Giving Back, Building Hope

March 29, 2022

Doing good feels pretty, well, good.

For a second straight year, Cross Creek Ranch launched a campaign to support Fort Bend charities. The latest — the Give Back, Build Hope campaign last November and December — recently put nearly $20,000 into the coffers of six local charities.

Through the campaign, a monetary donation was made for each new home sold in November and December. Each one of the six charities — Abigail’s Place, Brookwood Community, Family Hope, Fort Bend PAWS, Rainbow Room and Texana Center — received $3,300.

Dale Olson, Executive Director of Family Hope, says the need in Fort Bend is real and through the donation, many families will see more food on their table.

Family Hope specifically helps those in northern Fort Bend County with food and assistance with medical, rent and utility costs. Throughout the pandemic, Cross Creek Ranch has partnered with Family Hope to provide food for those in need.

Richmond-based Abigail’s Place serves single mothers facing episodic homelessness, providing emergency shelter and helping clients toward self-sufficiency. The charity’s transitional housing includes on-site shelter units, rental assistance, short-term hotel stays and security deposits.

Brookwood Community provides an educational environment that creates meaningful work, builds a sense of belonging and awakens genuine purpose in the lives of adults with disabilities.

Fort Bend PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) raises funds and awareness for Fort Bend County Animal Services to help them maintain a high save rate as well as provide heartworm treatment and preventative, and low-cost spay-and-neuter events.

The Rainbow Room is a resource room stocked with new school supplies, clothes, toiletries, snacks, diapers and other items that could meet the needs of families in crisis. Caseworkers can access the room 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet the basic needs of children between the ages of newborn to 18. The Rainbow Room also holds a Back to School drive and a holiday drive to fulfill children’s wish lists.

Texana Center focuses on delivering life-changing services to adults and children affected by autism, intellectual disabilities and mental illness in Fort Bend County and surrounding areas. Texana’s new Fulshear Campus created the latest program, Center for Advancement, to provide young adults with autism an opportunity to explore their strengths, achieve skills and be prepared to live successful lives.

Cross Creek Ranch also accepted donations of needed items for the charities, such as coloring books, puzzles, socks, paper towels, cat toys, board games and more. Dozens of boxes of items also were collected and delivered to the charities.

A similar campaign was held in 2020. Between both, more than $40,000 has been donated to Fort Bend charities. We are happy to support our greater community and make Fort Bend a better place for everyone.

 

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