Our Charities for 2016/2017

Please learn more about our wonderful 2016 - 2017 charities by visiting their websites.

A Children’s House for the Soul
Encourages and unites children and teens affected by skin disease and birthmarks, along with their families, by providing social, emotional and spiritual support

Blessed Be Hope for Three
Provides financial resources to families whose children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in order to realize their life's potential, and educates communities on the evolving set of demands for those families.

Books Between Kids
Helps economically disadvantaged Houston children build home libraries of their very own.  Last year, provided over 140,000 books to 20,000 Houston ISD elementary school children, and intends to expand their program.
 
Eye Care For Kids
Currently 20,000+ children in our community, seeing the front of the classroom or reading a book is a daily struggle.  The key to better grades and classroom behavior is often as simple as a pair of glasses.  Eye Care for Kids provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income children who would not otherwise be able to afford it.

Fort Bend Family Promise
The Mission of Fort Bend Family Promise is to meet the immediate needs of homeless families while empowering them to attain self-sufficiency.  Family Promise works closely with families to resolve all the obstacles they need to overcome to return to independence and self-sufficiency. After a needs assessment, families are connected to the appropriate resources available in Fort Bend County.

Homemade Hope
Provides hands-on cooking classes and holiday celebrations in homeless and transitional living shelters where children experience the joy of family meals, the nurturing power of creating healthy dishes, and the stability of developing traditions centered around food. Homemade Hope is dedicated to enriching young lives with the ingredient of hope.  
 
Hunt with Heart
Hunt with Heart strives to empower and enhance the lives of our members, who are young people battling severe, life altering or life threatening illness. Our priority is to provide relief through outdoor activities to these children and their immediate families who desire to enjoy the outdoors/wilderness and would otherwise not have this opportunity.
 
Letting Everyone Achieve Dreams, LEAD
Provides a year round character and leadership program for inner-city middle school students that focuses on three key tenets of Vision, Empathy, and Tenacity. 

Making It Better
Making it better works tirelessly to address severe disadvantages faced by at-risk children in the Houston area by offering a variety of programs that provide quality support services to enhance students’ social emotional learning and provide a foundation for academic success. Their programs are tailored to meet the needs of each school campus.
 
Mission Squash
Mission Squash is an intensive urban youth enrichment program that combines academic coaching, squash training, and community service into one all-encompassing experience for students grades 6 to 12.
The program aims to give youth from underprivileged homes the opportunity to make a better future for themselves by staying in school, graduating and aspiring to college while at the same time improving their health and fitness through the game of squash.
 
OpHeart
OpHeart’s mission is to attempt to make a real difference in the lives of CCHD families and society by providing: pediatric care teams the tools they need to perform their best; and CCHD families the resources they need to make the best choices for their heart warriors.  

Purple Songs Can Fly 
Provides a creative musical outlet at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers where patients and their siblings are able to express themselves through the writing and recording of their own original songs in an in-hospital recording studio and using bedside portable studios.
 
Social Motion Skills
Social Motion Skills focuses solely on social skills, training and mastery of mainstream activities – for children, adolescents and adults with social & learning deficits including ADD/ADHD and autism spectrum disorders.  We are serious about social behavior modification. We offer the quantity and quality of practice sessions necessary to effectuate real change.

The Arbor School
Provides an intensive educational program with a 2:1 or 1:1 student/teacher ratio for children with all forms of developmental disabilities, birth through age twelve, to provide hope and opportunity regardless of their diagnosis, to reach their fullest potential. 

The Diaper Foundation
Provide free diapers and wipes to underprivileged families.  Being that there are no government programs that assist with the cost of diapers and wipes, The Diaper Foundation serves a critical link in assisting childhood health and well-being.

Trees for Life
Trees for life is a meaningful way for companies to come together during the holiday season and support a universally-accepted dream - an end to childhood cancer.  This organization funds life-saving therapies and research at the Texas Children's Cancer Center.

Undies for Everyone
Works directly with 8 school districts in the Houston area, KIPP schools, Houston Food Bank Backpack Buddies, Houston Area Women’s Center, City of Houston BEAR (Be a Resource to CPS Kids) and other Houston partners to distribute underwear to economically disadvantaged students to enhance the self-worth, dignity, hygiene and success of disadvantaged students. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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