Clothes Closet
   Street Side Showers

Community Outreach & Missions

First Presbyterian Plano is extremely committed to community outreach and  involvement. As a congregation, we are especially dedicated to serving  those who are most at need and are often forgotten.

We offer many ways for you to connect with and serve others!

Clothes Closet:
Managed by church member Mary Ann Miller, is a volunteer project that has  helped low income PISD families, screened by the Assistance Center of  Collin County for residency and need, and also women from the Plano  Women's Shelter, for almost 50 years. First visit is free; after that,  clothes items are 10 cents each. The total number of clothes items  distributed last year was 9,728. This total counts only Monday, February 6, 2017 for clothes and does not include toys, household items, belts, purses, and personal items. This project has donated $1,000 or more  each year to the church. Wednesday volunteer help and wearable clothes  always needed, preferably brought on Monday nights after 6:30, or  Wednesdays after 10 a.m. If at other times, call the church office  prior to delivery of donations.



Click HERE to read the Synod of the Sun article about our FPC Plano ministry with Streetside Showers.

the Plano Star Courier also wrote an article about FPC Plano partnering with Streetside Showers.Click HERE to read that article.





Plano experiences 30 - 35 nights each year when temperatures fall below freezing.  The Plano Overnight Warming Station (POWS) provides a safe, secure overnight sleeping environment to assist those in greatest need. FPC Plano is currently providing a warm place for the POWS workers to store and sort clothing.


Streetside Shower/Clothing Ministry:

First Presbyterian Church Plano has entered into a joint ministry effort to help those in our local community.   The Streetside Shower Ministry, created by Lance Olinsky ( has been helping north Texas communities for a few years now.  They come to Plano, currently on Saturdays, to offer those in need of a shower that opportunity. 

Given our long running clothes closet experience, 50+ years serving our local community, we extended those resources to  join forces with the Streetside Shower Ministry.  Thus, as community members partake in the shower program they have an opportunity to pick up needed clothing items supplied by FPC Plano.  The Streetside Shower Program services roughly 30 to 40 folks on any given day.  They also provide toiletries, underwear, and socks to clients on a weekly basis.   FPC Plano is distributing roughly 150 to 200 clothing related items each week.

In addition to the free Shower Program and free clothing area, individuals/organizations bring sack lunches and drinks for those community members using these services.

All in all, thanks to the Streetside Shower Program local community members are able to get assistance in a few different ways.  Least of which is building relations with others in the community they live in.

Food for the Hungry

Collect food for the Plano Food Pantry:
Church members have an ongoing ministry to collect food and funds to  help resupply the Plano Food Pantry run by another neighborhood church  which, in turn, help members of our immediate community.

Prior to the Super Bowl each year, First Presbyterian Church collects canned and boxed foods in support of the national Souper Bowl of Caring program.  Food collected goes to local food pantries to resupply their inventories.

Additional Outreach Programs

Valentines Boxes for church members who are serving in the military or are away at college

The Annual Cookie Caper sales raises funds benefiting CITY House (Collin Intervention to Youth)  located in downtown Plano. CITY House ”serves youth ages newborn to  21-years old.” Their programs include:

  1. Emergency Shelter, ages  newborn to 18 years
  2. Youth and Family Services
  3. Transitional  Living Program
  4. Rapid Rehousing Program.

For more information visit City House.

FPC sponsors families through the Christmas Adopt a Family Program from the Assistance Center of Collin County. This program at Christmas has  been matching families in need with individuals or group sponsors to  provide gifts for their children and one month’s worth of food at  Christmas for over 20 years. For more information visit Collin County Assistance Center.



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