This year’s City of Lucas Holiday Donation Drive will be held from November 6 to December 8, 2023. The City of Lucas holds a donation drive during the holidays to help those in need throughout the community. The City of Lucas is partnering with Sparks Loving Care Home for the Senior Angel Tree, Collin County Toys for Tots, All Community Outreach, Lucas Veterinary Hospital, and Samaritan Inn. All donations can be dropped off during business hours before 5:00 pm on Friday, December 8 at Lucas City Hall (665 Country Club Road, Lucas, Texas 75002).
Be an Angel to our Senior Citizens
Sparks Loving Care Home is a residential assisted living facility for senior citizens in Lucas. Each year, the City facilitates providing gifts for our seniors to show them some “Lucas Love” for the holidays. If you would like to donate a gift to one of our beloved seniors, please stop by City Hall and see Donna Bradshaw who will be keeping Santa’s list for our friends at Sparks Loving Care Home. You will be asked to drop off your wrapped gift at City Hall by December 8 and Santa will make the delivery for you. If you have any questions, please contact Donna Bradshaw at [email protected] or 972-912-1206.
Toy Drive for Collin County Toys for Tots
You can help support the Collin County Toys for Tots campaign by donating unwrapped gifts for local children and teenagers in need. 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.
Food Drive for All Community Outreach
All 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 throughout Collin County. Suggested donation items include $15 grocery gift cards and food items such as canned vegetables, cranberry sauce, creamed soups, canned pumpkin, corn meal/corn muffin mix, gravy (canned/dry packet), instant potatoes, stuffing/dressing (Stove Top), sugar (up to 5 lbs), Jell-O and pudding mix, Bisquick (baking mix) pie crust, marshmallows, and non-perishable food.
Pet Food Drive for Lucas Veterinary Hospital
The City is partnering with the Lucas Veterinary Hospital by holding a pet food drive to benefit local animal shelters. Please donate any unopened bags or cans of pet food at City Hall and help the Lucas Veterinary Hospital ease the stress our local shelters feel in keeping a consistent food supply for animals in need.
The Samaritan Inn is a local nonprofit organization that has been working to help the homeless in Collin County since 1984. On a given night, 1 out of 3 people staying at the Samaritan Inn are children. Items needed are kitchen & food items, as well as certain non-food items. To view their immediate needs, visit www.saminn.org/needs-list/.