A Letter to Collin County Democrats

26 May 2020

Fellow Collin County Democrats,

Over the last few weeks, we have canceled plans and transformed our lives. We have put our lives on hold to save the lives of those around us. We have built a community in the middle of a crisis.

We have watched in shock and horror as our elected leaders in Collin County, Texas, and the White House have shirked their duty, ignored this crisis, and let Americans die. We have seen the true priorities of GOP leadership – dollars before lives and partisanship before our country.

Over the last few weeks, we have seen the stark price of keeping our county, state, and country on this same path. But the change we need this fall begins with the community we have been building these last weeks.

While our community is suffering, I am asking you to help those in need. If you have items to donate, let us know and we can arrange a no-contact pickup by a volunteer.

A few local organizations include:

Minnie's Food PantryMinnie’s Food Pantry: Donate money by texting MINNIE’S to 41444 or click here to give directly.

Drive & Drop items @ 661 18th St. Plano, TX 75074

Mon. & Wed. – Sat. 7:30am – 12:30pm

  • Canned Meat, Spaghetti, Spaghetti Sauce, Bagged Beans, Jelly.

Allen Community OutreachAllen Community OutreachDonate money here.

Drive & Drop these items @ 801 E. Main Street in Allen

  • Canned Soups- Chicken Noodle, Tomato, Alphabet;
  • Canned Pastas- Ravioli, SpaghettiOs, Lasagna;
  • Canned Meats- Chicken, Tuna; Jellies- Grape, Strawberry;
  • Fruit Cups/ Snack Packs;
  • Fast Food Restaurant Gift Cards;
  • Paper Towels/ Toilet Tissue;
  • Toothbrushes/ Toothpaste;
  • Kids Soaps and Shampoos;
  • Hand Sanitizer/ Wipes.

Community Lifeline CenterCommunity Lifeline CenterDonate money here.

Drive & Drop these items @ 1601 N. Waddill St #102, McKinney

  • Cereal boxes of any size; spaghetti sauce 24 oz bottle or can;
  • Pears, Peaches, Mixed Fruit, and Applesauce, 15oz. can;
  • Ravioli, 15oz can;
  • Oatmeal cylinder;
  • Mac & Cheese 7.5 oz box;
  • Cornbread mix;
  • Rice 1 lb bag.

As Democrats, we understand that we are stronger as a community that shares the load and lifts each other over our rough moments. You can do that right now.

Thank you,
John Shanks
Executive Director
Collin County Democratic Party

P.S. Know of other ways to help? Reply and send me a note.