73 FRISCO SCHOOLS
Help us serve even more kids in our community!
To be eligible to receive our Refresh Packs, your child must meet both criteria listed below:
*Attend a Frisco ISD school (this includes any K-12 Frisco ISD school, the Early Childhood School, and the Student Opportunity Center). We also serve the Leadership Prep School in Frisco.
*Qualify for FISD's Free and Reduced Price Meal program.
If you meet the eligibility requirements above and would like to apply for the Refresh Frisco program, check back in July for the 2021-22 school year application.
Refresh Frisco provides children enrolled in our program with individual pre-packaged bags (Refresh Packs) that include full-sized essential hygiene products to last for 3 months. Once your child is enrolled, they are enrolled for the remainder of the school year.
Our Refresh Packs are tailored to the child's age and gender preference. A basic pack (for elementary students) includes toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, shampoo, conditioner, body wash/bar soap, lip balm, comb/brush, and lotion. Packs for those in middle and high school will also include shaving cream, deodorant, and feminine products for females. Ethnic shampoo and conditioner are provided upon request. (Additional items such as hand sanitizer or sunscreen may also be provided, based on the season.) Each pack also includes a Refresh Card (handwritten message of encouragement).
Our Refresh Packs are delivered once a quarter (so once every 3 months). Our distributions are typically in August, November, February, and May. Once enrolled, you will receive several emails before each distribution with details on when and where packs will be distributed. Our packs will be available for pick up through drive-thru distributions (for both Virtual Academy and Face-2-Face students) or will be delivered to schools (for Face-2-Face students).
Proper hygiene is important for a child's health and self-esteem. At Refresh Frisco, our mission is to ensure that every child in our community has access to personal hygiene items. We can only accomplish this mission with your help and the help of others. Please consider donating so we may be able to supply a quarterly Refresh Pack of hygiene items to every child in need in Frisco ISD. Thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of many Frisco kids!
Our organization connects with students in need through the Frisco ISD school staff and administration. We work with nurses at each campus to identify students in need. Quarterly, we deliver individual pre-packaged bags (Refresh Packs) to Frisco ISD schools that include essential hygiene products to last each child for 3 months. Our care packages are discreetly distributed to the students via the school and the student's identity is protected and confidential.
Our Refresh Packs are tailored to the child's age and gender. A basic pack will include toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, shampoo, conditioner, body wash/bar soap, lip balm, comb/brush, and lotion. Packages for those in middle and high school will also include shaving cream, deodorant, and feminine products. Ethnic shampoo and conditioner available upon request. We also include a Refresh Card (handwritten message of encouragement) in each pack.
Good hygiene promotes better health and prevents illness, infections, and rashes from spreading. Good personal hygiene increases self-confidence and helps children to feel good about themselves and their appearance. Lack of self esteem, especially during the teenage years, can negatively impact a student's performance in school as well as their ability to form meaningful relationships and friendships.
Frisco ISD is among the fastest growing school districts in the nation. Although Frisco is widely seen as an affluent community, many situations (job loss, family deaths, divorce, medical issues) contribute to the numbers of those in financial crisis on the rise in our community. As of January 2020, of the students enrolled in FISD, 13% (over 8,190 students) are economically disadvantaged. Hygiene items are NOT covered under government assistance programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), making the need for these items even greater.
Covid-19 has affected many families in different ways; some are struggling with the loss or illness of a loved-one, or the loss or reduction of an income. Demand for our hygiene packs has risen by almost 200% since the onset of Covid-19. As we are a new nonprofit our inventory and funds are limited. If you would like to help a child in our community in need please consider donating hygiene products or make a donation.
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We kindly ask that donated items be full-size, new and unopened. No nut products/oils or expired products.
Items that are needed most at this time:
Shampoo (no V05 - contains nuts)
Conditioner (no V05 - contains nuts)
Ethnic Shampoo (extra moisturizing)
Ethnic Conditioner (extra moisturizing)
Floss (43 yd/40 m or more)
Toothpaste (4 oz or more)
Shaving cream (5 oz or more)
Tampons (18 count minimum)
Pads (18 count minimum)
Hand Sanitizer (2 oz size)
See our Drop off Locations
Please contact us at email@example.com for more information or to enroll in our program.
Founder Elizabeth Watkins has felt a calling to serve from an early age. She has spent the last 12 years volunteering at her children’s schools, with strong experience as a PTA board member at four Frisco ISD campuses and a board member of the Frisco ISD Council of PTAs. For the past five years, she has volunteered weekly at a local food pantry.
Touched by the need she saw in our community through her volunteer work, Liz set a goal to serve others by starting a nonprofit. She earned a Nonprofit Management Certificate, met with Frisco ISD administration, and researched the needs of our Frisco community. In May 2019, Refresh Frisco was born. We are so excited about the opportunity to help ensure that every child in our community has access to personal hygiene items. We hope that you will be inspired to join us as we give the gift of good hygiene to children in need in our community.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ”
—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Stephanie has a degree in Management Information Systems and has worked at several large corporations. After having children, her focus shifted to her family. She has been an elementary school substitute teacher for FISD, a Girl Scout troop leader, and has spent the past 10 years actively volunteering on five different PTA boards in Frisco. Stephanie currently serves on the Reedy High School PTSA board as the Programs chair. Through her volunteer work with schools and students, Stephanie discovered her passion lies with bettering the lives of children. As a resident of Frisco for over 20 years, she has seen the need for programs to support children in need in our community. Stephanie has been a part of Refresh Frisco since its inception and is so excited about the impact that it is having on the children in need in our community!
Christy enjoys volunteering to make a difference in the community. She has a Business degree with an emphasis in Fashion Marketing from the University of North Texas. She has been involved with many nonprofit organizations and has actively volunteered for the past ten years on PTA boards in Frisco. Christy currently serves as the Secretary for the Reedy High School PTSA board. She is involved with Boy Scout Troop 77 as a Merit badge counselor and troop merit badge coordinator. She is also a National Officer for Zeta Tau Alpha. Christy is passionate about helping FISD students in our community get the resources that they need to better their lives and she can’t wait to see how Refresh Frisco can do that!
Anna has always had a desire to provide assistance to those in need. She has been on the Hosp Elementary PTA board for 4 years and spent 2 years as Treasurer. Along with her desire to serve and her previous non-profit experience, her corporate background and accounting education, Anna is a perfect fit for Treasurer. She is delighted for the opportunity to serve through Refresh Frisco.
Kristin was raised knowing the importance of making a positive impact on the world, which laid the foundation for a future spent volunteering in many different capacities and a strong desire to give back to the communities that have given so much to her. A Frisco resident for 16 years, Kristin has been on three different PTA boards and is the current Reedy Booster Club Secretary. She is also an active member of National Charity League and has been a driver for Frisco Fastpacs. Throughout the years, helping children and teens in the local community has emerged as her true passion. She is so excited to be a part of Refresh Frisco and the enormous impact they are making in the lives of local kids.
Originally from Heidelberg, Germany, Anja moved to Frisco in 2007. What was planned as a two-year relocation turned into a new home for the Newbury family and she loves giving back to the community that has welcomed her so open-heartedly! Anja has served on three different PTA boards and is currently the VP of Membership on the Reedy High School PTSA. A graduate of the Universität Mannheim, she is excited to share her marketing skills with Refresh Frisco.
Our hope is to one day supply enough hygiene items for every child in need in FISD for the entire year (even during those months school is not in session). Your monetary donation (no matter what the amount) will help us achieve our goal and make a difference in the lives of the children in our community! Refresh Frisco is a registered 501(c)(3). All monetary donations are tax-deductible as authorized by law. Please contact us for our EIN #.
Average costs for Refresh Packs (Refresh Packs contain enough hygiene products to last a child for 3 months):
Elementary school Male/Female $25/quarter or $100/year
Middle/High school Male $31/quarter or $124/year
Middle/High school Female $45/quarter or $180/year
If you would prefer to mail your donation, please send to:
PO Box 5367
Frisco, TX 75035
We kindly ask that donated hygiene products meet the following guidelines: Full-size (no travel sizes), new and unopened, no nut/nut oil scented products. Please note we cannot accept expired products. Products in the pictures are for example purposes (we will accept any brand of hygiene products, as long as they meet the guidelines). Needed items for Refresh Packs include:
Drop Off Locations
NW Frisco - (gated-Newman Village residents drop off) - 3446 Hickory Grove Lane, Frisco, TX 75033
SW Frisco-Lone Star Ranch - 5831 Summer Star Lane, Frisco, TX 75036
SW Frisco-Waterstone - 5932 Myrtle Lane, Frisco, TX 75036
SW Frisco-(gated-Heritage Lakes residents drop off) - 3522 Lincoln Drive, Frisco, TX 75034
SW Frisco-(gated-Starwood residents drop off) - 4932 Shoreline Drive, Frisco, TX 75034
SE Frisco/N Plano-Highlands of Russell Park - 3101 Vidalia Lane, Plano, TX 75025
SE Frisco - Turnbridge Manor - 15078 Daneway Drive, Frisco, TX 75035
Hosting a hygiene product drive for Refresh Frisco is an excellent way to engage kids, family members, friends, and community members in doing something good for Frisco. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refresh Cards are handwritten messages of encouragement that we include in each Refresh Pack given to Frisco ISD students in need. For instructions and guidelines for our Refresh Cards, contact us at email@example.com.
Support Refresh Frisco when you shop at Amazon!
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to Refresh Frisco.
Go to Smile.amazon.com and log into your Amazon account. Go to “Your Account” and select Refresh Frisco as your charitable organization to support. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to Refresh Frisco.
Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select "Refresh Frisco" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They'll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.
How it works:
Refresh Frisco is a member of the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Just by linking your Kroger Rewards card to Refresh Frisco, Kroger gives Refresh Frisco back a portion of every purchase. Go to www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com to link your card by searching for "Refresh Frisco" or our organization number "QU252".
Refresh Frisco was named as a finalist in D CEO’s D Magazine 2021 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards as Organization of the Year (Micro).
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PO Box 5367
Frisco, TX 75035
We were so fortunate to have the help of these awesome volunteers from the Lion's Heart-Teen Volunteers and Leaders Girls-Blue Class of 2027 and Boys-Blue Class of 2025. They spent several hours helping us count and sort donations and preparing Refresh Packs for the upcoming school year.
Thanks to the great students at Pearson Middle School NJHS for hosting a hygiene product drive for us! We appreciate your support and generosity.
A special thank you to the Frisco Firefighters for their help transporting our packs to our May distribution at Clark Middle School. We are so grateful for their servant hearts.
Reedy High School students donated over 1,100 hygiene items. Thank you Reedy NHS for your generosity and support of children in our community. We appreciate you.
Thank you to Kristen Brodie McCoy & family and all of their wonderful neighbors and friends for the donation of over 700 hygiene products! Your kindness will make a true difference in the lives of our Frisco kids!
Thanks Lion's Heart-Teen Volunteers and Leaders Boys Class of 2022 for your donation of hygiene products! These items will be included in our May Refresh Packs and will be distributed to almost 800 local Frisco kids. We appreciate your generosity!
These beautiful young ladies (and their photogenic pup!) got together with their study and serve group to collect donations and pack 10 complete Refresh Packs. Thank you for your kindness and for giving back to others in our community.
We really enjoyed visiting with The Simple Church North Dallas this week. Amanda and Paul dropped by with a very generous donation to support us in helping local kids. Thank you!
Lots of Refresh Packs prepared with love by our wonderful volunteers from NCL and YMSL! We so appreciate the support of our community as we prepare to serve almost 800 students at our May distributions.
Thanks Bledsoe Elementary Student Council for hosting a hygiene product drive for Refresh Frisco! We appreciate your help keeping our Frisco kids feeling clean and confident.
These are just two volunteers of a wonderful group that helped us sort donations and pack 500 bags for our elementary students tonight. We are so grateful for their hearts to serve Frisco kids.
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