No Limitations Meets the Bears

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Participants from No Limitations, one of our 2019 Charity Champions, got a chance to meet with the Baylor Bears Football team after a recent practice. Baylor provided posters for each athlete, and the whole team signed them. They even got a chance to visit with Coach Rhule!

We’ll recognize No Limitations on the field during the first Baylor game of the season. Tune in August 31st! 

No Limitations is a local nonprofit that provides opportunities for the special needs community in Central Texas to grow through adaptive sports and other various social activities. Learn more by following them on Facebook.

PODCAST: Feeding Waco’s Hungry with Shepherd’s Heart

Shepherd’s heart started as a food pantry helping food-insecure families in Waco. Now they’re feeding more than 29,000 families each year. Shepherd’s Heart also operates a resell shop and teaches life-skills classes to try and break the cycles of poverty in the community. 

Learn more on the Shepherd’s Heart website. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Charity Champions Podcast

The Charity Champions Podcast is co-hosted by Dale Smith, Director of Community Outreach for TFNB Your Bank For Life, and Randy Lane, CTO and VP of Marketing for 360 Solutions. Together they invite Charity Champions and the people they help into the Triangle Tower podcast studio to hear the stories behind the champions.

 

Executive Directors meet for first 360 Group

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Executive Directors from the 30 Charity Champions winners gathered together for the kickoff of 360 Groups. Every January through May, 360 Solutions and TFNB Your Bank For Life provide leadership development training sessions for all of our Charity Champions winners. 360 Groups are smaller teams of Executive Directors that work together to help each other. This is the first year TFNB and 360 are hosting separate sessions for Executive Directors. 

EP 18: Gameday Special

Happy Thanksgiving week, everyone! This is Randy Lane with a special edition of the Charity Champions podcast. We’re going to play two interviews from last week’s Baylor game. 

First, we’ll hear Sheree Corn’s interview with the voice of the bears, John Morris. She’s in charge of community outreach at Pack of Hope. She’ll explain how their organization is erasing hunger by giving food-insecure kids bags of nutritious snack over the weekend. A lot these kids would otherwise go several days without anything to eat. 

After that, we’ll hear John’s interview with David Littlewood, president of TFNB Your Bank For Life. He talks about the importance of community banking, new locations, and creating a better Waco by supporting nonprofits. Let’s listen!

About the Charity Champions Podcast

The Charity Champions Podcast is co-hosted by Dale Smith, Director of Community Outreach for TFNB Your Bank For Life, and Randy Lane, CTO and VP of Marketing for 360 Solutions. Together they invite Charity Champions and the people they help into the Triangle Tower podcast studio to hear the stories behind the champions.

Our Fourth Champion: Restoring Uganda with Restoration Gateway

Randy and Dale sit down with Dr. Tim and Janice McCall of Restoration Gateway. Their mission is 700 acres of land in Northern Uganda. They work to restore peace and heal wounds among the vulnerable children and war-torn people in the area.

About Restoration Gateway

The ministry of Restoration Gateway started in 2004 when seven Ugandan men began meeting to pray under a tree on the land presently held by the project. Their prayer was that God would send someone to help restore all that the enemy had stolen in their land. God answered those prayers and issued a call to Dr. Tim and Janice McCall in early 2005 to move to Uganda. The first trip by the McCalls took place in May of 2005, and the land for the project was selected. 

Learn more and buy your Amy Grant tickets at restorationgateway.org

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See our video featuring the McCalls on the KWTX midday show

And finally see how we recognized them at the Baylor Game versus Kansas Sate

MCC Foundation Men of Color Success Initiative: Our 2nd Charity Champion of 2018!

TFNB Your Bank For Life and 360 Solutions honored our second Charity Champion of the 2018 Season during Baylor’s third game against Duke. Watch the video below to see what played on the jumbotron before the MCC Foundation Men of Color Success Initiative’s presentation:

Men of Color Program Director Dr. Frank Graves and Program Participant Carlos Vera were also interviewed live on KWTX. Check out the video below:

Learn more about Men of Color by listening to their episode of the Charity Champions podcast, available now on iTunes, Google Player, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts:

About the nonprofit:

The MCC Foundation Men of Color Success Initiative is designed to increase retention and completion rates among men of color and increase the campus’ awareness of issues with diversity and equality.

Find them online at: mclennan.edu/men-of-color

The Talitha Koum Institute: Our First 2018 Charity Champion!

TFNB Your Bank for Life and 360 Solutions honored our first Charity Champion of the 2018 Season during Baylor’s first game against Abilene Christian. Watch the video below to see what played on the jumbotron before the Talitha Koum Institute’s presentation:

Learn more about Talitha Koum by listening to their episode of the Charity Champions podcast, available now on iTunes, Google Player, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts:

About the nonprofit:

CrossTies Ecumenical Church founded Talitha Koum Institute (TKI). They wanted to help the children of the Kate Ross public housing neighborhood of South Waco.

Find them online at: talithakoum.com

Podcast EP 12: Fighting the School-To-Prison Pipeline with the Talitha Koum Institute

Randy interviews Susan Cowley, Executive Director of the Talitha Koum Institute. The Talitha Koum Institute is a mental health and therapeutic nursery for extreme-risk infants and toddlers. Susan tells us how toxic stress at an early age can affect a child’s brain.

About the nonprofit:

CrossTies Ecumenical Church founded Talitha Koum Institute (TKI). They wanted to help the children of the Kate Ross public housing neighborhood of South Waco.

Find them online at: talithakoum.com

About the Charity Champions Podcast

The Charity Champions Podcast is co-hosted by Dale Smith, Director of Community Outreach for TFNB Your Bank For Life, and Randy Lane, CTO and VP of Marketing for 360 Solutions. Together they invite Charity Champions and the people they help into the Triangle Tower podcast studio to hear the stories behind the champions.

About Charity Champions

Charity Champions are nonprofit organizations chosen by TFNB Your Bank For Life employees after being nominated by the community. Winners receive an awareness marketing campaign and leadership training at no charge to the nonprofit.

The awareness campaign begins with a radio interview by the voice of the Baylor Bears, John Morris, and an on-field presentation at McLane Stadium in front of thousands of Central Texans during a Baylor Football game. It continues with recognition at Baylor Basketball games and a feature on the Charity Champions Podcast.

After football season ends, 360 Solutions brings Charity Champions winners together for world-class leadership development training during the first and second quarters of every year. 

For more information on Charity Champions, visit charitychampions.org. To nominate a charity for our upcoming season, visit charitychampions.org/nominate. Nominations are closed for our 2018 season, but keep nominating. All new nominations will be considered for 2019.