News and Events

Mayor Terrell’s Charity Bash

Mayor Terrell’s Charity Bash

Saturday, September 21, 2019 Terrell Hall Watters Creek Convention Center Allen, TX 7:00 pm Please help Mayor Terrell celebrate and support the life-changing work of Allen Community Outreach,  a provider of free social services in Collin County. For more...

ACO School Supply Drive

ACO School Supply Drive

Benefitting AISD Students In Need Fill the Bus is Sponsored By: Allen Community Outreach, First United Methodist Church Allen, Allen-Fairview Chamber of Commerce, Allen I.S.D. NEW School Supplies will be collected July 29th - August 6th 2019 Supplies...

ACO Kids Summer Food Program

ACO Kids Summer Food Program

For children whose household resources are limited, the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program at public schools helps provide a healthy breakfast and lunch every school day. But what happens when children are out of school for the summer? Allen Community...

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...

Charity Golf Classic 2019

Charity Golf Classic 2019

Thank you to ALL who made the 2019 ACO Charity Golf Classic a Success!  Here's to the winners! From left: Jackson Watts, ACO Board President Amy Gnadt and Josh Dedmon 1st Place: Ryan Bates, Jackson Watts, Josh Dedmon, Christian Castillo 2nd Place: Chris Lawson, Eric...

Volunteer Appreciation Spot

Volunteer Appreciation Spot

We want to show our appreciation for our loyal Food Pantry volunteer Harold Nicholson.  Harold started to volunteer at the pantry after he was invited by his fellow church friend Goeben Johnson, our pantry Manager.  The invitation was casual said Harold,...

A Message from Marjorie – March 2019

    Dear Friend, Last week I was honored and humbled to be selected by our Board of Directors as ACO’s new Chief Executive Officer. I’ve served as Interim CEO since late January, but this permanent selection has me so excited! You’d think after...

ACO Names New CEO, Marjorie Vaneskahian Burr

ACO Names New CEO, Marjorie Vaneskahian Burr

ALLEN, TX- March 19, 2019;  The Allen Community Outreach Board of Directors named Marjorie Vaneskahian Burr as the new Chief Executive Officer at their directors meeting this morning. Ms. Burr has held the position of Interim CEO since late January, 2019....

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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