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Donor Spotlight: Alvin ISD “The Day”

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On Saturday, September 8th, Alvin ISD worked to accomplish an unprecedented goal: to have every student, faculty member, and staff member engage in a day of service. The idea of “The Day” came from Alvin ISD’s superintendent, Dr. Gilcrease. He was so impressed by the way the community and school district came together after Harvey, […]

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Partner Agency Spotlight: Second Servings of Houston

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Did you know that one out of five Houstonians is food insecure? Or that 40 percent of the food supply in the Houston area is being wasted? Barbara Bronstein, Founder of Second Servings of Houston, was tired of seeing food being thrown away that could instead be going to an individual in need, and she […]

Ending Homelessness

“They Should Give It a Shot”

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What one Veteran who experienced homelessness for 30 years wants other Veterans to know. As a Navy Veteran who served at the end of the Vietnam War searching for Prisoners of War, Mr. B learned early in his life what he had to do to survive in extreme conditions. With piercing blue eyes that seem […]

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Making the LEAP to End Homelessness

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June 13, 2018 Citing increased rents and a sharp drop in vacancies after Hurricane Harvey, JPMorgan Chase & Co. has joined with the Houston Housing Authority, Coalition for the Homeless, CSH, and the City of Houston to launch the Landlord Engagement and Assistance Program (LEAP), a new initiative designed to boost the availability of affordable […]

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Making It Home

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By Ginny Levenback, Unity Church What if there was a way for you to donate your time, goods, or network to help be the key to someone’s new future? Whether it is through joining the Welcome Home Fund Committee, becoming a donor to the Welcome Home Fund via a monetary donation, or by organizing a […]

Ending Homelessness

A Place He Could Call His Own

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After being laid off from working at a gas station 25 years ago, Peter* found himself homeless with nothing but the clothes on his back. As a Nigerian immigrant who spoke broken English and faced complex physical and mental health challenges, he was convinced his situation was permanent. Peter survived by sleeping near agencies that […]