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Holiday Toy Distribution for Allen ISD Students

Holiday Toy Distribution for Allen ISD Students

ACO will serve as the registration and distribution for Toys For Tots to children, ages 0-16, who live within the ALLEN ISD Boundaries ONLY.  For information on receiving toys in other areas, please visit ToysForTots.org. The deadline for registering to...

ACO Holiday Food Drive

ACO Holiday Food Drive

The holiday season is approaching, ACO plans to offer holiday foods through our food pantry to those in need. Thank you for every item you will share and every drive you will hold to benefit our neighbors who need food. If you have any questions or need...

ACO’s Main Event: The Mayor’s Bash

ACO’s Main Event: The Mayor’s Bash

Our hearts are full of gratitude for everyone who attended our Mayor's Bash! Saturday evening, September 21st was a fundraiser to remember!  More than 350 guests gathered for the "Mayor's Bash". The theme was "Community." The format of the event inside the...

A Critical Message from the CEO

A Critical Message from the CEO

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...

ACO names Ptak and Vaughn

ACO names Ptak and Vaughn

Allen Community Outreach is pleased to announce the newest staff member to join the team.  Rhonda Ptak has been named Chief Community Development Officer for the organization, which provides assistance for financial security to Collin County families to...

A Message from Marjorie – June 2019

Dear Friend, It's that time of year... to GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE. It is only with your support that ACO is able to provide financial assistance to pay those high electric bills this month, distribute specially-packed kid-friendly food bags for the summer, and...

A Message to our ACO Neighbors from Marjorie

Hello Neighbor, I am so excited to tell you about some changes coming here at ACO in the coming months. First, the bushes along the alley on the north side of our building are scheduled to be removed by the City Of Allen May 29-31. The following week, an...

A Message from Marjorie – May 2019

Dear Friend, Summer has arrived! And while so many of us are excited for the kids to be out of school, to plan our vacations, enjoy cook-outs in the backyard and long days in the pools, that is not the case for all of our Collin County neighbors. While 3...

Our Groups of Volunteers in May 2019

Our Groups of Volunteers in May 2019

A BIG thank you to our caring individual and groups of volunteers who helped us during the month of May, including:  Liberty Mutual sent 100 employee volunteers who gave 400 hours of their precious time to help our mission! Keller Williams had 26...

ACO Appreciates its Volunteers – April 2019

ACO Appreciates its Volunteers – April 2019

Dear Friend, I truly value our volunteers and have gotten to know many of you over the years! I began my career at Allen Community Outreach as the Volunteer Director in 2001, and made some dear friends with many dedicated people who support our mission....

ACO Recycles In Kind Donations

ACO Recycles In Kind Donations

Did you know? Allen Community Outreach resale stores are great places to find bargains.  The stores also serve people in need and serve as a limited recycle center. When you donate items to Allen Community Outreach, they are first sorted. Items in good...

Empty Bowls 2019

Empty Bowls 2019

Thank you to ALL who made the Empty Bowls a success! Together, we raised $2,000 for hunger and art programs to benefit local children and families. A big thank you to our community who came out to support Empty Bowls Allen 2019. It was a huge success! We...

The Main Event

Here are some awesome pictures of our new annual Main Event held on November 4, 2017.  Please mark your calendar for this year’s Main Event set for SAT – November 10, 2018.

More photos can be found of previous events on ACO’s Flickr account.

Main Event 11/04/17

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