Engage Your World
Join us for NeighborLove Saturday! Formerly known as "Compassion Saturday," this is our annual church-wide community service event, open to participants of all ages. NeighborLove Saturday is a wonderful opportunity for your family to serve together as teams from Preston Trail Community Church spread out all over our region with the goal of meeting the needs of our neighbors.
We will meet at the church for training and direction, then go out to serve our local community.
2017 List of Projects
Blake's House: Blake’s House is a mentoring home for girls ages 18-22 who aged out of the foster care system or are homeless. Blake's House was founded by one of Preston Trail’s members. Assist with spring cleaning and yard work. No minimum age limit.
Christie Elementary School (Frisco): Christie Elementary is the only bilingual school within Frisco ISD and approximately half of the students at Christie are on the free and reduced lunch program. Christie Elementary has been Preston Trail’s school partner since 2007. Assist with spring cleaning and campus projects at the school. No minimum age limit.
City House Transitional Living Program: City House operates a transitional living program for homeless young adults age 18-21 in three local homes. The program offers supportive services to aid the young person's growth toward independent living. Projects include spring cleaning and yard work. No minimum age limit.
City House--My Friend's House: This project is now full. City House's emergency youth shelter, My Friend's House , provides 24-hour care and services to children ages newborn to 17 who may have been removed from their home by CPS due to abuse, neglect or abandonment, or they are at risk of becoming (or are) a runaway or homeless youth.
Day Labor Lunch: Provide lunch for local residents and day laborers near the Frisco
Family Services Center.
Assist with set-up, food prep and a “buffet
style” lunch and cleanup.
No minimum age limit.
Emily's Place: The mission of Emily’s Place is to break the cycle of domestic violence for women and their children through long-term, transformational care. Projects to include spring cleaning and yard work. No minimum age limit.
Family Promise of Collin County: Family Promise of Collin County is a local affiliate of a national organization that has helped families in need for more than 25 years. The Family Promise model operates through faith-based organizations within a community by providing food, shelter and support services to homeless families with kids as they work to regain sustainable independence. Help with yard work at their day center located in Lucas (25 minutes from Preston Trail) and provide games and activities with the children who are in the program. No minimum age requirement.
Frisco Housing Authority: Offers affordable living in low-rent public housing. Work with residents in such tasks as gardening, shrub removal and home repair. There are three projects for this location: FHA North, South and Park. No minimum age limit.
LovePacs: Lovepacs serves children on the free
and reduced lunch program through local public schools.
Assist with packing non-perishable food and
help make cards for approximately 125 students from Christie Elementary in
Open to children age 5 and older.
Park Manor Nursing Home (McKinney):
Visit residents at Park Manor Nursing Home and brighten their day by
playing games and visiting with the seniors. The residents there
especially love the visits and attention of children. No minimum age limit.
The Samaritan Inn: The Samaritan Inn is Collin County's only homeless shelter, and is home to 150 adults and children. Deep clean and work with residents to decorate their room doors for spring. Open to children age 6 and older.
Vega Elementary School (McKinney): Over 57% of Vega's students have
been identified as “economically disadvantaged” and eligible for the
free or reduced priced lunch, or they receive other public assistance. 49% of
the students at Vega Elementary are at risk of dropping out of school.
Help encourage the students by preparing educational packets with
supplies that will go home with 300 K-5th students over the summer. No
minimum age limit.
Victoria Gardens Nursing Home (Frisco): Visit residents at Victoria Gardens and brighten their day by playing games and visiting with the seniors. The residents there especially love the visits and attention of children. No minimum age limit.