Community Activities


Did you know that eating disorders are one of the most common chronic illnesses in young girls and affect more than one million men and boys? Eating disorders can be deadly, but there is help and recovery is possible. For more information and treatment referrals, visit the National Eating Disorders Association at or call our toll-free, national Helpline at 800-931-2237.

Shelter Needs Volunteers

Volunteer manpower is needed at the Collin County Animal Shelter in McKinney.Please go to the shelter and fill out volunteer form and let them know what days and hours you can be there.

Collin County Animal Services

4750 Community Blvd.

Collin County Justice Complex

McKinney, TX 75071

Phone: 972-547-7292 Fax: 972-547-7290

Email: and (to inquire about an animal email is the best if no response then call)

Shelter Hours:

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday

CASA Volunteers

CASA Volunteer Advocates may offer the only stable relationship these children experience as they move from foster homes to permanent placement. They speak for the best interests of the child after research, review, and, most importantly, learning the wishes of the child. They are thoroughly trained in courtroom procedure, social services, juvenile justice system and the special needs of these vulnerable children. They are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court.

Last year in Collin County, more than 750 children were removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment, trapped in the court and child welfare maze.

To volunteer, contact the CASA office.

CASA of Collin County is headquartered in McKinney Texas, near the downtown square at 101 E. Davis St. 972.529.2272 or by fax at 972.529.2275.

Offices are open Mon-Fri from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

SPCA Volunteer Opportunity

Animal Ambassadors ensure that the mission of the organization is met. This program ensures the animals receive exceptional care while they wait for their forever homes by allowing volunteers to assist staff with several different tasks in the shelter. You must be 18 years old, if 12 – 17 years old you must volunteer with a parent or guardian. We ask for a time commitment of 8 hours to be fulfilled within two months of attending the new volunteer orientation. There are four shifts to choose from seven days a week: 8:30-10:30am, 12-2pm, 2-4pm, and 4-6pm. You will have the opportunity to schedule your shifts once the volunteer process is complete. 

Once this time commitment is fulfilled you can move on to other programs such as Foster, Adoption Counseling, TLC (Tender Loving Care), and much more or continue in this program. Other programs require additional training. Please visit to submit a volunteer application and learn more.

Collin County Committee on Aging

The demand for the Agency’s services have more than tripled in the past seven years while funding has remained flat due to the strain of the current economy. Weekend and evening meal deliveries have been suspended due to lack of funds.

Senior meal sponsorships are always gratefully accepted: $27.50 will buy a senior’s noon meal for one week and $110.00 for one month. You may mail your donation to 600 N. Tennessee Street, McKinney, TX 75069 or donate online at

Donors can donate directly online and volunteers can call (972) 562-6996 ext. 125.

Children and Community Health Center of McKinney

Children & Community Health Center of McKinney provides basic healthcare services to individuals living in McKinney and northern Collin County (including Allen and Frisco). Patients receive basic healthcare, some medications, lab work and some x-rays at no charge.

CHILDREN are seen Tuesday evenings at 5:15. No appointment is necessary, but children must be registered (see below) or parent must bring registration documentation WITH THEM AT THE TIME THE CHILD IS SEEN.
Parents may also call weekdays (except Wednesday) between 9:00 and 11:30 AM for a daytime appointment at 972-547-0606.

ADULTS are seen by appointment only. Adult clinics are held Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday evenings, Thursdays and Fridays.

Please note that there is a waiting list for new patients.

WOMEN’S WELLNESS CLINICs are offered by referral from one of our regular clinics only.

Salvation Army

There are many ways you can donate to The Salvation Army. Dropping money in the red kettle at Christmas is only one of them. Contact your local Salvation Army to find out how to help. Visit

The Samaritan Inn

The Samaritan Inn was established in 1984 after community leaders joined together to address the issue of homelessness in Collin County. Twenty four years later, The Samaritan Inn is still the only homeless shelter in a county of over 700,000 residents.

All services are provided free of charge through funding made from donations by churches, service organizations, corporations, and individuals. For more information check out


Each year individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction make the resolution to quit using drugs. For many of them it is a resolution that they cannot keep. Addicts go through the loss associated with addiction and their families feel helpless as to what to do about the situation.

Narconon Arrowhead can help! Narconon offers free counseling, assessments and referrals to rehabilitation centers nationwide. Call today at 1-800-468-6933 or log onto

US Army Corps of Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will continue to waive day use and camping fees for active service military personnel and DoD civilians who are on mid- or post-deployment (reintegration) leave from duty involving deployments in support of Overseas Contingency Operations.

The waiver will be applied to day use and camping fees. Fees will be waived on a walk-up and space available basis, as well as for reservations made through the National Recreation Reservation Service call center at 1-877-444-6777. However, fees will not be waived for on-line reservations made through
For more information on Corps recreation sites and activities, visit

Local Food Pantries Need Your Help

Collin County and Grayson Food Pantries need help!
This summer, food pantries across the United States and here in Collin County and Texoma are in desperate need of donations. Please help however you can at one of these local pantries:

Allen Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry
St. Jude Catholic Church
1515 N. Greenville Ave.
Allen, TX
Allen Community Outreach
801 E Main St # A
Allen, TX 75002
(469) 656-4270

First United Methodist Church Food Pantry
100 W. 2nd St.
Anna, TX 75096

Anna Food Pantry
118 W 2nd St
Anna, TX 75409
(469) 713-6637

Community Outreach Food Pantry
First Baptist Church Blue Ridge
316 Highway 78 North
Blue Ridge, TX 75424

Celina Food Pantry
First Baptist Church of Celina
841 N. Preston Rd
Celina, TX

Farmersville Food Pantry
Fist Baptist Church of Farmersville
124 W. Washington
Farmersville, TX 75442

Frisco Food Pantry
8780 3rd St.
Frisco, TX 75034

Community Food Pantry of McKinney
307 Smith Street
McKinney, TX 75069

Community Life Line Center
503 N. Kentucky St., Ste. A
McKinney, TX 75069

St. Marks Baptist Church
1302 Wilcox st.
McKinney, TX 75069

God’s Food Pantry
3420 E. 14th St., Ste. 101
Plano, TX 75074

Minnie’s West Plano Food Pantry
3100 Independence Parkway, Ste. 214
Plano, TX 75075

Plano Food Pantry
Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity
18th St. and Jupiter Rd.
Plano, TX 75074

Seven Loaves Food Pantry
S. Andrews United Methodist Church
5801 W. Plano Parkway
Plano, TX 75093

Princeton Church of Christ
301 E. Princeton Dr. (Hwy 380)
Princeton, TX 75407

Bethlehem Place Food Pantry
First United Methodist Church of Prosper
107 S. Church St. (church is at 205 S. Church St.)
Prosper, TX

Amazing Grace Food Pantry
1711 Parker Rd.
Wylie, TX 75098

Christian Community Care Center
606 S. Ballard Ave.
Wylie, TX 75098

Salvation Army
5700 Texoma Parkway
Sherman, TX

Grayson County Shelter
331 West Morton Street
Denison, TX

Wolfe City Food Pantry
P.O. Box 74
Wolfe City, Texas 75496