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YMSL Members spent time this summer at the Resurrection Lutheran Church Backpack program. Pictured: Quentin & Yvette Frederick, Joey & Jennifer Tatum, Sue & Jacob Hughes.

The Wildcat Chapter of Young Men’s Service League (YMSL) is comprised of boys 9th-12th grades who typically attend feeder schools in the Plano Senior High School attendance zones.  The Chapter maintains a membership of approximately 100 mothers and their sons.  Last year, the Wildcat Chapter volunteered over 3300 hours in the community and donated over 788 “Wish List” items to those in need in Plano and surrounding communities. 

Wildcat moms & sons had a very busy summer volunteering for many worthwhile causes and needs.  Our boys and moms joined others from Custer Road UMC to serve nutritious lunches to economically disadvantaged children and their parents at Clearview Park during the summer months.  Lots of hours were put in all summer long at Minnie’s Food Pantry.  Moms and sons assisted in stocking the shelves, making boxes of food for clients, greeting clients, helping them load their groceries into their cars and having a servant’s heart while doing it all.  The Wildcat Chapter also paired with Resurrection Lutheran Church to assist them in their School Supply Project.  We sorted, packed, inventoried and delivered school supplies to the Collin County Assistance Center for needy children, Pre-K through 12th grades.  Our boys and moms got down and dirty helping the Heritage Farmstead with their annual “Friends of the Farmstead” fundraiser by cleaning the barn, setting up tables and chairs and replacing lights for the event.  Several groups of moms and sons had some fun at the Plano Community Band performances while helping with tickets, handing out programs and refreshments all while listening to some great music!

Even though school has started you can still find us helping around the community and assisting with lots of various wonderful organizations.  In October, our chapter will be doing our Ultimate Gift weekend, which will concentrate on a designated philanthropy for a full weekend.  Boys and their mothers will donate their time and service together in one place to make a huge difference.   Look for our YMSL navy and red shirts around town this fall and support our young men with a kind word if you see them out making a difference.  For more information, visit our website, http://ymslwildcat.chapterweb.net