Please Welcome our Newest Board Member Maria Moncada Alaoui

HCC Welcomes Maria Moncada Alaoui to Board of Directors

November 12, 2019

Maria Moncada Alaoui is the General Manager for BMW of West Houston on the Katy Freeway. She’s been in the automotive industry for more than 20 years and held several positions, working her way up from administration to management. Maria has been with BMW for twelve years and proudly serves as General Manager. Moncada Alaoui attended Sonic Dealer Academy, and…

HCC at the Power of Literacy Luncheon

November 11, 2019

The Event Marked the First Public Unveiling of the 2nd Curiosity Cruiser On Friday, October 25th, 2019 The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation hosted the Power of Literacy Luncheon with Houston Children’s Charity’s President & CEO Laura Ward as well as several Board Members in attendance. The event, which featured Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, also showcased…

The Goddard School Donates Over 10,000(!!) Items to the HCC Closet

November 11, 2019

The Goddard School Donations Were Collected Through Their Goddard Cares Clothing Drive Tuesday, October 22nd saw a wonderful donation delivered from The Goddard School. Ten days before, 15 of their 24 Houston area schools began collecting clothes, books, toys and baby items through their Goddard Cares Clothing Drive. The end result was 190 total boxes, each with an average of…

So many young professional Houstonians care about the children of their community!

Positions Available: YHHCC Holds Leadership Information Session

October 15, 2019

So many young professional Houstonians care about the children of their community! On Tuesday, October 8th, The Young Houstonians for Houston Children’s Charity held a leadership information session at the HCC Offices at The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston. Just over 20 attendees had an opportunity to network and learn about upcoming ways to get involved through volunteering and fundraising while exploring current…

All 4 the Kids September 2019

October 2, 2019

The winds of seasonal change are slowly cooling down the Texas heat – albeit not soon enough! September usually marks a time when things slow down as we’re gearing up for the holiday season bustle, but Houston Children’s Charity has still been keeping busy and helping so many area children with our year-round programs (and getting some wonderful help from…

Please Welcome our Newest Board Member Dr. Jorge D. Salazar

HCC Welcomes Dr. Jorge D. Salazar to the Board of Directors

September 23, 2019

Houston Children’s Charity proudly welcomes its newest member to our Board of Directors, Dr. Jorge D. Salazar. Dr. Salazar was born in San Francisco, California. He is Professor and Chief of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery at the McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is board certified in Thoracic and Congenital Cardiac Surgery. After…

HCC Takes Part in BMW of West Houston's M Gruppe Breakfast

HCC Takes Part in BMW of West Houston’s M Gruppe Breakfast

September 18, 2019

Houston, TX – It was a scorcher on the morning of Saturday, September 14th, 2019, but the red hot, sleek cars parked in BMW of West Houston’s lot managed to outshine even the Texas sun’s blazing rays. It was there M enthusiasts congregated for the M Gruppe Breakfast event hosted by our partner, General Manager Maria Moncada Alaoui, and her stellar…

Will You Be Our HCC Van Hero?

September 18, 2019

Most of us think of the costumed heroes whose lore has long been cemented in the color splash pages of comic books – Spider-Man, Batman and Superman. These are characters with super human abilities and usually take on evil intergalactic threats from far away planets. The dictionary, however, doesn’t define a hero in this way. A hero is specifically cited…

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 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…