During the holiday season, there is a natural instinct for people to help those who are less privileged. Several groups and organizations have done just that, giving to those who are in need in order to spread holiday cheer throughout the area.

Imagine International Academy of North Texas Salvation Army Dinner

Imagine International Academy of North Texas students partnered with Gather, a wedding venue on the square, to provide a special night for families who had been identified through the Salvation Army. More than 30 third-grade students, dressed in server’s attire, treated the families to a formal dinner. Students also held a toy drive so that younger members of the families were presented with gifts at the dinner.

McKinney Boyd Soccer Team

Through an initiative named “Boyd Soccer Cares,” high school students gathered donations for Rainbow Room, an emergency center that is part of Child Protective Services in the McKinney area. For one week, students collected clothing for children whose home life has led them to become part of the Rainbow Room. The soccer team collected more than 400 clothing items to be donated to the organization and were so successful they extended the drive an extra few days. Students collected socks, underwear, shirts, jeans and tennis shoes for children.

Frisco Fine Arts Students Spread Cheer

Even those who are not less fortunate can feel stress during the holiday season. With all the strains on time, the added duties such as baking, present wrapping and Christmas card mailing, it is easy to become stressed, frustrated and irritated as you try to get it all done. Frisco Independent School District students are hoping to bring some holiday cheer and lighten your spirits. The students will be performing several “Sounds of the Season” concerts as well as theatrical productions of “A Christmas Carol,” in order to put local residents in the holiday spirit. The groups will be performing at nursing homes, malls and other holiday events as well as many of the schools in the area. The programs are designed to not only bring holiday cheer, but also to showcase what the students in the Frisco Independent School District are learning. Information about programs is available at

The holiday season is a time to remember those who may be less fortunate than we are and to reflect on how we can help those in need. It is also a time to relax and enjoy music or theatrical productions only available at this time of the year. AAA Air hopes that you and your family have a safe, happy holiday season. Be sure to reach out to us for all your HVAC needs, whether it is a new installation, service on your current system or an overview of how to make your system operate more efficiently. You can contact us online or by telephone to arrange your initial consultation regarding your heating and air conditioning system.

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