Help Us Welcome Recovery Resource Council!

Help Us Welcome Recovery Resource Council!

We are so excited to welcome Recovery Resource Council (RRC) as our newest partner agency! Celebrating its 60th anniversary, RRC aims to promote wellness and recovery from alcohol, addiction and/or mental health issues. They strive to foster a community of support and care for those in need. At their Serve Denton location, they will be strictly working with veterans.

Serve Denton Has Moved!

Serve Denton Has Moved!

We are so excited to announce that Serve Denton has officially moved to our interim location in an effort to expand our reach in the next year!

Serve Denton, along with our current nonprofit partner agencies, will be located at 306 N Loop 288, Denton, TX 76209, starting on August 28, 2017. Serve Denton will continue operations in modular buildings at the back of the property.

Why Youth & Family Counseling Partners with Serve Denton

Why Youth & Family Counseling Partners with Serve Denton

We decided to interview one of our partner agencies, Youth & Family Counseling, to learn a little bit more about their services! Did you know mental health is the #1 need for children in Denton County? This is a big reason why they decided to open a second location in Northern Denton County, right here at Serve Denton!

Introducing Our New “Share-A-Van” Program

Introducing Our New “Share-A-Van” Program

We are so excited to announce our newest program at Serve Denton – "Share-A-Van"!

With the help of our Denton community, we were able to raise enough funds to purchase a 12-passenger van, which will be used for our new “Share-A-Van” program. This community van will be used by our partnering agencies to transport clients and carry out special programing such as Employ to Empower (E2E).

It's-a-Burger Named Business Partner of the Month

It's-a-Burger Named Business Partner of the Month

We were honored to get the opportunity to name It's-a-Burger our Business Partner of the Month for July!

It’s-a-Burger Founder Gene Gumfory has supported Serve Denton over the past several years, both personally and through his businesses. He owns multiple Sonic Drive-Ins throughout North Texas and his newest restaurant, It’s-a-Burger, was a top sponsor for our annual gala, Celebration.

Celebrating the Small Victories

Celebrating the Small Victories

One day, an old man was walking along a beach that was littered with thousands of starfish that had been washed ashore by the high tide. As he walked he came upon a young boy who was eagerly throwing the starfish back into the ocean, one by one.

Puzzled, the man looked at the boy and asked what he was doing. Without looking up from his task, the boy simply replied, “I’m saving these starfish, Sir.”

Five Ways to Check a Nonprofit

Five Ways to Check a Nonprofit

When you donate to a nonprofit, you want your hard earned money to be used wisely – to really make an impact and help those in need. We want to help you confirm that.

This article will help you answer the question, “Which nonprofit should I donate to?” There are five awesome resources you can use to learn more about the financials, programs and results of your favorite nonprofit organizations.

Use these tips to help you research a nonprofit organization before you give.

5 Star Rental Named Business Partner of the Month

5 Star Rental Named Business Partner of the Month

We were honored to get the opportunity to name 5 Star Rental as our Business Partner of the Month for May! 5 Star Rental has been a supporter of Serve Denton since day one.

They have been an in-kind sponsor for Serve Denton’s annual gala, Celebration, for the past few years, donating tables, chairs, pipe and drape, silverware, napkins, vases and more. If you've ever been a part of Celebration, you know it takes a team to pull it off, and they eagerly join in every year. They were a major in-kind sponsor for this year's Celebration, which helped Serve Denton put on a successful event.

May Volunteer Opportunities in Denton

May Volunteer Opportunities in Denton

Here are a few volunteer opportunities happening in May! If you volunteer for any of these opportunities please email us a picture of yourself or your group during the event. Tag us and use the hashtag #ServeDenton for the chance to be featured on our social media platforms!

What Community Service Taught Me as a College Student

What Community Service Taught Me as a College Student

I cannot speak for all college students, but I believe many of us have some kind of meaningful experience during college that inspires us to change the world.

Sometimes though, we may become disheartened by the circumstances and realities around us that seem to limit our ability to influence all of the people, societies and institutions that make up the world. That is not to say none of us will make an impact for the benefit of many because that can still happen. However, what I think we sometimes miss that we can impact the world in which we live in through the immediate world around us—our community.

CoServ Really Knows How to Serve Denton

CoServ Really Knows How to Serve Denton

Serve Denton was able to honor CoServ at our April board meeting as our Business Partner of the Month! When it comes to their service to our organization, where do we even begin?

To start, CoServ gifted Serve Denton a $20,000 grant to go toward our partnership with the Denton Community Food Center. In less than a year, Serve Denton plans to move into a new building where the Denton Community Food Center will relocate in order to expand their services and serve more people facing hunger.

How Did Celebration Go?

How Did Celebration Go?

It is time for a breather! Serve Denton has been preparing for our annual gala, Celebration, for quite some time.  With the great success of the event behind us, now we can truly celebrate. The success of the event is due the work and dedication of our awesome board, staff, volunteers, and our Super Volunteer – Priscilla Sanders, co-founding board member. It is also largely due to our supporters who came to the event and helped raise funding so more people in Denton County can become self-sufficient. 

Serve Denton Welcomes Community Services Inc.

Serve Denton Welcomes Community Services Inc.

We are so excited to welcome Community Services, Inc. as our newest nonprofit tenant! Founded in 1966, Community Services Inc. is committed to helping clients through confidential case management, direct coordination of resources, support services, and peer celebration activities.

Community Services, Inc. formed in response to the federal administration’s declaration of war on poverty, which means their organization has been providing services to individuals, families and the communities it serves for almost 50 years. As a community action agency, they have helped thousands of individuals and families achieve home stability, realize educational dreams and satisfy basic life needs.