First Saturday of each month, 9 a.m-noon, FUMC Plano north parking lot, in conjunction with United Electronic Recycling and the City of Plano. All computer-related equipment, printers, audio and video equipment, consumer electronics, cell phones, TVs accepted. No broken screens. There is a disposal fee of $5 for traditional cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors. $10 for TVs smaller than 32 inches, and $20 for TVs larger than 32 inches.
Plano Overnight Warming Stations
Have you ever wondered, as you are comfortable in your home on a cold winter night, what the homeless experience? The Homeless Coalition Interfaith Task Force developed a plan called POWS (Plano Overnight Warming Station) for this winter season bringing faith communities and agencies together to provide a safe, secure, overnight sleeping environment to those in need during cold nights. We developed our own team of volunteers to help the homeless by staffing the POWS shelter at the Salvation Army in Plano. Contact Lee Pierce to get involved.
FAMILY PROMISE: May 19-26
Founded in 1988, Family Promise offers hands-on outreach within church facilities. As an Interfaith Network Church with Family Promise of Collin County, FUMC Plano provides space 3-4 times each year for 3-4 families or up to 14 people (all pre-screened for safety) to live for a week on our campus while job hunting, receiving training and seeking other assistance.
FUMC Plano members and other hosts provide meals, help with homework, stay overnight or set up and break down bedrooms and family rooms before and after each week.
For more information or to find out how you can help, contact Laura Dobbs or see Holly and Noah's story that was aired on WFAA HERE.
Volunteer readers are needed in the summer
A nonprofit Christian organization affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Project Transformation uses the energy of college students to provide community-oriented programs for children and youth in low income neighborhoods.
FUMC Plano supports the Project Transformation Summer Camp program by funding the salary for an intern and providing reading volunteers, meals for interns and families, books, snacks and other supplies.
This city-wide effort serves up to 500 disadvantaged families cleared by the Assistance Center of Collin County. Individuals and classes at FUMC Plano adopt families to provide Christmas presents.
The Assistance Center provides 30 days of food, which FirstChurch delivers to families on the Saturday and Sunday before Christmas.
Senior Christian handymen provide assistance with minor home maintenance and repairs – focusing on health and safety issues – to seniors (55 and older) and handicapped clients in and around Plano.
Services are provided at no charge.
For more information contact Bill Downs.
Quilts for Kids
Formed in March 2000, Quilts for Kids has made and given away more than 1,000 quilts, hats and throws to hospitals and clinics, and has a goal to make 250 quilts each year. New members are always welcome, and donations of fabric and batting are appreciated.
Quilts for Kids meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month (with a summer hiatus in June, July and August) in Room 206 from 9 a.m.-noon.
For more information contact Jill Stoel.