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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…

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…

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…

Raising Money for Lucy

Our five-year-old daughter, Lucy, was born with a brain injury, Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE). A common secondary diagnosis for kids with HIE is epilepsy, and Lucy was recently diagnosed with a rare form known as Electrical Status Epilepticus in Sleep, or ESES for short. Due to its rare nature, we sought treatment for Lucy from…

iWrite Creates T-Shirts to Inspire Kids to Write

We created shirts with Bonfire to raise awareness about our nonprofit’s mission—specifically with a younger audience. The proceeds from our campaign covered printing expenses for our “i” The Guy (our cartoon mascot) writing program. The iWRITE Literacy Organization is a Houston based non-profit committed to inspiring kids to write their own stories while providing professional…