Spotlight on the People of McKinney -Denise Kendrick, Embrace Texas

Denise Kendrick, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Embrace Texas 

I love McKinney, Texas.  Everyone knows this, because I talk about it ALL THE TIME.  I’m a realtor and I specialize in our sweet town because I think it’s the best place ever to live!  I even started this blog just to share all of the great things about McKinney!  I’ve talked about neighborhoods, schools, restaurants, businesses…  all the things that make McKinney great!

But, I started thinking the other day… what really sets McKinney apart from other towns is so much more than our local shops and restaurants – it’s the heart of the people that live here.  I started thinking about some of the amazing people I know who live and work in McKinney and Denise was one of the first people that popped into my mind. 

Denise and I met way back in high school when we attended the same Baptist church in Coppell.  Several years and many kids later, we reconnected in McKinney and I was really excited to sit down and talk about what she’s doing now!

Several years ago, Denise, along with  her husband Bruce, recognized a need in our community and took action.  The need was providing practical support to families that foster children. They started Embrace as a way to “connect willing hands with opportunities to serve children in foster, adoptive and kinship care.”  The non-profit organization now provides direct services to children and families in Collin County.  Check out the video to learn more about what they do:

If you’re interested in ways to support Embrace and our local foster families, check out their upcoming events

July 28th – Embrace Family Night at Frisco Rough Riders.  People can purchase discounted tickets for their family and that helps send a foster child and their family to the game.

August 29th – Texas Take Aim Against Child Abuse Charity Clay Shoot benefitting Embrace

November 1st – Taste of McKinney featuring The Maylee Thomas Band at the Cotton Mill in McKinney.  Proceeds benefit Embrace Texas.

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