Prestonwood Cares becomes the “hands and feet of Christ” when there is a need in our community. At times, these opportunities appear regularly in areas of need such as collections of food supplies, school backpacks or Christmas gifts for children. And there are times when opportunities arise suddenly because of a need that has been quickly identified, and action is taken to solve the problem in the name of Christ.
THE HUNGER PROJECT
The Hunger Project, a Prestonwood Cares initiative, seeks to help alleviate hunger by partnering with ministries to provide food resources to food-insecure individuals and families in the name of Jesus Christ.
Food collection bins are located outside of each Prestonwood campus for non-perishable food donations — canned food, boxed food and bagged food that won’t easily spoil.
In Collin, Dallas and Denton counties alone, nearly 200,000 students qualify for the federal lunch assistance program, thereby placing them on the poverty list. Most, if not all, of these students will also be faced with a dilemma at the beginning of each new school year: finding the funds to purchase more than $50 of school supplies, plus the cost of a backpack to carry those supplies and books.
Each year, Prestonwood Cares partners with BridgeBuilders and Grace Bridge to help provide backpacks with school supplies to children in communities across North Texas. Access the BridgeBuilders Wish List and Grace Bridge Wish List to help during the 2020 school year!
CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX GIFTS
In partnership with Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child, Prestonwood Cares operates one of the largest collection centers in the country. Each year, tens of thousands of Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes make their way to one of our North Texas campuses, and are then distributed around the world to children affected by war, poverty, famine or other tragic circumstances.