Community Education VISTA, Nicole Owens, partnered with the Community Relations Department of Denton County Friends of the Family for a busy month of fundraising. Denton County Friends of the Family hosted Taste for a Cause- a silent auction featuring delicious food, drinks and music. Nicole created educational table toppers to be displayed at the event and ran a social media campaign to market the event throughout September. The event brought in a net profit of over $28,000. Days later, Nicole managed the social media for North Texas Giving Day, resulting in over $9,000 in donations. Nicole created a social media campaign for North Texas Giving Day that started at the end of August. These two events brought in over $37,000 to benefit Denton County Friends of the Family’s emergency shelter.