How to Get Involved with Amazing Community Projects in Frisco
At Taylor Morrison, we’d like to give you a big friendly welcome to Frisco, Texas.
Frisco has been on the radar as one of the fastest growing cities in the nation for a few years now, and with everything the city has to offer, we can see why. We considered everything that’s amazing about Frisco when choosing it as the site of our new Somerset Park community, but one of the things that we love the most about this place is how involved the residents are in building up Frisco as one of the best communities in Texas.
We know firsthand that you need to feel like you belong in a place for it to really feel like home, and in Frisco there’s no shortage of opportunities to get to know the community through participation in local events and projects.
In a place like Frisco, where there are so many opportunities for community involvement, the only real question is how to begin. We’re here to answer that question for you.
Start Your Search
Occasionally, the opportunity to become involved in a community event or project will seem to just magically present itself to you. Perhaps you were in the right place at the right time, or maybe you discovered that a friend, coworker or acquaintance is involved in a project you would love to be a part of. It is great when the stars align like this, but other times you might need to do a little more work to find the perfect project to get involved with.
The first step is to get acquainted with the resources where you’ll find plenty of great opportunities for community involvement. For example, on the Frisco Government website you’ll find a listing of the city’s most recent community events, along with a link under the “Communications” tab that provides information for becoming a volunteer for Frisco events and happenings.
If after taking a look at the Frisco Government page you decide you’d like to learn about even more opportunities for community projects, head over to Frisco Square and Frisco Family Services to discover more community happenings and learn how you can get involved.
Frisco is a city known for huge Texas charm and an enormously generous spirit. Knowing this, it only makes sense that Frisco put forth a city wide initiative called “Give for Frisco” which makes it easy for volunteers and those looking to donate other resources to connect with local non-profits.
A visit to the Give for Frisco website will instantly connect you with more than 30 local, non-profit agencies that are eager to provide you with a volunteer opportunity in the community. For example, you might connect to Frisco Fastpacs – an initiative aimed at ending child hunger in the area – to host a food drive or attend their community volunteer night.
More opportunities exists with agencies like the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco, Becky’s Hope Horse Rescue, Make a Wish North Texas and many others. No matter what your interests, there’s a non-profit waiting for you to connect with them on a local, Frisco project.
When you’re new to an area, the idea of immediately jumping into a community project can be a little intimidating, especially if you have absolutely no idea where to start looking.
Why not start out by getting to know the community and offering your support by making a commitment to shop locally?
Local merchants are notorious for supporting the community, meaning that as you’re supporting local businesses there’s also a good chance that you’ll come across other opportunities to become more actively involved in community projects.
A great place to start is a trip to the Rail District or Frisco Square where you can easily lose an entire day wandering through the shops. Still, when it comes to supporting the local community, nothing beats a trip to the farmer’s market, and Frisco has several offerings.
You’re going to want to add both the Frisco Fresh Market – a large, indoor city market with multiple restaurants, food vendors and artisans – and the Frisco Rotary Farmer’s Market, which is more of a traditional Farmer’s market offering a bounty of fresh seasonal produce harvested by local farmers, along with baked goods and several artisan vendors.
Both Farmer’s Markets have a link on their webpages to get more information about their volunteer opportunities, but we think one of the best ways to get involved is to make a trip down there yourself and meet the great people who run the markets and the vendors that make them come to life.
Get Involved with Local Sports
If you’re looking for a town with tremendous team spirit, then you don’t need to look any further than Frisco, Texas. With seven professional sports teams to claim as their own, the residents of Frisco love cheering on local athletes. In fact, the sporting culture of Frisco is so strong that it was once named as The Top Place to Raise an Athlete by Men’s Journal.
It’s practically a prerequisite that you love a little sportsmanship and friendly competition if you want to be considered a true “local”.
So, if you love supporting and cheering on the home team as much as your neighbors then you’ll want to check out the many opportunities that exist for getting involved in athletics related community events. Whether it’s volunteering at the concessions stand or taking part in community fundraiser for a local athletic team, there’s always some type of community event to join that will ignite your team spirit.
Get Creative and Take the Lead
Finally, if you’re having trouble finding the right community event to spark your interest, why not take the lead and create one of your own.
A phone call or visit to the City of Frisco’s webpage can put you in touch with the folks who will provide you with the logistics, all you need to do is come up with a winning idea.
It could be anything from a fundraising event for your favorite charity to hosting a neighborhood event to encourage everyone to get to know each other a little better.
Discover Frisco and Your New Home
There’s so much to see, do and love about Frisco that we don’t even know where to begin.
What we do know is that being part of the community is an important part of loving your hometown, and there’s no shortage of opportunities to get involved in Frisco. If you’re ready to make the move to Frisco, we’d love to tell you all about our new Somerset Park community.
With open concept floor plans, plenty of gorgeous natural light and ample backyard space, a house in Somerset Park is going to be the one that you want to call home.
Contact Taylor Morrison today to learn more about this amazing new home community in Frisco, Texas.