Accepting Donations from November 11 through December 6
The holiday season is upon us and there are several opportunities to give back to your community. This year, the City will hold a holiday donation drive beginning November 11 through December 6 to support Collin County’s Toys for Tots, Allen Community Outreach, Agape Care Home and Loving Care Home. All donations can be dropped off at City Hall (665 Country Club Road) during the donation period and at Country Christmas (December 6).
You can help support the local Toys for Tots campaign by donating gifts for children up to 12 years old and teenagers up to 16 years old. Toys for Tots does not publish a list of appropriate toys to donate in order to avoid a limited selection of items to distribute throughout the community. Toys for Tots encourages donors to consider what might be an appropriate gift for their own child or relative, purchase the item, and donate to Toys for Tots. Toys for Tots will not accept realistic looking weapons, gifts with food or used merchandise. Suggested donation items for older children and teenagers include sporting equipment, bags, backpacks, books, cosmetics, purses, watches, wallets, bath gift sets, board games, radio control cars and trucks, hand-held electronics, skateboards, helmets, curling irons, hair straighteners, and hair dryers.
This is your opportunity to help feed families in the community throughout the holiday season. Allen Community Outreach (ACO) was founded in 1985 by a group of caring community members who offer essential human and social services such as food and case management for families in crisis located within Lucas, Allen, and Fairview. This year’s suggested donation items are stuffing mix, salad dressings, instant potatoes, gravy (canned/dry packet), canned fruit, canned milk (evaporated/condensed), cranberry sauce, canned corn, flour (up to five pounds), sugar (up to five pounds), cream of mushroom or chicken soup, cooking oil (small bottles), cake mix, cornbread mix, Bisquick baking mix, and canned mixed vegetables.
Agape Care Home and Loving Care Home are residential assisted living facilities for senior citizens, both are located in Lucas. Each year, the City of Lucas sponsors a Senior Angel Tree to show our senior citizens who reside at these homes some “Lucas Love” over the holidays. If you would like to donate a gift to one of our beloved seniors, stop by City Hall beginning November 11 to get started. Donors may select an angel from the Senior Angel Tree to help guide the gift purchase. Please drop off all new and wrapped gifts at City Hall during the donation period. Santa will be personally delivering the gifts to our seniors just in time for Christmas.
The City is also supporting Lucas Veterinary Hospital in their annual pet food drive to benefit local animal shelters. Please donate any unopened bags or cans of pet food at City Hall and help Lucas Veterinary Hospital ease the stress our local shelters feel in keeping a consistent food supply for all of the animals who need it. The City will be accepting donations November 11 through December 6. The Lucas Veterinary Hospital will also be accepting donations during this time and through the end of December. Donations can also be dropped off at Lucas Veterinary Hospital located at 800 Country Club Road.