Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Help Feed 350 Families with Denton County Friends of the Family

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and what better way to say thanks than to give back?

The Denton County Friends of the Family is hosting its 2022 Thanksgiving Drive and they need your help.

The DCFOF is one of many organizations under the Southlake Cares initiative, a partnership effort between the City of Southlake and community organizations geared toward providing support for local organizations in need.

This organization provides services to those who are impacted by abuse, domestic violence, and more. The organization also provides outreach services and programs to increase awareness and to help end the cycle of violence.

The Annual Thanksgiving Drive is one of many ways to show support and give back.

Donors are asked to fill a reusable shopping bag with approved items or to purchase a $20 gift card to a local grocery chain store for a turkey or ham.

If you plan to donate a shopping bag, please select items from the list below.

Pumpkin Pie Filling (can) Cornbread Mix
Pie Crust or Pie crust mix Mac and Cheese (box)
Stuffing (boxed) Dry Rice and Dry Beans
Cranberry Sauce Mayo, Ketchup and Mustard
Mashed Potatoes (Boxed) Jello and Pudding (Boxed)
Gravy Mix Peanut Butter and Jelly
Canned Fruits and Veggies (Variety) Cereal
Canned Meats Cookie or Cake Mixes


Please drop off items at the Denton County Friends of the Family’s Outreach Office located at 4845 S. I-35 East in Corinth, Texas. The last day to drop off items is Friday, November 11.

To learn more about Denton County Friends of the Family, please visit their website.

Christmas is for Children Returns to Southlake

The Southlake Departments of Public Safety are again participating in this year’s Christmas is for Children program and you can participate too. CIFC prides itself on providing a complete Holiday memory for children and families who otherwise would not have a holiday celebration. The goal is to fulfill each child’s Christmas wish list with something that they want, something that they need and something educational. Children need your generosity this year more than ever. How can you help? Just bring a new unwrapped toy or clothing for any age group from infant to teen, boy or girl and/or non-perishable food items to the lobby of either one of these DPS locations; 600 State Street (Fire Lobby) or 2100 West Southlake Boulevard (Lobby). Look for the large donation box to drop off your items. Some suggested food donations: spaghetti and sauce, peanut butter and jelly, canned vegetables, pancake mix and syrup. You can also donate gift cards to stores like Target, Wal-Mart and Kroger. There are so many ways to help. To learn more go to ChristmasisForChildren.com.

The story behind “Christmas is for Children”
In 1991, two social workers answered letters to Santa Claus (found in New York’s “dead letter” box) from the children of four needy families and made their Christmas wishes come true. Since that time, Christmas is for Children have supported over 39,000 underprivileged children and their families. What makes Christmas is for Children unique is our approach to bestowing charity in a way that our beneficiaries retain their dignity, witnessing the true spirit of Christmas and the very best of humanity.

Christmas is for Children (CIFC) and the 12th Annual Food Drive form a non-profit organization [501(c)(3)] dedicated to providing all children with the love, care and joy that are revealed in the spirit of Christmas.

If you need additional information please contact Community Initiatives Officer Renni Burt at (817) 748-8349.