Collin County

Welcome to Altrusa Collin County  

Altrusa is an international non-profit organization, making our local communities better through leadership, partnership, and service. We strive to create better communities worldwide.  Altrusa is made up of civic-minded people who find great joy in enhancing the lives of others.  We welcome the involvement of new members who want to advance their skills, meet new friends, volunteer along with community leaders, or simply want to add meaningful new experiences to their lives.  Contact us to find out more about becoming an Altrusa leader. 

Mission Statement 

Altrusa International of Collin County, Texas, Inc. is an organization of diverse volunteers who serve the community, focusing on literacy, leadership development, and fellowship. 

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Our History 

Our club was established in 1996.  Our group of professional women follows the objectives of the international organization, which include promotion of literacy, leadership development and ministering to those in need.  Each year we research organizations and individuals in Collin County who are in need of our hands-on assistance and monetary aid. 

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Service Projects 


Making an impact!

  • Made and donated Masks to PCH residents
  • Donated Covid-19 supplies for schools
  • Donated bins to Forman Elementary School Library
  • Made scarfs for Red Scarf Project
  • Donated Harvest Boxes for Collin County Meals on Wheels
  • Donated 16 ounce plastic jars of peanut butter on line to North Texas Food Bank
  • Wrote letters to Plano Community Home residents
  • Donated Seasons Greetings and cookies at Christmas to 130 apartments at PCH, poinsettias to office staff
  • Breakfast Tacos delivered to Plano(Make a Difference Day) and again to McKinney Police Departments
  • Donated $100 to Meals on Wheels on Tuesday, December 1 for International Giving Day

Our service projects serve a diversified group in the community from the young to the elderly.


Forman Elementary School is a PISD school in east Plano.  Our projects and activities include:

  • Library assistance                                         
  • Bluebonnet reading incentive program                                     
  • Bluebonnet Bash Award's Ceremony


Plano Community Home--East provides low income assisted living.  We organize monthly activities to entertain, educate and involve residents of   the home.


Make-A-Difference Day Literacy Projects

  • For the last fifteen years, USA Weekend Magazine and its partners have sponsored Make A Difference Day as an annual event.  Our project is  literacy focused with various agencies.


Collin County Committee on Aging

  • We contribute boxes of food for their Fall Harvest Boxes. 
  • This year we are also helping to pack "Shelf Stable Meals" to be delivered by Meals on Wheels during the holiday season.
  • To find out more about the Collin County Committee on Aging go to



  • Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions,   
  • Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
  • To find out more about Kiva go to


Days for Girls

  • Days for Girls increases access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social enterprises, mobilizing volunteers, and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls. Together, we're creating a world with dignity, health, and  opportunity for all. Our movement has reached more than one million girls — and counting!  
  • With your help, we can reach Every Girl. Everywhere. Period.


Feed My Starving Children

  • Founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian non-profit that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children.


Plano LovePacs

  • 1 in 5 children in North Texas have food insecurities.  LovePacs is determined to change that.  With over 250 volunteers serving 13 communities, we're helping to ensure children have food over school breaks.


Warm Up America

  • If you can knit or crochet a square, you can knit or crochet for charity with Warm Up America.
  • By breaking down the task of making blankets into manageable parts (7 X 9 inch squares) for knitters and crocheters of all skill levels, more people can be involved in helping to make blankets for charity.
  • Warm Up America also accepts donations of adult hats, scarves and baby clothing.


Foster Care to Success Red Scarf Project

  • Annually, approximately 5,000 foster children turn to Foster Care to Success (FC2S) for the support they cannot get from a parent or guardian – like financial backing for college in the form of scholarships and grants, care packages and family-like encouragement, academic and personal mentoring, and help with internships and employment readiness skills.
  • Do you like to knit or crochet?  Whether you are a beginner, an expert or somewhere in between, your handiwork can send warmth and encouragement to a student from foster care.  The handmade red scarves in our Valentine’s Day care packages become treasured keepsakes that our students wear for years.

    “Your hands are a window into your heart and soul.  There is love in every stitch, and a handmade scarf is like a hug.  The FC2S Red Scarf Project gives us each an opportunity to show that someone out there truly cares about our foster youth.”  Lily Chin, Master Knitter



Collin County Meals on Wheels