Oh, The Places We Went

Oh, the Places We Went: All 4 The Kids August 2019

August 29, 2019

Our hard-working volunteers putting many smiles on joyful faces! How do you measure a smile? While there are certainly stats and numbers for what we do, we feel our truest measurement of success are all the smiling faces from the children we hope to have a lasting impact on. Whether handing out backpacks, loading bed frames and mattresses, or putting …

HCC President & CEO, Laura Ward, alongside long-time HCC friend Patrick Fertitta proudly introduced each van recipient while presenting the keys to the individual family’s brand-new van.

HCC First Van Distribution of 2019!

May 1, 2019

On April 17, 2019, Houston Children’s Charity awarded 15 wheelchair-accessible vehicles through its renowned Chariots for Children program. HCC President & CEO, Laura Ward, alongside long-time HCC friend Patrick Fertitta proudly introduced each van recipient while presenting the keys to the individual family’s brand-new van. The event, which took place at HCC Chairman of the Board Tilman J. Fertitta’s Willie…

Houston Children’s Charity to Receive $50K from SABIC

December 20, 2018

Houston Children’s Charity received some very exciting news that we have been chosen to receive $50,000 from SABIC as part of a Giving Tuesday pledge the company made. We are so grateful to have the support of such a wonderful company who is passionate about our mission of serving underserved children right here in Houston! Read more about SABIC’s Giving…

HCC Awards 31 Vans in 2018

December 3, 2018

Houston Children’s Charity hosted two van distributions in November! The first one was held at Willie G’s thanks to Chairman of the Board, Tilman Fertitta on November 12th and awarded 12 wheelchair-accessible vehicles to families in need. The second distribution was held on November 30th at BMW of West Houston thanks to van sponsor, Maria Moncada Alaoui and awarded 6 more wheelchair-accessible vehicles to families in need. Santa & Mrs. Claus also made a surprise appearance to help distribute…

HCC Closet Donations

October 3, 2018

We need your new and gently-used clothing, Houston! Please note that donations are currently only being accepted on Tuesdays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (closed during the lunch hour 12:00 pm-1: 00 pm) at our new warehouse located at 5151 Mitchelldale Suite A4 Houston, TX 77092! Now that we’ve moved into our new warehouse, we need your help to…

Adopt-A-Family is Open to Sponsors!

October 1, 2018

It’s that time of year! Houston Children’s Charity is gearing up for the holiday season but we need your help! If you’re interested in helping to make “Christmas Magic” happen register to become a sponsor today! For questions, contact us at adopt@houstonchildrenscharity.net or at 713-524-2878 x 200 In 2017, over 400 individuals/corporate sponsors eager to participate in the program made…

HCC CEO Honored at “Most Admired CEO” Awards Luncheon

August 24, 2018

Houston Children’s Charity’s President & CEO, Laura Ward, was honored by Houston Business Journal at the Inaugural Most Admired CEO Luncheon on August 23rd at Hilton of the Americas. This award is representative of Laura’s leadership, dedication and commitment to helping others that have led to our organization’s success. For over 22 years, and since the inception of Houston Children’s Charity in 1996,…

13th Annual Back2School Backpack Distribution

August 22, 2018

Houston Children’s Charity hosted its 13th Annual Back2School Backpack Distribution to distribute backpacks for over 3,000 local students on August 18th. Thanks to The Rod Ryan Show for partnering with this program for the 9th year in a row, we raised over $80,000 – the most ever!! We’d also like to thank BMP – Brand Management Professionals for partnering this year as well as…

YHHCC Turned One!

YHHCC Turns 1!

June 22, 2018

Over 170 guests enjoyed a fun evening of networking and cocktails at Hotel ZaZa while working to make a difference in the lives of under-served children. The evening was sponsored by TexasMattress Makers, Amegy Bank and  Weaver & Tidwell LLP In YHHCC’s first year, the group gained over 50 members and raised over $35,000 toward supporting HCC’s programs and mission. YHHCC Founding Chair, Rachael Gordon, and Texas Mattress…

Happy Global Running Day!

June 6, 2018

Happy #GlobalRunningDay! If you’re a runner, and you want to “Run for a Reason” join HCC for the 2019 Chevron Houston Marathon! Whether it’s the full or half marathon, or even the 5K, you can make your miles matter! Register today!

Houston Children's Charity Back 2 School

Donate A School Uniform For A Child In Need

June 4, 2018

In addition to accepting school supplies, we will once again be collecting school uniforms for the upcoming school year! The majority of the children in our #Back2School program are required to wear a uniform every day to school. We’re here to fill in the gap of what our special children need to succeed. Join us and make a difference! #ourkidsareeverybodyskids…

Office for Lease

May 22, 2018

Houston – We need YOUR help! Because of your incredible continued support, we have outgrown our office space and will be moving soon! Unfortunately, we are in mid-lease and need to find a person, business or organization that is looking for a GREAT office building to move into. We have approximately 1,864 square feet of office space, gated covered parking…

HCC Awards 12 Accessible Vans to Local Families

May 16, 2018

Houston Children’s Charity awarded 12 wheelchair-accessible vans to 12 families in need on Friday, May 11th at Willie G’s. Special thanks to sponsors, Jana & Richard Fant and Tony Buzbee, who each sponsored 5 vans!! Since the inception of this program in 1996, HCC has raised more than $5 Million and awarded over 170 vans to 94 agencies and 73 individuals. View more…

Vote for HCC NOW – 6/1/18 to Win $5K

May 9, 2018

VOTE HERE A moment of your time means the world to our children. Voting ends FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018 AT 5:00 P.M. Vote daily to help us win! To make it easy, we’ve helped fill out part of the ballot for you: Tell us why you are nominating this charity to be a Halliburton Hometown Hero: Since 1996, Houston Children’s Charity…

Back2School Opens May 1st

April 12, 2018

Save the date! HCC’s Back2School program opens May 1st! If you, or someone you know, are in need of school supplies, please apply online.  Applications will be available on our website in both English and Espanol. #ourkidsareeverybodyskids  

2018 Annual Easter Party

March 4, 2018

HCC hosted its Annual Easter Party on March 3, 2018 at Northland Christian School where more than 300 children from Houston-area agencies and families played games, rode ponies, painted faces, AND hunted over 17,000 candy-filled Easter eggs! PLUS every child walked away with their very own Easter basket! Special thanks to the donors and volunteers who made it happen: Gary…

The Astros Foundation Donates $100,000!

January 3, 2018

Following Hurricane Harvey, HCC teamed up with Houston Astros‘ Carlos Correa, to establish the Hurricane Harvey Children’s Relief Fund with the goal of raising $500,000 to place 5,000 children back in beds. We are proud to announce that as of today, The Astros Foundation will be donating the last $100,000 needed to meet our $500,000 goal! We are so grateful to…

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots Donation Drop Off

December 15, 2017

If you would like to drop off toy donations for our Christmas Program, please see the below information: DATES:       Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 – Saturday, December 23, 2017 WHERE:    George R. Brown Convention Center Hall “E” – 1st FLOOR 1001 Avenida De Las Americas Houston, Texas  (77010) TIMES:       Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm & Saturday 9:30 am – 12:00 pm…

Toys for Tots

HCC Teams Up with Toys for Tots for 10th Year!

November 5, 2017

For the 10th year in a row, Houston Children’s Charity and Toys for Tots Houston are teaming up to ensure that Houston children in need have a special Christmas that every child deserves! Every year this program continues to grow – in 2016 we collected over 80,000 toys to benefit over 20,000 children! You can help be a part of…

Carlos Correa Teams Up With HCC For Hurricane Harvey Relief

September 1, 2017

Houston Astros player, Carlos Correa & Houston Children’s Charity have teamed up to make a difference for the victims of Hurricane Harvey Thousands of Houstonians were displaced during the storm and will be for weeks to come. With your help, we can make sure that every child has a bed of their own when they are able to return home.…