The Joy of Christmas 2011
We served 88 families and 221 children with toys and food. We were also able to refresh some of the kids’ school supplies and host Mrs. Claus for some free Christmas pictures. Even though we ran out of toys during the event, we delivered two toys per child before Christmas Eve. For the volunteers, it was as much fun playing Santa and delivering toys as it was hosting the event.
End of Summer Celebration 2011
Over 180 kids showed up really early this Saturday morning to get ready to go back to school. We provided all the supplies as usual, but wanted to add a little something extra to get everyone more prepared to start school! Each child that wanted to get a new hair cut or style was given a gift certificate to a local salon or hairstylist. Combining offering our items with a cook out and some carnival games, families seemed to really enjoy the relaxed time and prizes we were able to give.
The Joy of Christmas 2010
By advertising to a few more of the apartment complexes and the trailer park, we were able to reach 81 families and 209 kids with Christmas cheer. Ministering to their spiritual needs with evangelism, their physical needs with toys and food and their emotional needs with a warm smile and a caring heart… it was a beautiful year that blessed us all more than we could’ve imagined.
Back to School Event 2010
So. Many. Supplies. Our donations exceeded every expectation this year!!! We hadn’t yet figured out how to provide school supplies and other items so this event was straightforward, fast and furious. We served over 200 in a little over an hour. With so much time left, this event was pivotal in changing how we meet our families and minister to each of them. Since this event, we’ve slowed things down and have actually gotten to know these people, their needs and their hearts.
The Joy of Christmas 2009
Over 100 families came to our very first Christmas event. Having no experience with anything of this magnitude, we did our best to figure things out as we went along. The families each had a personal shopper that made sure each kid went home with at least 2 toys. They also ensured that each guest had the opportunity to visit our clothing room, prayer room or medical care room. We were immensely blessed by our volunteers and visitors that first year and are probably able to continue today because of the positive influence this event had.
Back to School Event 2009
Frisco Reach Out’s first event was planned because a few people in our neighborhood were struggling to buy enough school supplies for their children. When we opened our doors and our hearts to the entire community instead of just the few, we were humbled by the need and gave away 250 full sets of school supplies. In this first attempt, we also served over 400 people a pancake breakfast. That was the one and only attempt for us because we found such purpose in the providing necessities with a message of hope. This first year was a struggle, but we look back on it fondly for we all have to start somewhere, right?