Throughout the month of April, Chase Oaks Legacy Campus will partner with local schools and organizations to meet the needs of our community. Chase Oakers will be coming together with family, friends, neighbors, and LifeGroups to serve others.
Here are a few ways you can get involved to impact our community with us!
1. Feed the City with TangoTab
To kick off the Make a Difference 2gether season, the Legacy Campus hosted Feed the City for TangoTab on Saturday, April 7. Feed the City is an event where people come together to make meals for those in need. The volunteers bring food items and spend a few hours in the morning assembling these meals.
Last weekend, Chase Oaks Legacy Campus had a huge turnout. Approximately 370 volunteers participated in the event. They assembled 9,060 meals for the hungry and provided enough food to feed over 12,000 people! The meals were distributed by SoupMobile and OurCalling Ministry to meet the immediate needs of our community.
There were wheelchairs, walkers, strollers, and all ethnicities that came together to serve. Excited about the event at Chase Oaks, Feed the City Representative Dion Harrison shared, “There is good in each one of us, but there is greatness exemplified when we all come together to serve others. This was such a beautiful assembly of diverse people that gave so generously to #FeedTheCity.”
One of the intentions of these events is to bring the community together and to bring awareness of the true problem of food insecurity in our cities. Although we live in an affluent area, there is still plenty of need right here in our community.
Describing Feed the City events, Chase Oaks LifeGroup Leader and TangoTab Contact David Billington says, “These events are a perfect opportunity for individuals, families, and LifeGroups to serve, as any number of people can participate, the cost of participation (i.e., donating food items) is low, and the event only lasts a few hours. These events are also great opportunities to invite friends and neighbors who may not otherwise come to church.”
If you missed out on this great opportunity, you can find another TangoTab event near you by visiting their Facebook page. Also, you can help TangoTab impact the community by using their free phone app. When you visit participating restaurants, you simply check in on the app, and TangoTab will feed one person in need in your local community. The app is an easy way to impact our community today!
2. Donate 2 Bags of Groceries
At our weekend services on April 13/15, we will hand out a food list for items needed to fill our local food pantries. As part of the 2, 2, 22 initiative, we are encouraging everyone to donate 2 bags of groceries during the week of April 16-20 and during the weekend services on April 20/22.
The Legacy Campus will be accepting food donations in their lobby Monday-Friday (April 16-20), from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For weekend services on April 20/22, please leave the donations behind your cars in the parking lot, and a truck will come pick them up during the service.
To get started shopping, you can download the grocery list here.
3. Serve Our Local Schools
Chase Oaks understands the importance of investing in the next generation. Therefore, the Legacy Campus partners with schools in Plano ISD to meet the needs of their staff, students, and parents. This year, to make a difference in our local schools, the Legacy Campus is partnering with Mendenhall Elementary and Pearson Early Childhood School.
For each school, the Legacy Campus is looking for volunteers to participate in the school carnivals. So, if you love carnival games, this may be a way you can serve!
Mendenhall Elementary PTA Fundraiser Carnival
Mendenhall Elementary will host their PTA Fundraiser Carnival on Saturday, April 21, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed to run games, cook food, sell tickets, paint faces, and help with other booths and stations. We can make an impact 2gether by making a child smile and by helping the PTA raise funds to help make school a great place to be! To sign up for this project, visit Mendenhall PTA Fundraiser Carnival 2018.
If you are unable to volunteer for this event, you can still be a part of it by donating items needed for the carnival. Items include sodas, water, hot dogs, chips, candy, and prizes. Donations need to be dropped off at Chase Oaks’ office by Thursday, April 19 (with the exception of cakes). Cakes need to be dropped off at Mendenhall Elementary on Saturday, April 21, by 9:00 a.m. To get more information or to sign up to bring an item, visit 2018 Mendenhall Elementary Donations.
Pearson Early Childhood School Carnival
On Friday, April 27, Pearson Early Childhood School will host their 2nd Annual School Carnival. The carnival is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There are time slots for different volunteer opportunities. They are looking for volunteers to set up and clean up and to run games and concession stands. To help with this carnival, all volunteers will need to submit a background check to Plano ISD. For more information or to sign up for this project, visit Pearson Early Childhood School Carnival 2018.
If you are looking to impact our community, come join us at our Legacy Campus during the month of April. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and blog to learn more about upcoming opportunities. You can also check out Make a Difference 2gether Legacy Campus for more information. We look forward to serving with you!