Chirp For A Cause
We believe in the importance of personally impacting the communities around us. As part of our commitment to doing the right thing, we regularly give back to local, national, and global causes. Our clients get to participate in this by voting for the causes that we give back to regularly. Besides doing excellent work and ensuring our clients’ success, this is what motivates us.
We are excited to give a big cheep, chirp, tweet and overall shout-out to the following three nominees for all the wonderful services they provide! We hope you’ll take the time to fly in and learn a bit more about these great non-profit organizations and how they are changing lives for the better.
New Friends New Life
Did you know that more than 100,000 children are trafficked in the US every year, and $99 million is spent on the sex trade annually in North Texas alone? The statistics are staggering — and quite frankly sickening to think about. In addition to fighting to lower and eliminate these statistics, New Friends New Life supports the people behind these numbers. New Friends New Life strives to empower formerly trafficked teen girls and sexually exploited women and their children to rebuild and restore their lives by providing access to education, job training, interim financial assistance, mental health, and spiritual support. To help eliminate trafficking altogether, this organization serves as advocates to drive state and national legislation, establishes partner groups to raise awareness and encourage volunteerism, and partners with other organizations and businesses.
Homes for Our Troops
Nothing is more heartwarming than seeing the videos of our military men and women coming home to their families, but sadly that is not the reality for many of our veterans. For some, the sacrifice for our country has resulted in severe injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injuries. Homes for Our Troops is an incredible organization, that steps in to build and donate specially adapted custom homes for the severely injured post–9/11 veterans. These mortgage-free homes restore some of the freedom and independence these veterans sacrificed while defending our country and enables them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives.
Since 2004, Homes for Our Troops has built 233 specially adapted homes nationwide, with nearly 90 cents of every dollar going directly to the program services for veterans. Here at Chirp, we feel this is an incredible service for some incredible men and women!
Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer
The Big C. Few words invoke as much fear as a cancer diagnosis. But the absolute terror of hearing that your child has cancer is devastating. Sadly, that is the reality for more than 15,000 families in the US each year. That’s what makes the work being done by Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer so powerful and worthwhile! At Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer, their mission is to work relentlessly for the day when all children live cancer-free. Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer is a Dallas-based non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of and funding for pediatric cancer research nationwide.
Additionally, their Buddy Bag Program assists families who receive a pediatric cancer diagnosis and have an immediate and unexpected admission to a pediatric hospital for treatment by providing toiletries, blankets, and comfort items needed for a lengthy hospital stay. Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer’s Ambassador Program hosts special events throughout the year to give children a chance to just be kids and forget about cancer for a few hours each month. Over the years, Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer has served over 300 families through its Ambassador Program.
Our Chirp team members are especially touched by their efforts to fight against pediatric cancer!