Holiday Cheer

Helping Spread the Love to our Kids at City House is Easy During the Holidays


The holidays are here, and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the very generous donors who like to make it even better for the kids and young adults we serve. We are always amazed at people’s giving hearts, especially at this time of year.

If you would like to make the holidays a little more special for the kids that City House shelters and protects, here are some details around what we need and what the kids want these days:

Gift Cards

We literally can not receive too many gift cards. We use them for so many things, year-round. And no amount is too small or too big. It all adds up and we put them all to good use.

We can use gift cards for any of the following:

Overall: Walmart – our No. 1 preferred gift card. We do a ton of our shopping there – groceries, needs of the residents, including clothing, hygiene products, etc. And we have a Walmart SuperCenter right around the corner.

Grocery: Walmart works here too, as well as Kroger and Tom Thumb.

Clothing: Kohl’s, Payless Shoes, Burlington Coat Factory, Ross

Electronics: Best Buy (we have a constant need for new video games, DVDs and other fun stuff for the kids). We currently have several older residents attending school who could use laptops for school which can be purchased with the gift cards.

Transitional Living Program (TLP) Young Adults: QT gas gift cards are fantastic to help pay for gas, while Walmart, Best Buy, Kohl’s and Ross help us keep the houses stocked and the young people outfitted for school and work.

So if you are wanting to do something for the kids at City House, gift cards are simply awesome! You can drop them off at our administrative offices at 901 18th St., Plano, 75074 or at My Friend’s House. Please call Karen Voelker at 972-424-4626 or on any questions.

Help out with Community Requested Gifts

Other than gift cards (which are preferred), other items that we need for our use during the year include: new hoodies (we cannot take used clothing), mp3 players with headphones, pre-paid cell phones with minutes, wallets, new release DVDs, laptops, tablets.

We thank you for your generosity! Our kids appreciate everything our community does to help make their holiday season a little more special! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

End-of-Year Monetary Gift

Our donors’ generosity is the life blood to being able to serve so many at-risk kids in Collin County and North Texas. A one-time monetary gift to end the year helps us for 2015, and we also have options for recurring gifts. Simply click here to go to our donation page and make a gift towards City House.

Again, thank you to all of you who generously give so that our kids can have a great holiday! Your donation of time, spirit and money go a long way in helping us do what we do!

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