Today is Giving Tuesday! Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (and Black Friday and Cyber Monday) Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving to kick off the charitable holiday season.
In 2015, I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural “Yellow Envelope” Luncheon for the Hood County Children’s Charity Fund. One of the oldest charities in Hood County, the Hood County Children’s Charity Fund is a local nonprofit that was established in 1984, originally to provide warm coats for winter to local children in need.
Located in Lubbock, the South Plains Food Bank covers a 20-county service area and feeds over 57,000 individuals a year. The South Plains Food Bank aims to end hunger, give hope, and enrich lives. There are many programs at this food bank, such as Mobile Pantry, Children’s Feeding Programs, or Farm, Orchard and GRUB, all contributing to a stronger West Texas community.
After four of the six campuses in Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD in Orange County were damaged by Hurricane Harvey, a different kind of flooding followed. A welcome flood of support. The students of Magnolia ISD, some 2 hours away in Montgomery County northwest of Houston, have adopted their “neighbors” and are raising funds to help Little Cypress-Mauriceville schools replace library books, band instruments, athletic uniforms, school supplies and more.
This is a trying time for our state as many of our fellow Texans continue to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. But many Texans have asked me what they can do to help, and I encourage those who can to contribute to the Rebuild Texas Fund.
This week we are spotlighting Google - a company well-known for its charitable work in local communities. Google has been an active member of the Austin community for the last ten years and has made a major Texanthropic impact through partnerships with regional organizations, volunteer work, and community grants. The company’s philanthropic efforts in Texas are broad, ranging from computer science education, to working to bridge the digital divide, to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
Texanthropy Spotlight: Spring Branch Family Development Center – 2016 Governor’s Volunteer Award Winner
Today I’m highlighting the second-to-last of the 2016 Governor’s Volunteer Award Winner – the Spring Branch Family Development Center.
There were eleven GVA winners in 2016 and eight have been highlighted so far. Today I’m going to tell you about the winner of the GVA for Corpor