Monday , 24 October 2016

Frisco Family Services Calls on Collin County to Help with 20th Annual Gala

frisco family servicesFrisco Family Services is calling out to the Frisco and Collin County communities to help them with their 20th annual Gala as they come together as ONE Community, for ONE Purpose, making ONE Big Impact on April 26 at the Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco. Participating in Gala 2014 – ONE will help raise the funds necessary for helping members of their communities who are facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs improve their quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency. 

What are ways to participate in Gala 2014 – ONE?

  • Donate to the live and silent auctions
  • Underwrite or put together a unique theme basket
  • Advertise in the Gala program
  • Become a sponsor
  • Purchase a raffle ticket
  • Attend
  • Volunteer

Donate to the live and silent auctions

The Frisco Family Services Gala is known for its exquisite live and silent auctions. Members of the community can show their support by making a donation to the live or silent auction. Each in-kind gift will help raise thousands of dollars during the Gala. Donors will receive name recognition in the program, on the Frisco Family Services website and at the event providing exposure for each business and their commitment to their community.

Underwrite or put together a unique theme basket

FFS is asking the community to support FFS by donating a theme basket for this year’s auction. Theme baskets are a unique and beautiful part of the exceptional silent auction that raises thousands of dollars during the Gala. Whether done individually, as a family or as a group, creating and donating a theme basket is a great way to participate and demonstrate commitment to keeping the community strong. Each group will receive name recognition in the event program and on the customized basket tags. Some examples include a Movie Basket with movie tickets, DVDs/Blu-rays, snacks and drinks; a Spa Basket with items for a spa day at home; a Book Club basket with books and giftcards. Don’t have any item to donate? Please consider making a financial contribution to underwrite one of the theme baskets.

Advertise in our program

Purchase an advertisement in our event program distributed to 700+ community leaders and attendees. The full-color Gala program offers ad sizes from a quarter page ($100) to a full page ($300).

Become a sponsor

Consider playing a special role in supporting Gala 2014 – ONE and FFS’ mission of preventing hunger and homelessness and addressing other urgent needs by being a sponsor. Becoming a sponsor of Gala 2014 – ONE will place each business in the company of other community leaders and benefit from extended exposure through media campaigns, promotional efforts and event recognition. 

Purchase a raffle ticket

For a contribution of $50, individuals can enter for a chance to win your choice of a $10,000 Visa Gift Card or a 7-night Alaskan Cruise for 2 on Royal Caribbean in a Veranda Room (includes a $1,200 airfare voucher on American Airlines). Raffle drawings will be held at the Gala. Winners need not be present to win. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold.


Dust off your boots, put on your best Western bling and join 700+ neighbors and friends at the Dr Pepper Arena on Saturday, April 26. Enjoy music from The Drywater Band, enticing cuisine from fabulous restaurants, exciting live and silent auctions, mechanical bull riding and much more! This will be ONE inspirational night to remember. Individual and table reservations are available now.


Be a part of the team that will make this event a great success! In turn, each volunteer will make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of neighbors in need or in crisis right here in their community. Opportunities are available now on one of our Gala committees. FFS will also need volunteers the night of the Gala.

For more information on any of these opportunities, visit, email or call 972-335-9495


About Frisco Family Services

Frisco Family Services is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization serving the communities of Frisco and Frisco ISD. The mission of Frisco Family Services is to help members of our communities who are facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs improve their quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency. FFS houses the only food pantry in Frisco and offers financial assistance for critical needs such as rent/mortgage, gasoline and utility payments.  FFS sells and distributes clothing, furniture, and household items through Frisco Resale. Special programs include: Summer Lunch Program, Back-To-School Fun Fair, Thanksgiving Food Distribution and FFS Holiday Program. FFS also offers life skill classes, educational assistance and employment support to adult clients.

Story submitted by Cynthia Allen

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