No Limitations honored as first Charity Champion of 2019!

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No Limitations honored on the field during the first Baylor game of the year. Addy, one of No Limitations athletes, lifts the plaque high!

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Executive Director Coleen Heaton tells us how No Limitations helps those with developmental or physical challenges participate in sports and other activities.

No Limitations provides athletic and social opportunities for those with special needs in our community. No Limitations is our first Champion of the 2019 season. Keep an eye out for them on the field this Saturday as Baylor University takes on Stephen F. Austin!

Learn more about No Limitations at nolimitationswaco.com

Watch their video:

Watch their gameday video here:

No Limitations on KWTX:

See photos from their Baylor gameday recognition:

The Season 5 Posters Are Here!

Every year we create a commemorative poster to honor our six new Champions. We then present them with a framed copy for their office. Representatives from the Men of Color Success Initiative and Restoration Gateway stopped by our office this week to pick up their posters.

You can see the new poster up close and personal at the Hippodrome. It hangs there all year long right next to your favorite movie posters!

 

EP 19: Creating Families with Nightlight Christian Adoptions

Randy and Dale sit down with Nightlight Christian Adoptions Waco Executive Director Erin Wheeler-Cerone to talk about how they help find loving Christian homes for children put up for adoption. We discuss domestic, international, and embryo adoption. Erin also tells us how adoptive parents should approach telling their kids about the process.

Learn more about Nightlight at: https://www.nightlight.org/texas-office/

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.

2019 Leadership Development

It’s almost time for our second Leadership Development session of the year! 360 Solutions‘ CEO Chip Wilson and guest speaker Meg Poag will discuss The 5 Leadership Roles.

In addition to our monthly Leadership Development sessions, we’ll also have a monthly 360 Group. This group is designed for our non-profit Executives (or key team members) to collaborate on four key disciplines:

  • Strategy & Execution
  • Leadership & Teams
  • Marketing & Fundraising
  • Growth & Sustainability

 

Our Sixth Champion: McLennan County Pack of Hope

Randy sits down with Co-Founders of McLennan County Pack of Hope Jane Bounds and Cliff Reece. Pack of Hope helps food insecure children in McLennan County by sending them home from school over the weekend with a pack of nutritious food. While they’re currently packing up meals for over a thousands kids each week, more than 26,000 children in McLennan County are considered food insecure.

Learn more about Pack of Hope at packofhope.org

Check out their recognition at the last Baylor game of the year:

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See our video featuring Co-Founder, Jane Bounds on the KWTX midday show:

See Pack of Hope featured at a Lady Bears Bastketball Game!

Our Fifth Champion: The Junior League of Waco

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Randy sits down with Holly Burchett and Jana Hixson of the Junior League of Waco to talk about their focus on early childhood education in the city.

Check out a video of their recognition at a recent Baylor Football game:

About Junior League

The Junior League of Waco is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

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Podcast EP 14: Giving Homeless Teens a Safe Place to Thrive- The Cove Heart of Texas

Randy sits down with the Executive Director of The Cove Heart of Texas, Kelly Atkinson. They talk about the youth homelessness epidemic across the country, and how The Cove is fighting it by providing a safe place for teens to thrive.

About the nonprofit:

After working as Homeless Liaison for Waco Independent School District for five years, Cheryl Pooler saw a huge problem. As she met with student after student who had been abused, abandoned, or kicked out of his or her home, she knew that they needed a safe place to go after the school bell rang each afternoon. She knew that these students deserved a chance to succeed and that the Waco community would not stand to see them fall through the cracks into chronic homelessness. 

Cheryl started researching best practices around the country and found that an after-school teen nurturing center was what Waco needed to ensure that these vulnerable students were empowered and equipped to graduate high school and achieve their goals. Cheryl reached out, and the community responded. In the summer of 2015, Cheryl Pooler and community volunteer Rosemary Townsend founded the Cove and formed the Board of Directors. The Cove is molded after the NEST in Georgetown, TX.  

In October 2016, The Cove began serving its first cohort of students. In the 2016-17 school year, The Cove served 61 individual students. This last year, we served 76, a nearly 25% increase. In their first year, The Cove saw 440 visits over 118 days of operation. In the 2017-18 school year, the nonprofit saw 1,359 visits over 138 days of operation.

Learn more about The Cove at: thecovewaco.org

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.

The MCC Foundation Men of Color Success Initiative

Only 27% of men of color enrolled at McLennan Community College come back to college the following year. To combat that alarming statistic, the MCC Foundation brought the Men of Color Success Initiative to campus. Program Coordinator Dr. Frank Graves and MCC Foundation Executive Director Kim Patterson join Randy in the studio to talk about the program.

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

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.