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Holiday Resources from 2-1-1

Thanksgiving Meals
Cooke County Date Time Phone Notes
Whaley United Methodist Church 11/22/2018 11:00AM – 1:00PM (940) 665-5588 Meal will be provided at Stanford House
401 S Garrett St. Gainesville, TX 76240
Fannin County Date Time Phone Notes
7th and Main Baptist Church
617 N Main St. Bonham, TX 75418
11/22/2018 11:30AM – 1:00PM (903) 583-8679 Open to the public
Grayson County Date Time Phone Notes
Sherman VFW Post 2772
1707 Baker Rd. Sherman, TX 75090
11/17/2018 12:00PM – 3:00PM (903) 893-5858 Open to the public
T-N-T Thanksgiving Meal
410 N Fannin Ave Denison, TX 75020
11/17/2018 Starts at 1:00PM (903) 465-8711 Open to the public
Nick’s Family Restaurant
210 S Austin Ave. Denison, TX 75020
11/22/2018 11:00AM – 4:00PM (903) 463-3687 Open to the public
Trinity United Methodist Church
101E Hwy 69 Denison, TX 75020
11/22/2018 11:00AM – 1:00PM (903) 465-4996 Open to the public
Grayson Co. Shelter
331 W Morton St Denison, TX 75020
11/22/2018 12:00PM – 4:00PM (903) 465-6041 Open to the public – Dinner will be served outside the Grayson County Shelter.
Holiday Gifts/Toys
Fannin County Date Time Phone Notes
Fannin County Family Crisis Center
118 E Sam Rayburn Bonham, TX 75418
11/30 – 12/1/2018 9:00:00AM – 12:00PM (903) 583-7694 Sign up in person at the Crisis Center. They will need to show proof of ID, SS Card for all household members, payroll stubs for the last 4 pay periods and proof of residency. Age birth to 15 yrs.
Those who have received assistance the previous two years will not be guaranteed help.
Grayson County Date Time Phone Notes
Toys for Tots – City of Sherman
1002 N Music St. Sherman, TX 75090
11/01 – 12/7/2018 8:00AM – 5:00PM M – F (903) 892-7344 Pick up applications at Parks & Rec building.
No sign ups at Sherman Senior Center.
Denison Lion’s Christmas Toy Store
1030 W Crawford St Denison, TX 75020
11/26 – 11/30/2018 9:00AM – 12:00PM
2:00PM – 5:00PM
(903) 465-8103 Hosted by Denison’s Masonic Lodge at the Lion’s Club location.
Toys for Tots
Lakeway Christian Resale Barn
518 W FM 120 Pottsboro, TX 75076
11/01 – 11/30/2018 9:00AM – 5:00PM M – F (903) 786-2402 Grayson County residents only.
Pick up applications during business hours.
Toys for Tots
Denison Helping Hands
418 W Chestnut St. Denison, TX 75020
10/11 – 12/11/2018 9:00AM – 12:00PM M W F (903) 465-5101 Denison Residents Only.
Apply during listed business hours.
Christmas Baskets
Fannin County Date Time Phone Notes
Fannin County Family Crisis Center 118 E Sam Rayburn Dr. Bonham, TX 75418 Applications: 11/26 – 12/14/2018 8:30AM – 5:00PM M – F (903) 583-7694 Open only to Fannin Co. residents
Coat Drives/Distribution
Fannin County Date Time Phone Notes
Spirit of Christmas Community Christmas Party
First Presbyterian Church
818 N Main St Bonham, TX 75418
11/17/2018 10:00AM – 12:00PM (903) 583-2014 Everyone in attendance, regardless of age, will receive five tickets to “purchase” new and gently used items for free! Holiday décor, toys, coats, household goods, furniture, linens and more will be available. Enjoy free hot dogs, cookies and hot chocolate while visiting with friends and neighbors. At the end of the event, drawings will be held for free bicycles and large furniture items.
All are welcome, and there are no income limits, paperwork or qualifications imposed.
Grayson County Date Time Phone Notes
The Green House
921 E Houston St Sherman, TX 75090
1/5/2018 TBD (903) 868-2604 The Green House Food Pantry and Clothing Closet is accepting gently used, clean coats for our underserved community. You can drop them off anytime between 1-4 pm Mon, Wed and Fri at 921 E Houston St. They will be hosting a coat giveaway on January 5th.