#GIVINGTUESDAY 2022: Here are a few of Hollaway's favorite charities

Kids' Meals Inc

Kids’ Meals mission is to end childhood hunger in Houston by delivering free healthy meals, year-round to the doorsteps of Houston’s hungriest preschool-aged children and through collaboration provide their families with resources to end the cycle of poverty.

Donate here: Kids' Meal Inc


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 2022 Operation Love event will be held December 10, 2022 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


The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ promotes agriculture by hosting an annual, family-friendly experience that educates and entertains the public, supports Texas youth, showcases Western heritage and provides year-round educational support within the community.

Donate here: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo


ASPCA

The ASPCA is a national leader in animal rescue and protection, working tirelessly year-round to put an end to animal cruelty. As an ASPCA Guardian, your monthly gift will help innocent and neglected animals who feel like they've been forgotten. 

Donate here: ASPCA


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


Plant With Purpose

 Plant With Purpose is a Christian nonprofit organization that works in developing countries around the world with the goal of improving the quality of the lives of people living in extreme rural poverty. Plant With Purpose uses a transformational development approach that brings together environmental restorationeconomic empowerment, and spiritual renewal. Plant With Purpose currently works in more than 1,100 communities in eight countries across Africathe CaribbeanLatin America, and Southeast Asia.

Donate here: Plant With Purpose


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


350.org

350.org is an international environmental organization addressing the climate crisis. Its goal is to end the use of fossil fuels and transition to renewable energy by building a global, grassroots movement.

Donate here: 350.org


Save the Children

Save the Children was the first global movement for children, boldly declaring that children have rights. Save the Children's goal is to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.

Donate here: Save the Children


The RISE Center for Liberation in Early Childhood Education

The RISE Center for Liberation in Early Childhood Education creates diverse-by-design early childhood education centers using an innovative financial model designed to reduce costs for families and increase salaries for teachers.

Inequity in early childhood education impacts us all, not just the families who can’t afford high-quality care. In order for us to have strong and successful communities that work for us all, we must work together so we can RISE together. All donations go to early childhood care and education!

Donate here: The RISE Center for Liberation in Early Childhood Education


The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people.

Your gift will help ensure that Trevor’s trained counselors are always a free call, text, or chat away for LGBTQ young people in crisis. Your contribution will also support Trevor’s work to:

  • Advocate against anti-LGBTQ laws, policies, and practices
  • Connect LGBTQ peers through TrevorSpace, our safe space social networking site
  • Conduct original research to capture the experiences of LGBTQ young people

Donate here: The Trevor Project


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


West Street Recovery

West Street Recovery (WSR) is a horizontally structured grassroots organization that aims to use the disaster recovery process to build community power. Our work is rooted in an understanding that disasters amplify previously existing inequalities.

By providing essential services, such as home repair, financial assistance, and case management, to flood survivors, WSR helps to develop bonds between people of different backgrounds, and these relationships are the building blocks of our interclass and interracial community.

Donate here: West Street Recovery


Special Reach Inc.

Special Reach Inc. is a non-profit organization born in 2011 out of a desire to enrich the lives of parents and children with developmental delays in San Antonio and its surrounding communities. We started as a 100% volunteer organization that is passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of children with special needs and their families. Your gift makes a significant difference in the lives of the children and families at Special Reach. 

Donate here: Special Reach Inc.


Black Impact Houston

Black Impact Houston (BIH) is an alliance of nonprofit organizations that are led by Black people and/or that have a mission that primarily benefits Black communities. The primary focus is to support and strengthen Houston’s Black nonprofits through belonging, education, advocacy, mentorship, and leadership.  Through its member organizations, Black Impact Houston serves thousands of Greater Houston’s most vulnerable residents and provides a range of services and offerings, including out-of-school time; workforce development; community development and affordable housing; arts and culture; criminal justice reform; public health; and a host of other services critical to the empowerment and liberation of Black people. Black Impact Houston empowers its nonprofit members to become integral partners in successfully building vibrant, equitable communities. 

Donate here: Black Impact Houston


World Central Kitchen

World Central Kitchen is a not-for-profit non-governmental organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. WCK is first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises. Donate to World Central Kitchen and help provide fresh meals to communities in need

Donate here: World Central Kitchen


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


United24

United24 is a global initiative to support Ukraine launched on May 5, 2022 by the Ukrainian authorities during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. UNITED24 was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs

Donate here: United24


San Antonio Food Bank

The San Antonio Food Bank takes pride in fighting hunger, feeding hope in the San Antonio 29 county service area. We believe that no child should go to bed hungry, adults should not have to choose between a hot meal and utilities, nor a senior sacrifice medical care for the sake of a meal. Founded in 1980, The San Antonio Food Bank has quickly grown to serve 100,000 individuals a week in one of the largest service areas in Texas.

Donate here: San Antonio Food Bank


SEARCH Homeless Services

Each year, SEARCH Homeless Services helps thousands of individuals and families move from the streets into safe homes and stable lives through services that Engage & Stabilize, House, and Educate.

At SEARCH, they provide hope and create opportunities to help people transform their lives.

Donate here: SEARCH Homeless Services

Posted by The Hollaway Team

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