News and Events

ACO Charity Golf Classic

ACO Charity Golf Classic

ACO Charity Golf Classic Friday, March 29, 2019 Heritage Ranch Golf & Country Club Registration & Driving Range Open at 11:00 AM 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch (Served on the Patio Grill) 1:00 PM Shotgun Start Awards Buffet Dinner After Tournament Poker Run...

ACO Staff News

ACO Staff News

We are excited to welcome new staff members to our ACO Team, including:   From left: Kristen McWilliams, Sasha Johnson and Angela Sadler   Angela Sadler is the new Director of Employment Services who assists ACO clients in goal setting towards continued...

A Message from Marjorie – Jan. 2019

Marjorie Vaneskahian Burr   Interim CEO   I hope your new year is off to a grand start! I want to personally thank you for your commitment to Allen Community Outreach. With your support, we are able to provide assistance and relief to many families...

Collin College Students Enhance the Way We Care

This fall, students in the Bakery Operations Management Class at Collin College worked with ACO in a creative - and very generous - service learning project. They began by visiting our offices for a discussion about client services and continued with a...

Holiday Food Distribution

Holiday Food Distribution

Thanks to the support from our caring community members, including: students, teachers and parents, PTA groups, civic groups, businesses, and neighborhoods for coordinating food drives to collect holiday food items as well as food needed all year round. ...

ACO Main Event 2018

ACO Main Event 2018

A Big Thank You to all who helped with ACO's Main Event 2018 Our hearts are full of gratitude for everyone who attended our Game Night event on November 10th! It was a huge success with super fun moments around the life-size Jenga challenges,  Wine Bottle...

ACO Kids Summer Food Program 2018

ACO Kids Summer Food Program 2018

Thank you to all who supported our ACO Kids Summer Food Program. With your volunteers, donations and support Allen Community Outreach provided over 500 children in need with bags of healthy, easy-to-prepare breakfast and lunch foods ...

ACO Fill The Bus 2018

ACO Fill The Bus 2018

A Big Thank You to our Community for Your Amazing Support! Thank you to the 248 volunteers for collecting, sorting and assembling bags of school supplies for more than 500 local students in need. All in, they donated 474 hours of their time. Thank you to our dedicated...

ACO Receives Coserv Community Spotlight

Thank you to Coserv Charitable Foundation for the $10,000 grant towards a new telephone system for our organization. CoServ has been a great partner of ACO over the years through income support for utilities, food, transportation and rent for current...

Food Pantry Donation Needs

Food Pantry Donation Needs

We have very low inventory of the following items in our Food Pantry and with your help of these donations, we will ensure that no family is hungry.  October ACO Food Pantry Needs: Most Needed Items: Canned Tomatoes Products (Whole, Stewed, Diced, Sauce and Paste)...

Empty Bowls 2018

Empty Bowls 2018

Thank you to ALL who made the Empty Bowls a success! Together, we raised over $3,000.00 for hunger and art programs to benefit local children and families. A big thank you to our community who came out last night to support Empty Bowls Allen 2018. It was a huge...

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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