Houston is the most populous metropolitan area in a state that consistently ranks 50th in the nation for disability services. While that statistic may sound discouraging, we continue to be amazed each day by the rich culture of philanthropy and volunteerism cultivated in our city by ordinary people who see this serious need as an […]
They say that one of the greatest gifts you can give is your time. At The Center, one of our great gifts has been to have Hugh and Austin Parker as volunteers. This grandfather-grandson team began volunteering at The Center during the summer of Austin’s freshman year in high school. Now in their second summer […]
Our West Dallas Street campus pulsed with a youthful spirit of service late last month as more than 300 young people from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) came together to make a difference at The Center. Our organization was one of several area nonprofits chosen as destinations for the service-learning component of the […]
This month, we couldn’t be happier to highlight our volunteer Elizabeth Sosa. Elizabeth was first introduced to The Center this past February, when our Young Professionals Group held a fundraising event at CycleBar Sawyer Heights, where she works as a spin instructor. Elizabeth feels strongly about CycleBar’s emphasis on giving back to the community and […]
During the Pursuit for those with disABILITIES capital campaign and cross-country bike ride, The Center met many cherished friends and supporters. Not least of those is Steve Quick, a Houston-area fitness instructor and former Her Majesty’s Royal Marine Commando who was introduced to The Center through the campaign. Although he was unable to join the […]
Sometimes, a volunteer comes along who is so easy to thank that the accolades just write themselves. Adam Kain is one of those volunteers. Adam was first introduced to The Center through the Best Buddies program while he was in college. After the demands of school were behind him, he found himself with some extra […]
Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse visited to learn more about our volunteer-powered Gingersnaps Etc. program. Watch the video below and check out the full article on houstonpublicmedia.org.