Entries by Sybil

Double your Giving through Corporate Employee Matching Gift Programs

What is a Corporate Match and how do they benefit The Salvation Army? Corporate matching gift programs are charitable giving programs setup by corporations in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations. For example, if a donor works for Chevron and donates $100 to The Salvation Army, Chevron will double […]

2017 Youth of the Year

2017 Youth of the Year Scholarship Awards Banquet Bright Futures March 1, 2017 Event Chairs:Rhonda Jones, Debby Leighton, Joella Mach Youth of the Year Keeping in mind the educational obstacles faced by many of our youth members, the Youth of the Year Scholarship Program was established in 2005 to encourage academic success and a college-going […]

Super Bowl selects The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs

NFL and Super Bowl Host Committee select our Boys & Girls Clubs The Salvation Army is so grateful that our Boys & Girls Clubs were selected by the NFL and the Super Bowl Host Committee to benefit from the Super Kids-Super Sharing project. Super Kids-Super Sharing is one of several projects created by the NFL […]

Christmas 2016 a success thanks to your support!

Thanks to your support, we had another successful Christmas season. We were able to help individuals and families in need with holiday assistance thanks to all of our volunteers and donors. The Angel Tree program provided gifts to over 20,000 children and seniors thanks to the support of 188 Corporate Partners and 500 volunteers at our […]

The Salvation Army receives Opportunity Award from H-GAC

Our Great Region Awards The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) presented the first Our Great Region Awards in early December to recognize outstanding local projects that advance goals and strategies identified in their Our Great Region 2040 plan. Opportunity Award Of the five awards presented, The Salvation Army of Greater Houston received The Opportunity Award. This […]

Bank of America awards $10,000 to YARC

The award goes to… On December 8, The Salvation Army of Greater Houston was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. Bank of America is investing in local communities, like ours, in order to support organizations that are providing critical services and programs that help improve the quality of life […]

Jewett Mayo Pettry is a Salvation Army Bell Ringer

How I Got Involved in the Red Kettle Campaign My friend, who was ringing bells for The Salvation Army, encouraged me last year to join him in ringing bells. He told me that I’d be perfect because I love to talk and I am a people person. I decided to give it a try and after […]

You are making Christmas bright for the Lavergne Family

The Lavergne Family Dellita Lavergne is the proud mother of five children, ages 11, 7, 5 (twins), and 1 month old baby. Dellita works a part-time job, and at Christmas she spends her earnings on necessities like clothing and shoes for her children. This is why support for our Angel Tree program or Secret Santa […]

Loretta Ray is 2016 Achiever of the Year

2016 World Homeless Day Loretta Ray, Caseworker Specialist at Sally’s House, received the Achiever of the Year award from the Coalition for the Homeless at the 2016 World Homeless Day Luncheon on October 12. Ray received this recognition for successfully transitioning from being homeless to being self-sufficient and being a positive role model. Loretta’s Story […]

DICK’S Sporting Goods awards Boys & Girls Clubs with $10,000 Equipment Donation

Thank you DICK’S Sporting Goods On September 20, 2016, DICK’S Sporting Goods visited our Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs – Aldine Westfield Branch to surprise over 200 of our Club members with an equipment donation valued at $10,000, following the Boy and Girls Club’s annual NFL Punt, Pass & Kick event. Footballs, Basketballs, and […]