Posted on July 3, 2019

One Year Around the Sun 

It has been 365 days since my first day of working for Denton County Friends of the Family as the Community Resource Coordinator and so much has happened! I hit the ground running with our Back to School Drive, and we are officially in the midst of that Drive once more! In my first year, we filled 350 backpacks, packed 300+ meal kits, organized gifts for over 700 children, and collected over 200 swimsuits for our clients! And that was just the drives! You all came out and supported Denton County Friends of the Family by helping with Taste for A Cause, Holiday Express, An Evening of Raised Awareness, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Just Between Friends, and so much more. I have been completely floored by all the community support we receive daily – be it through donations, sponsorships, or volunteering one's time and energy either at our Outreach Office, Upscale Resale (our thrift store), our Emergency Shelter or in our Admin office.  

Let’s keep the momentum going! 

This year our goal is to fill 400 backpacks for our clients, and we once again need our community’s help! We all know how vital education is to a growing brain and a key to the success of that child is having the right tools to thrive in a school environment. We need you, our community, to rally together to collect these items and to fill the backpacks for the 2019-2020 school year. Are you ready to get involved? 

You can register to Donate Here: Back to School

Or sign up to Volunteer Here: Volunteer Portal

I am so grateful for all the volunteers who have come out to support Denton County Friends of the Family in the past year. We wouldn’t be able to expand our services and serve the families we do without your help. If you’re looking for more opportunities, I encourage you to visit our volunteer page or Like our DCFOF Volunteer Facebook page, so you can stay up-to-date on all the volunteer opportunities. We would also love to see you all at our Volunteer Fall Kick-Off this August! We will be gathering at Eureka Park again with games, snacks, activities, and information about all the volunteer opportunities coming up in the fall and winter months. All volunteers are invited: past, present, or future, come say hi and learn about volunteering with Denton County Friends of the Family!  

Fall Kick-Of

I'm looking forward to making Year TWO just as successful as year one! 

-Stephanie Honeycutt | Community Resource Coordinator

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