85 in August
129 in September
1,164 in August
1,120 in September
747 in August
889 in September
 The holiday season is fast approaching, and we are gearing up for our annual Holiday Project! Each year our Holiday Project helps ensure vulnerable children served by CACCC will have a happy holiday.

If you are looking for a way to give back, bring joy to a child who has experienced trauma, or bring relief to a parent trying to navigate through a difficult time, please explore the ways you can get involved with our 2021 Holiday Project. Current needs include:
Holiday Shop Gifts
Holiday Shop is a place non-offending caregivers are given the chance to “shop” for their children at no charge, allowing them the joy of presenting their children with holiday gifts. Teen items, electronics, gift cards, and toys for children and teens of all ages are needed to stock the Holiday Shop.

This program provides three holiday wishes to a child who currently lives with relatives, in a foster home, in an in-patient Residential Treatment Center, or is currently receiving services at the Center.
This is a $125 commitment.
Benefiting Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County
Join us for a day of family fun and additional activities at Candy Canes For Kids at Fairview Town Center on December 11th! Don't miss live entertainment, character visits, live reindeer, fireworks display and so much more! Click the Learn More button for full event details.

Saturday, December 11th
3:00 PM | Events Begin
8:45 PM | Fireworks Begin
9:00 PM | Grand Prize Drawing
Check out more exciting events on the day of Candy Canes for Kids below!
Breakfast with Santa

Come have Breakfast with Santa for a great cause! Don’t miss Candy Canes for Kids, benefiting Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County, on December 11th at Fairview Town Center. Click the link to purchase tickets for a fun-filled morning with great food, Storytime with Santa, and Santa giving a special visit and gift to your table during breakfast!
Holiday Jazz Lunch

Do you like jazz music? Candy Canes for Kids is hosting a holiday jazz lunch, featuring Texas Jazz Cats. Come enjoy a lunch with charcuterie, wine, and jazz on December 11th! Click the link to purchase tickets.
Santa's Winter Woods Photo Experience

Santa’s Winter Woods is Collin County’s premier Santa photo experience. All visits are by appointment only, which means no long lines! Be sure to visit the FAQs before you book!
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Our Teddy Bear Ride supporters are very near and dear to our hearts. After all, this annual event is the Center’s longest-standing fundraiser. Over the years this special event has grown leaps and bounds as this pack of supporters is fiercely loyal and generous.  

Thank you to all who gathered on Sunday, October 24th, for the 29th Annual Teddy Bear Ride presented by Harley Davidson Foundation. It was simply spectacular to gather and see so many of you on such a beautiful fall day!

On behalf of the children we serve, thank you again for standing with us as we continue our mission as part of the Teddy Bear Ride pack - PROTECT. RIDE. SUPPORT.

Be sure and check out the event photos and video by using the links below.
Often, we have families who visit the Center who are not only in need of crisis intervention and essential services, they also present with unique needs that our Family Advocacy and Development Departments work creatively to meet with the support of our community. We were so happy to recently fulfill a special need of a client and are excited to share with you.

We were in the midst of providing services to a child victimized by abuse. He was one of three children in a single-parent home. His parent was struggling to make ends meet since COVID and his little brother desperately wanted to learn to play trumpet and join the school’s orchestra program. While the parent was able to afford the activity fee, they could not, however afford to purchase or rent a trumpet for the son to participate.

Our Family Advocate teamed up with the Development Department to reach out to Plano Symphony Orchestra to present this unique giving opportunity, as they have been supporters of the Center for a long time. Plano Symphony Orchestra so graciously donated the instrument so the young boy could fulfill his dream of playing the trumpet. Donations like this are so meaningful for our families who are already dealing with such an incredibly difficult time.

Special thanks to Plano Symphony Orchestra and the many other donors who have helped us meet special needs for our clients. It means so much more than you could ever know!
Carolyn & Mark Speese | B.B. Owen Trust | Estell & Pope Families | Citywide Roofing | Cindy & Tom Heckard | Cathy & Richard Riccardi | DADS Advisory Fund | St. Andrew's Seekers Class | Zanetta & Jerry Hancock | Diane Crutcher | Jenni & Dalton McGaha | Susan & Dan Thomas | Janell & Joe Marek | Melissa & Steve Grimshaw | Varrichio Family Foundation | Page & John Schreck | Margaret & Jim LaBounty | Roy & Christine Sturgis Charitable Fund | Perot Foundation | Carrie & James Benson | Todd Killion | Lydia Hill Fund | Spring Valley Construction Company | Jill & Steve Lambouses | 
Reba & Ralph Ferrell | W. W. Caruth Foundation
Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County
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