Latest Stories

Supporting Foster Families in Houston

As of July 2019, there are 2,762 children in the foster system, 678 of which are awaiting adoption in Region 6 of Houston. Hundreds of teenagers age out of the system each year, representing the most vulnerable, marginalized, helpless, and “at-risk” human beings in the city. Fostering Family is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Houston, Texas,…

Blind, Beloved Dog Raises Awareness of Dogs in Need

Sweet little Puddin arrived to the SPCA of Texas with severely infected eyes at 5 to 6 weeks old. She was immediately taken to the vet and it was determined her eyes were causing her a great deal of pain and the infection was so severe it left her completely blind. With her quality of life…

Walking to Raise Money & Awareness for Breast Cancer

In September 2018, at the age of 33, Liz McCary was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at Prisma Health’s Breast Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Given her advanced diagnosis, she and her husband Luke sought out the best healthcare team and most promising treatment plan. After numerous discussions with oncologists across the Southeast, they determined…

Working to Build Awareness and End Child Sexual Abuse

Statistically, 1 in 10 children in America will be sexually abused before they turn 18. The unfortunate reality is, every 98 seconds someone has been sexually assaulted and every 10 minutes that someone is a child. But, it doesn’t have to stay that way. It only takes one voice to ignite change. Journey to Heal…

A Father’s Legacy Lives On

Hannah Polk’s father, Jimmy Polk, has been a Texas public school music educator since 1997. His love of music has been contagious to all who knew him and to the thousands of students he impacted over his career. In 2018 he was diagnosed with a very rare, very deadly brain disorder. His condition forced him…

Delaware Moms Advocate for Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Coalition of Delaware is a local non-profit organization that links families and organizations to improve the health of women and childrenwhile being inclusive of diversity. It works collaboratively to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding and serves as an expert voice of breastfeeding information. The coalition wanted to design a shirt that their moms would love as…

China Adoption Fundraiser

The Brannon Family just brought home their son, JuJu from China, and they are thrilled to have him home! The Brannons are made of Robin, Stephanie, Gabby, Raven, Vada, Una & JuJu. They started their adoption journey in 2018, and finally were able to bring JuJu home this summer. “Adoption is a beautiful mess of…

Leo’s Pride

At 13 weeks pregnant, Kristine Lovell and her family were given the devastating news that their newest addition, Elliott (Leo) Beau Lovell had a serious heart condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). HLHS is a severe heart defect in which the left side of the heart is underdeveloped and causes the right side of…

This Family Dreams of their “One Day”

During one of their mission trips to Haiti from 2011-2015, Dan and Jen Keeney learned of the saying that goes ‘Yon jou la jou,’ which translates to, ‘One day will be the day’. Since hearing this saying, it’s stuck with them as a beautiful message of hope, a brighter future, and a longing for something…

Family Farm Transforms into Bee Sanctuary

Amber R. and Alicia B., of Wild Harvest Honey Farm are working to save the bees any way they can. They’ve been in the process of transforming their family farm into a sanctuary for bees. This farmland has been a part of their family’s story for five generations. Why do Amber and Alicia care about…

Running to Fight Cancer

Christa Van Wieringen is a FABULOUS cancer survivor, raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through their Team in Training program. Her goal is to raise $10,000 to support blood cancer research, clinical trials and provide financial services to patients. She started using “Lymph-homie Society” as a hashtag on Instagram as a way to…

Celebrating over 850 Rescued Animals

Brown Dog Coalition and Rescue, of Hopkinton, MA is a foster-based animal rescue. They work to help find homes and stray animals new forever homes. This year they are celebrating 3 years as a rescue. In that time, they’ve saved and rehomed over 850 animals. This rescue is 100% volunteer run, with no paid staff….