All day on Wednesday, November 20, Orange Leaf will be donating 50% of all sales to City House-Frisco! Orange Leaf is open at 11 am until 9:30 pm that day, so if you want to grab a quick snack after lunch, swing by. Take the family out for an evening treat and fill your cup. Whenever you go on Nov. 20, you’ll be helping City House and getting some great “froyo” (as Orange Leaf calls it) at the same time.
Orange Leaf is the ultimate dessert experience, a self-serve, choose-your-own toppings frozen treat destination unlike any other. Their customers prefer Orange Leaf because of their awesome froyo, fun people and cool spoons.
“We’re excited to partner with Orange Leaf on this special fundraising day,” said City House Executive Director Teresa Keenan. “ They are leaders in the Frisco community and want to make a difference. We are excited about City House’s expansion into Frisco so we can help more at-risk kids.”
Orange Leaf has a company-wide commitment to be involved in the community. Orange Leaf CEO Reese Travis has set the tone for every franchise, empowering them to give back with days like Nov. 20 at the Frisco location.
Learn more about Orange Leaf here.
About City House-Frisco
City House is a Collin County nonprofit that helps at-risk kids due to abuse, neglect and homelessness. The organization is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
City House recently announced that they are expanding into Frisco, focusing on homeless youth and teens. Now, if you think that homelessness does not exist in Frisco, especially youth and teen homelessness, think again. Frisco is not immune to the same issues that face every community in our nation. While Frisco is one of the wealthiest cities in Texas, there are kids and teens that do not have a home of their own and need help.
They are homeless for many different reasons – some have family issues and conflict in the home, others have an abusive parent and they feel the need to get out. Most of the homeless teens are unseen because a neighbor or friend has taken them in. They are basically “couch surfing,” hopping from home to home for periods of time while going to school, etc. A lot of these kids don’t even realize they are homeless.
This is where City House comes in. The organization has been running a proven Transitional Living Program in Plano since 2006, serving young people age 16-21. These people are residents of the program, living in one of two houses (one for boys and one for girls) while getting life skills classes and resources to better themselves and learn how to stand on their own two feet. Residents spend up to 18 months in the program. City House also runs a non-resident component of the program, with a drop-in center for any teen that needs help and access to the same life skills classes and resources.
Check out these real success stories from KC – a young man from Frisco who was looking for help, and Treonta, who was hanging with the wrong crowd and needed some direction.
City House has plans to open up two homes in Frisco in the 2014 year, one for boys and one for girls, utilizing the same successful and proven blueprint that has served so many young people in Collin County. A Youth Resources Center for Frisco is also part of the plan.