We understand that you have a choice when it comes to selecting which organizations to support. It is our hope that you will include Child Advocates as part of your philanthropic program - and here are a few reasons why.
Our children. Children of all ages, races and socioeconomic
backgrounds. Children with irresistible grins, vivid imaginations and incredible potential. All of them sharing one unfortunate trait â&#x20AC;&#x201D; each one has been a victim of life-threatening abuse or neglect.
Our volunteers. Busy would be an understatement. They make dinner, entertain clients, drive carpool, walk the dog, hit the gym, coach soccer, manage employees, take vacations and watch reality television â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just like everybody else. What sets them apart is that, despite their busy lives, they make time to volunteer as a court appointed advocate and impact the lives of abused children.
Our reputation. Since 1984, we have emerged
as a leader in the ongoing fight against child abuse. We have built a solid reputation as a diligent steward of your funds. Our cost-effective volunteer advocacy model allows us to provide necessary services to children in custody with minimal expenses.
Our need. We are a private non-profit organization.
This means that your donation is absolutely critical to the existence of our program. We receive minimal federal and local funding and we are not a United Way agency.
Whether you, your company or organization has $200 or $200,000 set aside for charitable giving â&#x20AC;&#x201D; we have an opportunity for you to get involved.
For more information on Child Advocates, please visit: www.childadvocates.org or call us at: 713-529-1396
You or your organization can make an impact on children right here in Houston… Become a title sponsor or underwriter for one of our annual events. Provide a year’s worth of funding for training manuals used during Advocacy University volunteer training. Underwrite our program services for a sibling group in foster care. Or let us tailor a specific program to your company’s budget and philanthropic needs.
Chevron Houston Marathon - January
Join the Chevron Houston Marathon’s Run for a Reason program by becoming a Sidewalk Squad Corporate Charity Sponsor or by running on behalf of Child Advocates.
Car Pros for Kids - February During the month of February,
car shops throughout the Houston area partner with us, providing two free oil changes to customers who make a $35 donation to Child Advocates.
Pull for Kids Classic - May Our largest fundraising event features
a sporting clays tournament in the morning and a festive evening party, complete with live, silent and big board auctions. The Pull for Kids hosts more than 700 guests and honors individuals and corporations who have made a pivotal impact on the lives of abused children.
Childspree - August This event provides children with a one-on-one shopping experience for back to school items. Hundreds of children leave with a bag full of their very own items for the year ahead, and personal shoppers are offered a wonderful opportunity to bring a smile to their face.
Child Advocates Superhero Run - October This family friendly
event is becoming a favorite! Our 5K race and 1K kids fun run gives participants a chance to become a superhero for the day while helping raise funds for Houston’s littlest victims.
Volunteer Appreciation Event - November Our advocate
volunteers work countless hours to make a difference in the lives of the children they serve. This event is an opportunity for Child Advocates to honor, encourage and appreciate our court appointed advocate volunteers.
Children’s Holiday Party - November This event
provides the children we serve with a festive holiday party filled with games, crafts, music and a visit with Santa. It’s a great chance to interact with the children we serve and help them celebrate the season.
Angels of Hope Luncheon - December Hosted by the
Friends of Child Advocates, this chic luncheon kicks off the holiday season with a designer fashion show and raffle fundraiser. We also honor individuals and corporations who have impacted the lives of abused children and offer a chance to learn more about the life-saving work of our advocate volunteers.
Santa’s Wish List - December Santa’s Wish List makes the
holiday season brighter for children who might otherwise be without gifts during the holidays. The event culminates at our Santa’s Wish List Warehouse where volunteers wrap every gift before being delivered to the children Child Advocates serves. Sponsorship and Volunteer Opportunities available for all events listed above.