We are honored to support these wonderful organizations through volunteerism and fundraising. Please take moment to get to know these organizations and their causes.
4 Rivers Outreach
Four Rivers Outreach is a faith-based organization providing programs for men and women who have life-controlling issues including substance abuse and homelessness.
Programs include Life Skill Classes, GED and Adult Literacy programs, Job Skills programs, Job Placement, 12-Step Spiritual Study Classes and many other opportunities to assist with recovery.
ARFhouse is a sanctuary for abandoned and abused dogs; we are their advocates, and if space is available, we accept any dog who doesn't have a home. At any time, we house and care for 350 dogs, which is what space allows. We spay or neuter all the dogs who arrive and provide them with medical attention they need. The next step is re-homing the dogs, which takes time and effort. Many dogs will stay at ARFhouse for life, but we want those who can find love and care in a home environment to have the best chance to do so.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Each time Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs a child with a role model, we start something incredible: a one-to-one relationship built on trust and friendship that can blossom into a future of unlimited potential. And thanks to the first-ever nationwide impact study of a mentoring organization, we have the facts to prove it.
CASA of Grayson County
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Grayson County, Inc., is a 501 c 3 charitable non-profit agency that provides trained, court-appointed volunteers who investigate, monitor, and serve as advocates in court to help abused and neglected children secure permanent placement in safe, nurturing homes.
Child & Family Guidance Center of Texoma
The Child & Family Guidance Center of Texoma works to provide a safe and caring atmosphere where mental health professionals empower children, teens, adults and families to strengthen and improve their lives.
At the Crisis Center, we are dedicated to providing a safe haven, crisis intervention and comprehensive support services to victims of family violence and sexual assault.
We are further dedicated to breaking the cycle of family and sexual violence through community education while assisting victims in their transition to a more stable and self-sufficient life.
Grand Central Station
We have over 150 trained food handlers licensed by Grayson County Health Department. We have over 200 volunteers who have worked in the kitchen through the year that we have been open.
We serve approximately 70-80 per day with food prepared from scratch by our volunteers. It is a happy place where people can come and spend the morning. There is much socializing by our visitors as they help one another. Many say it is an oasis.
Grayson County Shelter
Grayson County Shelter is a non-profit homeless shelter for displaced families and singles that serves Grayson and surrounding counties in North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. All services are provided free of charge to our clients. The Grayson County Shelter is not affiliated with any government agency (local, state or federal) and relies on the goodwill donations of our community, grants, and revenue from the resale shop, "The Crowded Closet," to cover all operating expenses.
Home Hospice is a non-profit organization, founded in 1982, dedicated to providing education, programs, services and quality care to ease physical, emotional and spiritual symptoms at end-of-life for patients, families, and caregivers regardless of ability to pay, as well as all in our communities who grieve.
MasterKey Ministries of Grayson County Inc. is a nonprofit faith-based organization strengthening families by helping them overcome physical, educational and spiritual obstacles to success. We focus on the low-income and immigrant populations in our community, offering educational support for children, English proficiency for adults and food assistance for all families in need.
North Texas Youth Connection
North Texas Youth Connection serves runaway, homeless, and street youth and their families to stabilize their living situation so that they are safe and well and have the opportunity to develop a safe and healthy lifestyle.
Pottsboro Kids Club
The PKC is for children who attend Pottsboro Elementary and Intermediate schools. It provides a safe, low-cost, after school alternative for kids who would have to be home alone after school.
The Sherman Museum is a non-profit educational institution that acquires, preserves, interprets and displays items of enduring cultural, historical and educational value related to Grayson County and the local Red River area. The Sherman Museum embraces our responsibility to engage and educate our community, enriching lives by promoting historical awareness, fostering research through shared knowledge, and encouraging interaction through exhibitions, programs and service events.
Provides accurate & helpful information in a compassionate environment, to empower life-affirming choices that change lives.
Grayson County Welfare Board
The Grayson County Child Welfare Board supports children in protective services by providing toiletries, clothes, diapers, formula as well as paying for extracurricular activities and helping with other expenses that the Department does not cover. They also provide Christmas presents to the children in foster care.
Sherman Public Library
The Sherman Public Library is the place to educate, excite, entertain and inspire. Research genealogy, plan a vacation, make a career change, learn to read or find yourself in the middle of a great adventure.
The Rehabilitation Center
The Rehabilitation Center Therapeutic Solutions for Children and Adults has been serving the area for over 66 years. The Center was organized to treat and support people with disabilities or disorders and their families in June 1950.
Texas Community Center
The mission of the Texoma Community Center is to promote the accessibility of services that improve quality of life and support self-determination for persons with mental and developmental disorders.
Van Alstyne Library
The Mission of the Van Alstyne Public Library is to enhance the development, growth, and well-being of our community by providing an organized collection of books, reference materials, programs, and other resources, to educate, entertain and inform.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels of Texoma is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization serving the greater Texoma region, including Grayson, Fannin, and Cooke counties in North Texas. Since our inception in 1980, we have grown to serve over 30,000 meals a month to seniors most at risk of food insecurity. More than just a meal, our volunteers deliver tender, loving care to our homebound seniors every day, providing the human touch that means so much to them.
Pottsboro Public Library
Our community deserves an extraordinary library. It is a place where our children, teens, and adults find opportunities to connect with people and information in a beautiful, comfortable space. We don’t stop there. Outreach takes our programs and services outside the building.
We believe that by being better leaders, by training better leaders, and by supporting better leaders, we will build better lives. Better Leaders Building Better Lives is our vision to build quality of life in a more meaningful and more sustainable way for all Texomans.