Neighbors and Friends,

Each year at this time, ACO faces a “low” in donations while we also face an increase in need from local families. The GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE Campaign is vital each Summer to support the programs and services that ACO can provide to those facing crisis. But ACO is facing a CRISIS at this time, too.
The summertime campaign is not yet reaching our goals. We are at a critical time to cut services to families who need us most if we do not get the financial support we need so desperately.
If you have not yet given to this campaign, we need you NOW. Please make a donation TODAY.
THANK YOU if you have made your donation! If you can give more, please do so TODAY.

Your compassion and support may make the difference in whether a family gets the emergency services and support that they need. Your support may insure that they have food for their children this summer and are prepared to begin the school year with supplies and proper clothing. Your gifts may be the lifeline that a family is so desperately in need of to stay in their home, find a job or get the medical care they need.

I’ve always said that we have the most incredible, giving and loving community who cares about their Collin County neighbors. I need you to join hands with ACO NOW. See the list below of a number of ways that you can help….

Many thanks,

Marjorie Vaneskahian Burr, ACO CEO

Please join hands with ACO, and help our neighbors TODAY!

$500 will help a family of 4 keep food on their table for a month or stay in their home.
$250 will help provide 10 bags of breakfast and lunch food items for 2 hungry children for the summer.
$100 will feed a family of 6 for a week or provide new shoes for 4 children to begin the school year.
$50 will provide lunch for a child during the summer months or provide a backpack and supplies for a student.

Please support ACO’s mission to help those in need by doing the following:

  1. Click on the link below and make a donation NOW.
  2. Mail a check or drop off your financial gift to 801 E. Main Street in Allen.
  3. Share this email with your friends, family and colleagues.
  4. Like us on Facebook and share our message on social media.
  5. Volunteer your time to support ACO programs. Opportunities and information are available at
  6. Hold a food drive, or buy a few extra items for the ACO Food Pantry when you shop for your groceries. Our needs list is online.
  7. Donate clothing and household items for ACO to share with those in need or to sell at our resale locations to support local families. Drop off at OUR NEW DONATION DROP OFF LOCATION- 2 Butler Drive and McDermott in Allen.
  8. Call/email me personally or stop in to talk about how you can be more involved. 972-727-9131 or
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