Project Warm Us Warm Clothing Drive and Operation Once in a Lifetime Toys for Troops Toy & Clothing Drive at Frisco Square

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Frisco, TEXAS (October 16, 2017) –  Frisco Square is proud to partner again with Project Warm Us and Operation Once in a Lifetime for the upcoming holiday season.
Project Warm Us collects warm items such as coats, blankets and shoes to help keep the homeless warm during the cold winter months. Many of the people they serve are shelter-less, living in Dallas, Texas and the surrounding metroplex. They also collect for people living in shelters and orphanages. Statistics from the Dallas area homeless count shows there are 21% more homeless people than last year, and an expected increase with Hurricane Harvey victims. Their 2017 goal is 9,636 warm items by Thanksgiving. Learn more about Project Warm Us at www.projectwarm.us
Frisco Square will be partnering with Project Warm Us October 23 through November 22, 2017, and will be collecting new/gently used items that may be dropped at:

Frisco Square Management Office
8874 Coleman Blvd
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

barre3 Frisco

8855 Coleman Blvd
Sunday – Saturday
Drop donations during scheduled class times

www.barre3.com/studio-locations/frisco

We will be collecting the following warm items for men, women and children; these are the recommendations from projectwarm.us:

Coats:
Need mostly men’s coats – A large quantity of XL and XXL sizes needed
(Jackets, sweatshirts and sweaters are good too)

Blankets:
Comforters, heavy blankets and moving blankets are most needed
We can take lightweight blankets but no sheets please

Scarves, knit hats & gloves:
Gloves and mittens are good
Men’s sizes most needed
Only knit hats, no ball caps

Shoes & Socks:
Athletic shoes preferred
Men’s sizes most needed
Boots are acceptable
No flip-flops or open-toed shoes
No dress shoes
Only new socks please
New or gently used shoes are accepted

Please remember many of these are going to the shelter-less homeless {{ New or gently used items are accepted }}
Operation Once In A Lifetime (OOIAL), a military non-profit group that helps make the dreams of U.S. Soldiers and their families come true. During the holiday season, OOIAL Toys for Troops drive helps military families provide a good Christmas for their children. Learn more about Operation Once in a Lifetime and other ways you can help our service men and women by visiting their website: www.operationonceinalifetime.com
The Toys for Troops Donation Drive at Frisco Square will run November 27 through December 18, 2017. Soldiers in uniform will pick up from all Frisco Square donation locations; date TBD.

Donate new, unwrapped toy or clothing items at the following Drop Locations in Frisco Square:

barre3 Frisco
8855 Coleman Blvd
Drop off during regular business hours

The COOP Frisco
8802 Coleman Blvd
Drop off during regular business hours

Frisco Square Management Office
8874 Coleman Blvd.
8A-5P Monday – Friday

Next Step Dance Performing Arts Studio
6106 Frisco Square Blvd
Drop off during regular business hours

POParella’s Gourmet Popcorn & Treats
8873 Coleman Blvd
Drop off during regular business hours

Sweet Tooth Dental Loft
8838 Coleman Blvd
Drop off during regular business hours

Skate the Square Outdoor Ice Rink
Corner of Main Street and Coleman Blvd
Nov. 27 – Dec. 18
Mon-Thur Noon – 9p
Fri-Sun Noon – 10p

All details can be found at http://friscosquare.com/event/in-the-community/ for Project Warm Us Donation Drive and at http://friscosquare.com/cits/toy-drive/ for Toys For Troops Donation Drive. Additional questions please contact Lara Hansen at lhansen@friscosquare.com

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