The Denison Service League was founded in 1955 for the purpose of assisting those less fortunate the in Grayson County area. It is run by 100% volunteer efforts of its members. Since its origin, this organization has been able to give back more than a million dollars to the Texoma area, and volunteers have put in more than 360,000 service hours. The Denison Service League members continually conduct service projects throughout each year, and maintain the Bargain Box in downtown Denison. The mission of the service league is to join together with members of the community to support organizations with the same goal of assisting those less fortunate. The Denison Service League has carried on this legacy for over 50 years, and continues to build strong relationships in the Texoma communities. In April of each year, DSL holds a spring luncheon to honor and donate to the recipients of the allocations. Dozens of local charities are chosen by an allocations committee, based on an application process requesting funds.

2014-2015 Allocations

Big Brothers Big Sisters – 3,833
Boys & Girls Club of Denison – 1,500
CASA of Grayson County – 3,833
Child & Family Guidance Center – 3,833
Children’s Advocacy Center – 3,833
Children’s Chorus of Grater N. TX – 750
Crisis Center – 1,000
Denison Helping Hands – 1,250
Fred Douglass Early Childhood Center – 500
Grayson College Culinary Institute – 500
Grayson County Shelter – 1,000
Greater Texoma Health Clinic – 1,000
Habitat for Humanity of Grayson Co. – 1,250
Jack & Jill Childcare – 3,833
Kid’s Pantry – 3,733
Pathways High School – 1,000
SHARE – 750
Sherman Shooting Stars – 1,250
True Options Pregnancy Center – 1,000
Women Rock – 500
Total $36,148

Additional Gifts:

CPS Christmas – 1,580.01
Military Care Packages – 48.73
Recycled Clothes Project – 142
Crisis Center (24 blankets) – 24
SHARE (non-perishable foods) – 200
Nubbie Buddies (mailing supplies) – 100
CASA (toys) – 200
Waples Methodist Church (clothing) – 100

Grand Total Giving 2014-2015 $38,542.74