Give Back this Holiday Season: Local Charities to Support near Celina

Giving is not about making a donation; it is about making a difference. Volunteering is not about giving time; it is about giving hope. Gratitude and generosity go hand-in-hand; you can’t have one without the other.

If you’re truly grateful for what you have, you’re eager to share with others. When others are generous with you, you’re grateful in return.

Spread love, gratitude, and generosity this holiday season by supporting these local charities. They support different causes, but they all support our communities.

30 Local Charities near Celina to Support this Holiday Season

1. LovePacs

Mission: Lovepacs engages communities to feed children in need as an expression of Love.

Help By: Donating Money

Just last week, my 7-year-old posted a heartfelt video on Facebook asking friends and family for support so she could help provide food to her classmates. Those students that receive free or reduced lunches during school go without or with very little when they’re on winter break, and my daughter took her mission very seriously. She ended up raising just over $400 and received tons of food donations in order to feed 15 of her classmates! We had friends participate in the box packing, and they said it was a transformative experience. We’ll definitely be supporting this charity again! – Kristen Skiles

2. North Texas Food Bank

Mission: To close the hunger gap in North Texas by providing access to nutritious food.

Help By: Volunteering Time, Donating Money, Donating Food

3. CCA

Mission: In the name of Jesus Christ, Christian Community Action ministers to the poor by providing comprehensive services that alleviate suffering, bring hope and change lives.

Help By: Volunteering Time, Donating Money, Donating Food or Items for Resale

As a child, my family didn’t have much money. My father made next to nothing and with 4 kids, my mom couldn’t find a job that would make more than childcare costs. Even when she started her at home daycare to help other families in need, it was hard. I remember times when our family of 6 would sit down to a dinner consisting of a single box of macaroni and cheese. The CCA saved us. While my parents did everything they could to pay bills, the CCA helped ensure we at least wouldn’t go hungry. They provided free financial classes to my parents, and other helpful resources. I’ll always be grateful to the CCA and what they did for my family – especially me and my brothers.  – Amanda Lewis

4. The Samaritan Inn

Mission: We are a comprehensive homeless program that helps willing people gain dignity and independence.

Help By: Volunteering Time, Donating Money, DonaThting Food or Paper Goods

5. Hope’s Door

Mission: Hope’s Door New Beginning Center specializes in comprehensive intervention and prevention services for all members of a family affected by intimate partner and family violence – from victim to abuser.

Help By: Volunteering Time, Donating Money, Donating Household Items or Personal Items

6. Genesis Women’s Shelter

Mission: To provide safety, shelter and support for women who have experienced domestic violence, and to raise awareness regarding its cause, prevalence and impact.

Help By: Volunteering Time, Donating Money

7. Family Gateway

Mission: The mission of Family Gateway is to provide stability and life-changing supportive services to children and families affected by homelessness.

Help By: Volunteering Time, Donating Money, Donating Household Items or Personal Items

8. Friends of the Family

Mission: We provide compassionate, comprehensive services to those impacted by rape, sexual abuse, and domestic violence, while partnering with our community to promote safety, hope, healing, justice, and prevention.

Help By: Volunteering Time, Donating Money


Mission: The mission of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas is to put Christian values into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Help By: Volunteering Time, Donating Money

10. Habitat for Humanity

Mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

Help By: Volunteering Time, Donating Money, Donating Items for Resale

11. Mutts and Mayhem Animal Rescue

Mission: Our Mission is to provide a coordinated effort in the response, search, rescue and recovery phases for natural disasters, significant public emergencies and major vehicle collisions involving animals in North East Texas. We increase animal discovery and survival by developing and activating community-based local search teams, providing immediate lifesaving treatment and transport of injured animals and providing training and continuing education for response team volunteers.  Our organization also focuses on capturing sick, injured or illusive stray dogs and cats, Spay/Neuter, Rehabilitation, and Adoption.

Help By: Volunteering Time, Donating Money, Donating Pet Items, Fostering a Pet

12. Kitty’s Pet Foundation

Mission: To rescue abandoned, stray and at-risk cats and dogs from animal shelters and unhealthy environments. Provide necessary services for all animals, to ensure that they are ready for adoptions and their “Forever Homes.”

Help By: Donating Money, Fostering a Pet, Adopting a Pet

We adopted our sweet cat from this organization nearly a year ago. The company is well-run, organized, and the owner is clearly very passionate. I’ll definitely continue to support this local nonprofit. – Kristen Skiles

13. Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Help By: Volunteering Time, Donating Money

14. Good Days

Mission: At Good Days our mission is to ensure no one has to choose between getting the treatment they need and affording the necessities of everyday living.

Help By: Donating Money

15. Becky’s Hope Horse Rescue

Mission: Becky’s Hope Horse Rescue (BHHR), a 501(C)(3) non profit charity dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of abused, neglected and abandoned horses and farm animals, was founded in 1997 in Marlin, Texas and is named after our first rescued horse. The rescue relocated to 120 beautiful acres in Frisco, Texas in March 2014. Becky’s Hope is an all-volunteer organization entirely funded by tax-deductible donations and every donation is spent exclusively for the care and maintenance of the animals. We are entirely committed to our goal of giving the animals we love the life they deserve.

Help By: Volunteering Time, Donating Money

16. Fastpacs

Mission: Our mission at Frisco Fastpacs is simple. We want to ensure that no child in Frisco has to endure hunger when school is not in session. Caring for kids, one pack at a time. Every week throughout the school year, we deliver individual pre-packed bags to FISD schools that include enough food for 7 meals for each qualifying child for them to eat over the weekend at home. We can only accomplish this mission with your help and the help of others. Along with donations, we are always looking for volunteers who have a servant’s heart and who want to impact and make a difference in the community. Frisco Fastpacs is based solely on donations of food & funds.

Help By: Volunteering Time, Donating Money, Donating Food

17. This Side UP! Family

Mission: Moving Families from Surviving to Thriving through parenting education, marriage enrichment, single parent support, and values focused family connection for the whole family.

Help By: Volunteering Time, Donating Money, Donating Wish List Items

18. The Gideon Foundation

Mission: The Gideon Foundation is a non religious, nonprofit, community based program that involves parents and their children in advancing both reading and math skills so that children are more competitive, competent, and prepared to enter college or the job market.

Help By: Donating Money

19. Bethlehem Place Food Pantry

Mission: to lead and engage our community in the fight against hunger so those in need can live healthy, productive lives.

Help By: Volunteering Time, Donating Money, Donating Food or Personal Items

20. My Possibilities

Mission: My Possibilities is a 501(c)(3) for cause organization serving adults with disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Autism, Asperger’s, Prader-Willi, head injuries and more. My Possibilities is the first full-day, full-year educational program of its kind in Collin County.

Help By: Volunteering Time, Donating Money

21. Grace Bridge

Mission: Grace Bridge is a volunteer based organization equipping neighbors to help neighbors. We seek to serve hope to those in our community who are in need of assistance. Our goal is not to simply distribute food and other material goods, but to develop lasting relationships that over time will encourage those who receive help to return and help others.

Help By: Volunteering Time, Donating Money, Donating Food or Personal Items, Donating Items for Resale

22. Metro Relief

Mission: Metro Relief is a not-for-profit organization with a simple goal: Go to the people, meet the people, and serve the people. At the core of our mission is Christ’s charge: “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”

Help By: Volunteering Time, Donating Money, Donating Personal Items

23. NTX Community Food Pantry

Mission: NTXCFP strives to help people in need by offering food, encouragement and prayer.

Help By: Volunteering Time, Donating Money, Donating Food

24. Ragan’s Hope

Mission: Ragan’s HOPE is committed to helping parents of children with serious ongoing medical conditions or injuries endure the initial impact and embrace the future, in the name of Christ.

Help By: Volunteering Time, Donating Money, Making a Creative Contribution

25. CASA

Mission: Texas CASA’s mission is to support local CASA volunteer advocacy programs and to advocate for effective public policy for children in the child protection system.

Help By: Volunteering Time, Donating Money

26. Sister Mom Project by Frisco Moms Care

Mission: The Sister Mom Project is where moms help other moms who are struggling by donating hand-me-down clothing, toys, and household items – just like sisters do.

Help By: Donating Items (specified in the Facebook group linked)

27. With Love It’s a Small World

Mission: With Love It’s a Small World is a partnership of Dallas-Fort Worth area schools, communities, and businesses. Our mission is to assist struggling families, focusing especially on the needs of children. To fulfill our mission, Small World is committed to addressing the void in students’ daily needs such as food, clothing and emergency funds. In addition, Small World brightens many children’s holidays by providing presents from the children’s wish lists. Our mission of helping children and families is accomplished while maintaining the complete anonymity of our donors and recipients.

Help By: Volunteering Time, Donating Money

28. Operation Once in a Lifetime

Mission: Operation Once in a Lifetime’s mission is to make the dreams of U.S. Soldiers and their families come true by providing free financial and morale support to U.S Service members, their families and veterans regardless of rank, deployment, physical condition or branch or service.

Help By: Donating Money, Donating Items for Resale

29. Scottish Rite Hospital

Mission: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is a world-renowned leader in the treatment of orthopedic conditions such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand differences, hip disorders, sports injuries and fractures, as well as certain related arthritic and neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia.

Help By: Volunteering Time, Donating Money

My son was diagnosed with bilateral clubfeet at 20 weeks pregnant. We were lucky to find out that we have one of the leading research and treatment facilities in the country for Clubfoot: Texas Scottish Rite in downtown Dallas. Many families travel far and wide to get fabulous care. He started treatment in October of 2016 after a brief stay in NICU. We have wonderful doctors and the whole hospital is so caring. The best part- we are a part of the research. My son wears a chip in his special boots to record his treatment. We receive care for free or minimal cost. As do all of the patients. As a family, we donate yearly because we are forever grateful that they fixed my son’s feet and will be able to play just like any other child! – Katie Weir

30. Children’s Voice of North Texas

Mission: Our mission is giving children with hearing impairment a voice.

Help By: Volunteering Time, Donating Money

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