#GIVINGTUESDAY 2021: HERE ARE A FEW OF HOLLAWAY'S FAVORITE CHARITIES

 

National Greyhound Foundation

Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, Inc. (GALT) is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit corporation operating in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, throughout Texas, New Mexico and the United States since May, 2001. GALT has assisted more than 3700 greyhounds and other sighthounds in finding their forever homes. 

Donate here: Greyhound Adoption League of Texas


Operation Love

The ‘Operation Love’ project grew out of a love for the children and families of  Houston's Third Ward. It is a project of the Emancipation Economic Development Council (E.E.D.C.) and Tre Missional communities in partnership with community businesses and other ministries in the greater Houston area.

Every year since 2016 Operation Love has provided a hot meal, toys, and clothing to the families of Blackshear Elementary during the Christmas season.  Blackshear Elementary School has been in the heart of Third Ward for more than 100 years, and approximately, 94% are economically disadvantaged with 63.7% considered at risk of dropping out of school.

The 2021 Operation Love event will be held December 11, 2021 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at 2900 Holman Street, Houston, TX 77004.

Donate here: Operation Love and enter "Operation Love" into the note box.


Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry

At Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, we celebrate the strength of our shared beliefs through our programs:

  • Meals on Wheels—delivering 1.5 million meals each year to Houston-area seniors across 5 counties
  • Animeals — feeding seniors’ beloved pets
  • Refugee Services —serving thousands of refugees each year
  • Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships —fostering respect among Houstonians of all faiths
  • Volunteer Houston —connecting volunteers with nonprofits across the Greater Houston area. 

Your generous donation helps continue these vital programs, making our community a better place to live.

Donate here: Interfaith Ministries


Compassion International

Compassion International is a Christian nonprofit that helps children in poverty by providing spiritual, educational, social and physical assistance. Your nonprofit donation is tax-deductible. Make a donation now to contribute to funds that fund programs to support:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Clean water
  • Malnutrition
  • Education
  • Disaster relief
  • Medical help
  • Malaria

Donate here: Compassion International


World Wildlife Fund

For 60 years, WWF has worked to help people and nature thrive.

As the world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in nearly 100 countries. At every level, we collaborate with people around the world to develop and deliver innovative solutions that protect communities, wildlife, and the places in which they live.

Donate here: World Wildlife Fund


Galveston Bay Foundation

Galveston Bay Foundation is a conservation nonprofit that has served as guardian of Galveston Bay since 1987. Our mission is to preserve and enhance Galveston Bay as a healthy and productive place for generations to come. This organization works to facilitate a true cross-section of Bay interests through creative, inclusive and forward-thinking solutions to the challenges confronting Galveston Bay.


Your donation will go directly toward the Foundation’s on-the-ground education, restoration, water protection conservation and advocacy programs and will help us ensure that Galveston Bay remains a healthy, vibrant environment.

Donate here: Galveston Bay


Houston Children's Charity

Houston Children's Charity is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Greater Houston’s underprivileged, abused, and disabled children who have been otherwise left behind. The scope of our support is limited only by the availability of resources. Our goal is to leave no legitimate request for assistance unanswered

Donate here: Houston Children's Charity


FIRST Robotics Competition

Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST® Robotics Competition the ultimate “sport for the mind.” High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”

Under strict rules and limited time and resources, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-sized robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors.

It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST® Championship.

Donate here: FIRST Robotics


Animal Welfare Institute

Since 1951, the Animal Welfare Institute has been alleviating suffering inflicted on animals by humans.

Through engagement with policymakers, scientists, industry, and the public, AWI seeks to:

  • Abolish factory farms, support high-welfare family farms, and achieve humane slaughter for animals raised for food;
  • Improve the housing and handling of animals in research, and encourage the development and implementation of alternatives to experimentation on live animals;
  • End the use of steel-jaw leghold traps and reform other brutal methods of capturing and killing wildlife;
  • Preserve species threatened with extinction, and protect wildlife from harmful exploitation and destruction of critical habitat;
  • Protect companion animals from cruelty and violence, including appalling conditions in commercial trade; and
  • Prevent injury and death of animals caused by harsh transport conditions.

Donate here: Animal Welfare Institute


The Human Rights Campaign

Fighting for equality means we can’t afford to let anyone fall through the cracks. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) works locally, nationally and globally on issues that affect the LGBTQ+ community.

The HRC partners with people across demographics, industries and governments to provide leadership on how to back up pro-equality statements with real action — and create a society where none of us is left behind.

Your monthly gifts will help protect the rights of LGBTQ+ people all year long, while we advocate for greater change and more protections until we achieve equality for ALL!

Donate here: The Human Rights Campaign


The Houston Arboretum

Located on the western edge of Memorial Park, the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and the opportunity to experience the natural world. This 155-acre non-profit urban nature sanctuary provides education about the natural environment to people of all ages. It plays a vital role in protecting native plants and animals in the heart of the city where development threatens their survival. The Houston Arboretum is a private non-profit educational facility that operates city land. Your gift is supporting our non-profit nature sanctuary while giving your special someone 365 days of discounted classes, invites to special events, and more!

Donate here: Houston Arboretum


Humane Society

The Houston Humane Society is dedicated to, & working towards, ending cruelty, abuse & the overpopulation of animals while providing the highest quality of life to those brought to us for care.

Donate here: Humane Society


Communities in Schools

The mission of Communities In Schools of Houston (CIS) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS believes that every child deserves the five basics to succeed academically and beyond.

CIS exists because students across Houston face a myriad of barriers to success. Whether they face mental health issues or are at-risk of dropping out of school, CIS provides two offerings: Mental Health & Wellness and Integrated Student Supports. Your tax-deductible gift to Communities In Schools of Houston will help connect at-risk students with caring adults, community resources and support systems to keep them in school and on the path to graduation.

Donate here: Communities in Schools


Make-A-Wish Foundation

When you donate, you're giving children a renewed strength to fight their illnesses, bringing families closer together and uniting entire communities. You can change lives.

Donate here: Make-a-Wish Foundation


Star of Hope

Star of Hope is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children. Positive life changes are encouraged through structured programs which focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, life management and recovery from substance abuse. During these uncertain times, your support is needed more than ever to help those in need. Please take action to help our desperate neighbors in their darkest hour. Your gift today will give someone emergency help and hope.

Donate here: Star of Hope


Houston Food Bank

More than 1.1 million people in the 18 southeast Texas counties served by Houston Food Bank are considered food insecure, meaning they lack consistent access to enough nutritious food to fuel a healthy life. To address this issue, the Houston Food Bank distributes food and other essentials to those in need through a network of 1,500 community partners.

In addition, the Houston Food Bank also provides programs and services aimed at helping families achieve long-term stability including nutrition education, job training, health management, and help in securing state-funded assistance.

Donate here: the Houston Food Bank


Cypress Helping Hands

Cy-Fair Helping Hands helps the homeless become self-sufficient by building relationships and a path out of homelessness.

Donate here: Cypress Helping Hands


HeartGift

1 in 100 children are born each year with a congenital heart defect, many in areas where medical resources are scarce or non-existent. Congenital heart defect is the most common birth defect in the world, more common than childhood cancer.  In industrialized countries the corrective surgery is accessible and provided regardless of financial capacity or geographic location. In other parts of the world, children may not have access and cannot sustain life without treatment. HeartGift exists to address this disparity of care, and is making an impact globally and locally. HeartGift has provided nearly 500 free life-saving surgeries to children from around the world. Nearly 500 children who now live healthy, normal lives thanks to one surgery that they may not have received without HeartGift’s support.

Donate here: HeartGift


Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Donate here: Salvation Army


YMCA

For 135 years the YMCA of Greater Houston has focused on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across communities. At the Y strengthening community is our cause. We know that a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, we ensure that all have access to the opportunities, relationships and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive.

Donate here: YMCA

Posted by The Hollaway Team

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