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 every quarter. Besides doing excellent work and ensuring our clients’ success, this is what motivates us.
This Quarter's Nominees:
This quarter, 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 dive in and learn a bit more about these great non-profit organizations and how they are changing lives for the better.
Homes For Our Troops
There is nothing 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. For these Veterans, there is an incredible organization, Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives.
Since its inception in 2004, Homes for Our Troops has built 233 specially adapted homes nationwide and nearly 90 cents of every dollar has gone directly to program services for Veterans. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives. Here at Chirp, we feel this is an incredible service for some incredible men and women!
Feed My Starving Children
Rarely do we face the heartache of going without a meal, much less the despair of days without a meal. But for countless starving children around the world, that is a reality. Feed My Starving Children is a faith-based organization whose mission is to tackle world hunger by sending volunteer-packed, nutritious meals to 70 countries to operate orphanages, schools, clinics and feeding programs to break the cycle of poverty.
Last year, Feed My Starving Children welcomed nearly 1.1 million volunteers to pack more than 284 million meals to feed more than 779,000 kids daily for a year. How amazing is that! Not to mention, the organization has an incredible track record of more than 99% of their meals safely reaching their intended destination and 90% of total annual donations going directly to feeding kids. In order to reach more children desperately waiting for food, FMSC is planning a new site in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas! That is definitely something to Chirp about!
Most parents look forward to the opportunities ahead of their graduating high schoolers, however that isn’t the case for all. In 2007, Charmaine Solomon’s son with special needs was set to graduate high school. As she and her friends began looking into opportunities for their children, they discovered there was nothing in North Texas that provided quality, full-time continued education for their children’s unique needs. Through their work, My Possibilities was created to serve adults with disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Autism, Aspergers, Prader-Willi, head injuries and more.
My Possibilities is a Plano-based non-profit that serves as a pioneering leader in vocational education for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout North Texas. They provide their HIPsters with instruction on social skills, independent living skills, creative expression, pre-vocational training, health & wellness, and leadership. Wondering what a HIPster is? We’re glad you asked! The students who attend My Possibilities are more than a label. They are people with an important role to play in society and therefore equally deserving of a cool name like HIPsters - Hugely Important People! And at Chirp, we agree!