H.E.R.O.E.S. - H.E.R.O.E.S. is about Helping Everyone Reach Outstanding Educational Success. Their mission is to provide lifelong learning through community experiences. They strive to create social, recreational and vocational programs designed to meet the unique needs of individuals with disabilities. From day camps to weekend retreats, this organization is here to serve.
Bayou Land Conservancy - This organization’s mission is to preserve land along streams for flood control, clean water, and wildlife. Bayou Land Conservancy maintains a 14 mile nature trail along Spring Creek that was built and is still maintained through volunteer labor. This trail provides a way for families to get out and enjoy nature and spend time together.
Community Table North Texas is a 501c3 organization non-profit food pantry that assists families in need of meals. Due to COVID-19, they are currently serving people with a drive-thru service. With the grant money from us, they would like to also pass out books to those children that come through the drive-thru and help increase literacy. They would in turn call the service “Gexa Gives a Book”.
Second Servings’ mission is to alleviate hunger and reduce waste in the city by rescuing surplus food from businesses and conducting free same-day delivery to approved charitable meal sites. As the only prepared and perishable food rescue organization in Houston, they are growing exponentially and now reach approximately 175,000 people annually.
North Texas Special Needs Assistance Partners (SNAP) is a nonprofit organization that supports people with intellectual disabilities find opportunities after graduating high school and approaching adulthood. North Texas SNAP believes in the uniqueness of the individual, seeing their potential and their challenges.
Christmas in Action is a nonprofit agency that, in partnership with the community, works to preserve and revitalize houses and communities, assuring that low-income elderly and disabled homeowners live in warmth, safety, and independence. To date, hundreds of homes in Johnson County, Texas have been repaired by Christmas In Action.
Katy Area Recovery Education’s (KARE) mission is to support Katy-area teens with recovery resources, so they can remain sober and substance-free. KARE educates our community about recovery through an online presence, literature, presentations and community engagement events. They connect with area recovery entities (recovery community organizations, law enforcement agencies and medical treatment facilities), as well as provide teens and families contact with these resources serve Katy-area teens in whatever capacity needed to help them remain free of addictions.
Child Advocates of Fort Bend provides a voice for abused and neglected children because EVERY child has the right to a safe and permanent home. Through its Court Appointed Special Advocates Program (CASATM), Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) and more than 200 trained community volunteer advocates, Child Advocates improves the lives of more than 400 children each month and has served more than 16,565 children since opening its doors in 1991.
Founded in 1994, Urban Harvest has garnered a well-deserved reputation as a leader in the local food movement. Urban Harvest operates farmers markets, community gardens and school gardens where they teach gardening education to youths at 23 local schools. They envision a healthier city where everyone has access to locally-grown nutritious food harvested from sustainable community gardens and farms, while improving the lives, soils and plates of Houstonians.
Lunches of Love is dedicated to helping end childhood hunger in Fort Bend County by providing a free nutritious sack lunch during extended school holidays and weekends. Too many children who depend on a nutritious breakfast and lunch each day at school are suddenly left wondering where their next meal is coming from. This is where Lunch of Love steps up to help end the very real problem of childhood hunger in our community. Each and every sack lunch is made with love by Lunch of Love volunteers.
Houston Ground Angels are helping make life a little easier for medical patients and companions flying into the Houston area. Filling a unique need, the organization meets patients at local airports and provides free ground transportation back and forth from the airport to the medical center where they’ll be treated. During what is often a difficult time, Houston Ground Angels offer critical support to patients and their families when they truly need it most.
Dedicated to creating an empowering and supportive environment for girls grades three through eight, Girls on the Run Greater Houston gives each of their 2,000 participants the opportunity to create new friendships and develop the confidence they need to thrive.
Helping connect individuals living with mental and physical disabilities with the resources and services they need to live independent lives, Building and Restoring Hope has made an incredible impact in the Houston Community. Since 2006, the organization has been offering everything from cooking classes to job placement services and helping the individuals they serve live happy, fulfilling lives.
A Houston fixture, the Oaks Dads’ Club has been offering softball, baseball and soccer programs to Houston youth for over 60 years. Combining the power of sportsmanship with the importance of an active lifestyle, the organization is helping make an impact on youth today, and well into the future.
Journey to Dream (JTD) is a small yet determined 503-c nonprofit organization, working with hurting, at-risk and homeless youth to overcome adversity and live purposeful lives. Over the past 14 years, JTD has successfully impacted over 200,000 students through school assemblies, student support groups and teen homeless community outreach, and through their shelter - Kyle's Place.
When something tragic happens, it can be immensely difficult to pick up the pieces. But for Tracey Terasas of Graham, Texas, who lost her young grandson, Wyatt Dale, in a drowning incident, picking up the pieces was just the start. Tracey founded “Remembering Wyatt Dale,” a non-profit organization dedicated to educating children and parents on water safety. Every year, Tracey distributes life jackets to local children. Her mission is a simple one – keeping children safe, one jacket at a time.