Senior Citizens of The Colony 501(c)3

The Senior Citizens of The Colony 501(c)3 is a non-profit support group for the Community/Senior Center.  Activities include food drives for local food banks, scholarships to local students, crocheted donations to VA, hospitals, Red Cross, and hospice, New Year party & mid-summer dance for seniors at the center, and monthly covered dish dinners.

Any member of The Colony Community Center is eligible to participate in Senior Citizens of The Colony 501(c)3 activities. 

Activities

The Colony Crafters

In addition to providing an outlet for seniors to socialize and learn new crafts at the center, The Colony Crafters donate crafts to area nursing and memory care centers. Donations have included Mother's Day corsages, Spring flower wreaths, door decorations, wash cloth bunnies and more.

Covered Dish Dinners

The second Friday of each month, the 501 (c)3 sponsors a covered dish dinner at the Community Center. It provides an opportunity for members and their guests to get out and socialize, enjoy some entertainment, and make new friends. The dinners are themed for the current season. On two occasions, we have had seniors get married at the covered dish.

Educational Scholarship

An endowed scholarship was established by The Senior Citizens of The Colony in 2009. This scholarship through the Lewisville Education Foundation will grant a scholarship to one The Colony High School graduate each year. Qualifications for the scholarship include being a The Colony resident and planning on majoring in a field that would serve seniors, such as medicine or social services.

Food Drives

The Senior Citizens of The Colony support an ongoing food drive. Monetary donations are made to local food banks twice a year in addition to the canned food as it is collected.

Happy Hookers

The crochet group is famously known for their name, the Happy Hookers. They take great pleasure in attaching a label to each of the hundreds of items donated each year that states the item was made with love and prayers by the Happy Hookers. Items donated include blankets, caps and booties for preemies; wiggies for cancer patients, caps for impoverished children, lap robes for VA hospitals and the Red Cross. These women work tirelessly many hours a week to provide for those in need. They have been featured as a Good Neighbor on WFAA News.

Donations

Donations to Senior Citizens of The Colony 501(c)3 are always gratefully accepted. You may specify a donation to be used for one of our activities. If no specific activity is noted, the donation will go into the general fund to support whichever activity is in need. Donations may be made to:

Senior Citizens of The Colony 501(c)3
5151 North Colony Boulevard
The Colony, TX 75056