This summer has been busy! We have been seeing more and more applications come in each month. We have been struggling to keep up with you Houston! We are very excited and please keep those applications coming in! If you don’t win the grant the first time, don’t be shy! Apply again if your project is not time sensitive.
The May grant was a tough choice! We narrowed it down to Write Click and Yellowstone Academic Stars. The trustees struggled a bit with two such awesome ideas, but ultimately Yellowstone’s Academic Stars won the vote! Yellowstone Academy is a private PK3-8th grade school for children living in extreme poverty. They were looking to use the $1000.00 to purchase trophies for academic achievement to be given at a school wide end-of-the-year awards ceremony. Their goal is to give academic achievement the same (or better) recognition than sports and fine arts. You can learn more about Yellowstone on their website and check out our Awesome Foundation chapter page for deets on their project.
Write Click is a very cool project as well – if you have some time check our their website and fan them on Facebook.
On to June! Oh my goodness, we had so many applications for June and we were so excited to learn about all the awesome ideas Houstonians have out there! Keep ’em coming! June was incredibly tough. We sat around my living room talking about each one and then voting. Eventually we decided to help fund an Eagle Project by an Eagle Scout. His plan is to revitalize the courtyard at Star of Hope Transitional Living Center. We are looking forward to posting “before and after” pictures after his work is completed.
Close in line though behind the Eagle Project, after narrowing down through so many awesome ideas, were projects for a non-profit called Skills for Living and another non-profit ministry program, Emmaus Ministries Houston. We strongly encourage you take a look at these two amazing non-profits and the work they’re doing in Houston. It’s pretty amazing to see how caring the Houston community is when you take a closer look at us!
We’ll be deciding on July’s grant soon so stay tuned! By the way, we only have a couple spots left open for trustees so if you want to become a part of Awesome Houston let us know what you can bring to the chapter!