Want to help local victims of domestic violence? Download the SafeNight app and you will get alerts when a shelter is full and they need funds for a hotel room. You’ll only get an alert when there is an immediate need, and you can choose the shelter you want to help and know exactly how your money will be used. Since April, donors have paid for more than 150 hotel room nights for the seven participating shelters in Dallas, Denton and Collin counties. Awesome. Read more here.

Ashley

Ashley Hudnall of Plano died unexpectedly last week. She had an undiagnosed heart condition. She has three children and was engaged to be married (her first husband died three years ago). Friends set up a GoFundMe page to support her children. Please consider donating.

Ashmore Law Office is providing free basic wills to all breast cancer survivors and newly diagnosed women. They are ONLY doing this thru October. Contact them at 214.559.7202.

The Compassion Experience is coming to Frisco First United Methodist Church November 6th-9th. This free event features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries like the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic. In over 2,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space, visitors will step inside homes, markets and schools — without getting on a plane. Each child’s story starts in poverty but ends in hope. Reserve a spot here.

The Plano community is invited to attend a meeting Wednesday, October 21st at 7pm at Carpenter Park Recreation Center to provide feedback on conceptual plans for different features of the new skate park.

Today is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. The Medical Center of Plano has a grief support group for for anyone who has lost a baby to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, newborn death or SIDS. Do you know of others? Local mom support and play/interest groups here. And please remember “The Quiet Mom,” with this great Huffington Post article written by a friend of mine.

Business News

  • Walmart is expanding their online grocery and free curbside pick-up service to Plano and Frisco. Read more here.
  • FC Dallas is going to renovate Toyota Stadium and add the National Soccer Hall of Fame Museum in Frisco. Read more here.
  • Lauren James Co is coming to Shops at Legacy
  • The Tutoring Center opened at 3100 Independence Pkwy
  • Southern Recipes Grill opening late October at 621 W. Plano Pkwy
  • Wok Box is opening early October at 1865 Dallas Pkwy