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Ensuring every child in our community has access to personal hygiene items

Ensuring every child in our community has access to personal hygiene items

Ensuring every child in our community has access to personal hygiene itemsEnsuring every child in our community has access to personal hygiene itemsEnsuring every child in our community has access to personal hygiene items


Currently Serving:

258 STUDENTS

44 FRISCO SCHOOLS

1 MISSION


Help us serve even more kids in our community!

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About Us

Our Mission

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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!

What We Do

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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, chapstick/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 inspirational message of encouragement) in each pack.

Why We Do It

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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.   Of the students enrolled in FISD in 2019,  12.5%  (over 7,500 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.

Our Story

Elizabeth Watkins

 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. Liz currently serves as Rick Reedy High School PTSA President. 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.

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How to Help

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DONATE

 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 #.  


Estimated costs for Refresh Packs (Refresh Packs contain enough hygiene products to last a child for 3 months):

Elementary school Boys/Girls   $20/quarter or $80/year

Middle/High school Boys           $25/quarter or $100/year

Middle/High school Girls           $30/quarter or $120/year


If you would prefer to mail your donation, please send to:

Refresh Frisco

PO Box 5367

Frisco, TX 75035

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DONATE HYGIENE ITEMS

We kindly ask that donated hygiene products meet the following guidelines:  Full-size (no travel sizes), new and unopened, no bottles with pumps (as they leak in the bags), 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 each Refresh Pack include:

  • Toothpaste 
  • Toothbrush (individually packaged)
  • Floss
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash 
  • Bar soap (individually packaged)
  • Chapstick/lip balm
  • Comb
  • Brush
  • Lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Shaving cream
  • Deodorant
  • Tampons
  • Pads

Drop Off Locations

SW Frisco-Lone Star Ranch - 5831 Summer Star Lane, Frisco, TX  75036

SW Frisco-Waterstone - 5932 Myrtle Lane, Frisco, TX  75036

SW Frisco-Starwood - 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 

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HOST A HYGIENE PRODUCT DRIVE

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 info@refreshfrisco.org.

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PURCHASE A REFRESH FRISCO T-SHIRT

$5 from every T-shirt goes to Refresh Frisco.  T-shirts are $20 (available in sizes S-XL).  Contact Land of La to order!    

community partners

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Support us when you shop at AmazonSmile

 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.

Remember, only purchases made at smile.amazon.com, (not www.amazon.com or the mobile app) generate AmazonSmile donations.

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Link your Kroger Plus card to Refresh Frisco

 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".  

GRATITUDES

Lemonade Stand and Bake Sale Fundraiser

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 This amazing family of four kids had a homemade lemonade stand and bake sale to raise money for Refresh Frisco!  With the money earned, they all went shopping to purchase hygiene products to fill our Refresh Packs!  We are grateful to this family for making a difference!    

Lion's Heart Hygiene Product Drive

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 The Lion's Heart service organization hosted a hygiene product drive, collecting all these hygiene product donations!  Thanks to these teens, we packed many Refresh Packs for kids in Frisco ISD!   

Reedy High School Volleyball Teams' Hygiene Product Drive and Pack Event

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 So awesome of this group of girls to hold a huge hygiene product drive to collect products, then pack them all up for Frisco ISD kids!   We love your heart for serving others! 

Inspirational Refresh Cards

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This kind-hearted young lady from Pearson Middle School has handwritten over 100 Refresh Cards to go in each Refresh Pack!

Gandy Orthodontics Gives

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Thank you to Gandy Orthodontics for their donation of toothbrushes for our Refresh Packs. We appreciate your support! 

Generous Donation from Hope Supply Co. and Red Dot Project

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What a generous donation of feminine hygiene pads from our friends at

 Hope Supply Co. and the Red Dot Project. A great big thank you from Refresh Frisco and the children in our Frisco ISD Community who will receive these much needed hygiene supplies!

Donations from RxSmile Frisco Orthodontics

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 We appreciate all the toothbrushes and chapsticks donated by our friends at RxSmile Orthodontics in Frisco! 

Refresh Card Making Party

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 This sweet group of friends from Pearson Middle School had a party and decorated holiday cookies while making Refresh Cards for Refresh Packs!  Thank you girls for making a difference! 

Giving hearts of St. Philips Tuesday Women’s Bible Study

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  A great big thank you to the lovely ladies of St. Philips Tuesday Women’s Bible Study for their generous donations to Refresh Frisco! We appreciate you! 

Cub Scout Pack 278 Hygiene Product Drive

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 We are so grateful for the many hygiene product donations we received from Frisco's Cub Scout Pack 278. This scout pack consists of boys and girls in Kindergarten-5th grades. The Lightning Eagle Patrol decided to get the entire pack involved in collecting hygiene products for Refresh Frisco!   Amazing! 

Boy Scouts Troop 77 Hygiene Product Drive

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  A great big thank you to Scouts BSA Troop 77 for collecting 652 hygiene items for our Refresh Packs! These scouts range in age from 6th grade - high school. We appreciate your support! 

Realtor's Open House for a Cause

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Thank you to Elyse Guthrie and Realty Town Group at Keller Williams Frisco for hosting a fun donation event at an Open House in Frisco!    

Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Gives Back

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Refresh Frisco is honored, excited and grateful to have been selected to receive a $2500 grant from the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation

Fidelity National Title - McKinney Supports Refresh Frisco

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Thank you to Kindra Strachan and  Fidelity National Title - McKinney for supporting us and hosting a product drive!

Volunteers Help Deliver Refresh Packs

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A huge Thank You to our wonderful volunteers who braved the 20 degree temperatures to deliver packs for our 1st official Refresh Pack quarterly distribution!  We delivered to 200 students in 33 schools! 

Donations from Frisco Family Dentistry

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We appreciate the donation of toothbrushes and toothpaste from Dr. Dominic Nuosce and our friends at Frisco Family Dentistry!

Soccer Team Donates Items

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The Frisco Fusion 05G White soccer team loved donating items to Refresh Frisco at their holiday party!   A big score for this team - way to go girls!

Friends Giving During the Holiday Season

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 This wonderful group of 6th grade girls from Pearson Middle School gathered during the holiday season to purchase hygiene products and pack Refresh Packs.  Thank you ladies for your kindness and giving spirits!

Church Group Collects and Gives

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This sweet group of 8-11 year olds from the Oak Point Congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ collected  products and put together Refresh Packs for students in need.  We appreciate your service to others!  

Yoga To Benefit Students

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This fun group from Frisco Yoga & Nutrition’s Karma yoga class donated to benefit Refresh Frisco today!  Frisco students thank you!

Refresh Pack Event

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 A special thanks to this great group of young adults and their moms for packing 75 Refresh Packs at our 1st official "pack" at our storage facility! We appreciate you so very much!

Student Saves Own Money to Purchase

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An 8th grade student from Pearson Middle School saved his own money and shopped sales to purchase all of the hygiene products pictured.  Thank you for setting such a wonderful example of service to others!

Young Men's Service League

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 These kind-hearted young men from Young Men's Service League of Frisco helped count, pack up, and unload thousands of items they donated to Frisco Fastpacs.   

Frisco Fastpacs Supports Refresh Frisco

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Huge thank you to Frisco Fastpacs for giving Refresh Frisco their hygiene product inventory donated by the Young Men's Service League of Frisco. 

Frisco ISD Council of PTAs Donates Products

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 We are very grateful to the Frisco ISD Council of PTAs for inviting us to share about our organization at the PTA Council Meeting. Thank you to everyone who donated hygiene products for our Refresh Packs! 

Contact Us

We welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions! Feel free to contact us via email at info@refreshfrisco.org or simply fill out the form below and send to us directly.

Refresh Frisco

PO Box 5367

Frisco, TX  75035

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Frequently asked questions

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Who does Refresh Frisco serve?

Refresh Frisco serves children that have been identified in need through the Frisco ISD school staff and administration.  We are currently providing for students in Frisco, but once we grow we would love to expand our services to surrounding school districts.

What does Refresh Frisco provide?

Our Refresh Packs are tailored to the child's age and gender.  A basic pack will include the following full-sized, new, and unopened items:  toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, shampoo, conditioner, body wash/bar soap, chapstick/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. 

When does Refresh Frisco provide Refresh Packs?

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.   

Where does Refresh Frisco provide Refresh Packs?

We are currently providing for those Frisco ISD schools that require the greatest need.  As we grow, we will expand to meet our goal of ensuring that every child in our community has access to personal hygiene items.

How does Refresh Frisco provide Refresh Packs to children in our community?

Our Refresh Packs are  discreetly distributed to the students via the school administration.  The student's identity is protected and confidential.    

Will my Donation really help children in our community?

Absolutely!   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!