A mom was looking to give away baby clothes and formula to someone local in need, so we asked the moms on the PAM Facebook page for suggestions. Here are some resources where you can donate your money, time and stuff to help local children and families in need.
This Side Up Family Fun Center
An organization in Plano that provides educational opportunities and fun for families as well as Parents Night Out programs and support for single parents. They do collections and giveaways for single parents and grandparents in the community.
How to help: they have a wish list on need items on their website, need cash donations and volunteers
Plano Children’s Medical Clinic
They provide high quality primary care and support services to all children in need. There is also a clinic in Wylie.
How to help: cash donations as well as children’s clothing, medicine, formula, toys, bedding, personal hygiene items, office supplies, and more. Visit their website for specifics.
Parents who want to “pay it forward” after the death of their son at 29 week gestation. They help anyone in need of baby care in Collin, Denton & Dallas Counties.
How to help: cash donations as well as baby-related coupons, diapers, clothing, shoes, formula, baby baths, cribs/bassinets, breast pumps, pack and plays, toys
An organization in Collin County specializing in comprehensive intervention and prevention services for all members of a family affected by domestic violence – from victim to abuser. Services include transitional housing, counseling for adults and children, legal advocacy and services for abusers. Annually, Hope’s Door responds to over 1,900 crisis hotline calls, shelters more than 400 women and children, houses over 50 families in transitional housing and provides counseling and legal advocacy to more than 1,300 survivors.
How to help: cash donations, volunteer and events plus donate stuff to their store.
Hope’s Door Resale Store
3000 Custer Road, Ste. 220 (SE Corner of Parker & Custer), Plano
Donate clothing (men’s, women’s, children), accessories (belts, jewelry, handbags/purses), shoes, household items, furniture, books, DVDs and current electronics.
The Samaritan Inn
A comprehensive program that teaches self-sufficiency and life skills to meet the needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Collin County. They help willing people gain dignity and independence. On a typical night, approximately 160 people sleep at the Inn, of which 60 are children. This is the only homeless shelter in Collin County.
How to help: cash donations, plus donate stuff to their store
INN Style Resale Store
103 East University Dr, McKinney
Donate furniture, clothing and accessories
Minnie’s Food Pantry
3033 W Parker Rd, Plano
Minnie’s Food Pantry provides a free supply of emergency groceries once per month per household for residents that do not have enough food because they lack the resources to purchase it.
How to help: cash and food donations
Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County
Several drop-off locations in Plano, McKinney and Allen
Children in foster care may only receive new items, but your donations of gently used household goods and clothing will be sold at an area second-hand store, The Thrift Store, to benefit the Center. They do not accept large items or furniture.