource of the community stocked.

From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for your continued support. We truly could not do our work without you.


Texas Dream Cruise

June 27, 2013

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You need to be in Frisco, Texas this weekend! Become part of history as a spectator or participant at the Texas Dream Cruise.

Why you need to be there from their site:

The Texas Dream Cruise is gearing up to become the largest one day car show and cruise event held annually in the southwest. Inspired by several of the larger nonprofit car shows held in other states, our debut Saturday June 29, 2013 with its distinctive southwestern flair is being held at FC Dallas Stadium along with a marked cruise route through the nearby streets of Frisco, Texas. It will showcase thousand(s) cars and host tens of thousands of interested spectators. This event welcomes all classics, currents, coupes, convertibles and customs.

Texas Dream Cruise Frisco Texas June 29 2013


Head for the Cure 5K

May 2, 2013

Head for the Cure 5K

For the third consecutive year, thousands of runners will hit the streets of North Texas to raise money for brain tumor research in the Head for the Cure 5K.  The race will be held Saturday, May 11 at 8am at Oak Point Park in Plano.

The goal is to raise money to find a cure for brain cancer. Funds raised go to the support the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative through the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the Legacy Brain Foundation. In two years, the North Texas event has raised more than $350,000.


2013 Rotary Paddy Dash

January 18, 2013

Frisco Sunrise Rotary’s 2013 Paddy Dash will be March 9th! FC Park will be the venue and route again this year! Details at www.PaddyDash.com