December 6, 2018
As the year comes to an end, and the holidays approach, take time to remember families who are experiencing an unforeseen crisis that has greatly impacted their lives.
"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another." - Charles Dickens
COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT
Spotlight on YOU!
Community is not where we live, but who we are. Frisco residents gathered together the morning of November 10th to mark Veteran's Day and to celebrate their community pride at the annual Frisco Community Parade. The amount of community camaraderie was a sight to see, and Frisco Family Services had a blast handing out candy and celebrating the city we get to call home, that is made special because of all of YOU!
Community pride did not end there... YOU make preventing hunger possible. Later that day, Frisco Family Services' held our annual Community-Wide Food Drive, to help us meet the increase in demand for our Food Pantry services.

Thank you for your generous donations to Frisco's only community Food Pantry, and for ensuring our local Frisco and Frisco ISD neighbors in crisis do not go hungry.
Thankful for YOU! Our Thanksgiving Meal Program took place t he Saturday before Thanksgiving, and provided individuals, families and seniors going through difficult times with all the ingredients needed to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal in the comfort of their own home, as well as a game or movie that everyone could enjoy together.
Because of the donations provided by generous community members, groups, foundations and faith-based partners,
769 of our local neighbors in crisis had a table full of food this Thanksgiving!
Spotlight on our Board of Directors! Alongside other dedicated volunteers, members of our Board of Directors came together and made distributing turkeys and all the trimmings to 769 of our local neighbors possible!

Thank you for being part of our very CARING community!
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF COMMITMENT
Make your reservations for Gala 2019 - ONE !
ONE Community, Coming together for ONE Purpose, having ONE big Impact. 
Our 25th anniversary gala celebration will be held at Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park, on March 23, 2019. Patrons can expect a fun evening of entertainment, featuring live music provided by Emerald City Band, a live and silent auction, tastings by local restaurants and more! 
Click here   to learn more about  gala sponsorship  opportunities or to  purchase your reservations online  .  

COMMUNITY MATTERS
You don't just make a difference in the lives of those going through difficult times, living in our Frisco and Frisco ISD community, from time to time... YOU make a difference and change lives every day!

See the IMPACT you made this past year...

Because YOU CARE, YOU Build Community...
and your COMMUNITY MATTERS!
AROUND OUR CARING COMMUNITY
Holiday Sip.Shop.Stroll in the Rail District Frisco
This evening, from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., grab your family, friends, and coworkers for some sipping, shopping and community camaraderie at participating Downtown Merchants in the Rail District Frisco, for a Holiday Sip.Shop.Stroll event, where a portion of the proceeds benefits Frisco Family Services! 

There's no better time to get some holiday shopping for your loved ones done, or even fill out your own wish list in each boutique and make holiday shopping a breeze for everyone! See you tonight!
Mission Mondays at Altar'd State, located in Stonebriar Mall
Altar'd State, a fast growing women's fashion boutique known for its trend-setting apparel, will be making Mondays better!

Every Monday through December 24th , Altar'd State in Stonebriar Mall will  donate 10%   of their proceeds to Frisco Family Services. 
Come support your neighbors in crisis while purchasing trendy apparel, shoes, accessories and gifts!
Watermere Festival of Trees

SAVE THE DATE for Festival of Trees at Watermere on Saturday, December 15th from 2-5pm. 

Festival of Trees is a family friendly event. You can purchase raffle tickets to win a pre-decorated tree. There will also be cheesecakes, pies, fudge and lots of other goodies available for purchase. 
All proceeds from raffle tickets and food/drink tickets will be donated to Frisco Family Family Services! 

Click here for more information on this event, Tree raffle tickets, and how you can RSVP TODAY!

Thank you for making our community a better place!
  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.