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Helping others is what McKinney is all about. The unique philanthropic values shared by the people who call McKinney home, combined with their proactive attitude, have made a mark on the community in a variety of ways: Organizations have been launched; homes have been rebuilt; and children have been protected.

While the holidays tend to trigger an altruistic sentiment, these organizations function regardless of season, so mark your calendar to get involved all year long. This list of much-needed items from area nonprofits makes it easy for you to help right now. Choose one that speaks to you and help others to enjoy the holidays!

Holiday Drives

  • The Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership McKinney Alumni Network hosts its annual Oatmeal Drive benefiting the Community Food Pantry through Dec. 31.
  • The Chamber’s Ambassadors are once again collecting Socks for Seniors.
  • Don’t miss the City of McKinney’s annual Spread the Love Peanut Butter Drive either.

 

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American Red Cross – McKinney Branch

972-632-2600

redcross.org

Mission:

To help individuals and families prepare, prevent and respond to natural disasters and to assist with immediate needs such as food, clothing and shelter.

Wish List:

  • New/unused sweatpants, sweatshirts in all sizes for men, women and children
  • Small travel-size toiletry items, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, shaving cream, etc.
  • Flashlights
  • Bottled water/Gatorade

 

 
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County

214-544-8924

bgccc.org

Mission:

To enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as caring, productive, responsible citizens.

Wish List:

  • Local merchant gift cards
  • Office supply gift cards
  • Cleaning supplies
  • 8½ x 11 multipurpose white paper
  • Craft kits (ages 6-12)
  • Plastic bins, various sizes
  • Video cameras with SD card
  • Tote with wheels

 

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CASA of Collin County

972-529-2272, ext. 103

casaofcollincounty.org

Mission:

To promote and protect the best interests of children who have been abused or neglected by training volunteer advocates to improve the child’s quality of life and serve as their voice within the court system.

Wish List:

  • Gift cards in $10 increments to Walmart, Target, JCPenney
  • Cosmetic bags and makeup
  • Boy’s wallets
  • Educational/developmental toys
  • New, winter clothing for all ages

 

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Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County

972-633-6600

caccollincounty.org

Mission:

To provide safety, healing and justice to children victimized by abuse or neglect in Collin County.

Wish List:

  • Teen watches, wallets, jewelry/accessories
  • Flat irons, hair wands, makeup kits, perfume/cologne
  • MP3 players and docks
  • DVD movies, all ages
  • Nintendo, PlayStation, X-Box, handheld games, PS3
  • Jewelry-making kits, airplane/car models, art kits, etc.
  • Legos and Mega blocks
  • Sporting gear, sports jerseys/apparel, bikes
  • ExerSaucers, swings, activity gyms, pull toys
  • Dollhouses and accessories
  • Developmental toys/games
  • Leap Frog and Vtech
  • Play kitchen sets and accessories
  • $25 gift cards to Walmart, Target, JCPenney and Toys R Us

 

 
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Community Food Pantry of McKinney

972-547-4404

community-foodpantry.org

Mission:

Providing groceries on an emergency basis ... no one is to go to bed hungry.

Wish List:

  • Milk for children
  • Baby formula, Enfamil and Similac
  • 3- and 8-quart boxes of powdered milk
  • 15 oz. Cans of evaporated milk

 

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Hope For The Warriors®

214-548-9297

hopeforthewarriors.org

Mission:

To enhance the quality of life for post- 9/11 service members, their families and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.

Wish List:

  • Gas cards
  • Gift cards
  • Golf accessories
  • Restaurant gift cards

 

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Hope Women’s Center

972-562-4673 or 214-773-1295

myhope.org

Mission:

Hope Women’s Center provides free medical and educational services to women in unplanned pregnancies.

Wish List:

  • Large file cabinet for client files
  • Ipad (2)
  • Desktop printer/scanner with document feed
  • Gift cards to Babies R Us, Target, Walmart, office supply stores
  • Client gift bags (bath wash, lotions, fragrance powder, votive candles)

 

 
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Kiwanis Club of McKinney

mckinneykiwanis.org

Mission:

To serve the citizens of Collin County through youth programs, community service projects and support of other charitable organizations.

Wish List:

  • New members
  • Bell ringers for The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign
  • Community support for our fundraisers: BBQ Dinner, Pancake Breakfast and Adult/Kids Triathlon

 

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Manegait Therapeutic Horsemanship

469-742-9611

manegait.org

Mission:

To help children and adults with disabilities move beyond their boundaries through the healing power of the horse, and the dedication of a professional and caring community.

Wish List:

  • Gift cards to Home Depot, Walmart, Target, Dover and Hobby Lobby
  • Silent auction items
  • Power tools
  • Rakes, brooms and hand tools
  • GoPro camera

 

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McKinney Education Foundation

469-302-6314

MmEeFf.com

Mission:

To provide the highest quality of education in McKinney and to inspire students and teachers towards excellence in education.

Wish List:

  • Merchant gift cards
  • Office supply gift cards
  • Silent auction items

 

 
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McKinney Housing Authority

972-542-5641

mckinneyha.org

To serve the housing needs of low to moderate income families in the authority’s jurisdiction in order to increase the availability of decent, safe and affordable housing in its communities.

Wish List:

  • Unused bedding
  • Linens
  • Unused cookware
  • New move-in packages

 

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The McKinney Ladies Association

mckinneyladies.org

Mission:

Dedicated to supporting the children and families of our community through special events and fundraising efforts.

Wish List:

  • Wedding dresses to be made into gowns for babies who don’t come home from the hospital

 

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North Collin County Habitat for Humanity and ReStore

972-542-5300

ncc-habitat.com, mckinneyrestore.com

Mission:

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Wish List:

  • New roof
  • Forklift
  • 2-10 computer tablets for job site sign-in with internet capability
  • Excess/used retail fixtures for ReStore
  • Building materials: lumber, doors, windows

 

 
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The Samaritan Inn

972-632-1290

thesamaritaninn.com

Mission:

To help people experiencing homelessness regain their dignity and independence.

Wish List:

  • Golf cart
  • Tractor
  • High chairs
  • Diapers
  • Socks
  • Underwear

 

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Shiloh Place McKinney

469-534-9407

shilohplacemckinney.com

Mission:

A ministry to single moms and their children that provides family housing and career training.

Wish List:

  • Gift cards to Target and Walmart
  • Silent auction items
  • Office supply gift cards
  • Children’s clothing (boys and girls, sizes 5T – 12)

 

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Smiles Charity

972-542-4412

smilescharity.org

Mission:

To bring the community together to change the world one home, one family at a time. Build a home, create a smile!

Wish List:

  • Property in McKinney on which to build homes
  • Home Depot or Lowe’s gift cards
  • Coupons, small items for 500 gift bags
  • Volunteers
  • U.S. postage stamps

 

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River Ranch Educational Charities at Storybook Ranch

972-369-0874

storybookranch.org

Mission:

To create a community where all individuals feel honored, empowered and accepted. Our Mission is to provide healing and uplifting resources through the gift of horses, animals, nature and community.

Wish List:

  • Gift Cards to Sam's Club, Home Depot, Staples and Tractor Supply
  • Equine Saddles and Tack
  • ASTM/SEI Approved Riding Helmets
  • Mounting Blocks and Arena Accessories
  • Wheelbarrows, buckets and troughs
  • Hay and Animal Feed
  • Charity Shirts and Uniforms, Embroidery Services
  • Industrial Printer and Ink
  • Banquet Tables, Picnic Tables and Folding Chairs
  • Donated time and services from individuals and companies to resurface entrance road, make repairs around the ranch, provide printing/advertising