Families Giving Back
Living in Frisco offers citizens opportunities to show their giving hearts with the act of volunteer work. There are several opportunities to volunteer in many sectors within our great city.
1. Becky’s Hope Horse Rescue
This organization is dedicated to the rescue, rehab and care of abandoned and neglected farm animals. This company has been in operation since 1997 and is always looking for help from volunteers and donors. The volunteering can include the entire family; children who are 12 and under will need adult supervision. The volunteer duties can include:
—Water trough cleaning
—Barn maintenance chores (filling feed, filling water, etc.)
The volunteers who want to help, but are unable to participate in the manual labor chores can have their hand in helping with online outreach, event coordination and execution as well as annual fundraisers.
For more information on how you can help impact rescued animals’ lives, call 214.918.6508 or visit BeckysHope.com.
2. Frisco Family Services
This organization has been responsible for helping thousands of families for more than 25 years and is still going strong. They have helped homeless families with shelter needs, food, water and personal items. They are dedicated to helping increase the quality of life for citizens in need. This organization garners an abundance amount of help by means of donations and volunteer work throughout the year.
The Resale Store & Food Pantry is a program that runs throughout the year and provides numerous opportunities for volunteers to help with sorting, packing and shelving donation items such as clothing and canned goods.
Family members can help with various volunteer work throughout the year. In the summer months, the kiddos can play their part by participating in the annual Little Hands Summer Lemonade Stand Fundraiser. This allows younger aged children to have their “hand” in helping families in need by collecting funds from lemonade stands. This runs through Aug. 4 and offers fun for the whole neighborhood.
Another volunteer opportunity and one that continues to grow each year is the Back 2 School Fun Fair. This supplies students grades K-12 with a backpack filled with school supplies for the year, clothing items, shoes, hygiene items, vision screenings and certificates for a new haircut! Frisco Family Services wants to make sure each child has the opportunity to be ready for each new school year, no matter what their home financial situation looks like.
For more information on how you can participate or volunteer, visit FriscoFamilyServices.org.
3. Sci-Tech Discovery Center
Sci-Tech Discovery Center is dedicated to providing innovative ways of learning science, technology and math to our youth. They have programs that run throughout the year including field trips, travel exhibits and summer camps. Volunteers are needed to help with the logistics, operation and maintenance for each program.
For more information on how you can volunteer, email us at Volunteer@SciTechDiscovery.org or call 972.546.3050.