1710 North McDonald Street
McKinney, TX 75071
p. 972-542-5302
f. 972-569-9988
Eagle Projects Make A Difference

Eagle Projects Make A Difference

http://m.starlocalmedia.com/friscoenterprise/congratulate-frisco-s-austin-urbine-on-earning-eagle-scout-rank/article_7612e544-5804-11e5-a122-677378e8b9ad.html?mode=jqm Austin H. Urbine, 14, of Frisco has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting. Urbine, a member of Troop 142 and the son of Bret and April Urbine, is a freshman at Liberty High School. For his Eagle Service project, Austin Urbine raised more than $1,200 for The Samaritan Inn family homeless shelter in Collin County by operating a concession stand at Pack No. 142 Cub Scout Pinewood Derby and collecting individual donations from businesses, neighbors and relatives contacted through phone calls and letters. The money sent one child to summer camp and provided breakfast and lunch for about 75 residents plus such urgent need items as hand sanitizer, diapers, sippy cups, shampoo, soap, toilet paper, five new high chairs for the increase in toddler residents. Austin Urbine enjoys sports and recently qualified for the Varsity Swim Team at LHS. He is a member of the Young Men’s Service League’s Frisco Chapter and enjoys volunteering at such organizations as Frisco Family Services and Austin Street Homeless Shelter....

Teen Advisory Board

We’re kicking off our first High School Teen Advisory Board (TAB) this fall. We’ll have monthly meetings and learn about non-profit management, local homelessness, leadership, philanthropy, and volunteer service. Our TAB will participate in Homeless Awareness Week, lead a group service project, serve a meal at the shelter, and serve as a Homecoming 4 Homeless Ambassador. We expect participants for this leadership experience will make new friends, gain valuable skills and insight into the non-profit sector, and choose to write about their experience in compelling college entrance essays. Guidelines: Attendance at meetings, generally held on Sunday at 2 pm at The Samaritan Inn, located in McKinney, Texas. A 75% attendance rate is required for completion of this program. Payment of $50 per selected teen will cover costs of t-shirts, food, and materials and is considered a donation to The Samaritan Inn. Please attach: 2 letters of recommendation from people who are not related to you and know your work habits, character, or interests. Teachers, faith leaders, employers, or mentors make great references. Your resume with work experience, leadership roles, extra-curricular activities, and volunteer experience Please send your completed application to connect@thesamaritaninn.org by September 15,...
The Samaritan Inn 30th Anniversary Gala with Special Guest President George W. Bush Nets Over $1 Million to Serve Local Homeless

The Samaritan Inn 30th Anniversary Gala with Special Guest President George W. Bush Nets Over $1 Million to Serve Local Homeless

A record setting crowd of nearly 1000 people attended The Samaritan Inn gala on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Guests enjoyed a festive night of inspiration, heartfelt stories of overcoming homelessness, and an extensive conversation between Executive Director Lynne Sipiora and President George W. Bush.  President Bush spoke about many topics, including his family, faith, term in office, passion for painting, and philosophy on philanthropy. “My philosophy is give back and continue to give back. I believe in people giving (to charities) without the government telling them to. Government can give out money, but can’t put hope in people’s hearts.” His words about armies of compassion, universal freedom, living life to the fullest, and not allowing life’s defeats to define you, were deeply moving. The event turned into a powerhouse fundraiser as generous supporters pledged to “Furnish the Future” for Phase 1 of the new, state-of-the-art, homeless family shelter to serve Collin County. Board member Pam Little and husband Larry, energized the crowd announcing they would match each $1500 donation for the campaign. Several large anonymous donations, an extensive silent auction, vendors that donated services, along with corporate sponsorships helped the Inn top the $1 million mark. Capital One, who returned as the presenting sponsor for the 4th year, along with major sponsors Nature Nate’s Natural, RiffRaff, Ace Fence, Step Up Realty, Timbercreek Capital, Encore Wire, Cornwell Jackson, the Jack and Nannerl Ryan Foundation, Comegys Investments, and the community, rallied to help people experiencing homelessness and return them to dignity and independence. Guests supported The Samaritan Inn by bidding on over 300 silent auction items from more than 100 local...